Sowing seeds of knowledge Transforming lives
Taking a cue from the abiding philosophy of TAFE's legendary leaders who valued learning, knowledge and technology as invaluable tools that inspire people, ignite minds and transforms lives, the company has consistently supported quality educational initiatives to provide opportunities for holistic, all-round development.
Education for All
The Paramakalyani Education Society was set up in 1960 at Alwarkurichi, Tirunelveli with the aim to provide value-based, affordable and quality higher education to the people living in and around Alwarkurichi.
As part of this society, Sri Paramakalyani College was established in the year 1963. With a range of courses in Pure and Applied Sciences, Mathematics and Commerce, the college offers aided and self-financing courses to approximately 1600 students. Thanks to its impeccable record, the college is now affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University. Sri Paramakalyani Higher Secondary School caters to over 1900 students from 17 villages in the vicinity. The school uses learning aids that facilitate easy understanding of concepts and also has a computer lab and audio visual room that adds to the learning experience.
Sri Paramakalyani Nursery and Primary school, set up in 2013 on a self-financing model, imparts holistic education to approximately 725 students from LKG to Class V.
TAFE actively supports the wards of its employees towards their graduation and/or post-graduation in fields like medicine, engineering and agriculture every year. It has also instituted the Young Achiever Awards for employees' children, to recognize outstanding academic performance in public exams in the 10 and 12 grades respectively and to encourage the recipients to relentlessly continue their journey of excellence.
With two full-fledged higher secondary schools, the schools in the Nilgiris, Chamraj, aim to provide holistic education to young wards to meet the challenges of contemporary India with confidence and determination. It is noteworthy that these are the only two schools offering quality education in both English and Tamil medium, in the less-developed hilly and tribal areas of the Nilgiris.
The Sathya Sai organizations which provide education and healthcare free of cost, are wholeheartedly supported by TAFE in a mission to provide the best education to the largest possible number of students in an equitable and sustained manner.
TAFE provides support to Stella Maris, a leading Women's College in Chennai, to revamp faculty training by providing vital international exposure to improve the quality of teaching.
The above investments in education have paid rich dividends with more than one generation of learners moving on to occupy key positions in banks, public service, private organizations, other key institutions and policy-making bodies.