Thiru K. Devarajan

Retired Director of Government Examinations

Educational Qualifications : M.A.,B.Ed.,

Examination Passed University / Board Subjects / Area
B.Sc. Presidency College (University of Madras) Chennai Geography
M.A. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi Geography
B.Ed. Annamalai University Education
M.Ed. Annamalai University Education
About us

MERITS AND SCHOLARSHIPS OBTAINED

  • Merit-cum-Mean Scholarship at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi for M.A. Course. Merit-cum-Mean Scholarship at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi for M.A. Course.
  • Qualified in National Educational Test (Master’s Level) 1984 in the subject Geography, conducted by University Grants Commission for the Award of Junior Research Fellowship.

EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION

  • Selected as a District Educational Officer (DEO-Group I Service) through Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission.
  • Worked as DEO /CEO in various Districts.
  • Promoted as Joint Director – worked in various levels(ie. Joint Director Matric Schools) (Joint Director Higher Secondary Examination) and Member Teachers Recruitment Board) in School Education Department.
  • Promoted as Director, State Level Officer in the School Education Department, who worked in various capacities in this post.
  • In the capacity of Director of Government Examinations and the Chairman, Board of School Examinations, Tamil Nadu, introduced many innovative schemes in the conduct of Board examinations.

EXPERIENCE IN WRITING TEXTBOOKS

  • Chairperson for VI Std Social Science Textbooks for State Board Schools , Tamil Nadu – 1995.
  • Reviewer for VII Std Social Science Textbook for State Board Schools, Tamil Nadu – 1996.
  • Chairperson for VII Std Social Science Textbook for State Board Schools, Tamil Nadu – 2004.

DETAILS OF EMPLOYMENT IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

Sl.No. Office / Institution Post Held From To Scale of Pay Nature of Duties
1 District Educational Office, Chennai East Administrative Training 19.01.1995 18.07.1995 8000-275-13500 Under Training
2 District Educational Office, Dindigul District Educational Officer 19.07.1995 27.11.1995 8000-275-13500 Appointing authority for the post of Junior Assistants, Typists, etc. – Grant releasing authority in respect of Aided schools. Inspecting Authority and Academic supervisor of High schools in the Districts
3 District Elementary Educational Office,Ramnad District Elementary Educational Officer 27.11.1995 08.01.1997 8000-275-13500 Inspecting Authority for all the Assistant Educational Officers in the District. Appointing and transferring authority for secondary Grade Teachers in the Elementary and Middle schools. Academic Supervisor of all Primary and Upper Primary Schools in the District
4 Corporation Educational Office, Madurai Corporation Corporation Educational Officer 13.01.1997 23.11.1997 8000-275-13500 Supervisory Authority for all the schools under the corporation Management
5 Chief Educational Office, Nilgiris Chief Educational Officer 24.11.1997 12.05.1999 10000-325-15200 Controlling Authority of all kinds of schools in the Revenue District. Appellate Authority in regard to Aided Schools. Supervise the work of DEOs. Academic Supervisor of all High and Higher Secondary Schools in the District
6 Chief Educational Office, Pudukottai Chief Educational Officer 17.05.1999 21.10.1999 10000-325-15200 Controlling Authority of all kinds of schools in the Revenue District. Appellate Authority in regard to Aided Schools. Supervise the work of DEOs. Academic Supervisor of all High and Higher Secondary Schools in the District
7 Teachers Recruitment Board,
Chennai-6
Member in the cadre of Joint Director on promotion 22.10.1999 30.11.1999 14300-400–18300 Member in the interview board for selection of teachers of all categories
8 Chief Educational Office, Pudukottai Chief Educational Officer (on reversion for want of vacancy) 07.12.1999 11.07.2000 10000-325-15200 Controlling Authority of all kinds of schools in the Revenue District. Appellate Authority in regard to Aided Schools. Supervise the work of DEOs. Academic Supervisor of all High and Higher Secondary Schools in the District
9 Directorate of School Education, Chennai- 6 Joint Director (Matriculation) 12.07.2000 23.11.2000 14300-400–18300 Sanctioning Recognition to Matriculation schools in the state and responsible for framing of curriculum and syllabus for the Matriculation Board
10 Directorate of Government Examinations, Chennai-6 Joint Director (Higher Secondary) 03.12.2001 31.08.2005 14300-400–18300 Responsible for conducting Higher Secondary Examination in the capacity of Secretary, Tamil Nadu State Board of Higher Secondary Examinations
11 Directorate of School Education, Chennai- 6 Joint Director (Higher Secondary) 26.10.2005 07.09.2006 14300-400–18300 Administrative Supervision of Aided schools and Recognition of Self Finance High Schools
12 Directorate of Teacher Education, Research and Training, Chennai- 6 Joint Director (Schemes) 07.09.2006 06.06.2008 14300-400–18300 Responsible for implementing various schemes and Training Programmes, Research work, Material Development in the Directorate and Monitoring DIETs and schools to improve the quality of Education
13 Directorate of Elementary Education, Chennai- 6 Director (on Promotion) 06.06.2008 03.07.2010 16400–450-20000 Implementation of all policy matters of the Government pertaining to Elementary matters and Welfare schemes of the State and Central Government Appointments, Posting, Transfers and Matters relating to disciplinary proceedings under rule 17(a) and 17 (b) of all Assistant Elementary Educational Officers. Grant of initial permission for opening of New Primary schools and up gradation of Primary schools into Middle schools
14 Director of Matriculation Schools On Transfer 03.07.2010 21.09.2011
15 Directorate of Teacher Education, Research and Training, Chennai- 6 On Transfer 21.09.2011 06.08.2012
16 Director of School Education,
Chennai-6
On Transfer 06.08.2012 31.07.2013
17 Director of Government Examinations, Chennnai-6 On Transfer 31.07.2013 30.06.2015 Retired on 30.06.2015 on Superannuation