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					NATIONAL INSTITUTE
 OF TECHNOLOGY,
  PONDICHERRY,
     KARAIKAL


       AN
 INTRODUCTION
 TO THE REGION
    AND THE
INSTITUTE AT THE
EAST COAST OF
     INDIA
On 1st November 1954, Pondicherry
[Puducherry] was transferred to India.

A treaty of Cessation (together with
Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam) was
signed on May 28, 1956.

 Pondicherry became a Union
Territory to be administered by the
                                         KARAIKAL
President of India in 1962 under the     enclave of
14th Amendment of the Indian
Constitution. Tirunallar temple|         Puducherry
                                V
                                          separated by 140
                                           kilometers and
                                            surrounded by
                                         neighboring State of
                                              Tamilnadu.
                        KARAIKAL



Location in South India, city map
                   Puducherry UT
Together with
the other former
French enclaves
of Puducherry
(formerly known
as Pondicherry),
Yanam, and
Mahé, Karaikal
forms the Union
Territory of
Puducherry
KARAIKAL
                                    French rule

Independence Struggle
• The formation of Karaikal national congress on
  13.6.1947 and Students Congress on 31.1.1947
  symbolised the first concrete expression of
  popular desire in Karaikal for freedom from
  French rule.
• The French ruled this district till 31 October 1954
  on which date the French flag flying atop the
  government house at Karaikal was lowered with
  due military honors before a large gathering of
  officials and non-officials. Thus the de facto
  transfer of power took place on 1 November
  1954 followed by de jure transfer on 16 August
  1962. Until 1 November 1954, it was under French
  rule.
                                 Geography
Location
• Karaikal is a small coastal enclave of territory
  which was formerly part of French India.
• Together with the other former French enclaves
  of Puducherry (formerly known as Pondicherry),
  Yanam, and Mahé, Karaikal forms the Union
  Territory of Puducherry.
• Karaikal is bounded on the North and South by
  Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu state, on
  the west by Tiruvarur district (also belonging to
  Tamil Nadu), and on the East by the Bay of
  Bengal.
• The enclave is located 132 km south of the city
  of Puducherry, 158 km east of Trichy and is
  known for its rich cultural heritage.
                                    temples

Karaikal is known all over the country for its unique
and the only temple devoted to the Lord
Saneeswara (Lord Saturn) at Thirunallar. Karaikal is
the Gateway to various places of worship in the
eastern coast of Tamil Nadu. Two famous shrines,
Velankanni for Christians and Nagore for Muslims
are nearby Karaikal. The French flavour still persists
in the peaceful land of Karaikal.
     In Tirumalairayanpattinam, there is a famous
temple called Ayirankaliamman temple, ayiram
means 1000. We can see this god once in 5 years,
because whatever offerings are given to this god,
it should be 1008. So they will open for 3 days once
in 5 years, and many devotees from all over Tamil
Nadu and Puducherry will come and worship.
                                     Divisions
                      Divisions
Karaikal town about 16 km. north of Nagapattinam
and 9 km. south of Tarangambadi. Karaikal town is
the regional headquarters.

Karaikal region is made up of Karaikal municipality
and the Communes of:
Kottucherry
Nadungadu
Neravy
Thirunallar
Tirumalarajanpattinam
                                      KARAIKAL


 Demographics
 As  of 2001[update] India census, Karaikal town
  had a population of 105,333.
 Males constitute 49% of the population and
  females 51%.
 Karaikal has an average literacy rate of
  73%, higher than the national average of
  59.5%: male literacy is 79%, and female
  literacy is 68%.
 In Karaikal, 12% of the population is under
  6 years of age.
                             Karaikal Port

Karaikal Port is poised to be a multi-cargo
handling terminal. The port has handled
cargoes:
Coal, Pet coke, Raw sugar, Cement, Project
Cargo and construction materials. Fertilizer
and liquid cargo are soon to follow.
On completion, the port will be capable of
handling all types of cargo.
 Karaikal Port is also a hub for oil exploration
activities and OSV/PSVs belonging to
companies such as Hindustan Oil Exploration
Company (HOEC) and Reliance Petroleum
regularly call at the port.
                                    Karaikal Port


Karaikal Port is a deep draft, all weather port. The
current depth of 14.5 m allows for handling of
Panamax size vessels (up to 80000 MT). The final depth
of 16.5 m will allow cape size vessels (up to 120000 MT)
to call at the port. The lagoon type basin protected
by breakwaters allows operations all around the year.
Karaikal Port received its first Gearless Panamax vessel
in November, 2009 and became the first port in
Tamilnadu to do so. The port also has the distinction
of being the only private port to export cargo
belonging to power equipment major Bharat Heavy
Electricals Ltd (BHEL), which is a government agency.
The port recently obtained rail connectivity and its 3
railway sidings are now connected to Trichy via
Nagore.
Tirunallar near Karaikal, the
former French territory, has
the ancient temple of
Darbharanyeswara. This
temple was visited by the
Saint Tirugnana Sambandar in
the 7th century A.D. who
sang padigams (decadal
verses) in praise of the Lord.   The name "TIRUNALLARU" is association of
Likewise, his contemporary       Nala of the Nishadha country who got
Saint Tirnnavukkarasu and        his deliverance from effects of Shani
later, Saint Sundarar (9th
                                 (Saturn) by invoking the Lord's mercy
century A.D.) had visited the
                                 here. (Nala+Aru-Nallaru). The word "Aru"
temple and sung padigams
extolling the Lord. Saint        conveys the meaning "to heal" and the
Arunagirinathar (15th century    two words taken together _ Nala's
A.D.) had also visited it and    place of redemption or the place where
sung hymns included in his
                                 Nala secured his redemption from the
monumental work
                                 hold of Saturn through the Lord's Grace.
Tiruppugazh.
                                                                  Colleges
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS IN KARAIKAL
•Vinayaka Missions College of Nursing
•Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru College of Agriculture and
Research Institute
•Karaikal Polytechnic College
•Indhira College of education
•S.S. Duraisamy Nadar Mariammal College                •Mor

