Nachimuthu Industrial Association (NIA)

Guided by the vision of his father, Arutchelvar.Dr. N. Mahalingam founded the Nachimuthu Industrial Association Trust in the year 1956 to provide technical education to aspiring youth. This eventually expanded into offering quality education right from schooling to engineering. Over a span of 50 years NIA has branched out to many streams of education reaching out to even rural students to explore and gain knowledge in the fast-paced world.

Sakthi Foundaion

The foundation was instituted to cater t the educational needs of the children of Sakthi Sugars employees, cane growers and local population.


Nachimuthu Industrial Association (NIA) and Sakthi foundation runs the following Institutions:

Sakthi Higher Secondary School:


The school was started in the year 1970 and was upgraded into a Higher Secondary School in the 1986. The school has a total strength of 1100 students hailing mainly from the adjacent rural areas. The school has faculty strength of 45 Teaching & Non- Teaching Staff.

The school consistently stands at 1st Place / 2nd Place in the Gobi Educational District in the public examinations every year.

Palani Gounder Higher Secondary School:

Established in the year 1995 the school is located inside the NPTCMCET Campus at Pollachi. The school offers higher secondary programs in 1 group under general stream and 4 groups under the vocational stream in Tamil and English mediums.

Tmt. Rukmaniammal Higher Secondary School:

The school was established in the year 1991 at the Jothi Nagar, NGM College campus at Pollachi. The school offers instructions in Tamil and English mediums for Standards 6 to 10 and offers higher secondary program in 3 groups.

Mariammal Girls Higher Secondary School:

The school was started in the year 2000 is at Mahalingapuram, Pollachi. It offers instructions in Tamil and English mediums for Standards 6 to 10 and higher secondary programs in 4 groups.

Other Schools run by the foundation in Pollachi are

Sri Kuppanda Gounder Nursery, Primary & Elementary School was established in the year 1961. And in the year 1991, the Tmt. Mariammal Nursery & Primary School was established.

Sakthi High School - Sivaganga:


Established in the year 1992 as a Nursery and Primary School inside the premises of Sivaganga Sugar factory it has gradually grown into a High school in the year 2005.

The school has 20 Teaching staff and nearly 550 students, mostly children from the families of employees of the company as well as from the surrounding rural areas are been provided with good education. The school has been consistently achieving 100 % results in the SSLC examination every year since 2005.

Nachimuthu Gounder Rukmaniammal High School:

The school, established in the year 1989, is located at Mahalingapuram, Vellalore, Coimbatore. Similar to the above two schools, one elementary school and High School are run at Vellalore with 500 students with Medium of instruction as Tamil.