Anna University, Trichy is bringing out a programme to facilitate teachers with Engg. degree in affiliated colleges to get Post graduate degrees. Refer to my lament sometime ago when Anna university, Trichy decided to start engg programs in some other colleges in Trichy who specialised in Arts / Science majors. My point of contention then was the quality of teachers teaching the student who will get the degree will be taught by non qualified teachers. But with the programme now, teachers can upgrade their skills and knowledge by obtaining post graduate degrees. The initiative will focus on Computer Science and Engineering stream to begin with and subsequently extended to other programmes through the 20 colleges the university has identified as regional centres in the districts of Tiruchi, Pudukottai, Madurai, Thanjavur, Virudhunagar, Sivaganga, Ramanathapuram, Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari and Cuddalore.

Also, the univ has decided to start the three PG programmes from the coming academic year. They will M.E. in Pervasive Computing, M.Tech. in Biotechnology and M. Pharm. in Pharmaceutical Analysis.