TKM College Trust

TKM School of Architecture is managed by the TKM College Trust, a renowned educational institution founded by the late Janab Thangal Kunju Musaliar. The trust has a rich history of over 60 years and is known for its commitment to academic excellence, innovation, and social responsibility.

The aim and objective of the TKM College Trust is to establish educational institutions that serve the community and enhance the quality of life. The Trust is committed to imparting quality education that prepares future generations to face the challenges of life.

Legacy of Leadership

Janab Thangal Kunju Musaliar (1897-1966)
The name Thangal Kunju Musaliar conjures up memories of an era, when the call for independence echoed in every corner of the country. As a visionary, he understood that empowering an emerging nation lay in a strong and self-reliant economy. Thus, he pioneered the cashew export trade and soon built a vast business empire through impeccable planning and systematic implementation. By 1940, he had the unique distinction of being one of the world’s largest employers. To him, it means sustainable income to thousands of families. His next step was to bring quality education to the society. Indeed, his extraordinary foresight made him an industrialist, educationalist and philanthropist par excellence. The life of Thangal Kunju Musaliar exemplifies a personal drive with ‘vision’ in its true sense. The Government of India has issued a commemorative stamp in his honour.


To provide a holistic learning environment that encourages creativity, critical thinking, and innovation among students and faculty, through value-based education and community engagement. Our aim is to prepare students for successful careers in architecture and design, contributing to nation-building.


To become a premier institute of architecture and design promoting creativity, innovation and design excellence through interdisciplinary learning and research based education, while maintaining strict ethical standards.

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