Peter Meierle Children Education Fund and Scholarships:
Peter Meierle, his family & friends made a contribution to assist the underprivileged and needy school students. 10 scholarships and learning material make a contribution for Projector, Mic set, Compact Disk and sports material were donated in 2019-20.
- Two more class rooms were added in 2019-2020.
1. University of Madras:
Dr. S.N.Nageswara Rao had joined CReNIEO as faculty, Department of History.
- Four candidates registered for Ph.D. (History) under the guideship of Dr. Bernard D’ Sami.
2. The Pulicat National Matriculation School (PNMS):
The total strength of the school for the academic year 2019-20 is 791 with 437 boys and 354 girls. 46 students appeared for the 10th Std Tamil Nadu Board Examination in 2019 and all the 46 passed with good marks.
25 new backrest benches and desks were added for the benefit of the students. A new computer lab and a classroom was also constructed.
3. Peter Meierle Children Education Fund and Scholarships:
Peter Meierle, his family & friends made a contribution to assist the underprivileged and needy school students. Three scholarships, three computers and four backrest benches were donated to the school this year.
- Ph.D. History:
- 4 scholars were guided by Dr. Bernard DSami
- S. Jesudoss Arokiam : Christian Missionaries and Science in Colonial South India.
- J.J. Ahilan Joe Woutres : Tamil Emigration and their Socio-cultural Assimilation in South East Asian Region since 1850.
- Martin : Migration of Telugu Christians.
- Anil Kumar Meena : Subaltern Protest Movements in Tamil Nadu Since 1980.
1. University of Madras:
The renewal of the affiliation for Ph.D studies, in Economics, Sociology, and History was awarded by the University of Madras for the period 18/11/2015 to 17/11/2016. Dr. Bernard D’ Sami, (History) Dr. Anbones Raj (Sociology) were the guides.
2. Pulicat National Matriculation School (PNMS):
- In the March 2016 State Board examinations all the 44 students of 10th standard passed with high marks.
- 5 Centum 2 in Maths and 3 in Social Sciences. Aggregate of 400 marks and above was scored by 29 students.
- As per the government norms fee increased by 10 % for 2016-2017.
- Under the RTE Act the government reimbursed fees directly to parent’s accounts for 15 SC/ST, L.K.G students for the year 2015 -2016.
- Renewal of Recognition certificate of school was received in March 2016.
1. University of Madras:
Dr. Jothi Sivaganam and Dr. Karuppiah of the University of Madras conducted an inspection at Muttukadu to renew the affiliation for Ph.D. studies in Economics, Sociology, and History. Dr. Bernard D’ Sami, (History) Dr. Anbones Raj (Sociology) were invited along with CReNIEO board members.
2. Academic Consultations and Seminars:
Seminar on ‘Indentured Labour to Migrant Worker’ (Gandhi’s South African Experience), and “Development and Social Media”
3. Indian Institute of Management–Bangalore- Senior Executive Programme:
Two of our staff Mr. Premchandran and Mr. Meersa underwent an Executive management training programme at IIM-B from 12 th to 16 th May. This programme was sponsored by the Fair Climate Network. This is for setting up Rural Community Producer units for local products and for establishing carbon trading activities.
4. Seminar on “Fiscal Federalism Theory and Practice”
Dr. Jyothi Sivaganam, Head of the Department of Economics, University of Madras made a presentation on the topic on 6 th August 2015.
Dr. M. Naganathan President CReNIEO introduced the topic in his presidential address. The seminar was held on the occasion of CRENIEO founder Director Dr. K.Rajaratnam’s 94 birth anniversary.
5. Living Lakes Conference, Nanchang, China,
Mrs. Premanjali Rao between 17 th and 19 th in November 2014 attended this conference at Nanchang China and made a presentation on Pulicat Lake. The Theme was on “Lakes in densely populated regions Balance between people and nature.”
