Message from Director

Shri. Manikam Ramaswami

Thiagarajar College of Preceptors was found by late Shri. Karmuthu Thiagaraja Chettiar in 1962. Thereafter, late Shri. Manickavasagam Chettiar meticulously developed the institution by strictly following the high ideals set by its founders. The Manickavasagam Charitable Foundation of the Loyal Textile Mills Group manages and runs the institution today. The faculty of TSM comprises of qualified and experienced full-time and visiting professors, many of whom are practicing professionals. Most of the regular courses are taught only by full-time professors. The highly experienced professionals who serve as visiting faculty add to the value of the courses handled by our full-time faculty. Besides teaching, faculty members are also encouraged to undertake consultancy, workshops, training and development programmes in their respective fields. The students strive to upgrade themselves continually to keep up to the expectations of the present corporate world. Many of our students have been placed in respectable positions in various companies across the globe. In this endeavor to make a difference, we shall continue to serve the society by keeping in mind the ideals and objectives of the founders and our motto 'learn to learn'.

Profile: Shri. Manikam Ramaswami is a mechanical engineer (B. Tech) from IIT Madras. He was awarded Banco Foundation Gold Medal for securing first rank in Mechanical Engineering. He is Chairman & Managing Director of Loyal Textile Mills Ltd. He has been the Chairman of various industrial associations viz., The Southern India Mill's Association during 1999 and 2000, Confederation of Indiaan Industry Tamil Nadu during 2008. He is currently Chairman of TEXPROCIL, The Cotton Textiles Promotion Council. Shri. Manikam Ramaswami has been instrumental in initiating several steps for improving competitiveness of the textile industry during his tenure as SIMA Chairman by rationalizing the taxes and duties and removing uncalled for exemptions. He contributes articles regularly to the newspapers like "The Hindu", "Business Line" and textile magazines on policy matters to improve the inclusiveness in growth. He is also the Honorary Consul for Republic of Ethiopia. The other educational institutions managed by the trust headed by him include "Thiagarajar Model Higher Secondary School" and "Thiagarajar College of Preceptors"

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