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Pachaiyappa's College

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Motto in English
"Mind Moves Matter"




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E.V.R.Periyar High Road, Shenoy Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600030

Mens Agitat Molem ("Mind Moves Matter")

Notable alumni
Chennai's Pachaiyappa's college celebrates its 175th anniversary at  function attended by Palanisamy

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Pachaiyappa's College is one of the oldest educational institutions in Chennai, in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The college was established as Pachaiyappa's Central Institution at Popham's Broadway on 1 January 1842, from money given in Pachaiyappa Mudaliar's will. It was the first Hindu educational institution in South India, which was not funded by the British. It gained college status in 1889, and until 1947 only admitted Hindu students.


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This college awards prize to the student who stands first among all mathematics students in the name of "Singaravelu Mudaliar" who was teacher to mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.

Notable alumni

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A listing of notable alumni is published by the college. Some of those named are as follows.


  • Kasu Brahmananda Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, 1964–71
  • Murasoli Maran, politician
  • Prof. K. Anbazhagan, politician
  • Navalar Nedunchezhiyan, politician, Interim Chief minister, Minister for 25 years.
  • E. V. K. Sampath, politician and one of the founders of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
  • C. Vijayaraghavachariar, former President of the Indian National Congress
  • K. C. Reddy, first Chief Minister of old state of Mysore
  • Boddepalli Rajagopala Rao, parliamentarian
  • C.N.Annadurai, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, 1967–68
  • IPS officers

  • C.K. Gandhirajan,IPS Officer
  • Literary figures

  • Paravastu Chinnayasuri, Telugu poet and Professor of Telugu language
  • Pammal Sambandha Mudaliar, Tamil playwright
  • Mamidipudi Venkatarangayya, history writer
  • Vairamuthu, poet
  • K. D. Thirunavukkarasu, Tamil scholar and Sahitya Akademi Award winner
  • Tapi Dharma Rao, Telugu journalist and Sahitya Akademi Award winner
  • Filmmakers

  • R. S. Manohar, drama and Tamil cinema actor
  • A. M. Rajah, yesteryears singer and Music Director
  • D. Imman, Music Director
  • Other

  • Robin Singh, former Indian cricketer
  • Bharath Reddy, former Indian cricketer
  • C. R. Rangachari, former player, Indian cricket team
  • M. B. Nirmal , Environmentalist & Founder, Exnora International
  • Mathematicians

  • Srinivasa Ramanujan, mathematician
  • References

    Pachaiyappa's College Wikipedia

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