| The Management

Our Institution owes its birth to the magnificient role played by the Anbanathapuram Vahayara Charities(A.V.C) Mayiladuthurai.

It was at the end of the last century that a great ancestor of the well known five families who now constitute the A.V.C. trust. Thiru.S. Ramalingam Pillai, set apart a sixth share of the property of his deceased son Thiru.R. Velayutham Pillai for charitable purposes. His descendents settled down in Anbanathapuram, Enathimangalam, Pallavarayapet, Kargudy and Kanganamputhur Villages. The property of the trust was managed by the eldest male member of the five families. The charities includes mass poor feeding at Chidambaram and Mayiladuthurai during festivals, conducting and supporting regular Poojas in various temples.

In 1948 to ensure better Management of Charities, some elders of these families took initiatie. with the result that a scheme was framed for the trust by the Sub-Court of Mayiladuthurai and it appointed Messers. S. Rethinam Pillai, N.Somasundaram Pillai, B. Thirugnanam Pillai, R. K. Subramaniya Pillai, N. Panchanatham Pillai and T. Sadayappa Pillai as the first trustees of the charities.

Right from its inception 192 years ago the A.V.Charities has been serving humanity in the field of religion and charities activities by contributing to the performance of the daily pooja in almost all the temples in and around Mayiladuthurai and Chidambaram. In addition, it runs a free hostel for about thirty boys at Mayiladuthurai. A building was constructed by the charities at Manalmedu for housing the Local Fund Hospital. A general ward was constructed at a cost of Rs. 40,000/- in Mahathma Gandhi T.B.Sanatorium in Sengipatti near Thanjavur. The Palakarai Bridge on the river Cauvery was also constructed by the Charities. A marriage hall at Mayilady=uthurai and shopping arcade at Chidambaram are also provided by the A.V.Charities.

Because of the efficient management of the trust, it was possible to accumulate a surplus of Rs.2.5 lakhs. With this fund the long felt need to start an institution of higher learning could be given shape with the active support and guidance of Thiru.T.K.Palaniappan, I.A.S., then the Collector of Thanjavur district, the reputed service of which, is recognised throughout the state of Tamilnadu. It has grown in strength all these years and developed into a post graduate autonomous institution.

Above all this the management thought of serving this part of Tamilnadu in the foeld of Technical Education encouraged by the policy of the Government to allow Self financing institutions in the field of Technical Education, the A.V.Charities at its meeting held on 28.06.1983 resolved to start a Polytechnic and the application for the same was sent to the Government. The Government of Tamilnadu was kind enough to permit the trust to start a Polytechnic from the Academic year 1983-'84 and the permission was accorded for the three year Diploma Course in the three disciplines of Civil, Mechanical and Electrical & Electronics Engineering with a total intake of 180 students. The Management is very much grateful to the Tamilnadu Government for the sanction given to start the institution. The classes commenced on 24.11.1983 ceremoniously after a religious function.

In the Academic year 1987-'88, the polytechnic got permission to start a three year Diploma Course in Computer Technology with an intake of 60 Students. In the academic year 2001-'02, the polytechnic got permission to start three year Diploma Courses in Information Technology and Electronics and Communication Engineering with an intake of 120 students. From the Academic year 2005-'06 onwards, Polytechnic got permission to start Second batch of Electrical and Electronics Engg, with an additional intake of 60 students. Fron this year(2012-2013) we have been given permission to start II shift with an intake of 120 students, 60 in Mechanical Engg. and 60 in EEE. The total intake of our college stands tall at 660 students.

With the undertaking and co-operation of the enlightened parents, their wards, support, encouragement and guidance given by the Management Committee, the Institution serves the cause of Technical Education and upholds the good tradtion of A.V.C.Polytechnic College.