Prof. T.V.A. RAGHAVAN
Former Prof. and Head,
Department of Psychology,
Prof. T.V.A. Raghavan is an erudite scholar of repute in psychology. He has obtained his post graduation and Ph.D. in Psychology. He obtained Diploma in Psychiatry Medicine from NIMHANS, Bangalore. A popularly known professor of psychology Prof. T.V.A. Raghavan has a distinguished career for more than three decades occupying Prof," &,Head of Psychology, Annamalai University.
Prof, T.V.A. Raghavan is very much liked by the students for his vast subject knowledge in psychology and out of his own interest he developed the department of psychology with many advancements. He is the man who introduced application of psychology in various fields. He is not only a teacher by profession but also a consultant psychologist, counsellor and advisor for many organisations. Even today he is so active to teach psychology with enthusiam. By applying his knowledge in psychology. Prof. T.V.A. Raghavan approaches the students and help them to come up in flying colours. In fact his care for the students is more than a parent to his own child. The whole of student community has got great repute to such a scholar. Naturally his popularity spreads among the teachers and the public too.
The Governing council of the Pondicherry Psychology Association is pleased to honour Professor T.V.A. Raghavan with Best PsychologistAward 2000 for his contribution in the field of Psychology.
Rev. Fr. A.J. LAWRENCE
Pope John Paul II College of Education,
Rev. Fr. A-J. Lawrence is an erudite scholar of repute with national and international recognition. He has obtained M.A., in English M.Ed., and M.Phil., in English Literature.
A known specialist in the field of Education and American literature, Rev. Fr. A,J. Lawrence has had a distinguished career for more than two decades occupying the chair of principal in matriculation school at Neyveli for seven years, Head Master for a Govt. aided school at Cuddalore for eight years and Vice Principal in the Petit Seminaire Higher Secondary School, Pondicherry. Now he is the Principal of the Pope John Paul II college of Education, Pondicherry.
Fr. Lawrence is a man of Principle, dignity and loyal to the society as well as the nation. He promoted teacher education and developed the college with leaves and bounds. He introduced the integrated course in B.Ed,, Education. He also introduced Tamil and French as desciplines in B.Ed. Education to satisfy the needs of the society and students of Pondicherry, He linked the education with job market thereby producing value oriented teachers to suit into the nation building, with his efforts recently 350 of his students got appointments in the Govt. Schools of Pondicherry by merit out of 518 posts. Rev. Fr. Lawrence is a pioneer in college administration and introduced information technology in the teacher education curriculum, which is the need of the hour. He is holding so many important and responsible position like Executive Member and Finance Committee Member of the Pondicherry University. He is the curriculum advisor for National Council for Teacher Education.
Having studied in priest school with psychology as a subject, he has been handling psychology classes in all these years to motivate, teach and encourage the students to study psychology. Rev. Father has completed 25 years of service as Priest coinciding with this occasion and achieved a lot in the field of education. The Governing council of the Pondicherry Psychology Association is pleased to honour Rev- Fr. A.J. Lawrence with Best Educational Award for his outstanding contribution in the field of teacher education.