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T. R. Pachamuthu
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T. R.Pachamuthu
Born T.R. Pachamuthu
Residence Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Other names Dr. Paarivendhar
Occupation President and founder of Indhiya Jananayaga Katchi (IJK), founder and Chancellor of SRM University, SRM Group of institutions and The New Generation Media Corporation (Puthiya Thalaimurai Magazine and Puthiya Thalaimurai TV)

Thandavarayapuram Ramaswami Pachamuthu (better known as T. R. Pachamuthu) is an Indian educationalist, philanthropist and politician best known as the founder and chancellor of SRM University.[1]

He was born in Thandavarayapuram, Attur on 24 August 1941. He comes from the Tamil Nadu community of Parkavakulam.[2]

He is the founder of the political party Indhiya Jananayaga Katchi (IJK). He is also the founder of The New Generation Media Corporation (Puthiya Thalaimurai Magazine and Puthiya Thalaimurai TV).


On 19 February 2010, Pachamuthu was awarded with an honorary doctorate (honoris causa) from Birmingham City University for his work in the field of engineering and technology education.[3] He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics,[2][4] and is a qualified chartered engineer.[2] He is an Associate Member of the Institution of Engineers.[5]


  1. ^ "SRM Awards Over Rs. 5 Crores in Scholarship to Its Students". Chennai Online. Chennai Interactive Business Services. 10 April 2008. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c TEE Award Ceremony (Microsoft Silverlight) (Streamed video). Birmingham: Birmingham City University. 19 February 2010. Event occurs at 00:50:00. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Honour for SRM Chancellor". WebIndia123. Suni Systems. 20 February 2010. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "304 - Easwari Engineering College". WorldColleges. 2005. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  5. ^ Birmingham City University Award Ceremonies. Birmingham City University. 19 February 2010. p. 1. 

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78 news items

Economic Times

Economic Times
Fri, 21 Jun 2013 17:53:00 -0700

CHENNAI: TR Pachamuthu, 72, isn't as well-known across India as the education brand he created out of nothing nearly three decades ago. His SRM University, with its main campus near Chennai, has often found itself as one of the top private universities ...

Economic Times

Economic Times
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 17:00:00 -0700

CHENNAI: Income-tax officials raided the premises of the businesses of TR Pachamuthu, the media-shy entrepreneur with interests primarily in education and who in recent years has diversified into a host of sectors, most visibly media. Taxmen conducted ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Sat, 05 Apr 2014 02:00:00 -0700

Contesting for the first-time in Lok Sabha election from the Perambalur Parliamentary constituency, the Indiya Jananayaka Katchi (IJK) founder T.R. Pachamuthu filed his nomination papers here on Friday. Mr. Pachamuthu, founder of SRM Group of ...


Sun, 06 Oct 2013 20:41:46 -0700

TR Pachamuthu, a Tamil businessman and politician, is all set to enter the media industry by launching a new GEC in the Tamil market. Pachamuthu is also the Chancellor of SRM University and owns a political party, Indhiya Jananayaga Katchi. The new ...
The New Indian Express
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 19:59:59 -0700

Dr T R Pachamuthu, chairman and managing trustee of SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre in suburban Kattankulathur and his son Ravi, trustee, who apprehended arrest following a statement from the father of a student that he had remitted ...

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:33:45 -0700

Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan handing over a gold medal to a rank holder at the 10th Convocation of SRM University in Chennai. Also seen are Dr R P Sathyanarayanan and Dr T R Pachamuthu | Express. CHENNAI: Union Minister for Science and ...
Economic Times
Thu, 11 Jun 2015 03:41:15 -0700

However, if BJP chose to join hands with either DMK or AIADMK, IJK will pull out from the alliance and contest alone," the party president, T R Pachamuthu Pariventhar, told reporters here today. Stating that both these Dravidian parties, ruling Tamil ...


Sat, 25 Aug 2012 23:02:19 -0700

On the same day Dr. T.R.Pachamuthu handed over awards to many Tamil scholars in a function organised by a forum ” Tamil Perayam” based in S.R.M University. The awards with a value ranging from Rs.1.5 lakh to Rs.5 lakh each were presented to Ira ...

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