6. The Pulicat National Matriculation School (PNMS):
In the March 2015 State Board exams all the 33 students of 10th standard passed with high marks with 4 centum in Science and 2 in Social Science. As per the government norms fees were increased by 10 %.
7. Water Conservation and Recycling: Interactive meeting with Dr. Paul Appasamy
Dr. Paul Appasamy former Vice Chancellor, Karunaya University, Coimbatore and currently Honorary Professor of Economics at Madras School of Economics, addressed to the Pulicat School students on rainfall, groundwater recharge, recycling of water, reverse osmosis, water needs, conservation of water and careers in future.
8. Peter Meierle Children Education Aid Fund- Scholarships and school benches with backrest.
From Peter Meierle and friends scholarship endowment, an amount of Rs. 11,000 from the interest was utilized for 11 children coming from poor back grounds and especially for those who had three or more children studying. A similar amount will be available next year. Peter Meierle and friends contributed for 13 benches with back rest earlier this year.
9. Zonal Sports: Kabbadi and Shuttle Cork
On 19 th July 2015 on the occasion of Bharathiar Memorial Day, Vellammal Matriculation School organized a sport meet at Andarkuppamum where Junior Girls (VI & VII) won the Zonal Title in Kabbadi and came up as runners up in shuttle – singles and doubles.
Ms. N. Malathi, has submitted her Ph. D. thesis to the University of Madras. Her thesis is on Economic Growth in Tami Nadu Since 1990 in two districts – An analysis of Human Development indicators”. Prof. M. Naganathan was her supervisor.
2. University of Madras:
Renewal for conducting Ph.D. studies received.
3. Pulicat National Matriculation School (PNMS):
In the March 2014 State Board exams all the 33 students of 10th standard passed with high marks with achievement of 4 centum in science and 2 in social science. Negotiations are underway with Infosys representative for the supply of computers for the school along with service and maintenance contract.
5. Mangroves-Internal Project Review Meeting:
On 30 th and 31 st of May 2014, internationally acclaimed Mangrove expert Dr. Kathiresan Head of the Department of Marine Sciences, Annamalai University along with marine scientist Dr. Nammalwar of Anna University and Dr. Jayabalan of Tamil University Thanjavur visited our mangrove resonation programme and reviewed the progress and appreciated our efforts with the Global Nature Fund (GNF) restoration Programme and gave some valuable suggestion for up scaling the efforts.
Ms. N. Malathi, is continuing her Ph. D. studies as part time scholar under the guidance of Dr. M. Naganathan. Her thesis was on:”An analysis on human development, education, health, gender development Tiruvannamalai and Salem districts in Tamil Nadu Economic Growth In Tamil Nadu Since 1990 – An analysis of Human Development indicators”.
2. University Of Madras:
Renewal of Ph.D. studies in History and sociology received.
3. The Pulicat National Matriculation School (PNMS):
In March 2013 State Board examination for 10th standard 30 students (13 boys 17 girls) from the School appeared and all of them passed most of them by securing 80 % and above marks. The school topper is a girl with 96%. 8 students secured centum marks in Science and 1 student in Mathematics.
The Correspondent Ms. Premanjali Rao and the Headmaster Mr. Seralanathan appeared before the Tamil Nadu Fee Determination Committee, and they have communicated the fees to be charged for the year 2013-2015 with 10 % increase every year for next three years.
A staircase has been completed and the toilets for girls have been put up. A donation of Rs. 1, 15,000 was received from Peter Meierle and Carina for construction of toilets especially for girls.
The school has completed 25 years and last year in November we had a get together of the first two batches of our 10th standard students, and most of them are doing extremely well. Prof. Nagarajan spoke on the value of education and future of education for Pulicat Children. The PTA has requested if a bust size statute of Dr. K. Rajaratnam could be is installed in the school and they are also willing to contribute.
For the first time a separate audit has been completed for the School funds by J. K. Reddy & Co.
