V. C. Kulandaiswamy

V C Kulandaiswamy
1st Vice Chancellor of the Tamil Virtual University
Assumed office
Vice Chancellor
of the Anna University
In office
2nd Vice Chancellor
Indira Gandhi National Open University
In office
Preceded by G. Ram Reddy
Succeeded by Ram G Takwale
Vice Chairman
Institute of Asian Studies
Personal details
Born (1929-07-14) 14 July 1929
Vangalampalayam, Karur district, Tamil Nadu India
Spouse(s) K. Soundaravalli
Profession Academician
Religion Hindu

V C Kulandaiswamy (born 14 July 1929) is an Indian academic and author. He obtained his Master of Technology degree from IIT Kharagpur and obtained a Ph.D in hydrology and water resources from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States).[1][2][3][4]

Kulandaiswamy created an eponymous mathematical model for the rainfall-runoff relationship based on a general equation developed by him. Kulandaiswamy was a member of the UNESCO planning group (1978) for the preparation of the second six-year plan (1981–86) of the International Hydraulic Programme (IHP). He has authored more than 60 research reports and papers in the field of hydrology. He has authored six volumes of poems and seven of prose essays which earned him the Thiruvalluvar Award by Tamil Nadu government in 1999. He has received the Padma Bhushan (2002) and Padma Shri (1992), awarded by the President of India.[5]


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