I am delighted and proud to give this testimonial about my Alma mater, V.O.C College, Thoothukudi. V.O.C College has been giving quality education at affordable cost for more than 60 years benefiting a large number of students coming from very poor background. I am fortunate to join this college for M.Sc Course (in Chemistry) in the year 1977.The education provided by a team of committed teachers led by Prof. K Karunakaran was comparable to the best of the institutions in the country, and many of us could get admissions for PhD in reputed institutions like IITs, IISc, MKU. Personally, I benefited by the guidance of faculty members for higher study (PhD at IIT Madras), and later shaping my career at the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi. I am aware of many alumni of this college occupying pivotal positions in various institutions. At a time when commercialization is becoming “norm” in every sphere, including education, VOC College steadfastly refused to adopt this approach and religiously follows the ideals set forth by its founder. I had the opportunity of interacting with the top management of this college on many occasions and I can clearly see their commitment and empathy for providing affordable education to the poor sections of the people. I am sure they will succeed in this mission.
I wish this great institution many more years of service to the nation!