Founding Members of the School
A number of leading academicians, prominent industrialists and well-known financial institutions took the initiative of founding the school. The school was registered as a charitable society under the TamilNadu Act 27 (Societies Registration Act – Government of India) of 1975 on September 23, 1993.
Dr. A C Muthiah
Chairman and President, Southern Petrochemicals Industries Corporation Limited Chennai
Shri. A. Sivasailam
Chairman and Managing Director Tractor and Farm Equipments Limited, Chennai
Dr. C Rangarajan
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
Dr. Kaushik Basu
Professor, Cornell University USA
Shri. M V Arunachalam
Former Vice Chairman and Managing Director Tube Investments, Chennai
Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia
Deputy Chairman Union Planning Commission, Government of India, New Delhi
Shri. N Vaghul
Chairman ICICI Bank, Mumbai
Dr. Raja J Chelliah
Founder Chairman Emeritus of Madras School of Economics
Shri. S Venkitaramanan
Former Governor Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Mumbai
Prof. U Sankar
Honorary Professor Madras School of Economics, Chennai
The establishment of MSE was widely welcomed as an important initiative in the field of higher education and the MSE has received moral and material support from the government sector, corporate sector and a number of financial institutions across the country. The Government of Tamil Nadu generously provided land in a prime area in the city of Chennai on long term lease at a confessional rate. The Ministry of Finance, Government of India, sanctioned a capital grant of Rs. 3 crore for the establishment, construction and maintenance of MSE.
Contributions to our corpus have been made by several leading Indian companies and financial institutions. Some have made contributions to the general corpus while others have made contributions towards the construction of the library and the hostel.