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  1. Inaugural Address as the Chief Guest on the eve of  Celebration of Librarian’s Day function, organized by the Central Library of Hindustan University, Chennai on 22-08-2012. Prof. Joseph Stanley, Director (Academic) delivered presidential address and Dr. K. Nithyanandam, Chief Librarian welcomed the gathering
  2. Keynote Address as the Chief Guest on the eve of Inaugural Session of Librarian’s Day and Seminar on Quality Services in 21st Century Libraries, organized by DLISc, Periyar University, Salem on 10-08-2012
  3. Address as the Chief Guest on the eve of Inaugural Function of One day Workshop on e-Resources for Academic Excellence in Digital Era organised by Central Library of Adhiparasakthi Engineering College, Melmaruvathur on 11-07-2009
  4. Address as the Chief Guest on the eve of Inaugural Function of One day Workshop CumOrientation Program organised by DELNET and SRM University Chennai on 23-05-2009 Prof. R. Venkataramni, Director(CA&S) SRM University presided over the function, Miss Sangita Kaul, Network Manager, DELNET, Welcomed the gathering, Dr. P. Rajendran, University Librarian also addressed the delegates.
  5. Address as the Chief Guest on the eve of Inaugural Function of One day Workshop on Management of Digital Resources, E-Journals and Bibliographical Database Development organised by Arjun Singh LIbrary of Periyar Maniammai University, Vallam, Thanjavur on 25-04-2009
  6. Address as the Chief Guest on the eve of Valedictory Session of Two Day National Conference on Future Scenario of Knowledge Resource Technology in the Digital Technology organised by Sethu Institute of Technology, Kairapatti on 07-02-2009
  7. Address as the Chief Guest on the eve of Inaugural Session of Pre-Conference Tutorial on e-Learning : Creating Online Virtual Courses using Moodle of International Conference on Knowledge Networking in ICT Era on 22-01-2009 jointly organised by Central Library of B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Engineering College and SALIS
  8. Address as the Chief Guest on the eve of Inaugural Session of the UNESCO Sponsored Training-the Trainers in Information Literacy Workshop for South and Central Asia organised by Department of Library and Information Science, Punjabi University, Patiala on 05-11-2008
  9. Felicitation Address on the eve of Librarians' Day Celebrations organised by Kumararani Meena Muthia College of Arts and Science, Adyar and Tamilnadu Library Association on 12-08-2008.
  10. Keynote Address as the Director of the Conference on the eve of Inaugural Function of SALIS 2008 Two Days National Conference on Re-Building the Libraries: Learning from the Past to Plan for the Future jointly organised by Mahatma Gandhi Central Library, Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore and SALIS Chennai on 08-08-2008
  11. Keynote Address as the Chief Guest on the eve of Inaugural Function of Two Days Workshop cum Training Program on Webpage Design jointly organised by Sri Sai Ram Engineering College, Chennai and SALIS on April 18, 2008
  12. Keynote Address on the eve of Inaugural Function of National Workshop on Building Digital Libraries using GSDL and DSpace jointly organised by Institute of Health Management Research, Jaipur and SALIS, Delhi-NCR Chapter, New Delhi on March 14, 2008
  13. Valedictory Address as the Chief Guest on the eve of Valedictory Function of National Seminar on Knowledgement in Libraries: Issues and Strategies organised by Dr. MGR Janki College of Arts and Science for Women, Chennai on 25-01-2008. Dr. Usha Krishnan, The Principal of the College presided the event
  14. Special Address on the eve of National Library Week organised by Anna University Library on 15-11-2007. Dr. K. Nithyanandam, Chaired the function
  15. Key Note Address on the eve of Librarian's Day Function organised by Dr. MGR Janki College of Arts and Science for Women, Chennai on 13-08-2007. Dr. Usha Krishnan, The Principal of the College delievered Welcome Address.
