Pachaiyappa's College

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Pachaiyappa's College
Pachaiyappa's college logo.tif
Motto Mens Agitat Molem
Motto in English
"Mind Moves Matter"
Established 1842
Principal Dr.S.Kaliraj, M.A.,M.Phil.,M.B.A.,Ph.D.
Location Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 13°4′23.25″N 80°13′59.05″E / 13.0731250°N 80.2330694°E / 13.0731250; 80.2330694
Campus Urban

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.


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.[1][2]

Notable alumni[edit]

A listing of notable alumni is published by the college.[3] Some of those named are as follows.


IPS officers[edit]

Literary figures[edit]