DBT Star College Scheme

       V.V.Vanniaperumal College for Women is an autonomous institution affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamilnadu offers quality education to rural women folk since its inception in 1962. It has been re-accredited with “A” Grade (3rd Cycle) by NAAC.
       The Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, New Delhi has initiated “Star College Scheme” in our college in September 2020 and sanctioned the total project cost of Rs.123.00 lakhs for a period of 3 years with the release amount of Rs.81.00 lakhs as I instalment for the year 2020-2021 as financial assistance for strengthening the Life Science and Biotechnology Education and Training at the undergraduate level. The purpose of this scheme is to promote the academic fervour of the learners by strengthening the physical infrastructure in laboratories and class rooms. It will provide good exposure to the students to get wider knowledge in science subjects through hands on training, summer training, industrial and Research Centres visits. It encourages the students to do minor research projects for promoting their intellectual calibre through critical thinking, creativity and innovation. It also has an aim to encourage the Faculty to keep pace with the latest technologies and to optimize the technical capabilities through Faculty Improvement Programme and to devise standard curricula. To implement this scheme, the DBT has selected six Science Departments of our college including,

  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Zoology
  • Department of Mathematics & Computer Science
  • Department of Botany & Biotechnology and
  • Department of Biochemistry

Objectives of Star College Scheme:

  • To strengthen the academic and physical infrastructure for achieving excellence in teaching and training.
  • To enhance the quality of the learning and teaching process to stimulate original thinking through ‘hands–on’ exposure to experimental work and participation in summer schools.
  • To promote networking and strengthening the ties with neighbouring institutions and other laboratories
  • To conduct special training programmes for faculty improvement for optimizing technical capabilities.
  • To increase capabilities of core instrumentation resources by procuring new equipment and upgrading of existing facilities.
  • To provide access and exposure to the students to research laboratories and industries in the country.
  • To help in devising standard curricula and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) / kits for practical works.
  • To provide best library facility to the students and the teachers

Advisory Committee Members


Dr.(Tmty.)S.M.Meena Rani,

Principal / Chairman
V.V.Vanniaperumal College for Women
Virudhunagar – 626 001
Ph: 94980 88703
E-mail: smmeenarani@gmail.com

Subject Experts
1. Dr.C.Ravidhas
PG & Research Department of Physics
Bishop Heber College
Trichirapalli 620 017
Ph: 94430 76209
E-mail: cravidhas@gmail.com

2. Dr.G.C.Abraham
Vice Principal
Associate Professor & Head
PG Department of Botany
The American College
Madurai 625 002
Ph: 94424 07332
E-mail: abiraham2003@gmail.com
DBT Representatives

Dr.Meenakshi Munshi
Scientist G Adviser
HRD in Department of Biotechnology
Ministry of Science and Technology
Block 2, 7th Floor, CGO Complex
Lodi Road
New Delhi 110 003
Ph: 011-2436 1035
E-mail: meenakshi29@dbt.nic.in

Dr.Garima Gupta
Scientist E
Programme Officer of Star College Scheme
                                        (HRD Division)
Department of Biotechnology
Ministry of Science and Technology
Block-3, 5th Floor, CGO Complex
Lodi Road
New Delhi 110 003
Ph: 011-2436 9385
E-mail: garima.g@nic.in

Coordinator & Member Secretary

Dr.(Tmty.)M.Tamilselvi, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,
Dean of Research, Department of Zoology
V.V.Vanniaperumal College for Women
Virudhunagar – 626 001
Ph: 98948 83106
E-mail: tamilasc.selvi08@gmail.com

Dr.(Tmty.)K.Uma Maheswari, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,
Dr.(Tmty.)T.Vasantha Malliga, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,
Dr.(Tmty.)P.Malliga, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,
Dr.(Tmty.)A.Azhagu Parvathi, M.Sc.,B.Ed.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,
Dr.(Tmty.)S.Thenmozhi, M.Sc.,Ph.D.,
Dr.(Tmty.)R.Hepzi Pramila Devamani, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,PGDCA.,
Dr.(Tmty.)I.Rathinamala, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,
Dr.(Tmty.)M.Sankareswari, M.Sc., M.Phil.,
Dr.(Tmty.)R.Vidhya, M.Sc., M.Phil.,
Dr.(Tmty.)G.ShanmugaPriya, M.Sc.,B.Ed.,M.Phil.,
Tmty.M.Sugapriya, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,DCA
Tmty.P.Kanmani, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,
Tmty.B.Prabha, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,PGDCA.,
Dr.(Tmty.)R.Hemalatha, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,B.Ed.,

Tmty.M.Dhanalakshmi, M.Sc.,B.Ed.,M.Phil.,
Dr.(Tmty) M.Amutha, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,B.Ed.,Ph.D.,
Tmty.R.Nagasathya, M.Sc.,M.Phil
Dr.(Tmty.)J.Kavitha, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,
Dr.(Tmty.)A.Anitha, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,
Tmty.A.Prasanna, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,

