Board Of Management
The Management demonstrates its commitment to education by providing well qualified and dedicated faculty, various UG and PG programmes , high class infrastructural facilities based on the current needs of the student community and strong and multi furious student support services in a conducive academic environment.
Our Management Team
- Rtn. S. Venkkatesh – Chairman, STC
- Lion. M.A. Vijayamoghan – Vice Chairman, STC
- Lion. T. Sethupati – Secretary, STC
- Dr. M. Settu – Director General, STC
- Mr. S.V. Sreekanth – Director – Corporate Relations, STC
- Mr. Hari Prakash Vimal Kumar – Director – International Relations, STC
- Mr. P.T.S. Maheshwar – Director – Public Relations, STC
- Dr. V. Venkateswaran, M.Sc.,M.Phi.,Ph.D., F.C.R.S.I., – Principal, STC
Rtn. S. Venkkatesh
Mr.S.Venkkatesh a passionate leader and a long track record of successful management is the Managing Trustee of V.S.V Vidya Mandir Charitable Trust and the founder Chairman of Sree Saraswathi Thyagaraja College (STC). He is an inspiring and motivational leader with first rate interpersonal skills. With his vast management directorship and leadership experience he has charted clear objectives for the growth and efficient functioning of the institution. He ensures that all high-level decisions about policy and strategy are made keeping in mind the broad objectives and vision of the institution.
Mr.Venkkatesh is associated with and holding key positions in several national and international business and service organizations. He is the Vice President of Pollachi Chamber of Commerce and Industries (PCCI). He plays a pivotal role in the activities of Chamber in promoting and developing farming, industry, trade and services in the region. He represents Chamber in meetings with business and commercial delegations from India and abroad. He firmly believes that ethical business practices and corporate social responsibility are pivotal for any business organization.
A commerce graduate from the Madras University, Mr.Venkkatesh is a person gifted with strong business acumen and commercial awareness. He is the President of BG Group of Companies with subsidiaries in Coimbatore and Tirupur districts. The group with the highest ethical standards and business practices has successfully sustained for the past sixty years and has grown to become one of the many flourishing organizations in the locality. Mr.Venkkatesh is the pillar behind the group’s success and has the experience of dealing with some of the biggest FMCG companies in the country with the likes of ITC, Hindustan Unilever, Nestle and more. The major strength of his organization is the trust and reputation among its customers and as the President of the group, Mr.Venkkatesh ensures that there is no compromise in delivering the highest customer satisfaction.
His deep interest towards social and communal service made him a charter member of the Pollachi Rotary Club. For his exemplary service and contribution towards the society he was awarded the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow Award named after the founder of Rotary. As the Past President of the club, he has played key role in several activities of the club over the past three decades. The Polio eradication camps and the erection of modern electric crematorium projects are some of the many note-worthy projects in which he played key roles.
Mr.Venkkatesh as Chairman of the college ensures institutional effectiveness through professional management. He demonstrates a strong personal commitment to promote institution’s values, aims and objectives. With high degree of personal integrity, Mr.Venkkatesh acts fairly and impartially encouraging all board members to work together effectively, contributing their skills and expertise and building consensus among them. He chairs meetings of the various STC boards – governing body, college committee and other advisory committees and ensures that they function effectively. His commitment to make STC achieve high recognition in the field of education has made STC to grow from strength of 37 students in the year of conception to current strength of about 3000 students.
Lion. M. A. Vijayamoghan
Lion. M. A. Vijayamoghan is a graduate in Economics from Madras Christian College. He has acquired more than 35 years of experience in commerce and business management. He owns many business enterprises, which deal in Telecom, FMCG, Textiles, Agro based products, Petroleum products etc. He is managing a textile spinning unit, a rice mill, coffee and cardamom plantations and a distribution company. He is the executive member of the Pollachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Director of Pollachi Viyabarigal Sangam. He is also a core group trainer of District 324B1 of Lions Club International and also a recipient of International Leadership award from Lions Club International. Currently he is the Vice Chairman and Treasurer of the Management Board of Sree Saraswathi Thyagaraja College.
