Muslim Educational Association of Southern India

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The Muslim Educational Association of Southern India (MEASI), formerly Madras Executive Committee of Mohamedan Educational Conference and Mohamedan Educational Association of Southern India, is a trust which strives for education among Muslim youth, especially from South India.

Establishment[edit]

The Association, established in 1902 by Urdu-speaking Muslims, was registered under the societies act XXI of 1860. It was founded as a fulfillment of the dream of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan after the annual session of Muslim Education Conference held in Madras on 28 December 1901. This conference renamed the then existing Madras Executive Committee of Mohamedan Educational Conference as the Mohamedan Educational Association of Southern India, which later came to be known as Muslim Educational Association of Southern India.[1] The founding members of MEASI are

  • Hameed Sait
  • Nawab Syed Mohamed (Grand son of Tipu Sultan)
  • Justice Sir Abdul Rahim
  • Sir Mohamed Habibullah
  • Sir Mohamed Usman
  • Jamal Mohamed
  • Malang Ahmed Batcha
  • Quaid-E-Millath Muhammad Ismail

Function[edit]

The Association is one of the oldest minority educational institutions and is having a multi-level educational system ranging from school to Post Graduate and Research, covering several fields of studies with a sound financial resource-base. The Association is backed by a democratic, participative management system and is under the leadership of individuals drawn from educational, industrial and other walks of life.[2]

The trust manages The New College in the city of Chennai along with MEASI Matriculation Higher Secondary School, New College Institute of Management, MEASI Academy of Architecture, Institute of Research in Soil Biology & Bio-Technology, MEASI Urdu Academy and MEASI Institute of Information Technology.

Leadership[edit]

By 1930, the organisation came under the control of Tamil Muslims.[3] However, the present board of trustees includes Muslims from different background.

Institutions under MEASI[edit]

Institute Year
The New College, Chennai 1951
MEASI Matriculation Higher Secondary School 1985
MEASI Institute of Management 1987
MEASI Academy 1991
MEASI Charitable Trust 1992
MEASI Computer Academy 1994
Institute of Research in Soil Biology and Bio-Technology 1995
MEASI Academy of Architecture 1999
MEASI Urdu Academy 1999
MEASI Institute of Information Technology 2002
MEASI College of Education 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "MIIT - About Us". Measiit.com. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  3. ^ "MEASI comes under the control of Tamil Muslims within a generation". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2012-10-09.