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Chancellor, Indian Maritime University, Uthandi, Chennai.
Chancellor, Centeral University of Tamilnadu, Tiruvarur.

Former Positions as Chairman

I.I.M. Bangalore, I.I.M. Ahamadabad, I.I.T. New Delhi, Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneshwar

Former Positions as Chairman and CEO

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd, Steel Authority of India Ltd, Maruti Udyog Ltd

Honors & Recognitions

Padmashri in 1973, Padma Bhushan in 1986, Padma Vibhushan in 2007, Business Leadership award (1975), Businessman of the Year (1987), Steel man of the Year (1989), Lifetime Achievement award in Management (2006), “Grand Cordon of the order of the Rising Sun”, the highest civilian award of Japan


Born on the 9th of March 1941 to late Dr.R.Kalamegham and K.Kamala at kumbakonam, Mr.K.Raghunathan did his B.Sc (Chem) at Jamal and then his B.L at Madras Law College and started practice in 1966.

Posts Held

Past President Rotary Club of Tiruchirapalli, Rock Town Jaycees. Founder Preseident of Trichy Dist Advocates Association, Life Patron: Trichy District Cricket Association – Institution reached new heights during his tenure

In 2004, when National College Council was trifurcated. He was elected as Secretary of Dr V Krishnamurthy Educational Foundation, one of the Trifurcated Societies.

Dr V Krishnamurthy Educational Foundation is the managing Agency of National College and Sesha Iyengar memorial Higher Secondary School. Mr.K.Raghunathan was elected as Secretary for both the Institutions and is serving in the same capacity till now.

Members of College Committee

Committee Position Member's Name
President Padmavibhushan. Dr.V.Krishnamurthy
Vice-President Mr. Jayakar Krishnamurthy
Secretary Mr. K.Raghunathan, B.Sc.,B.L.,
Joint Secretary Ms. Rekha Raghunathan
Member Sri. N.V.Muralie
Member Sri. R. Sridhar
Member Sri. D. Harsha
Member Sri. K.R. Venkatesan
Member Dr. N.S. Prasad, M.D.,
Principal - Ex-Ofiicior Dr. R. Sundararaman
Director - Special Invitee Dr. K. Anbarasu
Teacher Representative Dr. S. Sivakumar
Teacher Representative Dr. K. Vivekanandan
University Representative
Non-Teaching Representative College Superintendent

Members of the Governing Board

Governing Board Position Member's Name
President Padmavibhushan. Dr.V.Krishnamurthy
Secretary Thiru. K. Raghunathan
Member / Management Sri. D. Harsha
Member / Management Ms. Rekha Raghunathan
Member / Industrialist Thiru. K. Jayakar Krishnamurthy
Member / Principal Dr. R. Sundararaman
Member / Director Dr. K. Anbarasu
Member / Senior Teacher Mr. S. Sivakumar
Member / Senior Teacher Dr. K. Vivekanandan
UGC Nominee Dr. (Mrs.) Kulwinder Kaur
University Nominee Dr. Emmanuvel Rajan