Annamalai University was founded by Rajah Sir Annamalai Chettiar in 1929, and since then is managed by family members. The university has been in crisis owing financial irregularities since past few years.
The Joint Action Council (JAC) of the Annamalai University Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff Associations, passed a bill to transfer the management to Tamil Nadu government.
President of India, Pranab Mukherjee has given his assent to the Annamalai University Bill 2013, paving the way for the State government to take full control of the affairs of the 84-year-old institution.
Mathiyalagan, general secretary of the JAC said that employees had been waiting for this moment since 1981.
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