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Posted On : 18 May, 2017  Source : PTI  Place : Puducherry 
Former VC of Pondicherry University passes away
Noted educationist and former Vice-Chancellor of Pondicherry University A Gnanam died in Chennai today due to age-related ailments.

He was 85 and is survived by a son and daughter, according to Pondicherry University sources.

His wife predeceased him, in 2009.

Gnanam was the second Vice-Chancellor of Pondicherry University from 1991 to 2007. He headed the National Assessment and Accreditation Council.

He had also served as Vice-Chancellor of the Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli and Madras University.

He was associated with various policy-making bodies and institutions on higher education.

Gnanam is said to have been instrumental in the establishment of the community college attached to Pondicherry University during his tenure as Vice-Chancellor.

A meeting to condole his death was held at the university premises today.