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As a result of rapid industrialization intense effects
were made all over the country to uplift the country's economy with industrial bias.
Any under developed country will face innumerable problems and difficulties while
undertaking vast schemes. One such difficulty was the publicity of Engineering and
Technological personal needed to man such ambitious schemes. This posed a serious
To meet this challenge, the All India Council for Technical Education formulated a scheme for the establishment of Engineering Colleges and Polytechnics
in suitable places all over the country. When the Government of India announced
this scheme for adoption, the Mercantile Community of the Hindu Nadars of Virudhunagar
came forward to establish a Polytechnic at Virudhunagar at the instance of the District
Collector, Ramanathapuram at Madurai.
|| Impressed by the Government of India's scheme, a meeting was convened with elders
of this town on 02-12-1956. At this meeting a consensus was reached for establishment
of a Polytechnic in this town with the aid of various Mahamai Tharappus (Trade Associations).
It was unanimously approved to name the Institution after a philanthropist, Kodaivallal
S.Vellaichamy Nadar who contributed munificent donations for the establishment of
An interim 'Formation Committee' was formed to start the primary works for the establishment
of a Polytechnic at Virudhunagar.
The statue of Founder Patron Kodaivallal S.Vellaichamy Nadar was unveiled by Bharat
Ratna Hon'ble K.Kamaraj on 12-05-1965.
VSVN Polytechnic College - Formation Committee
Virudhunagar S.Vellaichamy Nadar Polytechnic College is located at about
2 Kms away from Virudhunagar town, a well known business center in Virudhunagar
District in Tamilnadu. The Polytechnic was started on 21st July 1958. Honorable,
Bharath Ratna Sri.K.Kamaraj, the then Chief Minister of Madras inaugurated the Polytechnic
with his blessings. It is run by the Virudhunagar S.Vellaichamy Nadar Polytechnic
Managing Board a body registered under Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 and
consists of 48 members representing 11 Mahamai Tharappus (Trade Associations) of
Virudhunagar Hindu Nadars.
HISTORY OF OUR FOUNDER PATRON
nadar Polytechnic College is in the First place in the list of the aided polytechnic
in Tamilnadu. This prestigious co-educational institution is offering valuable education
to more than thousand students every year. Our Founder Kodaivallal S.Vellaichamy
Nadar founded this institution in 1958.
His Birth and Early life : He was born on
27th July 1897. He was the only son to his Parents Thiru S.K.P. Sankara Kumara Nadar
and Tmt. Sivakamiammal. He had started his schooling in K.V.S. Middle School and
continued up to VIIth Std. Due to his poverty, he had to give up his education and
took up a job as a menial for a meager salary. A few years later, he worked as canvassing
agent. He married Tmt. Annamalaiammal on oct 12 - 1930 while he was 34 years of
age. They gave birth to four sons namely
Vivekanandham, Sadhanandham, Paramanandham
and Thirukkural and two daughters, Jeevanandham and Kuralmani. Hard work made him a successful man in Dhall Business.
Social Service :
In 1950, he became the president
of K.V.S. Managing Board. In 1951 he became a president of Kshatriya Girls School
and served for six years. During his tenure, he introduced a novel scheme of giving
free lunch to poor students. As the school needed extension, he donated a huge amount
to build a new building and it was named after Tmt. S.V. Annamalai Ammal .
India was under the regime of the British, he extended his moral support to the
Indian struggle for freedom. Since his fail physique did not allow him to take an active part in it, he rendered monitary help to the freedom fighters. From 1919
onwards a vocational institution for celebrating Thiruvalluvar day. Every year essay
writing and elocution Competitions are conducted to the students
through this endowments,
he vowed to wear only khadi dress. He was also a voracious reader. He was highly
influenced by Thirukkural. In his autobiography he has remarked that his life flourished
only by Tirukkural. This motivated him to create endowments in all edu. He also
paraphrased Thirukkural in simple language and published for easy understanding
of the text even by a layman.
Arakkodai Annal and Tamil Marai Kaavalar are the title
endowed to him in honour of his philanthropic spirit and service to Tamil Literature
by the people of Virudhunagar. V.V.Shunmuga Nadar, M.S.P. Raja, T.M.M. Rajakani
Nadar, V.N.M.S. Ayyasamy Nadar and K.P. Mahalinga Nadar, the great personalities
of Virudhunagar gave him the title Kodai Vallal in 1950. Such a great personality
lost his life on 25.2.1983.
He had a strong faith in hard work. So he achieved success
in all his endeavours. Our polytechnic motto "Endeavours Brings Success" also reminds
us of our founder. Our Office bearers also work as per our motto. This is the reason
for the success and reputation of our Polytechnic College.