The Following committees have been formed with school teachers and project staff:
- Purchase Committee
- Safety Committee
- Management Committee
- Working Committee
- Building Maintenance Committee
- Finance Committee
- School Recognition Committee
Aridoss A. : A Socioeconomic Study of Cashew Nut Cultivation with special reference to Melmampattu Village in Cuddalore District of Tamil Nadu.
- The following three M. Phil students completed the course and submitted their dissertation.
- Vinoth Kumar M. : A Study of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme (NREGP) in Manakkal Village of Ariyalur District in Tamil Nadu.
- Siva Kumar C : A Study of the Socioeconomic Development of Slum Dwellers with special reference to the Mangalapuram Area in Chennai City.
Academic Consultations and seminars:
On August 6th 2012 a Consultation was held at Asha Nivas on Pulicat Lake –Bio diversity Marine Biodiversity Conservation and Management with reference to Pulicat Lake”. Dr. Nammawlar of NIOS was the key speaker. This was on the occasion of Dr. K. Rajaratnam birth anniversary.
Ms. N. Malathi, is continuing her Ph. D. studies as part time scholar under the guidance of Dr. M. Naganathan. Her thesis is on:”an analysis of human development , education, health, gender development Tiruvannamalai and Salem districts in Tamil Nadu Economic Growth In Tami Nadu Since 1990 – An analysis of Human Development indicators”.
University of Madras Inspection:
An inspection was carried out by the University of Madras at the Muttukadu campus for renewal of Ph.D. studies in History and Sociology. The required fee of Rs. 75,000 for renewal and confirmation of research was paid to the University.
1. Academic Consultations and seminars:
A consultation on Research methodologies was held on 17th September. Eminent professors from the University of Madras and former VC of Bharathidasan University participated.
A research study consultation was held on 28th October 2011 to frame a proposal on “Construction and conditions of Hostels for OBC students, their maintenance and functioning and performance of the students.”. Dr. V. Loganathan will be the project leader for the research study.
A consultation was held 16th November 2011 on Public Health with a power point presentation by-Prof. Håkan Hydén – Professor of Sociology & Law, Lund University Sweden. The consultation was arranged by Prof. D. Sundram.
2. Ethics and Doctoral Committees
On 7th October the CReNIEO ethical committee had its first meeting under the Chairmanship of Prof. Ambrose, Head of the Department of Legal Studies, University of Madras.
On the same day the CReNIEO doctoral committee met under the chairmanship of Prof. D. Sundram.
In June –July 2011 a student Ms. Kugila Dewi from University of Malaysia did her internship on SHGs in Pulicat.
Pulicat National Matriculation School (PNMS):
A total number of 687 Children enrolled for the academic year 2011-2012 of which 35, students appeared for the 10th Std Matriculation Examinations in March 2012 and all of them passed. The TN government prescribed fee is charged. More furniture was added with the school funds as well as with a one lakh received donation from Kristin Steger, Professor at IIT Chennai. A school management committee and safety measures committee was formed.
1. M. Phil.
One student enrolled in the academic year 2008-2009 completed her M.Phil. Course.
Ms. O. Maanvizhi who had registered for Ph.D. in Economics (Full time) in the University of Madras under the guidance of Dr. P. Govindarajan appeared for her viva and was awarded her Ph.D. The viva was held on 5.3.2010. Dr. R. Rajkumar, Prof. of Economics, I.D.E University was the external examiner. It was highly commended. Her thesis was on “Study on Air pollution in Chennai city with special reference to vehicular pollution 1995 to 2006”
Ms. N. Malathi, continues her Ph. D. studies as part time scholar under the guidance of Dr. M. Naganathan.
3. Pulicat National Matriculation School (PNMS):
598 Children are enrolled in our school for the academic year 2010-11. 21 students appeared for the 10th Std matriculation examinations in March 2010 and all of them passed, 20 of them getting first class and one of them securing a second class.