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Telugu webinar on Acharya RVS Sundaram Life and Literature
Acharya RVS Sundaram Jeevatham – Saahithyam
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HISTORY OF THE INSTITUTION
Pitty Theagaraya Chetty Senior and Sir Pitty Theagaraya Chetty Junior,
founded the North Madras Hindu Secondary School, in 1897 to cater to the
educational needs of the local population. For nearly 25 years, the school was
nurtured under the munificence of the acclaimed philanthropists-the PITTY
BROTHERS. After the demise of the Pitty brothers, the school was renamed as the
Theagaraya Chetty Hindu Secondary School.
In 1931, the Pitty Family, with the approval of High Court of Madras,
rightly vested the management of the School into the broader hands of a
committee constituted for the purpose. The first Correspondent of the school was
the coveted personality DEWAN BAHADUR PT. KÜMARASWAMY CHETTY.
Subsequently, he was succeeded by his brother PT. CHENGALVARAYA
CHETTY, in 1942. The School flourished well and soared to greater heights in the
web of education and by June 1947, the students strength fittingly rose to the
laudable figure of 1600-a no mcan achievement in an environment otherwise
engulfed with traders and artisans . The lofty ideals of the Noble souls started
yielding fruitful results.
Fittingly, the Management realized the need to raise the school into a
college to provide higher education to the residents of North Madras – a luxury
offered at hand’s reach, which even the affluent could not easily dream of, in those
The hand of prodigy prevailed on Sri. P. Ramaswamy Chetty (grandson
of senior PT.)-a talented and visionary icon of the Pammy Family (a family closely
knitted to Pittys) while serving as a Special Engineer in the then Corporation of
Madras, spearheading himself as a member with the Managing Committee,
worked relentlessly, almost single handed, despite his fragile health, towards the
establishment of an institution of higher learning – a solatum for the weaker and
underprivileged sections of the society.
DEPARTMENT OF TELUGU
The Department of Telugu in Sir Theagaraya College has a glorious
past having many of the reputed Telugu scholars in its faculty.
Dr.Thimmavajjhala Kodandaramaiah, a reputed scholar was in the Department
before moving to S.V.University and then to Madurai Kamaraj University.
Dr.C.R.Sarma, a great scholar in Dravidian languages was in the Department
before taking up the job of Regional Secretary, Sahitya Akademi and then
Professor at Madurai Kamaraj University. Dr. Bitra Bhavanarayana,
Dr. Rajagopal Ryali, Dr.Gopalan, Dr.Gopichand and Dr.Lokayya Naidu served in
this Department.Presently Dr.M.Munirathnam is heading the Department. In his
period number of unique events were conducted under the guidance of the
Principal, Chairman, Secretary and other distinguished members of the college
committee. In 2016 Ashtavadham of Dr.Meadsani Mohan was conducted, it is
first of its kind in the college. Harikatha of Sri Venkateswara Bhagavatar was
conducted in 2017 is also unique programme. There are number of Literary
programmes viz.Telugu Bhasha Visishtata, Bharatamlo leeni Bharata Kathalu,
Telugu Bhasha Vaibhavam, Telugu Tamila Sahitya Sambandhalu, Literary quiz
program and many more. In the COVID-19 pandemic period the Department
conducted a five day Online Faculty Development Programme from 26-30 June
2020. Now we are conducting an International Webinar to highlight the
achievement of Prof. R.V.S. Sundaram, an old student, who reached heights in
ABOUT Prof. RVS SUNDARAM
Dr. R.V.S. Sundaram is a scholar of international repute. He is a
polyglot having published more than one hundred books and monographs in
Telugu, Kannada, English and Sanskrit. He retired from service as the Director
of the Kuvempu Institute of Kannada Studies, University of Mysore in 2008
after teaching for 39 years. He was also the first professor of Folklore in Andhra
Pradesh and Dean of the School of literature at Telugu University,
Rajahmundry during 1990-93. After retirement, Dr. Sundaram was a visiting
Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A during 2011-18. He was also
the Chair-person of the International Chair established by the Government of
India at the University of Pennsylvania in 2013.
Dr. Sundaram is a poet, novelist, critic, folklorist, translator and an
expert in classical literature and comparative literature. He is a member of the
Planning and Monitoring Board for Classical Telugu and Classical Kannada.
Dr. Sundaram was a student of Sir Theagaraya College during 1963-67
and graduated in Zoology before taking up higher studies in Telugu at
Presidency College. He secured his Ph.D. and D.Litt. degrees from Mysore
University. It is a privilege to conduct a webinar on the works of R.V.S.
Sundaram by the Telugu Department of Sir Theagaraya College in which he
was a distinguished student of Advance Telugu in his Pre-University class
It is also a matter of pleasure to have Dr. Rajagopal Ryali who was a
teacher of Dr. Sundaram at the college before settling in U.S.A. as a
distinguished Professor at Alabama University. It is also a memorable event to
have Dr. Akkaraju Sarma who was a student and teacher in Sir Theagaraya
College and was the President of the student’s Union in 1955.