A latter-day construction-site
supervisor who failed in his
school-leaving exam is today an
education baron and controls the
destiny of 140,000 students.
Meet M V Muthuramalingam,
the 72-years old first generation
entrepreneur and force majeure
of the Velammal Educational
We started one school every second year. Presently, we have
55 institutions cutting across nine districts. Over 140,000 kids
study with us. We have 14,000 staff, and we sit on 1 crore square
feet of space.” That indeed is a broad sweep.