The year was 1986. The seed of social consciousness that his mother had sown in the mind of Sri. M.V Muthuramalingam, was germinating and sprouting that resulted in establishing Velammal Matriculation School at Chennai with a strength of 183 students and 13 staff members. As the years passed, the strength of the school grew and so did its reputation. The need for more Institutions arose. Thus, the name and works of Velammal Institutions spread far and wide.
From a small school at Mugappair,Chennai it spreads to Thiruvallur Dist, Madurai, Theni & Karur in Tamil Nadu. Now the trust holds 90,000 students and 9000 staff members under its umbrella. The onus is now on the shoulders of Velammal Educational Trust (VET) that was formed to meet the growing demands, to run the group professionally, with determination, dedication and distinction. The trust has indeed lived up to the trust.