Kuruvila Jacob Memorial Educational Trust
To honour the great educationist and humanist Kuruvila Jacob on his birth centenary in 2004, a substantial body of his students and alumni of Madras Christian College High School launched the Kuruvila Jacob Initiative for Promoting Excellence in School Education on 3rd August 2004. The initiative is managed by the Kuruvila Jacob Memorial Educational Trust comprising the following old students of Mr. Jacob, all of them students of Madras Christian College High School as trustees.
The Trustees are
Mr. S. Viji, Managing Director, Brakes India Ltd.; Chairman, Sundaram Finance Ltd.
Mr K. M. Mammen, Chairman , Kasturi & Sons Limited and Publisher of 'The Hindu'.
Mr N Ram-Editor-in- Chief,'The Hindu'
Mr. N. Sankar, Chairman, Sanmar Group
Mr. V. K. Chandra Kumar, Chairman, Sterling Insurance Services
Mr. I. Jairaj, Director, TVS Dynamic Global Freight Services Ltd.
The Trust caters to substantially funding the teacher centric programmes of the Kuruvila Jacob Initiative for Promotion of Excellence in School Education and also to help the quite a few economically and physically challenged students of the Madras Christian College Higher Secondary School, through school and hostel. The students are identified by the School authorities and the names sent to the Trust
The Initiative is driven by the generous administrative and financial support of students of Kuruvila Jacob from Madras Christian College High School, Chennai, Hyderabad Public School and Cathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai. Donations to the Trust are exempt under 80 G of the Income Tax Act.
The Trust office is located at New No 79,3rd Street, Kamdar Nagar, Nungambakkam, Chennai 600 034, Contact Number 044 42139851