P.T. Lee. Chengalvaraya Naicker, the illustrious founder of this institution,was born in the year 1829. His father, Perumal Naicker, on whom the Government had conferred the title "Sirdar Bahadur", was a subedar-Major in the Madras Army
His mother Theivayanaiammal, towards whom her son showed a rare respect and devotion, was very pious, orthodox and conservative. Even as a child, Chengalvaraya Naicker was noted for his sweet nature, devotion to God and his parents, and kindness to all around him. As he grew up he developed a keen interest in business which led him to adopt trade and commerce as his profession.
At his father's death, Chengalvaraya Naicker, who was thirty years of age, set up a business of his own and soon found himself a leader of the Indian trading community in Madras. He became a Dubash of Messrs. Shand and Co. and soon amassed a great fortune.
He was very capable and hence successful in business. His heart melted at the sight of the poor and the needy. During the great famine of 1857, his house became a regular relief camp where the necessities of life were distributed to all those who were in need of them, irrespective of their caste and creed. His favourite resort was the great temple in Triplicane. Under his patronage a Sabah was founded with the object of editing and publishing the sacred books of the Vaishnavas.
A scheme for ensuring the perpetual continuance of his benevolent charities had been engaging his attention for a number of years and finally resulted in a will dated 1870 (slightly modified by a codicil in 1878) bequeathing the whole of his estate to religious and charitable purposes. The estate was to be administered by a body of Trustees. A few modest allowances were made to members of his own family and to poor students of his community. Certain specific religious offerings were to continue to be made in his name in temples mentioned in the will. His choultry at Oovery was to be permanently maintained and Sadavarthi distributed to Bhairagi pilgrims at Kanchipuram. The whole of the balance, amounting to several lakhs of rupees, was to be extended at the Trustees' discretion in the establishment of an Orphanage and in the promotion of technical education.
One of the most notable things in his will is his wish to include initials "P.T.Lee" before his name. He wanted both his father Perumal Naicker and his mother Theivayanaiammal, people to whom he owed his birth and existence, to be remembered in his name as P.T", besides his pet name "Lee". This was, indeed a highly exemplary and revolutionary act demonstrating his apathy for, and disagreement with, the universally prevalent male chauvinism, reflected in the exclusion of a mother's name in one's initials. We can confidently say that P.T. Lee Chengalvaraya Naicker lived and thought centuries ahead of his times. The great soul passed away in 1874, at the early age of 45
A teacher affects eternity; he or she can never tell where his or her learning stops. The mediocre teacher tells, the good teacher explains, the superior teacher demonstrates, the great teacher inspires’
As India is one of the fastest growing and progressing countries in the world. Industrial, technological and scientific acceleration needs highly qualified, skilled, efficient and well-trained engineers. Each aspirant has to have a big vision and take very small steps to get there. You have to be humble as you execute but visionary and gigantic in terms of your aspiration. In the Internet industry, it's not about grand innovation, it's about a lot of little innovations: every day, every week, every month, making something a little bit better.Each and every aspirant young mind should be fine-tuned of teaching and learning process, excellence just not confined to the classroom but notably active participation conferences, workshops, seminars, guest lectures and other co-curricular activities. The exposure to aspects beyond the curriculum, thus adding high value to their professional success.
As Principal, I Take this opportunity to congratulate the team and I am hugely impressed by the commitment of the College and the staff who strive to provide of an excellent all-round education.P.T.LeeChengalvarayaNaicker College of Engineering and Technology, practise and promote, ‘holistic education’ which is a remarkably rich blend of curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular learning and activities, thus making the Institution an excellent institution of higher learning.
We believe in creating young minds to young Engineers and prepare for a better future.
The Nobel Philanthropist Sri P.T.Lee Chengalvaraya Naicker who lived from 1829 to 1874 had bequeathed is his entire properties for the welfare of the downtrodden and poor people irrespective of caste, creed and colour in Tamil Nadu by executing a WILL and thereby creating a Trust Called “P.T.Lee Chengalvaraya Naicker Trust”. The above said Trust was functioning along with the famous Pachippa’s Trust from 1874 to 9.10.96. From 10.10.96 on wards, the above said Trust is functioning independently as per the Supreme Court/High Court/Governing Orders.
Board of Trustees (November 2020 - November 2023)
Thiru Justice P.Kalaiyarasan(Retd)
Hon’ble Board of Trustees
Thiru. P. Sundaram.
Hon’ble Thiru Justice P. Kalaiyarasan
Judge Retd. High Court Madras,
Chairman, P.T.Lee Chengalvaraya Naicker Trust.
Former-Vice Chancellor of Anna University,
Educational Advisor, P.T.Lee Chengalvaraya Naicker Trust.
Prof.Dr.D.Viswanathan did his Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Annamalai University, Master's Degree in Production Engineering at the College of Engineering, Guindy, University of Madras. He obtained his Ph.D. from I.I.T. Madras in the field of Metal forming (Mechanical Metallurgy).During his Ph.D. Programme he worked on Trissule Missile Project, which was sponsored by His Excellency Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the then Director of DRDL in 1984.
The project was successfully completed under the guidance of Professor K.A. Padmanabhan, Former Director of IIT, Kanpur and these technologies namely Technology of Superplastically formed hemispheres of Titanium alloy Ti-6Al-4V for potential application in the formation of Air bottles for flight vehicle applications- Trissule Missile of Indian Defence were transferred to HAL, DRDL and ISRO for the production of aircraft, rocket and missile components. Through his work for the development of missiles and rocket components he was awarded THREE INDIAN PATENTS.
|As per the ambition and intention of the Testator, the following institutions have been started and are functioning successfully till date.|
|1.P.T.Lee Chengalvaraya Naicker College of Engineering and Technology, Oovery, Kancheepuram District|
|2.P.T.Lee Chengalvaraya Naicker Polytechnic College, Vepery, Chennai – 7|
|3.P.T.Lee Chengalvaraya Naicker Arts & Science College, Vepery, Chennai – 7|
|4.P.T.Lee Chengalvaraya Naicker Industrial Training Institute, Oovery, Kancheepuram Disttrict|
|5.P.T.Lee Chengalvaraya Naicker Higher Secondary School, Chennai – 112|
|6.P.T.Lee Chengalvaraya Naicker Middle School, Oovery, Kancheepuram District|
|7.P.T.Lee Chengalvaraya Naicker Higher Secondary School, Chennai – 112|
|8.P.T.Lee Chengalvaraya Naicker Primary School, Choolai, Chennai – 112|
|9.P.T.Lee Chengalvaraya Naicker Orphanage and free Residential School, Vepery, Chennai|
|10.P.T.Lee Chengalvaraya Naicker Siddha Dispensary and Hospital, Vepery, Chennai -7|
|11.P.T.Lee Chengalvaraya Naicker Sidhha Dispensary and Allopathy Hosiptal, Oovery, Kancheepuram|
|12.P.T.Lee Chengalvaraya Naicker community literacy Centre, Oovery, Kancheepuram District|
|13.P.T.Lee Chengalvaraya Naicker Arts & Science College, Vepery, Chennai – 7|