The name, the principal or the director of the institute always profess to be the most disciplined. And if we contemplate, they should be. The walk of controlling complete institute, in fact, students; confinement with rules and regulation; leading the institute to the topmost position is never less than a trudge.
I am postgraduate today from NIT Trichy. And I have gradually evolved under the discipline of principal/director of my higher schooling, graduation and then masters.
If I wish to recognize the fame under whom I am evolved, you would say, count down all the number of recognization, hall of fame and awards.
It’s obvious, More or less, I also had the same thought, but before meeting this personage. Dr. Srinivasan Sundarrajan!
And here comes the Dr. Srinivasan Sundarrajan, former Director of NIT Trichy. He has added one more feather in his crown with all the rewards and recognition (things that everyone almost fascinated about…), that is, the immense love from students.
It is very difficult to say the word “former”. Especially when students go on high when they get a glimpse of his name on Convocation and everyone starts applauding. It was such a Proud Moment, I ever experienced!
When I launched CSESTack.org, I put an email to him to describe the organization. The next morning, I got the reply and asking me to meet him personally.
And I remember that was the holy day, I can never forget.
After having a good discussion, I was frantic to catch him with a beautiful smile. When I asked him for one pic, he had ensured the picture of Swami Vivekanand to come. Here is that.
He has intelligence if you want to build the best career. He will guide you if you plunge into entrepreneurship. Be an Artist, he will recognize your talent.
He has always been found endorsing students in all-around development. Here comes, just instance, how he doesn’t leave the single significance to recognize the talent.
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When I meet him (not just the first time but every time), I get nervous kinda. It is obvious when you look at the disciplined and pleasant ambiance inside the director’s office.
I remember when I visited Srinivasan Sundarrajan to great with first CSEStack goodies.
I just removed my shoes outside before entering the director’s office. He was observing it. And asked me to wear shoes and come inside even though I had refused twice.
While talking with him, I really don’t know when did I find solace to become frank and discussed every little thing about organization and facility provided on the campus. It might be his eagerness to listen to students drive me.
For him, students come first and find them as the real asset of the institute.
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“I am feeling very special to see my photographs here. This is the first time in my life, like a politician, I am standing on a platform with huge photographs behind me (laughs).”
“You are talking about transformation of the institute and all. Let me tell you, to be frank, you students have transformed me a lot. In the last 5 years, moving with youngsters like you, you all made me younger, really younger. You have made me to learn new technologies like operating a smart phone, iPad, Facebook and all other gadgets. And you have given me an opportunity to get connected. Today, I really feel lucky in my life and it’s like a gods’ gift for me to get connected to almost 9000 students like this. This is going to be a good memory for me. We loved every bit of our stay here. Both Geetha Sundarrajan and myself will be carrying very sweet memories of our association here. And we enjoyed our stay because of you. Whatever has happened here is because all of us. Thank you for all the love and support.”
– Dr. Srinivasan Sundarrajan, while addressing to students who gathered at Barn hall, for a Farewell celebration to the beloved Director.
Farewell, so we call it. More than that, I perceive his Gratitude for his students. (Well, it is all his goodness.)
Have you seen any director or principal keep reaching students to help them, after getting down from their job?
Yes, he has retired from designation but not from his job. Despite his heavy schedule, you can find him addressing students’ issues. He has very good social eminence and he finds it as the best place to get connected with his students.
I am not the only, here are some of the pleasant messages from his beloved students that depict the importance of his presence. Akash Arun, founder of PaintCollar, when asked about his reaction to Srinivasan Sundarrajan as the best thing happen to NIT Trichy…
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I tried, to sum up with good stuff from last one week and dig the internet so. At every instance, I find the man behind the NIT Trichy to bring at the top. At the same time, someone becomes so special to be called the beloved director.
He will be remembered for every glorious moment that he has presented (then/now and in future) to NIT Trichy as a profound director. At the same time, the place he has cemented in the heart of students can never wipe down.
If you have any special moments with him, feel free to comment below. I am glad to hear from you all.
My urge to our beloved director, Dr. Srinivasan Sundarrajan Sir, You have given every best thing you can do for us. And you are continuously doing it. I always have mixed feelings for it as you help us and the same time we are very little to give you back. So please ask us in your good or bad time and the things we can do for our institute.
The stands you get from students, you simply have earned it!