A. Pushparaj, a research scholar of the Department of Computer Science of NGM College, Pollachi, has been awarded a Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) of Rs. 18,000 a month to pursue a doctoral thesis on “Service Oriented Architecture”.
Orthopaedically challenged, Mr. Pushparaj has received the JRF under the ‘minority students’ category.
According to Principal of the college Badri Sriman Narayanan, the JRF will be applicable for the whole research tenure of Mr. Pushparaj. The grant is being made available to him by the Ministry of Minority Affairs through the University Grants Commission.
He will carry out his research under Research Supervisor and Head of the Department of Computer Science Antony Selvadoss Thanamani.
The research intends to enhance the processing schedule on legacy systems, which will contribute largely to the Information Technology sector and eventually the society.
Physically challenged from childhood, Mr. Pushparaj has opted for research after working as a lecturer and also a software engineer.
“I graduated from St. Joseph’s College, Tiruchi. Later, I completed MCA at Loyola College, Chennai. Having realised that research is the need of the hour, I have opted for full-time research. My aim is to complete research and teach at a rural college, and also promote higher education for persons with disabilities,” says Mr. Pushparaj.
He is planning to visit the United States shortly for getting inputs for his research.