Higher education is the most important sector for the growth and development of human resource, which can take responsibility for social, economic and scientific development of the country. Institutions of higher education are emerging as centres of innovation and excellence in the global scenario. The primary task of a higher education institution is to provide world class quality education, while opening the portals of higher education to students from rural and backward areas and marginalized families. The talents and skills in our youth should be recognized to equip and enable them to meet the emerging challenges and demands. Providing urban amenities to rural areas is a prerequisite to achieve a ‘Developed India’. Higher education should empower the rural population on par with the urban community. Thiruvalluvar University is aimed to develop the knowledge of the students in consonance with the saying of the sage Thiruvalluvar “Lead them to lead”. I am pleased to welcome you to Thiruvalluvar University and let us work together to learn and lead the nation.