Excellence in Action
The Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay Chair of Alagappa University is established in 2019 with the approval and financial assistance of UGC, New Delhi with an objective to propagate Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay’s philosophy, ideals and values among youth and the society.
To disseminate Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay’s thought and values to the rural and urban youth through teaching, research and extension
Conducting researches to explore new avenues for applications of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay’s thought
Offering academic courses on Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay’s Social, Economic and Political philosophies
Organizing seminars, conferences, workshops, exhibitions and competitions to promote and propagate Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay’s ideologies
Inculcating Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay’s principles on Integral Humanism, Nationalism, National Integration, Positive Secularism, Swaraj, Swedhi, Peace & Non-violence among the youth so as to sensitise and inculcate social values to face the contemporary problems found in the society
Organizing series of lectures, extension and outreach activities on the principles of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay to create social awareness on Integral Humanism, Socio Political and Economic ideas among the youth
Reconstructing the nation as diverse and as huge as India based on the ideas and writings (road map) of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay
Working as the information centre by housing rare writings and works about Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay for the benefit of the present and future generations
Prof. B. Dharmalingam is currently working as Chair Professor, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Chair and the Advisor, Alagappa Institute of Skill Development, Alagappa University. Formerly he worked as Dean, Faculty of Education, Director - Alagappa Institute of Skill Development and Professor and Head Department of Economics and Rural Development, Alagappa University. He has more than 30 years of academic experience. His areas of Teaching and Research includes Vocational Education, Sociology, Women’s Studies and Rural Development. He has served in three Universities of our State in various capacities namely Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli and Tamil University, Thanjavur.
He has 26 years of productive services in Alagappa University in various academic and administrative positions in Centre for Women’s Studies, Centre for Rural Development, Department of Economics and Rural Development, Centre for Nehru Studies, Department of Fine Arts and Department of Tourism and Hotel Management.
He completed 21 research projects at various levels. His research findings were treated as policy documents by the National / State / District authorities. He has published extensively more than 100 research papers in reputed National and International journals/ book chapters. He produced seven Ph.D. scholars and another five in a row. Further, he acted as resource person for more than 100 programmes.
As a mark of recognition of his passion on empowerment of rural Youth and Women, in 2013, he was appointed as the Director of the ‘Alagappa Institute of Skill Development’ (AISD).
To his credit in the field of Skill Education, the British Council (India) has invited him as one among ten members in the country and he participated in the UK Seminar cum Study Tour on “Improving Employer Learner Engagement in Vocational Education” during 15th-17th November, 2016 at Birmingham, U.K. He is also the recipient of Alagappa Excellence Award for Research (2018) from Alagappa University, Adarsh Vidhya Saraswathi Rastriya Puraskar Award (2019) from the Global Management Council, Ahamedabad and Dr. Radhakrishnan Award (2018) from Deivanaipriya Kalai Mandram, Chennai.
More than three decades of his service as Researcher, Teacher and Administrator in three Universities of Tamil Nadu has made him as Educational Innovator at all his endeavours. At present, he is being the instrumental to the University in all its activities of empowering rural Youth and Women through Skill Education and ideology of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya.
Literary Competitions for ‘Integral Humanism Day – 2019’ Celebrations
In view of the ‘Integral Humanism Day – 2019’ celebrations, Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay Chair of Alagappa University has organized two literary competitions, on 20th September2019.
i. Essay Writing competition on ‘Integral Humanism: A Bridge between Tradition and Modernity’
ii. Paper Presentation competition on ‘Integral Humanism for Sustainable Development’.
52 Students and 35 students of various Departments of Alagappa University have participated in the essay writing and paper presentation competitions respectively
Integral Humanism Day Competitions – 2019
The Vice – Chancellor and the Chief Guest were distributed the prizes and certificates to the winners of the competitions in the Integral Humanism Day – 2019 celebrations on 25th September 2019.
Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay Study Group
One of the major objectives behind the Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay Chair is to disseminate the ideologies and principles of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay among the students / staff of our University and Affiliated Colleges and the society at large.
For this practice, with the permission of the University, ‘Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay Study Group’ has been created comprising of interested Faculty members of our University and Affiliated Colleges.
So far, 36 Professors of Alagappa University have enrolled themselves in this ‘Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay Study Group’.
Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay Youth Cadets
In order to disseminate the ideologies and principles of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay among the students of our University and in turn to the society at large, a group of "Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay Youth Cadets" has been created comprising of the interested students of our University Departments
The above mentioned Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay Youth Cadets will be imparted with the ideologies and principles of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay through special lectures / seminars / interaction with experts / gatherings and in turn these Youth Cadets will disseminate the same to the other students of our University, Affiliated Colleges and to the Society
So far, 50 students of various Departments of Alagappa University have enrolled themselves in this "Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay Youth Cadets".
Creation of WhatsApp Group for disseminating the Ideologies of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay
A WhatsApp group has been created comprising of the members of "Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay Study Group" towards disseminating the Ideologies of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay. Political and economic views of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay have been shared among the members on daily basis.
Creation of Web Blog
A Web Blog has been created with the URL www.alupdduc.in towards disseminating the works, pictures, documents and the philosophies of Pt. deendayal Upadhyay through digital media.