Lion. T. Sethupati
Lion. T. Sethupati is a post graduate in Agricultural Science (M.Sc., Ag.) from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. On completion of his studies he has taken over the family business, which is known as B.G. Group, a well-diversified sales and marketing organization, representing many multinational companies. He is an executive member of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Coimbatore, Secretary of Pollachi Merchants’ Association and Trustee of Sri Kannika Parameswari Amman devastanam. He is also a past president of Pollachi East Lions Club. Currently he is the Secretary of Sree Saraswathi Thyagaraja College.
Dr. M. Settu
Dr. M.Settu is a Commerce Graduate from NGM College, Pollachi and an outstanding MBA graduate of PSG Institute of Management (PSGIM), a top rated B-School. He won several academic awards namely “Outstanding MBA Award” in 1982, ‘Best Alumnus Award’ from his school and ‘Outstanding Alumnus Award’ and GOLD MEDAL from his College.
Dr. M.Settu is the CEO of Syndicate Exports Pvt. Ltd., an ISO 9001 & 14001 accredited manufacturer and exporter of refractory products. He is a Fellow of All India Management Association and currently serves as the President of the Coimbatore Productivity Council. He has also served as the President of the Coimbatore Management Association, Governor-Nominated Member of the Planning Board and Senate of the Bharathiar University, Convener/ Chairperson for the Educational Panel of the Confederation of Indian Industry and Chairman of PSG Management Alumni Association, Coimbatore.
He also serves as the Member of the Zonal Council of Confederation of Indian Industry, Member of the Education Panel, SME Panel and HR Panel of the CII and Executive Committee Member of the Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a Special Invitee to the Executive committee of CODISSIA (Coimbatore District Small Industries Association). He has acquired more than 30 years of Corporate experience in Business Management, Finance and Corporate Planning, Strategic Management, Policy Formulations, Quality Management Systems, Management of International Business, Technology Management, Joint Ventures & Foreign Collaborations, Commercial Management, Labour Administration and Project Management. Mr. Settu is on the Academic and Governing Boards of various B Schools and Higher Educational Institutions offering degrees in Engineering, Management, Commerce, Arts and Science courses affiliated to Anna University, Bharathiar University and Bharathidasan University.
He is a writer, a poet and has published books, articles, presented many papers and addressed thousands of students, teachers, entrepreneurs and professionals on Management, Economics, Commerce, Nation Building, Social Responsibilities of professionals, ethics and value based living. He also serves as Honorary Management Advisor/Director for many organizations including many Trusts and Foundations. Mr. Settu is the Founder Director and currently serves as Member of the Board of Management in the capacity of Director General of Sree Saraswathi Thyagaraja College, Pollachi.
Mr. S.V. Sreekanth, B.E, MBA
Director – Corporate Relations
Mr.Sreekanth, our young and dynamic Director, is a management professional and has the required attitude, passion, drive and energy to make an immediate and positive difference in our institution. He has rich experience as Senior Consultant, Capgemini Consulting a Global Strategy Transformation consulting brand of the France based Capgemini group. He was part of a team of specialists who worked with clients to monitor their existing business practices, identify weaknesses and then recommend options and solutions for them. As a Business Consultant, he had worked with clients from diverse sectors- multinationals and public sector organizations. Based on his regular interactions with top management of various corporates, he has developed comprehensive understanding of emerging management practices and the ability to analyze and forecast business performance.
Prior to that he was also associated with Indian truck OEM Ashok Leyland in the managerial cadre, during which, with his mechanical engineering domain knowledge, undertook many projects resulting in significant quality improvement, reduction of rejection rate, time and cost savings to the organization. He was awarded for the best management project in the annual TQM summit. He developed team skills and leadership skills and was successful in managing a significant workforce of about eighty employees. His areas of specialization are lean management, time and motion study, production and inventory management.
