T. R. Pachamuthu

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T. R. Pachamuthu
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T. R. Pachamuthu
Born Thandavarayapuram Ramasami Pachamuthu
(1941-08-24) 24 August 1941 (age 75)
Attur India
Residence Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality Indian
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)
Spouse(s) P. Easwari
Children P. Ravi, P. Sathyanarayanan, Geetha

Thandavarayapuram Ramaswami Pachamuthu (better known as T. R. Pachamuthu) is an Indian educationalist, businessman 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, Puthiya Thalaimurai TV and Vendhar TV). He also runs transport service SRM Transports,[3] and electronics company on solar energy, Green Pearl Electronics.[4] He also created a medical research hospital named 'SRM Institutes for Medical Science' (SIMS).[5]


On 19 February 2010, PaariVendhar was awarded an honorary doctorate (honoris causa) from Birmingham City University for his work in the field of engineering and technology education.[6] He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics,[2][7] and is a qualified chartered engineer.[2] He is an Associate Member of the Institution of Engineers.[8]


  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. ^ http://www.srmtransports.in/ SRM Transports
  4. ^ http://www.greenpearlelectronics.com/ Green pearl electronics
  5. ^ http://simshospitals.com/ SIMS
  6. ^ "Honour for SRM Chancellor". WebIndia123. Suni Systems. 20 February 2010. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  7. ^ "304 - Easwari Engineering College". WorldColleges. 2005. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  8. ^ Birmingham City University Award Ceremonies. Birmingham City University. 19 February 2010. p. 1.