Thiagarajar School of Management (TSM), Madurai has established itself in the Southern part of India as one of the premier citadels of learning, rendering creditable service to the cause of higher education.TSM was founded in 1962 by the doyen of the South Indian textile industry,Mr. Karumuttu Thiagarajar Chettiar - a great philanthropist who also founded several engineering and arts colleges, polytechnics, teacher’s training institutes, and primary and secondary schools.
The initial objective was to provide quality management education for working executives and entrepreneurs. The success of this programme resulted in the inception of a part time MBA programme in 1972 followed by the full time MBA programme from 1986 onwards. With the phenomenal growth in the InfoTech industry, a full time MCA programme was added to the curriculum in 1994. The institute offers MBA & MCA Programmes, which are approved by AICTE, New Delhi, accredited by NBA, AICTE and affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University.