Today with more than 30,00,000 students graduating from the various Alagappa institutions since its inception, the life story of Alagappa Chettiar is an inspiration to millions in India, as he brought smiles to the faces of students and their families by bringing primary, secondary, tertiary and professional education to the doorstep of the community in Tamil Nadu. His generous donations led to the establishment of a galaxy of educational institutions, which formed the basis for the establishment of the Alagappa University in 1985 by the Government of Tamil Nadu. When he died prematurely at the age of 48, Dr. Alagappa Chettiar had redefined philanthropy and contributed more to the betterment of education in Tamil Nadu than any other person had done until then.
Following his premature death, his daughter Mrs. Umayal Ramanathan assumed the responsibility to manage all the institutions that he founded. In 1968 to fulfil her father's dream of making these institutions a University, she donated 450 acres of land in Karaikudi with functioning professional institutions to the Tamil Nadu Government. We provide a comprehensive educational experience to children from Nursery to Higher educational streams with a lot of importance in developing life skills that are critical for a child to be competitive.
As our founder once said “In course of time other branches of learning will, I hope, rise in this area and before of long this temple of learning which has been blessed at every stage by good and saintly personages will radiate its halo and enlightement to all who came within its orbit.” - Dr. Alagappa Chettiar
This vision to extend the branches of learning through the establishment of Dr.Alagappa Academy : A CBSE based school was founded by Dr. Ramanathan Vairavan and thereby creating opportunities to the student community by effective teaching and promoting innovative practices. In the days to come the management has plans to upgrade the school to establish world class infrastructure and practices.