The Founder

( March 21, 1923 - October 2, 2014 )

Smart work is better than hardwork is the best maxim that suits the life of Thiru. P. Nachimuthu Gounder who opted for the best solution for people’s problem then- transportation. Thiru. P. Nachimuthu Gounder implemented an ultimate idea to use bullock carts to help people. The limitations of bullock cart transportation prompted him to modernize and Anamalais Transport came into existence which is now known as ABT limited exploring every corner of the state. The modernization of the transport fueled a thought on the importance of technical education. A vision was born. The dream was made into reality by Arutchelvar Dr. N. Mahalingam - Founder, a name that is synonymous with Pollachi. Motivated by his father's vision Nachimuthu Industrial Association Trust was established in the year 1956. The dream was cherished with the incorporation of Nachimuthu Polytechnic College in 1957 through which 120 rural students were made competent enough to work with modern technology.

The society's solicitation made him the Chairman of NIA to expand education right from schooling to engineering. Within a short span of 50 years the NIA has ventured into many avenues and has established its roots in industrialization, education, finance, transportation, synthetic gems, textiles, agriculture and automobiles. Nachimuthu Industrial Association not only offers jobs but also provides opportunities for rural students to gain knowledge and explore the fast-paced world. For his achievement in education and welfare of the society, the industrial genius has been recognized by Government of India and was conferred with Padma Bhusan in 2007.

The Chairman

The current Chairman Dr. M .Manickam M.Sc, MBA., heirs Arutchelvar.Dr. N. Mahalingam. Out of his graduation from the University of Michigan has a better understanding of the world. His being a President of All India Sugar Manufacturers Association (1996-1997) and India Sugar Technologists Association (2000-2002) has made him understand the world looks from an educational institution. NIA Institution addressed to the issues of the local society has begun to address global issues.

The current chairman makes sure that experienced technocrats are made by the institution. It is his effort to feed experience to students that a program "Earn while you learn" was launched. Moving one step ahead of his predecessor he has made global institutions to get involved with NIA Educational Institutions. Tie ups with lot many global institutions are strong evidence for his effort to make this institution a world class one.

The Chairman is honored with Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) by the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in recognisation of his contributions towards Management of Agro Processing Industries and Agricultural Development.

The Correspondent

The Correspondent Shri. M. Harihara Sudhan completed his B.E (Mechanical) at PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore and then he did MSc (Automobile Engineering) in University of Bath, UK. He undergone 2 years of Training in Ford, UK before taking charge as Executive Director of ABT Limited, Coimbatore. ABT Limited was incorporated in the year 1931 to deal in transport and automobile industries. He is appointed as correspondent since November 2012.

The Secretary

The Secretary Dr. C. Ramasamy, is a symbol of sincerity and hard work. His sincerity is an inspiration and example to the students of the institution that explains the result of being loyal and working hard. He started his career as a Junior Instructor; his interest to update himself on knowledge helped him to climb the hierarchy of the management. His rich expertise and 42 years of experience in educational administration have enabled the college to attain unique status in the international level. He obtained his doctorate from Madras University for his research on Industry Institute Collaborative Model in the year 2017.