Dr.(Tmty.)J.Rani, M.Sc.,B.Ed.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,
Dr.(Tmty.)M.Tamilselvi, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,
Dr.(Tmty.)R.Radhalakshmi, M.Sc.,B.Ed.,M.Phil.,P.G.Diploma(Biotec.)
Dr.(Tmty.)P.Veeramuthumari, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,B.Ed.,PGDCA.,Ph.D.,
Dr.(Tmty.)P.Vijaya, M.Sc.,M.Ed.,M.Phil.,Ph.D., PGDCA.,B.L.I.S.C

Dr.(Tmty.)S.M.Meena Rani, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,PGDCA.,
Dr.(Tmty.)A.Uma Devi, M.Sc.,B.Ed.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,
Dr.(Tmty.)M.C.Maheswari, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,
Dr.(Tmty.)P.Geetha, M.Sc.,B.Ed.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,
Tmty.P.Getchial Pon Packiavathi, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,
Dr.(Tmty.)P.Sooriyakala, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,
Dr.(Tmty.)R.P.Aditya, MSc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,
Dr.(Tmty.)M.Uma Maheswari, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,
Tmty.S.Kohila, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,
Tmty.J.Aswini, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,

Dr.(Tmty.)G.Karthigai Lakshmi, B.E.,M.B.A.,M.Phil.,PGDCA.,M.Sc.(I.T),Ph.D.,
Tmty.K.Annbuselvi, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,PGDCA.,
Dr.(Tmty.)M.Chamundeeswari, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,
Dr.(Tmty.)R.Barani, M.C.A.,M.B.A.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,
Tmty.P.Aruna Devi, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,
Tmty.S.Veni, M.Sc.,
Tmty.R.Sabitha, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,
Tmty.T.Chitra, M.Sc.,
Selvi.A.Dhivya, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,
Selvi.T.JeyaPriya, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,
Selvi.P.Raveena Lakshmi, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,

Dr.(Tmty.)B.Karunai Selvi, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,B.Ed.,PGDMBT.,Ph.D.,
Dr.(Tmty.)R.Murugalakshmi Kumari, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,
Dr.(Tmty.)R.Sreebha, M.Sc.,B.Ed.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,

Dr.(Tmty.)V.Jeya Simga, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,
Tmty.Sinthia Ganesan, M.Sc.,
Tmty.K.Indira, M.Sc., M.Phil.,
Selvi.A.Mahalakshmi, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,

Dr.(Tmty.)P.Annapoorani, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,
Dr.(Tmty.)R.Mallika, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,
Dr.(Tmty.)R.Renuka, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,
Dr.(Tmty.)R.Salini, M.Sc.,Ph.D.,

Faculty Members

S.No. Name of the Faculty Designation
1Dr.(Tmty.) C.Santhini, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,Head & Associate Professor
2Dr.(Tmty.) S.M.Meena Rani,M.Sc.,M.Phil.,P.G.D.C.A.,Ph.D.,Associate Professor & Principal
3Dr.(Tmty.) A.Uma Devi,M.Sc.,B.Ed.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,Associate Professor
4Dr.(Tmty.) M.C.Maheswari,M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,Associate Professor
5Dr.(Tmty.) P.Geetha,M.Sc.,B.Ed.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,Assistant Professor
6Tmty.P.Getchial Pon Packiavathy,M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Assistant Professor
7Dr.(Tmty.) P.Sooriyakala,M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,Assistant Professor
8Dr.(Tmty.) R.P.Aditya,M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,Assistant Professor
9Dr.(Tmty.) M.Uma Maheswari,M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,Assistant Professor
10Tmty. S.Kohila,M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Assistant Professor
11Selvi. J.Ashwini,M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Assistant Professor

Succession List of Head of the Department

S.No. Name of the Faculty Year
1Tmty. V.Rajapushpam,M.Sc.,M.Phil.,1963-1993
2Tmty. Mary Chandravadhana, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,1993-2000
3Tmty. S.Meenammal, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,2000-2002
4Tmty. J.Thenammal, M.Sc.,B.Ed.,MPhil.,2002-2004
5Tmty. M.Shunmugathai,M.Sc.,M.Phil.,2004-2013
6Tmty. M.Revathi,M.Sc.,M.Phil.,2013-2019



