call us : +91 96551 96667   /     Email :


(A Institution run by Baktavatsalam Educational Trust)
Karaipettai, Kanchipuram - 631552


There was a school with less than hundred children on the northern bank of the river Palar in the fertile village called Athur where people are known for their industriousness. The village itself is on the State Highway connecting Kancheepuram to Chengalpattu. The school was then run by the Ramakrishna Mission which decided to close the school and move to Chennai, then called Madras. The people of the village, more importantly, Sri. Athur R. Srinivasa lyer wanted the school to continue to benefit the children of Athur and neighbouring villages. At this point, Sri O.V. Alagesan former Union Minister who lived near by in Chengalpattu stepped in and offered to run the school. This was in the year 1958. This also happened to be the year when Sri. M. Bhaktavatsalam, the former Chief Minister attained the age of 60. Sri Alagesan who had always been an admirer of the quietly efficient ways of Sri. M. Bhaktavatsalam wanted to do something which will perpetuate the memory of the latter, who by himself was a self effusive person. Therefore, he named the School Bhaktavatsalam Sashtiaptapoorthy High School and founded a Trust to run the school, and named it 'The Bhaktavatsalam Educational Trust. Thus, the Bhaktavatsalam Educational Trust was born on September 15, 1958.

Many people, known to Sri. Alagesan, mostly people from the parliamentary constituency of Chengalpattu used to seek his help in finding suitable jobs for their sons. Though he wanted to help them and did so, he realized that the young men who were seeking employment would be able to help themselves, if they had the kind of qualifications, the job market was looking for. This realization led him to start a polytechnic at Kancheepuram which also was named by him after Sri Bhaktavatsalam. The Bhaktavatsalam Polytechnic was started in the year 1959 under the Aided Scheme of the State Government with a sanctioned intake of 120. The Polytechnic which was started in a rented building soon moved to spacious buildings of its own at Karaipettai on the outskirts of Kancheepuram. The Polytechnic today has a strength of 1600 students and consistently produces results of near 100% in all Branches of Engineering.

Sri. Alagesan also found that the children of rural areas were not getting quality education and thereby were missing out on opportunities as compared to their urban counterparts. This was more so in the case of girls. He wanted to do something to rectify this situation. His task was made easy by the generosity of Sri.C.N. Varadappan, scion of the Pettai Zamin family who donated land for the purpose of starting a Girls School in Poonamallee. This was in the year 1960. The Sarojini Varadappan Girls School was started by the B.E. Trust at Poonamallee. The school now has a strength of over 2000 girls. Sri. Alagesan also found that elite Public Schools of those days were exclusive and unless one was very wealthy or highly connected, admission was hard to get. He set about trying to rectify this situation by starting the Brindavan Public School at Coonoor under the auspices of the Trust in an old tea factory with 13 students. Soon, the school was a challenge to all the elite schools in the Nilgiris be it in academics or games or sports. The school now has all the modern facilities. The Brindavan Public School in Coonoor, started in 1968 was followed by the Brindavan Public School, Athur in 1974. In the interim period, Sri. Alagesan, a deeply religious person also started a Veda Padasala in Thirukkalukundram and an Agama Padasala in his native village of Ozhalur.

In 1983, The Bhaktavatsalam Educational Trust celebrated its Silver Jubilee. The function was graced by the then President of India, Giani Zail Singh. To commemorate the Silver Jubilee, the third Brindavan Public School was started in Kodaikanal in 1983, again in rented premises with a student strength of 13. After the passing away of Sri. Alagesan in 1992, Mr.A.Vamanan (already a Trustee) took over as the President of the Trust. Under his stewardship, the Trust has started the Pattammal Alagesan College of Arts and Science at Athur (2000) and the Brindavan Public School at Chengalpattu (2002). The Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the Bhaktavatsalam Educational Trust were held in 2008 with the inaugural being the "Golden Chariot" procession of Lord Muruga Temple at Tiruttani on July 2nd 2008. The institutions celebrated the Golden Jubilee with the complete involvement of the students, parents and local people. The celebrations were occasioned by include inter-school quiz competitions, Intra Institutional sports events, cultural shows etc. The Trust announced "Golden Jubilee" scholarships to meritorious students in the various Institutions.

