Born in an aristocratic family in 1944 in Samathur, Pollachi Taluk in Coimbatore District, he qualified himself as a Barrister and later entered business. The high ideals of Swami Vivekananda and Mahatma Gandhi had a profound impact on him. He was responsible for erecting a life size bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi in his home town, Pollachi.
He has served in the Management Committees of many leading schools and colleges and worked for making values an integral part of the curriculum. In recognition of his contribution to the field of education, he was nominated to the Syndicate of Bharathiar University, Coimbatore which he served with distinction. At present, he is the President of NGM College, Pollachi.
As one connected with the Textile Industry, he was chosen to lead the Association representing industry, at the Regional as well as National level. The Government of India sanctioned over $150 million to The Cotton Technology Mission on account of his initiative. As Chairman of The Indian Cotton Mills’ Federation, New Delhi, he was instrumental in preparing the Vision Statement for the Textile Industry which was released by the Hon’ble Union Finance Minister, Sri P. Chidambaram.
Besides business, he takes active part in the promotion of the cultural heritage of India for upholding peace and harmony among various religions and cultural groups. As Chairman of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, he remains committed to preserve and propagate the ancient wisdom of India. As Chairman of Divyodaya – an organisation established to initiate inter-religious dialogue – he has worked for preserving the unique pluralistic culture of India. He is a prominent leader of the Rotary Movement and has worked for universal peace and brotherhood. In recognition of his global perspective and secular credentials, he was invited by Pope John Paul II to attend the Day of Prayer for Peace in the World held at the Vatican, Italy, during January 2002.
He was awarded the Degree of Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa) by Sri Avinashilingam Deemed University, Coimbatore, in 1999 in appreciation of his social work in line with the Gandhian ideals. Sri Ramakrishna Mission, Coimbatore awarded him the Vivekananda National Award for Excellence on 4th February, 2006
Sri M. Balasubramaniam
Sri M. Balasubramaniam, Secretary of the College, is an industrialist. He is in the Governing Body of the College for over two decades. At present, he is the Managing Director of Sakthi Finance Ltd., Coimbatore having 21 branches spread across India.
He is a Director of several companies like Sakthi Sugars Ltd., Sri Chamundeswari Sugars Ltd., Bhagavathi Textiles Ltd., Sri Sakthi Textiles Ltd., Sakthi Management Services Ltd., Sakthi Properties Ltd., ABT Ltd., ABT Finance Ltd. and Union Bus Service (P) Ltd. Under his able guidance, ABT Industries Ltd. (Auto Division) received Awards of Excellence for Dealership (Madurai Division) and Spare Sales (Kerala) several times. He has been instrumental for the healthy growth of ABT Industries (Dairy Division). He was Chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in 1999.
Mr Sivasubramaniam Sivakumar, the Treasurer of NGM College Pollachi, hails from a family known for its entrepreneurial background. He did his UG in Industrial engineering and management at M.S.Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, and his Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering at University of Texas at El Paso, USA. He served as a Project Engineer at Titan Plastics Group, Michigan, USA for 4 years. He has chosen the membership of Rotary club of Pollachi and TAPMA to extend his valuable knowledge, rich experience and his expertise in managerial qualities. At present, he is the Managing Director of PLASTECH, Pollachi. He is the Treasurer of NGM College since May, 2008.
Dr. S.V. Balasubrmaniam, B.Com., A.C.A.
Dr. M. Manickam, M.Sc., M.B.A.
Dr. R. Muthukumaran, M.A.,M.Phil.,B.Ed.,Ph.D.,
Prof. K. Dharmalingam (University Nominee)
Dr. Antony Selvadoss Thanamani, M.Sc., M.Phil., PGDCA,Ph.D.
Dr. R.Manicka Chezian, M.Sc., M.S., Ph.D.
Thiru. D. Anbalagan, M.A., (Office Superintendent)