The TKM College Trust was founded in 1956 by Late Janab Thangal Kunju Musaliar, which marked an epoch making event in the educational history of Kerala in general and the Travancore area in particular. Thangal Kunju Musaliar was a great visionary, educationist, reformer, industrialist and above all a philanthropist who walked ahead of his time.
His dogged perseverance and hard work coupled with his strength of character helped him rose to the pinnacle of fame from the humble beginnings. He became the doyen of cashew industry and thereby started the empowerment of workers especially women folk as he had employed large number of women employees in his cashew factories and he was considered to be the largest single employer in the world as indicated in the US Business Magazine FORTUNE.
He was very much concerned about the various sections of the society who were educationally and culturally backward in general and particularly the members of the Muslim community who were backward in education and without proper and adequate facilities for education. Though he had only primary education he was convinced of the fact that education is an essential input for any development and no progress can be achieved without proper and quality education. This long cherished dream was fulfilled in the establishment of the TKM College of Engineering in the year 1958.
This was the first Engineering College in the Private Sector in the State. The foundation stone was laid on February 3, 1956 by His Excellency Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India. The College was formally inaugurated by Prof. Humayun Kabir, the then Union Minister for Scientific Research and Cultural Affairs on July 3, 1958.
The College has been identified as a Centre of Consultancy by a good number of industrial and public service units under the State and Central Governments. Long years of experience in the field of technical education enabled the Management to provide excellent infrastructural facilities and sophisticated laboratory equipments and network facilities to the College to have an attractive ambience. It is a proud privilege that thousands of engineers who passed out through the portals of T.K.M. College of Engineering are now in the covetable positions in India and abroad.
The aim and objectives of the TKM College Trust is to establish educational institutions to serve the community and enhance the quality of life. It is in furtherance of the objectives, the Trust has established many other institutions to impart quality education. These institutions will endeavor to rise to the level of generator and disseminator of quality knowledge and to prepare the future generations to face the warp and the weft of the challenges in life. The following institutions bear testimony to it.
TKM College of Arts and Science, Kollam (1965)
The TKM College of Arts and Science started functioning in 1965. Now the College is offering bachelor degree courses in Physics, Chemistry, Bio-Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Mathematics, English language and Literature and Islamic History and post-graduate programme in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, English language and Literature, Bio Chemistry and Commerce at undergraduate and post-graduate level. The College has been maintaining high discipline and has been one of the best among the first grade Colleges in the Kerala University.
TKM Institute of Management, Karuvelil (1996)
The TKM Institute of Management (TIM) is one of Kerala’s premier B-Schools with a reputation for moulding top notch management professionals. TKM has more than a decade long track record of excellence in management education. Its mission is to empower the youth to management organizations for quantum leaps. The pedagogy here is multifaceted including class room sessions, case studies, live industrial assignments, guest lectures and summer projects. Set in a picturesque campus TIM has state of the art facilities and an eminent and highly experience faculty team. TIM offers a fully residential two year MBA programme affiliated to the University of Kerala, with a dual specialization from the functional areas of Marketing, Finance, Human Resources and Operations and Systems. TIM’s alumni occupy coveted positions in leading organizations in India and abroad.
TKM Centenary Public School (1997)
The TKM Centenary Public School started functioning in 1997 to synchronize with the birth Centenary Anniversary of the founder Janab A. Thangal Kunju Musaliar. The Public School has blazed a new trend in primary and secondary education committed to growing young children by laying solid foundation for a bright future. The Public School has already earned many laurels in curriculum and co-curricular activities at the State level.
TKM School of Communication and Information Technology (1997)
The TKM School of Communication and Information Technology is a Centre of distance education approved by the Madurai Kamaraj University. The Centre offers courses in the distance education mode and attracts large number of students who could not pursue formal education on regular basis.
TKM Higher Secondary School (2000)
The TKM Higher Secondary School started functioning in 2000 with both the High School and Higher Secondary sections. The School was granted to the TKM College Trust subsequent to the delinking of pre-degree course from the TKM College of Arts and Science. More than 1500 students are pursuing their studies here. This is the best Model School in the Kollam District evaluated on the basis of quality education and infrastructural facilities.
TKM Institute of Technology, Karuvelil (2001)
The TKM Institute of Technology started functioning in 2001 under the self financing sector with excellent infrastructure and academic ambience. It soon rose to the level of a centre of excellence offering B. Tech in Electronics and Communication, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical & Electronics, Electronics & Bio Medical Engineering and Food Technology, Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering at the undergraduate level, and five post graduate programmes in M. Tech VLSI & Embedded System, Opto Electronics, Communication Systems, Computer and Information Science Engineering and Software Engineering.
TKM School of Architecture, Karuvelil (2013)
The TKM School of Architecture is the eighth centre of learning under the umbrella of the TKM College Trust. It was approved by the Council of Architecture, New Delhi and was granted recognition by the Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin. B. Arch Degree course with a sanctioned intake of 40 students is being conducted on self financing mode.