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Dr.J.Suresh MSc., M.Phil., P.B.D.C.A., B.Ed., Ph.D., Principal


Dr. J. Suresh is the Principal with a rich experience of 31 years in the field of education. With Physics as his core subject, his career spans over a considerable period in various capacities with many milestones to his credit.

After completing his B.Sc. (Physics) from H.H. The Rajah’s College, Pudukkottai, M.Sc.,(Physics) from National College, Trichy, M.Phil.,(Physics) from St. Joseph’s College, Trichy, started his career as Project Assistant in I.I.Sc., Bangalore. Later he switched over to teaching profession as he had passion for it. He joined as lecturer in The Madura College on an FIP vacancy. He earned a diploma (P.B.D.C.A) from Madurai Kamaraj University. He then joined as a Post Graduate Assistant and was heading the Dept. of Physics & Computer Science in TVS Lakshmi Higher Secondary School, Madurai.

In 1997, he had an opportunity to comeback to Madura College and joined as a Lecturer in Computer Science department; later moved to Dept. of Physics in 2001 and has been serving there.

He obtained his Ph.D., degree in 2009 in the field of Crystallography and has 120 international level publications to his credit. He has guided many P.G. and M.Phil, scholars and has produced two Ph.D., candidates and currently guiding two scholars

Dr. J. Suresh has been serving as Principal from 2016, and in this capacity the college has witnessed several improvements. With his leadership, in 2016, the Autonomous status of the college was extended upto 2021 and in 2017, the college was re-accredited (3 rd cycle) with ‘A’ Grade by NAAC. With the benevolent support of the Management, he introduced online attendance system, online students’ portal. Principal office and Controller of Examination office are fully digitalized now. He is very keen in introducing new curriculum once in 3 years to keep pace with the changing world and the college could march with a pride of introducing Outcome Based Education from the academic year 2020-21. For any positive change in the college, he owes always the credit to the supportive management and tirelessly working staff members. He believes in empowering the facilitators and creating a lineage which would benefit the future of our country. A visionary by nature, he is in the process of mentoring and guiding the students and staff to meet the institutional goals and objectives.

Principal's Message

"The Madura College (Autonomous), Madurai, managed by Madura College Board, is one of the leading and most sought-after educational institutions offers many UG and PG courses. Our vision is to produce disciplined, competent, spiritually, socially committed and morally upright students through quality education and research. The college which had a humble beginning in 1889 has got 3000 plus students and 250 plus staff members on roll as we complete 130 years of yeomen service. What comes to my mind is that ‘success comes to those who work hard and do not rest on the laurels of the past’.

The world today is changing at an accelerated pace and as educators we need to pause and reflect on this entire system of education. Are our colleges wellequipped to prepare our students to face the challenges that the future holds? Questions such as these are the factors that motivate us to go through continuous process of reflection. Hence, we at the Madura College work at implementing a well-balanced curriculum to ensure that the students who walked into our college will not just love the college years but truly be prepared to face the challenges in life.

Aristotle once said that “educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all”. Even as we import education to match the advancement in technology and the globalisation, we march our students ahead with Madura College ethos, values and principles. We endeavour constantly to instil these qualities in our students. We pride ourselves to help them grow and develop into sensitive and responsible citizens of the future. We are fortunate that we have a committed office bearers (President, Vice-President, Secretary, JointSecretary, Treasurer and Directors), supportive management and dedicated staff members taking the institution forward continually.

At The Madura College, we all have been enjoying this journey of re-living and re-discovering the magic of learning with our students !


Succession of Principals

The College has been served by a long succession of distinguished Principals.

S.No Name Pre-Year
1. Sri. A. RajaramaIyer Jan 1889 – June 1889
2. Sri. S. Vencobachariar July 1889 – July 1912
3. Sri. A. RajaramaIyer July 1912 – Mar 1915
4. Sri. C. Ganapathy Iyer Apl 1915 – May 1917
5. Sri. Spencer A.Shutie Jun 1917 – May 1918
6. Sri. S.S.Suryanarayana Sastry Jun 1918 – May 1922
7. Sri. C. Ganapathy Iyer Jun 1922 – May 1924
8. Sri. V.R. Venkatraman Jun 1924 – Apr 1928
9. Sri. M.V.N. Subba Rao Jun 1928 – Nov 1930
10. Sri. P. Mahadevan Nov 1930 – Jun 1937
11. Sri. V. R. Venkatraman Jun 1937 – Apl 1939
12. Sri. V. Subbuseshan Apl 1939 – May 1946
13. Sri. P. Mahadevan May 1946 – May 1953
14. Sri. T. TotariIyengar Jun 1953 – May 1964
15. Sri. K.S. Venkatesan Jun 1964 – Apl 1968
16. Sri. P.S. Varadachary Jul 1968 – May 1972
17. Sri. A.V.Krishna Murthy Jun 1972 – May 1978
18. Sri. C.S. Krishna Jun 1978 – Sep 1983
19. Dr. K. Ramamoorthy Sep 1983 – May 1988
20. Sri. G. Ramamurthy Jun 1988 – May 1993
21. Dr. K.R. Balasubramanian Jun 1993 – May 1996
22. Dr. R. Venkataraman Jun 1996 – Dec 1999
23. Sri. S. Meenakshi Sundaram i/c Feb 2000 – Oct 2000
24. Dr. V. Niranjan Nov 2000 – Aug 2002
25. Sri. K. Raman Nov 2002 – Aug 2004
26. Dr. V. Sivakumar Sep 2004 – May 2008
27. Dr. T.V. Krishnamoorthy Jun 2008 – May 2011
28. Dr. R. Nagarathinam i/c Jun 2011 – Sep 2011
29. Dr. R. Murali Sep 2011 – July 2015
30. Major. Dr. K.M. Rajasekaran i/c Aug 2015 – May 2016
31. Dr. M. Sugumaran i/c June 2016 – July 2016
32. Dr. J. Suresh July 2016 -