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.