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Anna univ gearing up for Kalam's return

July 25, 2007 15:38 IST

The Anna Univeristy in Chennai, is gearing up for the homecoming of its illustrious faculty, A P J Abdul Kalam, who arrives late Wednesday night to take up the teaching assignment he had left five years ago to assume the country's highest office.

Though the varsity's faculty and students, who are excited about Kalam's visit, wanted to accord him a tumultuous reception, the People's President preferred to have a simple welcome.

He would address the faculty in Thursday morning, followed by an interactive session with about 5,000 students, Anna University Vice Chancellor D Viswanathan said.

The university management had also arranged a guest house for his accommodation which Kalam had used during his previous assignment.

"We will provide him the same room, same kitchen and even the same cook he had here before taking over as President," Viswanathan added.

As an honorary professor, Kalam would teach aeronautical engineering, nanotechnology, biotechnology and space applications, besides guiding research scholars.

"We are also equipped with video conferencing and satellite facilities which he can avail of to interact with students of other universities," he added.

The missile-man was teaching technology and social transformation at the university between November 2001 and June 2002 when destiny intervened and took him to the Rashtrapathi Bhavan.

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