Organogram (Governance and Leadership)
Organisation and Leadership
For governance, the University has the following statutory authorities: the Syndicate, the Senate, the Finance Committee, the Standing Committee for Academic affairs (SCAA), the Faculties, the Boards of Studies, and the Planning Board. The Vice-Chancellor is the Ex-officio Chairman of the above statutory bodies. In addition to the above statutory authorities, there are several non-statutory bodies and committees. Like other state universities, the in-house officers of the university are the Vice-Chancellor, the Registrar, the Finance Officer and the Controller of Examinations. The Organizational structure of the university is slightly different from the older Universities in the state such as University of Madras and Madurai-Kamaraj University. The organizational structure as envisaged under Bharathidasan University Act aims at, inter-alia, depoliticisation of the Campus, as a result of lesser or minimal electoral components and providing scope for serious deliberations among the members of the authorities with smaller and manageable in size and composition.
Internal Organizational Structure
Another salient feature of the University management is that, there is a practice of constituting several sub-committees and other non-statutory bodies to discuss the issues and their complexities in depth and recommend decisions to the relevant authorities. This enables a de facto decentralization, involving wider participation of the faculty and others in decision making. Thus, the University has the practice of delegation of powers from authorities to their sub-committees and from higher officers to next level officers. Right from the inception, this healthy practice is in vogue and the delegation of powers is well defined. Such delegation of powers leads to not only a sense of involvement but also a speedy and efficient administration. This has helped to evolve a well managed Hostel Administration.
Organization of Faculty
The structure and organization of the faculties ((i) Arts, (ii) Science, Engineering and Technology, (iii) Languages and (iv) Management) are designed as follows for efficient functioning. Each faculty which is headed by a Dean consists of several schools which is headed by a Chair and each School has different Departments with a Head and Specialized Research Centres with a Coordinator / Director. Altogether, the University has four faculties, sixteen schools and thirty three Departments and eleven specialized Research Centres.
The University's management deserves to be commended for strengthening the resource base. In the first ten years, the university was almost in deep red, finding extremely difficult to make both ends meet. But it turned the corner, thanks to imaginative strategies/methods of resource generation through various development fees collected from students of the affiliated colleges and by starting self financing programmes in emerging areas in the university departments, substantial hike in affiliation fees and revision in several other fees. The diversification of the Distance Education mode of the University to different study programmes on emerging fields at the UG and PG levels and broad basing the same by opening new centres in different parts of the country and in abroad. Over the years, the UGC and other scientific agencies such as DST, DBT, etc. have supported significantly for the infrastructure development of the University through their various programmes including UGC – Non-SAP, UGC-SAP and DST-FIST programmes. The most important contribution to the resource is the research grant support offered by various scientific agencies in India and abroad for performing high quality research by the faculty members of the University. The amount of this grant runs to several crores of rupees each year. Today, the University has a comfortable amount of corpus for embarking upon newer development programmes with a futuristic vision.
|Total Teaching Staff||189||183||287||311||160||257|
|Permanent Teaching & Non Teaching Staff||703||671||650||643||616||561|
|Temporary Teaching & Non Teaching Staff||28||35||164||199||113||297|
The University operates several welfare schemes for the staff and faculty as well as for the students and some of them are unique. The university offers fee concession to the wards of the staff (for class-IV staff, the concession is full), and also to the staff themselves if they do programmes in the university's distance education mode. Also, group insurance for the students and mediclaim and an accident insurance benefits for the students and faculty are provided. Vehicle advance and subsidy on home loans are provided to staff.
Training programmes for the staff have been periodically undertaken. Younger teaching faculty regularly participate in Orientation Programmes and Refresher Courses. The university's administration is computerised to the extent possible. This has made the Examinations Office to function efficiently and the results are published very quickly without delay. Automation of the university's Central Library is a boon to students. The Informatics Centre of the University with more than one thousand computers with internet connectivity is a landmark towards globalizing the study and research programmes in the computer.