Mr.Sreekanth is currently the managing business partner in BG Group of companies a well reputed family business concern in existence for more than sixty years. After taking over the family group business he has adopted many scientific management techniques. He is able to deal with multiple demands in a calm professional manner and evaluate the business challenges and the opportunities arising out of them. His biggest success is that he is cherished by all the employees and junior staff of BG group for his concern towards their welfare and by supporting them through provision of continuous training, coaching and professional development .
Mr.Sreekanth is the son of Shri.S.Venkkatesh, Managing Trustee of VSV Vidya Mandir Trust and STC’s beloved founder Chairman. After being inducted in STC Management Board, Mr.Sreekanth has become one of the pivotal members. He brings in lots of fresh perspectives, providing new ideas and solutions. He has been part of making many informed and influential decisions which have been successful benefiting the institution and its stakeholders.
He has completed his post graduation in business management from India’s oldest and one of the most prestigious institutions XLRI – Xavier School of Business, Jamshedpur. And he is also alum of PSG College of technology where he completed his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering. Because of his genuine passion and thirst for acquiring new knowledge, he is currently pursuing his Doctoral Research in Human Resource Management.
Mr.Sreekanth was one of the conveners of CII-Yi (Young Indian) chapter of XLRI and organized several initiatives promoting development of rural youth in domains of education, healthcare and employability. He is an ardent lover of nature and is passionate towards farming. His desire is to adopt scientific agricultural practices and show other young people that farming can be a rewarding career as well as highlighting the important role of agriculture on a global scale
Mr. Hari Prakash Vimal Kumar
Director – International Relations
Mr. Vimal Kumar, (Son of Mr. M.A. Vjaya Moghan) hails from a successful business family that has multiple Business interests in Education, FMCG distribution, Petroleum distribution, Textile Manufacturing and Agriculture. Vimal is a Business graduate from Queensland University of Technology – Australia and a MBA graduate from University of Wales – UK. He has specialized in various streams including Marketing, Strategic Management and Operations.
After completion of his MBA, he joined one of the leading global software services and consulting firm in India. He has been working with this organization for the past 11 years. During this period he has travelled widely working in various locations within India (Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore) and abroad (US, Canada and UK) holding various leadership roles.
His professional tenure has been instrumental to gain extensive knowledge in various domains including Business Development/ Sales, Operations, Relationship Management and Project Management. As a technical person, his focus while working with a leading Software services and outsourcing firm, was always to gain experience and expertise in managerial and operational aspects of the business rather than just the technical aspects of it.
His keen interest in entrepreneurship stemming from a lineage of a successful business family and strong inclination to build something on his own has motivated him to quit his job and join ranks with his entrepreneur/ educationalist father. His focus is on promoting ventures in areas that are prospective and which will draw upon his experience gained in the above mentioned domains.
He has currently settled down in Coimbatore and is the Managing partner of M.K.A. Associates – a partnership firm that has been recently formed to handle import and distribution of Fertilizers. He also holds the position of Director – International Relations at Sree Saraswathi Thyagaraja College at Pollachi. Apart from this Mr. Vimal is in the process of putting together a blueprint for an international residential school.
He is open to discuss and collaborate with likeminded professionals/firms/organizations to identify, plan and implement innovative and prospective business propositions. His professional experience, passion, drive, access to local contacts and investment potential will be leveraged to create and nurture a successful venture.
Mr. P.T.S. Maheshwar
Director – Public Relations
Mr. P.T.S. Maheswar is a graduate in Production Engineering from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore. He won several academic awards for various achievements during his studies. On completing his graduation, he started his professional career with Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co, Mumbai. He has worked in various locations throughout the country. Later he worked with St. Marks Hotel, a reputed star category hotel in Bangalore in the field of Sales and Marketing. Currently he is the Director – Marketing of Great Mount Resort Pvt Ltd which operates a luxury resort in Pollachi. In addition to the above, he is involved in large scale agro farming and marketing of coconuts and alphonso mangos. He also serves as Director – Public Relations at Sree Saraswathi Thyagaraja College, Pollachi. He is an active member in Rotary club of Pollachi.