1906, he set out from Kumbakonam, for the first time, and joined
Pachaiyappa's College in Madras,
in the F.A. class again. After about three months, he fell ill
and discontinued his studies. However, he appeared privately for
the F.A. examination in 1907. Unfortunately, he failed
to pass the university examinations and this marked the
end of his formal education in India.