Thiru J.Rajendra Prasad, a philanthropist, created a revival in the field of education in the steel city of Salem by the installation of Vysya College, Vysya Institute of Management Studies(VIMS) ,Vysya College of Education(B.Ed) and Vasavi Vidhya Trust Group of Institutions, Jairam College of Arts and Science , Jairam Public school and Jairam Higher Secondary School. His helping hands extended to provide quality education to the rural and urbanities. He was born in 1948 and completed his education in the year 1964. He supplied grams, pulses, sugar, wheat, maida and kirana products to entire Tamilnadu from the year 1967 to 1978.
In 1977, he started Fried gram mill in Erode named as “Swastik Brand” which was outcome of his friends Raja and Ganapathy, he acknowledged their help and named it as “Rajaganapathy Mill”. Then he started “Bhuvana Stores” in Shevapet and became the market leader in selling the products to entire Tamilandu. Through his unique knowledge he started a store in Pondicherry and was successful. He started jairam Theatre in the year 1982 and to add feathers to his cap he started Bhuvan Warehouse Corporation in the year 1984 which still exists in Shevapet.
In this mean time, Vysya community people, through Vasavi Vidya Trust, incepted Vysya College in 1989 – 1990. The trust members requested Thiru. J.Rajendra Prasad to join as life member in the trust. He was coronate as the secretary of the institution on 21.11.1990. In the beginning, the institution had only 65 students and 15 faculty members and now it is turned over 11 UG, 9 PG and 5 M.Phil Programmes and 75 faculty members through his commitment, perseverance, enthusiasm and dedication. His unquenchable thirst to provide quality education in the field of education, management education and IT, made him to establish Vysya College of Education which is affiliated to Tamilnadu Teacher Education University, Chennai and Vasavi Vidhya Trust Group of Institutions (Faculty of MBA and MCA) affiliated to Anna University, Chennai.
I happily invite you from core of my heart to our Institution. I strongly believe that “Service to mankind is service to God”. Hence, I have decided to initiate my service in the field of education at an affordable cost. My prime aim is to impart global education with global standard methodology and technology. Under the roof of Vasavi Vidya Trust, we have established Vysya Arts and Science College, Vysya Institute of Management Studies,Vasavi Vidya Trust Group of Institutions and Vysya College of Education. The students from many part of the country and from abroad are pursuing their education. I involved myself in developing the college at a quicker pace according to the changing scenario and demand of the society.
In the Institution, we provide conducive environment to the students to equip themselves to flourish and excel in their career. The salient features of our college are intensive practice in adopting innovative teaching methodology, exploring the current status of teaching profession in State, National and International arena. English is dire need in this hour, so training is provide on phonetics and spoken English. Professional experts in different fields are invited to provide opportunities for the students to acquire intimate knowledge. Soft skill training is provided to develop the students personality and to project themselves as an identical teacher in this competitive world. Seminars, workshops, Inter collegiate meet are organized to expose the student’s talents. Along with the B.Ed programme YOGA certificate course has been imparted. We provide placement opportunities in and around Salem and also provide intensive Coaching for the Teacher Eligibility Test.
Research is the core area that need to be focused in future for improving the quality of Teacher Education, keeping this in mind we have planned to introduce M.Ed, M.Phil programmes. We have a plan to install Television’s in class rooms to telecast BBC News, UGC programmes to help the students to acquire knowledge & latest information. Hence, I invite you to visit our magnificent campus, inspect the state of art facilities, meet and discuss with the students and faculty and discover for yourself why so many Bright students have made Vysya College of Education their Choice. I warmly welcome the aspiring Student-teachers and experience a tremendous learning at Vysya College of Education.