The Chettinad group began its journey in the year 1912 when its founder Dr. Raja Sir Annamalai Chettiar, a Visionary, Idealist, Entrepreneur, Educationist and Philanthropist envisioned that the future of his group lies in improving the society by providing industrial and business development. The core values of the Group -Strive, Save & Serve reached further heights under the aegis of Dr. Raja Sir Muthiah Chettiar followed by his son, Dr. M.A.M. Ramaswamy. The mantle of Chettinad Group was taken forward by the untiring efforts of Mr. M.A.M.R Muthiah Ayyappan, a dynamic industrialist with varied exposure to the field of education.
The Chettinad Group has over 60 years of experience facilitating a wide range of educational and service institutions successfully in Tamil Nadu. The group is currently responsible for private and government-aided schools, Polytechnic, Medical, Dentistry, Pharmaceutical, Engineering, Law and Architecture colleges.