  16. Special Address on the eve of Inaugural Function of Pre--Conference Tutorial on RFID of National Conference on Future Technologies for Empowering LIS Professionals: Challenges and Opportunities, jointly organised by University Library, Anna University and SALIS on 09-08-2007
  17. Chaired Technial Session -IV on Digital Library: Project Management, Technology Selection and Governance of Services of EMPI Digital Library National Convention-2007 on 20-03-2007
  18. Keynote Address on the eve of Inaugural function of Two day Workshop on Digital Library Initiatives using Dpace & GSDL jointly organised by B.S.Abdur Rahman Crescent Engineering College and SALIS on 16-03-2007
  19. Inaugural Address on the eve of Inaugural function of Three Day Workshop on Library Automation and Networking organised by DELNET on 22-02-2007
  20. Keynote Address on the eve of Inaugural function of One day Seminar on Future Libraries, jointly organised by University Library, Anna Univesity and SALIS on 30-12-2006. Dr. T.G. Palanivelu, Principal, Pondecherry Engineering College was the Chief Guest.
  21. Delievered Inaugural Address on the eve of Inaugural Function of PACE Program : Workshop on Library Automation and Networking organised by DELNET on 26-12-2006. Dr. H.K Kaul, Director, DELNET, New Delhi presided over the function
  22. Keynote Address on the eve of Inaugural function of UNESCO supported Sensitisation Workshop on Information Literacy organised by Delhi College of Engineering and SALIS Delhi NCR Chapter on 23-12-2006. Prof. S.K. Khanna, Chairman, Governing Board, INFLIBNET delievered Inaugural Address and Prof. D. Goldar, Principal, DCE
  23. Inaugural Address as the Chief Guest on the eve of Inaugural function of Workshop on Institutional Repositories, organised by Department of Library, Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore on 02-12-2006. Dr. S.Subramanian, Principal of SKCET presided over the function and Dr. M. Tamizhchelvan, Librarian delieverd the Welcome address.
  24. Valedictory Address as the Cheif Guest on the eve of Valedictory function of UGC Refresher Course on New Trends and Challanges in Library and Information Science ( 30th October, 2006 to 19th November, 2006 conducted by Academic Staff College and Department of Library and Information Science,University of Pune on 19-11-2006. Dr. D.N.Patil, Director of Academic Staff College and Dr. Mrs. N.J. Deshpande, DLIS also addressed the participants.
  25. Valedictory Address as the Cheif Guest on the eve of Valedictory function of Two day s Regional Seminar on E-Resources: Effective Utilisation in Academic and Special Libraries on 09-09-2006 organised by KLN College of Engineering, Pottapalayam, Madurai and SALIS, Madurai Chapter. Dr. S. Ganapathy, Principal of the College presided over the function.
  26. Keynote Address on the eve of Inaugural function of DELNET Orientation Program jointly organized by DELNET, New Delhi and University Library, Anna University, Chennai on 11-08-2006. Dr. K. Jaya Raman, Registrar, Anna University presided over the function
  27. Keynote Address on the eve of Inaugural function of National Seminar on “Best Practices in Library and Information Services on 09-08-2006, organized by Bangalore University Library in Collaboration with Internal Quality Assurance Cell & Indian Academic Library Association at Bangalore . Shri Basavaraja. S.Horatti, Minister for Primary and Secondary Education, Government of Karnataka was the Chief Guest.
  28. Key Note Address on the eve of Inaugural function of SALIS2006 National Conference at Karunaya Deemed University at Coimbatore. Chief Guest Director, NAAC, Bangalore on 09-06-2006
  29. Delievered Inaugural Address on the eve of Inaugural Function of Seminar on Internet-Enhancing Values in Library Services organised by K.L.N. College of Information Technology, Department of Library and Information Science, Pottapalayam and SALIS-Madurai Chapter on 11.-02-2006
  30. Delievered Keynote address on the eve of Inaugural function of one day Workshop on Digital Information: An Innovative Tool for Modern Libraries organized by Vellore Institute of Technology (Deemed University) on 21-01-2006. Mr. G. Viswanathan, Chancellor of VIT Chaired the function.
