|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 & Puthiya Thalaimurai TV)|
Thandavarayapuram Ramaswami Pachamuthu (better known as T. R. Pachamuthu) is an Indian Educationalist, Philanthropist and Politician best known as the founder, chancellor of SRM University. He was born in Thandavarayapuram, Attur on 24 August 1941. He comes from the Tamil Nadu community of Parkavakulam. He is also the founder of the political party - Indhiya Jananayaga Katchi(IJK). And he is also the founder of The New Generation Media Corporation (Puthiya Thalaimurai Magazine & 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". Pachamuthu holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, and is a qualified chartered engineer. Pachamuthu is an Associate Member of the Institution of Engineers.
- "SRM Awards Over Rs. 5 Crores in Scholarship to Its Students". Chennai Online. Chennai Interactive Business Services. 10 April 2008. Retrieved 20 February 2010.
- TEE Award Ceremony (Microsoft Silverlight) (Streamed video). Birmingham: Birmingham City University. 19 February 2010. Event occurs at 00:50:00. Retrieved 20 February 2010.
- "Honour for SRM Chancellor". WebIndia123. Suni Systems. 20 February 2010. Retrieved 20 February 2010.
- "304 - Easwari Engineering College". WorldColleges. 2005. Retrieved 20 February 2010.
- Birmingham City University Award Ceremonies. Birmingham City University. 19 February 2010. p. 1.
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