Dr.R.Anbalagan is the Dean Academic of SRM University, Sikkim. He completed his post-graduation from Annamalai University, Chidambaram in 1969, his MPhil and PhD Degrees in 1982 and 1990, respectively, from the University of Madras.He has worked as Assistant Professor and Professor of Commerce in the Government Arts Colleges, Tamil Nadu, from 1969 to 1982. He joined as Reader in Commerce in 1982 at the Directorate of Distance Education, University of Madras. Latter he became Professor and Head in the Same Institution and worked till December, 2002.
In January, 2003, he was appointed as Professor and H.O.D, in the Government Colleges, Under the Ministry of Manpower, at the Sultanate of Oman, where he served till July, 2011. When he returned back to India, in August, 2011, he was absorbed as Professor of Eminence at the School of Management, SRM University, Kattangulathur campus, Chennai. Latter he was appointed as the Dean for Distance Education, in the same University. Then he joined as the Dean Academic at the SRM University, Sikkim, in September, 2014.
He has travelled many countries like Japan, Singapore, US, Dubai, Oman, Sri Lanka etc. He has dedicated almost 45 years of his life towards teaching and research. He has successfully guided more than 17 PhD scholars. He has been a member in many Professional Bodies like All India Economic Association, All India Distance Education Association etc. He has authored and published more than 10 books, published many Research Articles and conducted many Seminars and Conferences.