The year was 1986. The seed of social consciousness that his mother had sown in the mind of Sri. M.V Muthuramalingam, when he was of impressionable age, was now germinating and sprouting the out come - establishing Velammal Matriculation School at Chennai with strength of 183 students. As the years passed, the strength of the school grew and so did its reputation. The need for more Institutions arose. Thus the name and works of Velammal Institutions spread far and wide. From a small school at Mugappair, it had now become a group of institutions, with such growth also grew the responsibilities. The onus was now on the shoulders of Velammal Educational Trust (VET) that was formed to meet the growing demands, to run the group professionally, with determination, dedication, and distinction. The trust has indeed lived up to the trust.