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N. D. Sundaravadivelu

Dr N. D. Sundaravadivelu (Nayyadupakkam Duraiswamy Sundaravadivelu )(Tamil:நெய்யாடுபாக்கம் துரைசாமி சுந்தரவடிவேலு)(1911–1993) was the Vice Chancellor of University of Madras, India,[1] serving for 2 terms.

Earlier he served as educational adviser to the government of Tamil Nadu and was Director of Public Instruction[2] for several decades. He was the main architect of the midday meal scheme for schoolchildren introduced during K. Kamaraj's chief ministership. He brought in an "educational revolution" in Tamil Nadu for which he was awarded the Padma Shri[3] by the Government of India.[2]


  1. ^ "Speakers extol the value of functional literacy". The Hindu. 29 January 2010. Retrieved 14 October 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Bharat Ratna for Two". The Hindu. 26 January 1961. Retrieved 14 October 2011. 
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