OUR FOUNDER AND MANAGING TRUSTEE
SMT. DHANALAKSHMI JAYACHANDRAN
The Educational Charitable Trust was formed and the Institutions were founded by Smt. Dhanalakshmi Jayachandran the daughter-in-law of Late Sri. D. Balasundaram whose mission was to educate society with a blend of Indian culture and values in a state-of-the-art English medium school. The Genesis of this seed of thought can be traced back to one of her visits to Kanchi Mutt when she heard the Paramacharya of Kanchi speak on the dwindling of Indian Culture and the need to be instilled in schools.
This mission started 4 decades ago with the inauguration of Sri Jayendra Saraswathy Vidyalaya in June 1980, a school named after the Kanchi seer and the disciple of the Paramacharya, Sri Jayendra Saraswathy.
Her contribution to this venture is making it cost-efficient and affordable by providing the best education to many first-generation learners. Today we witness her farmland blossom into the most sought-after educational institution which stands proud today as a group of institutions.
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Now to be with the times the mission is to provide the best 21st Century education and make these digital natives future-ready.
Mrs Dhanalakshmi Jayachandran, a student of Philosophy at WCC, Chennai advocates for the kind of education that while staying up to date with current technological trends, does not fail to inculcate in student Indian ethos and cultural values. Mrs Dhanalaksmi Jayachandran was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Lions club on 24th September 2016. She is also a recipient of a special award conferred by the All Indian Women’s Conference held at Satya Sai Ashram, Puttaparthi for the noble service of making top-quality education affordable and available to all.
Shri. B. Jayachandran, the chairman of the institutions, is also the chairman of Jayem Automotives. As an engineer trained in Germany, he developed India’s first automobile diesel engine in 1973 for the Fiat and Ambassador cars. He was recognized by Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra for his knowledge and talents for their R & D. Many projects were developed by him, including the recent development of the engine for Tata Nano. Mr. Ratan Tata visited personally to see the developments.
Incorporating the “Make in India” trend, the school is blessed to have an R&D Company head to direct the Tinkering lab and design thinking projects.