Welcome to Madurai Chapter
Madurai is the oldest inhabited city in the Indian peninsula. It is an ancient city in Tamil Nadu, situated on the banks of the Vaigai river in Madurai district. The city is widely known as the Temple City. It is famous for Meenakshi Amman temple, Tamil language heritage and culture and jasmine flowers.
The Madurai Chapter was started in 2002-03. It is run with the help of Azhagai Rajam Ramanathan Memorial Trust. The chapter has given a mix of Engineering, Medicine and B.Sc. scholarships.
In 2009-10 Engineering and Medical students received Rs.12,000/-, B.Sc. students received Rs.2,500/- and B.Sc. (Agriculture) students received Rs.5,000/-. The students were selected by an interview panel comprising the chapter Coordinator (Chairman) and two other members – Mr. N.Nagarajan and G.Ramachandran during 2009-10.
A QUOTE FROM Sri RAMANATHAN
'As a NSF coordinator for more than a decade I have benefited immensely through interaction with the younger generation and their motivation.I could see the impact of the NSF support on the students, coming as they do, from an economically backward background, who could lift their families above poverty line, thanks to NSF. To be a member of NSF team in their massive exercise to identify the deserving bright and poor students, and develop them to be fit for lucrative jobs, is something great. The immense happiness that I derive in this humanitarian service is beyond description and has no parallel.'
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