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Nachimuthu Gounder was born on 9th November 1902 to Thiru Palani Gounder and Tmt. Chellammal. Thiru P. Nachimuthu Gounder proved to be an embodiment of hardwork, perseverance and sincerity. He studied at the local middle school. He worked hard under severe handicaps when he started the transport of men and materials from Pollachi to the nearby Valparai estate. He was very calm and poised and studied the problems that confronted him and formed a bold and industrious team to solve the issues. He started the famous Anamalais Bus Transport on 28th August 1931. He became the Chairman of the Pollachi Municipal council and served the society from 11th December 1931 to 30th October 1934. His diligence and devotion transformed the ABT into the biggest and the best managed fleet of South India. His earnest desire of imparting the best technical education and training to the rural youth in and around Pollachi became a reality when his son Padmabhushan Dr. N. Mahalingam established Nachimuthu Polytechnic College in the year 1957.

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Chairman Emreitus
Arutchelvar Dr. N. Mahalingam, B.Sc., F.I.E.,

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.

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Dr. M. Manickam. M.Sc,MBA.,

The Chairman Dr. M. Manickam M.Sc, MBA., is the successor of Arutchelvar. Dr.N.Mahalingam. Graduated from the University of Michigan with an international exposure, he has the caliber to lead industries and institutions together. He was the President of All India Sugar Manufacturers Association (1996-1997) and India Sugar Technologists Association (2000-2002).

The Chairman ensures that excellent technocrats are nurtured by the best institution. By introducing his brain child, earn while you learn caters to the students who are in need, he steps ahead of his predecessors by establishing tie-ups with reputed international institutions.

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

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Shri. M. Harihara Sudhan. B.E., MS.

Shri. 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 of Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology since November 2012.

Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology was established in the year 1998 to offer 10 UG Engineering courses, 5 PG Engineering Courses, MCA Program currently & 5 Research Programme.

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Dr. C. Ramaswamy. M.E., Ph.D., F.I.V.

Dr. C. Ramaswamy is the Secretary of the NIA Educational Institutions. He has been associated himself with NIA for more than four decades in providing high quality education to thousands of students.

He was the Principal of Nachimuthu Polytechnic College, from 1994 to 2000. He was instrumental in the development of the College in all aspects and he was also the Founder Principal of Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology. He has been the Secretary of NIA Institutions since 2000.

With a strong determination and active involvement, Dr. C. Ramaswamy helps the NIA institutions achieve academic excellence. He has created an indelible page in the golden history of NIA institutions, in creating infrastructure, promoting partnerships with institutions and corporate in India and abroad as well

An experienced educationist and administrator, Dr. C. Ramaswamy has played a dominant role in the growth and development of the NIA institutions.

He obtained his doctorate from Madras University for his research on Industry Institute Collaborative Model in the year 2017.

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Dr. M. Ashok B.Sc. B.Tech.,M.E.,Ph.D.,

Dr.M.Ashok graduated in B.Sc Physics from PSG College of arts and science in 1988. Because of his interest towards Engineering he completed his B.Tech, Automobile Engineering from Madras Institute of technology, Chennai in the year 1991.Soon after B.Tech., he served for 6 months in ABT Industries as management trainee. He joined in Nachimuthu Polytechnic College as Instructor in the department of Post Diploma in Automobile Engineering in the year 1992. He did his Post Graduation in Thermal Engineering from Government College of Technology, Coimbatore in the year 2007. He did his Ph.D from Anna University Chennai in 2015. The field of research is on solar energy driven automobile anxiliary air conditioning system.

Presently he is also heading the department of Mechanical Engineering & Sandwich programs, in-charge for NPTC-TVS Collaborative Education Program and Hostel Deputy Warden. He has published four papers in the international journals and presented two papers in National conference and four papers in international conferences.

He is the life Member of Indian Society for Technical Education, New Delhi.