In protest against Governor RN Ravi refusing to confer an honorary doctorate on veteran freedom fighter and CPM leader N Sankaraiah, Higher Education Minister K Ponmudy said he will boycott the convocation of Madurai Kamaraj University’s scheduled for Thursday. Borrowing the words of poet Bharathi, the minister called the governor a pseudo-swadeshi (nadippu swadeshi) for refusing to sign the relevant… Continue reading "Minister to boycott varsity convocation over Governor’s refusal to honour Sankaraiah"
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State higher education minister K Ponmudy on Wednesday met and briefed Chief Minister M K Stalin after going through Enforcement Directorate (ED) inquiry in connection with alleged money laundering case. Ponmudy visited Stalin at the Chief Minister’s camp office a day after the conclusion of the two-day grilling by the ED. If party sources with knowledge of the meeting were… Continue reading "Minister Ponmudy briefs CM Stalin after ED inquiry"
Tamil Nadu Higher Education minister K Ponmudy on Thursday slammed Governor RN Ravi for the delay in conducting convocation ceremonies at several state universities. He said that nearly 9.3 lakh students are awaiting convocations. The minister claimed that as many as 9,29,542 students have been waiting for their degree certificates despite passing and completing their courses. They are waiting because… Continue reading "Governor to blame for delay in holding convocations to universities: Ponmudy"
Reiterating the State stance, Higher Education Minister K Ponmudy on Friday said that Tamil Nadu will not accept National Education Policy (NEP-2022) as it contains more flaws than useful information. Replying to BJP MLA C Saraswathi’s request that Tamil Nadu should adopt NEP as it has many benefits for both School and Higher Education, the minister said “There might be… Continue reading "TN will not accept National Education Policy: Ponmudy"