Established in the year 1962 by the great philanthropist and industrialist, Shri. Karumuttu Thiagarajan Chettiar, Thiagarajar School of Management (TSM) began with the aim to impart professional education to managers who had a burning desire to scale up their career potential with better managerial skills. “TSM”, as it is popularly called, ignited its institution building with an Executive Development Programme (EDP) to enhance the skills of the practicing managers and entrepreneurs in the vicinity of Madurai. The success of EDP and the accolades received from the industry provided the impetus to kick start the Master of Business Administration as a part-time programme in 1972. A full time MBA course started later in 1986 became a quick success drawing the attention of people from various paths of life.
TSM offers PGDM and MBA programmes which are approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA), New Delhi, and has been conferred autonomous status by the UGC and Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU). TSM has also got the candidacy status for Accreditation with ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business School & Programs). TSM’s admissions are based on all-India tests such as CAT and MAT or the State Government selection based on TANCET, with a uniform, transparent fee structure and a zero capitation fee. As TSM is a part of the Karumuttu Thiagarajar Chettiar founded institutions managed by Loyal textile Mills Ltd. group and run as a philanthropic institution, the fee structure is low enough not to be a barrier for deserving students. In addition, part /full scholarships are available from the Trust for deserving students.