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History of the college


Amarar Thiru. M.A. Krishnaswamy, A.M.I.S.E., M.I.C.E. (U.S.A.) F.I.M.I., a revered educationist par excellence, was born on 17th March 1913 in an agricultural family hailing from Manamadurai, Sivagangai District, Tamil Nadu. After a brilliant academic record in school and college, he began his career as a school teacher. He started acquiring his professional degrees through self study. After a brief stint as a school teacher he started a Private Engineering College in the name “College of Engineering Technology” to give coaching for Diploma Courses in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Automobile Engineering and Air-conditioning & Refrigeration.

In 1965, he started a nursery school with only 17 students at Nungambakkam, Chennai. Later on, this school has grown into a Matriculation Higher Secondary School recognized by the Government of Tamil Nadu. In order to run more educational institutions efficiently in the city, he formed an educational trust under the name “Krishnaswamy Educational Trust”(Regd.) and then he started a chain of schools, on self –financing basis, at various parts of Chennai viz., Nungambakkam (1965), Anna Nagar (1973), K.K. Nagar (1979), Ashok Nagar (1984) and Villivakkam(1986).

Our Founder was an outstanding administrator and an exemplary to his contemporaries. With an aim of providing quality education for the students enrolled, he worked round the clock with a missionary zeal . Thus, today the institutions have grown in strength by providing quality education to the students enrolled. Throughout his lifetime, he was so humble and easily approachable and never allowed himself to compromise on quality and merits in every aspect of his school administration. He devoted his entire lifetime and earnings for the noble cause of education.

Thiru M.A.K. Balakrisshnan, the eldest son of our founder, has taken over the reign of the trust as the Chairman and Managing Trustee, when our founder reached his heavenly abode in 1988. He has further propelled the growth of the trust by starting three more educational institutions. He realised  the cherished dream of the founder to further women’s education by starting Shri Krishnaswamy College for Women in 2010 at Annanagar.