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History of the College

The Mahendra Educational Trust was founded in the year 1978 by Sri M.G. Bharathkumar, a renowned educationist with an object of imparting high standard of education to the rural children. The Trust is located at Kalippatti mid-way between Salem and Tiruchengode. Thriu.M.G. Bharathkumar, The Chairman of the Trust is assisted by the governing and advisory councils in matter of policy, mission, development and planning for the continual improvement in imparting higher education. Mrs.B.Valliyammal Bharathkumar, a best teacher awardee, is the Secretary of the Trust. Mr.Ba.Mahendhiran and Mr.Maha Ajay Prasath, are the Managing Directors.

The Trust has been running since 1978, Mahendra Matriculation Higher Secondary School which aims at Quality Education to the students with high degree of discipline. Despite a fairly long distance, many residents of Salem city, Namakkal and its suburbs have admitted their children in Mahendra Matriculation Higher Secondary School with the intention of providing the best Education to their children.

The Trust lays stress on giving quality education and maintaining high degree of discipline. In deference to the wishes of the elite and to meet the demands of the commoners of Tiruchengode,Namakkal and Salem city, the trust started several schools and colleges.

The institutions functioning under the Trust are Three Engineering Colleges, namely Mahendra Engineering college, Maha College of Engineering(2005), Mahendra Institute of Technology(2007) Four Teacher Training Institutes(2005) two State Board Schools, three Matriculation Schools, an Arts and Science College(1999), a Polytechnic College and Three Colleges of Education(2005).

The Mahendra Arts & Science College was started in the academic year1999-2000 with the affiliation of Periyar University, Salem. It is a magnificent institution with all the needed facilities and required equipments. It has got a well-established library, well equipped laboratories, spacious playgrounds, transport and above all, well qualified and dedicated staff members. All of these together help to impart a high standard of education to the rural community.