The University was named as Alagappa University after the famous philanthropist and educationist Dr. RM. I consider, he is one politician licensed to loot the country, where as all other "PUTA MADRE" politicians, all fuckers, have plundered the nation without giving away a cent before! The township for Cochin textile staff was named "Alagappa Nagar" in his memory. Being a businessman himself, Dr. Alagappa Chettiar is aware of the industrial possibilities of our country and the need for scientific, technical and technological education. He received the Padma Bhushan award (the third highest civilian award in India) in 1956.[2]. In 1937 he started Cochin Textiles, later Alagappa Textiles at Alagappa Nagar near Thrissur in Kerala. Alagappa Chettiar pioneered the centre of excellence "A.C.College of Technology" (named after him) at Guindy, Chennai, which offers specialised Engineering & Technology courses including Chemical Technology, Petroleum Refining & Petrochemicals, Textile Engineering, Leather Technology, Industrial Biotechnology, Ceramic Technology, Pharmaceutical Technology, Food Technology, etc. ( Scientist + Scientist Emeratus as Head of Corrosion Division). !. Schools, Colleges were just minutes away by walk and so it was cultural shock to find when I landed in Gujarat to find kids go miles for schools. Dear Mr. Saiyidain, For some time an idea has been revolving in my mind that I should establish a Public School at Madras. After a brief recovery, his health worsened and died on 5 April 1957 at his residence in Vepery, Madras (now Chennai). Having done my schooling of 7 years in the Alagappa institution, (Also joined Alagappa Arts College for a month before moving to Engineering in 1980) I must say I was immensely lucky to reap benefits of his benevolence. I was very much touched by this story forw... POST 190 Wishing the folks a Happy and prosperous 2011. The study analyzed the Information Literacy Skills among 90 Engineering Students of Alagappa Chettiar Government College of Engineering. Chettiar harboured a firm conviction that education is an absolute must for a human being to become productive, wholesome and humane. Meiyappa Chettiar is a large one. In 1930 at the age of 21 he was the first M.A. Chettiar was born in Kottaiyur in the Sivaganga District of Tamil Nadu to K.V.AL. (Now an autonomous government institution), Alagappa Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Alagappa Arts College, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, Alagappa College of Polytechnic, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, Alagappa Physical Education College, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, Alagappa Primary School, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, Alagappa Montessori School, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, Alagappa Preparatory School, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu (this is a private school managed by his daughter founded after him), Alagappa Matriculation School, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu (this is a private school managed by his daughter founded after him), Alagappa Model Higher Secondary School at his birthplace, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, A gift for the development of the township infrastructure of Kottaiyur, A donation to establish higher education in Malaysia, A donation to establish the South Indian Educational Society at New Delhi in 1948, A donation for constructing "Alagappa Mandapam" at, A donation to the Cochin Cyclone Relief fund, A donation for geological research by the, A donation for establishing a maternity hospital and childcare centre in, A donation for indigenous medicine research by Ernakulam Maharaja College, A donation to fund students from Cochin to study abroad, Funding the morning food scheme for Cochin children, Establishing the South Indian chamber of commerce in Cochin, This page was last edited on 2 November 2020, at 05:30. 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