  31. Delievered Special Address on “ Migration to e-World: A SWOT Analysis for S&T Library Pr ofessions: An Optimistic Outlook on the eve of Inaugural Function of the Seminar on Migration to e_World: Challenges and Opportunities for Library Professionals” organized by University Library of Anna University on 08-12-2005
  32. Delivered Keynote Address focusing Web Resources & E-Journals at the one day Seminar on Content Creation & Management in the Digital Era, Organised by Tagore Engineering College and SALIS, Chennai. On 18-12-2004
  33. Chief Guest for Book Week Celebrations on 20-11-2004 at K.V. IIT Madras.
  34. Delievered Inaugural Address on the occasion of Inaugural Function of IT Training Programme on Digital Library conducted by SALIS, Chennai on 08-05-2004.
  35. Delivered Welcome address on the occasion of Inaugural Function of the Millennium Library Building Phase -II on 07-01-2004.
  36. Delivered Valedictory address at the Valedictory function of AICTE Sponsored seminar on Emergning trends in digital library and web resources management in sceince and technology conducted by department of library Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai, Erode, India , 10-1-2004. Thiru. R.K. Vishwanathan, Patron Member KVITT presided over the function
  37. Delivered Valedictory address as the Cheif Guest of the Function of the refresher course conducted by Department of Studies in Library and Information Science, University of Mysore, on 30-12-2003, Prof B. Nagappa, presided over the function, Dr. H.M. Rajashekara Prof and Director UGC Staff College of the University welcomed the delegates and Prof. V.G. Talwar was Course Co-ordinator.
  38. Opened the New Departmental Library of Civil Engineering of IIT Madras on 03-10-2003. Prof. M.S. Mathews Head of the Department presided over the function.
  39. Delivered keynote address on the eve of Inaugaration of Workshop on Developing Digital Information Gateways for Engineering and Technology organised by Central Library and ISTE Chapter of Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Sriperumbudur on 09-08-2003
  40. Delivered keynote address on Resource Sharing and Networking of Engineering College Libraries, Second ASSIST anual seminar on Resource sharing and networking of engineering libraries held at Bangalore, December 29-31, 2002 organized by Asian Scoiety for Social Services Information Science and Technology (ASSIST) and Visveswaraiah Technological University Belgaum.
  41. Delivered keynote address on e-journals to the participants of EXIGENCE - one day seminar on digital libraries jointly organized by Sri Sai Ram Engineering College and Society for Advancement of Library and Information Science on 26th October, 2002
  42. Delivered keynote address on the role of library and information resources in engineering education in a workshop organized by Jaya Engineering College on 21st September 2002. Prof. E.V.M Sargunar, Principal of the College presided the workshop
  43. Presented Recent Trends and Developments at the Central Library of IIT Madras at Session 11: State of the Art Presentations of National Conference on Information Management in e-Libraries (ImeL). Organised by IIT Kharagpur on 27-02-2002
  44. Delivered inaugural address on the Inaugural function of ISTE-Winter School Programme, Pondicherry Engineering College on 10-12-2001
  45. Delivered Keynote Address on the inaugural function of Vth Tamilnadu & Pondicherry Library Conference on 15-06-2001
  46. Chief Guest for Annual Day Celebrations of Madananda Vidyalaya on 18th February 2001. Chennai-600 226
  47. Delivered inaugural address on the Inaugural function of UGC Sponsored Refresher Course on library and information science organized by Indian National Scientific Documentation Centre (INSDOC) at Chennai on 25-09-2000.
  48. Delivered keynote address on the inaugural function of Database Society of India, Madras Chapter on 26-04-1995.
  49. Delivered inaugural address on the function of the P G Department of Library and Information Science, Bishop Heber College Trichy on 12-10-1995