Even as results of various Board exams were declared, MSSRF’s Village Resource Centre (VRC) Pudukkottai offered career guidance to students who passed Class XII examinations. Students and parents, especially from rural areas, need appropriate guidance and counseling to take informed decisions on their future education. Educational experts from diversified fields offered counseling and guidance through phone-in-programmes on May 18, 2016. Dr. Subhash Gandhi, National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai, Dr. Sukumaran, Professor, Kunthavai Naacchiyaar Govt. Arts College for Women, Thanjavur, Mr.Senthil Kumar, Educational Consultant, Dr. Suresh Kumar, Professor, Scott Christian College Nagercoil, Dr.Kannan, Senior Lecturer, S T Hindu College Nagercoil and Dr. Rajkumar, Senior scientist MSSRF provided guidance and counseling to the students over phone. About 109 students from 6 districts received guidance from the experts based on their queries
M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) established in 1988 is a not-for-profit trust. MSSRF was envisioned and founded by Professor M S Swaminathan, agriculture scientist with proceeds from the First World Food Prize that he received in 1987.