I take immense pride and pleasure to announce that I have taken charge as Principal of the Patrician College of Arts & Science on Friday 16th June 2017. I thank the Management   for the confidence they have reposed on me. After 34yrs of vast experience in different Higher Educational Institutions, I bring with me rich knowledge, skills & attitude that will facilitate the institute mission in this new venture. I believe in providing proactive leadership for expansion and diversification in this great Institution and am convinced that this is possible only with the blessings from the Almighty, guidance of the management and facilitative support  from all team players. Together we can progress to achieve the vision & mission of our great founders.



Dr. A. Joseph Durai  is a forward thinking and long experienced academic administrator, possessing drive, passion and ability. Has knowledge of organizing, managing and supporting the activities required for running higher educational institutions. Has involved in a wide variety of tasks such as academic administration, resource planning, recruitment , training and development.

Dr. A. Joseph Durai  has a Post Graduate in Economics  and M.Phil and Ph.D. in Economics  He has  worked as an Associate Professor and has  served as Principal for  2 Years.  He has  Administrative Experience  as  Controller of Examinations, Presidency College and Controller of Examinations, Vel’s University.



Hand Book  on  Economics for Plus Two Teachers (Edit) Both in English and Tamil.
Tamil Nadu Economy (Edit) Published by University of Madras  200 Article  titled ‘Fisheries sector in  Tamil Nadu’.
Indian Rural Economy (Edit) Published by University of Madras  2009 Article titled ‘Structural Transformation of  Marine Fisheries in Tamil Nadu ’.

Research Papers published in

Journals & magazines           :          
  Problems and Perspectives of Marine  Fisheries in Tamil Nadu – Fishing Chimes. 2001, Annual issue, Fishing Chimes.
Women Empowerment through SHGs in  Tiruvallur District, Ripples, International     Multidisciplinary Journal, 2010.

Resource Person        :                      

Orientation Programme for Newly  Recruited College Teachers, University of  Madras
Refresher Course for  Plus Two Teachers (State Board).
Refresher Course for  Plus Two Teachers (CBSE).
Organized workshop for Plus Two Teachers.

Research Work (Guide)       :

Awarded      M.Phil. -  14;     Ph.D  -  04.      
Guiding       M.Phil. -  01;     Ph.D. -  06.
Research Projects handled

(if any)                         :                       1.  UGC Major Project
                                                              2.   Minor Project

Academic membership         :         


Member, Board of Studies, Meenakshi College  

Member, Board of Studies, Vivekananda College, Chennai.

Member, Result Passing Board in  several autonomous colleges

Member, Academic Council, University of  Madras. 


Organized                              :          


Organising Secretary,  for one day National Seminar.

  Organized Work- shop for Plus Two  Teachers.
Designed Refresher Course module for  SCERT ( 3 days Programme) for Plus  Two  Teachers .


Membership in Professional and Academic bodies            :   

  Life Member, Indian Economic Association
Life member, Tamilnadu Economic Association    

Extra Curricular Activities:
.  Assisted  N.S.S. programme officers in 10 day camps.
  N.S..S. Programme Officer for 3 years in Government Arts College, Nandanam.
YRC Programme Officer and District Organizer.
.  Special Officer, Education pavilion in All India Tourist and Industrial Trade Fair. for 12 years.

Record of Administrative and Organizational Capabilities:
Departmental Work:
Allocation of subjects and finalizing the  time table of the department.
Admission Incharge for UG, PG and M.Phil.,
ntroduction of innovative and job oriented subjects in under graduate and Post Graduate courses.
Introduction of papers on Mutual Funds, Foreign Trade and procedures for B.A. Economics.
Introduction of paper on Economics of  Financial Services  and Globalization for Post Graduate Course.
Organizing the C.C.Ganapathy Foundation Cash Prize Award Function.
Spearheaded  institution of S.Subramaniam Endowment with a corpus of Rs. 2 lakhs.
Organized Subramaniam Endowment Lecture for 2010.
Organizing Secretary for  National Seminar on March 11th 2011.
Assisted in the conduct of semester examinations and incharge of finance and settlement of accounts..
Secretary, Presidency Economics Academic Forum.

College Level:
Member, Governing Council, Presidency College (Autonomous), Chennai -600 005. Presidency College(Autonomous) IQAC, Member.

Member, PWD committee to assist the Principal in co-ordinating  the  works to be undertaken and completed in the college.
Member, College level Work load committee to study the impact of shifting the work load on soft skills to the English Department.
Member UGC committee  for assisting the Principal in regard to allocation of funds to various departments.
Assisted in the conduct of Students Union Elections in Government Arts College, Nandanam and Presidency College for several years.
Assisted the Principal, Government Arts College, Chennai in verification of certificates of admitted students.
Disciplinary Committee member for maintaining student discipline.
N.S.S. camps as N.S.S. Programme Officer at Government Arts College, Nandanam.
Organized Blood Donation Camps as N.S.S. Programme Officer at Government Arts College, Chennai
Organized Blood Donation Camp at Presidency College, Chennai, as Youth Red Cross Programme Officer, Presidency College.

Inter Collegiate Level :
Organized Inter–Collegiate Essay and Elocution competitions for four years with the sponsorship from Malcolm and Elizabeth Adhiseshiah Trust.
Inter-Collegiate One Day Camp for YRC students of University of Madras as District Organizer, YRC.
Assisted the State Co-ordinator in conducting the Inter–Collegiate Three Day State level Camp for YRC members at Chennai as YRC District Organizer.
As Special Officer, Education Pavilion, co-ordinating with various colleges in preparation and display of models in the Education Pavilion at All India Industrial and Tourist Trade Fair in the past more than 10 years.
University Level:
Assisted in the conduct of University Examinations.
Member of Examination Squad in the conduct of University examinations..
Camp officer for Commerce, University of Madras at Government Arts College, Nandanam (1999),



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