  • This year has witnessed the successful completion of third year by Dr. S. M. Meena Rani as Principal.
  • Also one Research Scholar K. Poorani is pursuing Ph. D under her guidance.
  • Dr.C. Santhini has entered into the second year as IQAC coordinator.
  • Dr. R.B. Gnana Jothi has produced one Ph.D. scholar in this academic year.
  • Dr.M. Anbuchelvi, Dean of Research acts as a Co-guide for one Ph.D scholar.
  • Mrs. M. Revathi has got the honour of being Governing body meeting member.
  • Mrs. R. P. Aditya has been awarded with Ph.D. degree in this academic year and Mrs. P. Getchial Pon Packiavathi is pursuing her Ph.D. degree.
  • A Student Project has been Sanctioned to two II M.Sc students to be carried out under the guidance of Dr. A. Umadevi by Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology with a grant of Rs.7500/-.
  • Dr. R. B. Gnana Jothi has delivered a guest lecture in “National Workshop on Research Issues in Graph Theory” held at Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi on 22.12.2018.
  • Dr. P. Sooriyakala has delivered a guest lecture on “Application of Graph Theory” in P.K.N. College of Arts and Science,Thirumangalam , on 12.09.2018 and she has also delivered a guest lecture on “Residue Theorem and its Applications” at ANJA College, Sivakasi on 08.03.2019.
  • Mrs. M. Revathi has given motivational speech for the students in the Commerce Department on 12.03.2019.
  • Dr. M. Anbuchelvi has delivered a guest lecture on the topic “Algorithm for finding Birthday” in Commerce Department on 12.03.2019. She has also has delivered a special talk on “ஆன்மிகம் ஓர் அறிவியல்” in Tamil Department on 28.03.2019.
  • On 26.09.2018, J.Tharani of III B.Sc., Mathematics has participated and won second place in Intra University Chess Tournament for Women in Madurai Kamaraj University.
  • Our UG students won the Winner Shield in the PRIMO MATH FETE – 2018 organised by Sri Kaliswari College, Sivakasi on 28.09.2018.
  • K. Indhu of II M.Sc. Mathematics participated in the Winter School programme from 28.11.2018 to 03.12.2018 held at Thiagarajar College, Madurai P. Atchaya of II B.Sc Mathematics attended Mini MTTS 2018 Programme in Mathematics from 03.12.2018 to 08.12.2018 at Sri Vasavi College, Erode.
  • On January 2019, A. Thirasha of III B. Sc. Mathematics got I prize in State level Essay Competition conducted by B.G. R. Publications.
  • On February 2019, M. Sowmya of I B. Sc. Mathematics got V prize in State level Essay Competition conducted by கவியரசர் கலைத் தமிழ்ச் சங்கம் with regard to 72nd Independence Day Celebration.
  • On 05.02.2019 S.Subapriya I B.Sc., Mathematics won III position and got cash award Rs.500/- in Disc throw conducted by Chief Minister Trophy Athletic Match at Virudhunagar Stadium.
  • Our department students won the overall shield in Gyth; tpoh which was organised by the department of Tamil on 15.03.2019.
  • Seven of our students have passed their respective course in NPTEL in this year.
  • Nine of our students were selected to attend the camp at Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari from 07.03.2019 to 10.03.2019.


  • The academic year 2017 - 18 has witnessed the successful completion of second year by Dr.S.M. Meena Rani as Principal and Dr.M. Anbuchelvi as Dean of Research.
  • Dr.C. Santhini has shouldered the twin duties namely IQAC coordinator and NAAC Steering committee member.
  • Tmty. M. Revathi has got the honour of being Governing body meeting member.
  • Dr.R.B. Gnanajothi is continuing as MCA Director.
  • Tmty. S. Selvamani has been in the university nominee of staff selection committee.
  • Tmty. A. Umadevi and Tmty. M. C. Maheswari have been awarded with Ph.D. degree.
  • Dr. R.B. Gnanajothi has produced two Ph.D. scholars.
  • Dr. M. Anbuchelvi has participated and presented a paper in the 5th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Computer, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, on 1st and 2nd February 2018 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Tmty. M. Revathi and Dr. P. Sooriyakala extended their service to other institutions by giving guest lectures.
  • Selvi. B. Muthushanmugapriya of III B. Sc. Mathematics offered a valuable stone to our crown by winning Sakalakalavalli Award of this year.
  • Our department students won the overall shield in the comptetiion which was organised by the department of Tamil.
  • J. Jegatheeswari and M. Ramya of II M.Sc. Mathematics attended the Refresher Course on Pure and Applied Mathematics from 07.4.2017 to 09.4.2017 at MEPCO Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi.
  • J. Jegatheeswari of II M.Sc. Mathematics attended the Ninth summer training Programme in Mathematics from 10.5.2017 to 30.5.2017 at Ramanujan Institute for Advanced study in Mathematics, University of Madras, Chennai.
  • Our UG students won the Winner shield in the PRIMO MATH FETE – 2017 organised by Sri Kaliswari College, Sivakasi.
  • M.Sivaranjani of III B.Sc Mathematics attended Mini MTTS 2017 Programme in Mathematics from 27.11.2017 to 2.12.2017 at Yadava College, Madurai.
  • V.Kalaiselvi of II B.Sc Mathematics attended Mini MTTS 2018 Programme in Mathematics from 19.03.2018 to 24.03.2018 at Hindustan College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore.
  • 20 of our students were selected to attend the camp at Vivekanada Kendra, Kanyakumari from 13.2.2017 to 16.2.2017. 12 of our students have passed their respective course in NPTEL in this year.

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Notable Alumni

  • M.Adaikkalam, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Devanga Arts College, Aruppukkottai.
  • J.Dhana Lakshmi, Assistant Professor , Department of Mathematics, VPM Arts and Science College, Krishnankovil.
  • M.Keerthana, BPM in Post Office,Vadamalaikurichi
  • R.Kaveri Lakshmi, GDS in Post Office,Dharmapuri.
  • P.Harini, ABPM in Post Office,Salem.

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V.V.Vanniaperumal College for Women,
Virudhunagar 626 001.

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