The Trust also received the necessary clearances from the National Council for Teacher Education, Banglore and Government of Tamil Nadu and University of Madras for starting a college of Education at Kancheepuram. With these clearances, the Kanchi College of Education was started in the Golden Jubilee year of the Institution of the Trust.

The College was inaugurated by Honorable P.Chithambaram, Union Finance Minister. As a grand finale of the Golden Jubilee celebrations, students from all the institutions under the umbrella of the trust participated. The function was graced by a number of leaders in the fields of Politics, Government, Education and others who were either former colleagues or admirer of Thiru Alagesan with Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Former President as the Chief Guest. The alumni of our Institutions are presently located in various countries such as the USA, U.K, France, Singapore, Malasyia, Ethiopia, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Maldives, Mauritius etc., and also in almost all the states in India. We take pride in their achievements and wish them well.

   Brochure Download



Bhaktavatsalam Educational Trust

The Bhaktavatsalam Educational Trust was founded in the year 1958 by Thiru. O. V. Alagesan a freedom fighter in the Gandhiyan mould who later served with distinction in the Congress Party as well as the Govt. of India in various capacities. People of Tamil Nadu will always remember Thiru. O. V. Alagesan as one who was responsible for the ICF in Perambur, Madras Refineries Ltd, and the Madras Fertilisers Ltd., in Manali, Surgical Instrument Factory in Nandambakkam, Atomic Power Plant I Kalpakkam, the second mine cut in Neyveli, electrification of the Railway line between Tambaram and Villupuram and many more such projects, which continue to bring immense benefits to the State. Above all, as a Minister for Irrigation and Power, he was instrumental in getting the Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh, Maharastra and Karnataka to agree to give 5 TMC feet each from their share of Krishna Water to the water starved Madras City as early as in 1960. Thiru. O. V. Alagesan founded the Trust to commemorate the 60th Birthday of Thiru.M.Bhakatavatasalam who was a man of great integrity and devotion in rendering service to the people. Chengalpattu, in Kanchipuram District, has a special place in Thiru. O.V. Alagesan’s heart. It was he who played a crucial role in getting the Govt.Medical College established in Chengalpattu, He also founded the Bhaktavatsalam Shastiapdapoorthi High School and The Brindavan Public School at Athur.

Bhaktavatsalam Educational Trust

Emulating his illustrious father Sri.O.V.Alagesan , Shri O.V.A.Vamanan realizsed the need to establish a college that would cater the needs of the rural students. The result was The Pattammal Alagesan College of Arts & Science. An individual of high intellectual caliber and a graduate in Engineering he is ever, a source of inspiration for all. Since its inception at Athur the PAC has been a boon to the youth from the surrounding rural areas. Empathising with the students he has been constantly striving to improve teaching –learning and infrastructural facilities in all the institutions. With his keen perception and foresight he has continued to provide actionable insights towards betterment of the institutions he heads.


The Bhaktavatsalam Educational Trust was founded in the year 1958 to commemorate the 60th birthday of Thiru.M.Bhaktavatsalam former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. The founder President of the Trust was Thiru. O.V.Alagesan former Union Railway and Petroleum Minister.

The Trust was founded to serve the noble cause of education and presently runs the following institutions:

1. Bhaktavatsalam Shastiapdapoorthi High School, Athur, Chengalpattu.
2. Bhaktavatsalam Polytechnic College, Kanchipuram.
3. Sarojini Varadappan Girl’s Hr.Sec.School, Poonamallee, Chennai
4. Brindavan Public School, Coonur, The Nilgiris.
5. Brindavan Public School, Kodaikanal.
6. Brindavan Public School, Athur, Chengalpattu.
7. Brindavan Public School, Chengalpattu.
8. Pattammal Alagesan College of Arts and Science, Athur, Chengalpattu.
9. Kanchi College of Education, Kanchipuram.

These Institutions are mostly located in rural areas with a view to make available quality education to the rural children. In tune with the vision of Thiru.O.V.Alagesan these institutions are devoted in ensuring the holistic development of students as individuals, who cherish high values in life and moral principles. The education imparted also includes sensitizing the students towards their soul responsibilities.


1. Thiru.O.V.A.Vamanan
2. Tmt.Shashikala Vamanan
3. Thiru.Mayur Vamanan
4. Tmt.Urmila Vaidyanathan
5. Tmt.Girija Rajendiran

Back To Top