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•Shri Sharadha College of education
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•JMS College of education
•Ganapathi College of education
•Sakthi Institute for Teacher Education and Research
                              Nedungadu Post,Karaikal-609 603




Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru College of Agriculture and Research
Institute Alt Name: PAJANCOA
   Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru College of Agriculture
    (PAJANCOA) was established on 1987 at Karaikal in
    the Union Territory of Puducherry, as an
    autonomous educational institution by the
    Government of Puducherry. This College has the
    prime objective of imparting agricultural education
    and meeting the agricultural research and
    extension needs of the Union Territory. This college
    is governed by PAJANCOA (Karaikal) Society with
    the Chief Secretary, Govt. of Puducherry as the
    Chairman and affiliated to the Tamil Nadu
    Agricultural University, Coimbatore for meeting its
    academic standards. This college has been
    upgraded as Research Institute in 1997.
                                      National Institute of Technology
Express News Service
First Published : 30 Nov 2009 02:49:00 AM IST
Last Updated : 30 Nov 2009 06:51:45 AM IST
   KARAIKAL: Karaikal would get a medical college and a
    National Institute of Technology (NIT) soon, Union Minister of
    State for Planning V Narayanaswamy told reporters on
    Saturday. He said various steps had been taken to make the
    district a educational hub. He pointed out that Union Human
    Resources Minister Kapil Sibal would soon visit Karaikal to lay
    the foundation for the proposed NIT.

   Stating that the Centre was planning to establish 2,500 model
    schools across the country, he said one such school [Kendriya
    Vidyalaya] would be established at Karaikal.
                             National Institute of Technology



Express News Service
“In addition, a Kendriya Vidyalaya will also start
functioning here from next academic year. About
Rs 20 crore has been allotted to set up a branch of
the Pondicherry Central University at Karaikal,” he
said.
He also expressed hope that the ongoing Karaikal-
Nagore broad gauge work would be completed
before June, next.
“I have written to the Union Railway Minister to
erect a new BG line between Karaikal and
Mayiladuthurai via Tirunallar and Peralam. Also,
Prime Minister has promised to look into the issue of
granting statehood for Puducherry,” the minister
noted.
                          Kendriya Vidyalaya



Aug. 25,   2010. The Kendriya Vidyalaya
would commence functioning from this
academic year with classes 'I to V, with an
intake of 40 students each. The school with
its current total intake of 200 students
would function from a temporary location
near the Kovilpatthu Govt. High School.
                                        KARAIKAL


National institute of Technology,
            Karaikal,
          (Puducherry
        Union Territory)


   Karaikal is a developing area and has a port & a
          well -connected railway network.
KARAIKAL
                            National Institute of Technology


National Institute of Technology, Puducherry is one
among the ten newly sanctioned NITs by the
Government of India in 2009 under the 11th Five year
Plan. It is established in the temporary campus
provided by Arignar Anna Govt. Arts College at
Karaikal in the State of Puducherry. It is managed by
the NIT Puducherry Society registered under the
Societies Act. The Institute is fully funded by the
Government of India under the Ministry of Human
Resource Development. The Land and the local
support are being provided by the Govt of
Puducherry. This Institute shall be brought under the
ambit of the NIT Act 2007 by the Govt of India. The
academic session at Karaikal campus commenced
with the first batch of students in JULY 2010.
                               ceremony




Union Minister of Human Resource Development
Mr. Kapil Sibal (centre), at the foundation stone
ceremony for National Institute of Technology-
Puducherry at Karaikal .
                                   KARAIKAL


Inaugural function of NIT-Karaikal

 Union  Minister of State for Planning and
  Parliamentary Affairs V Narayanaswamy said
  that formation of NIT at Karaikal was a major
  milestone in the development of Karaikal.
 C h i e f M i n i s t e r V Vaithilingam, Speaker
  Radhakrishnan, Higher Education Minister MOHF
  Shahjahan, Social Welfare Minister
  Kandaswamy, Opposition Leader AMH Nazeem
  were among those who participated in the
  inaugural function.

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National Institute of Technology
                                 National Institute of Technology


Baldev Raj to Head NIT-Puducherry
Tiruchirapalli, Jan 16 : Dr Baldev Raj, Director, Indira Gandhi
Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, has been appointed
as Chairman Board of Governors, National Institute of
Technology- Puducherry at Karaikal, by the Union Ministry of
Human Resource Development (MHRD).
 According to official sources, Dr Baldev Raj has been
appointed to the post by the President of India for five years.
Besides authoring 42 books and special volumes and journals,
he has to his credit 700 publications in leading national and
international journals.
The sources said the new Board for the NIT-Puducherry, which
started functioning from this academic year, has been
constituted as per a memorandum of association registered
under Society of Companies in Puducherry in 2010, the sources
added.
                            National Institute of Technology



Baldev Raj to Head NIT-Puducherry
The Board has among its members the Director of
NIT- Trichy (Mentor Director of NIT-Puducherry); the
Education Secretary of Puducherry Government
and senior MHRD officials.
The sources said the overall strength of NIT stands at
105, including additional quota that was
subsequently incorporated.
The NIT-P is going to function from a temporary
campus at Aringnar Anna Government Arts
College, Karaikal till the pucca building is ready.
The sources said NIT-P is among 10 NEW NITs
sanctioned by the MHRD for focussing on the North-
Eastern States and other educationally-backward
regions.

				
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