TKM Management

Janab A. Thangal Kunju Musaliar
Founder, TKM Trust

"When the mind begins to experience the sensation of physical comfort, joy or satisfied desires; the intelligence has to act as judge with consciousness as mediator" - Janab Thangal Kunju Musaliar.

Janab Thangal Kunju Musaliar, is a magnanimous name that rings loud in the educational, economic and socio-cultural development of the city of Kollam.An ace entrepreneur and a great visionary, he set his own life as an example of sheer determination, hardwork, courage and leadership.

Born on 12th January 1897, in a middle class family that traces its ancestry to Malik ibn Deenar, a legendary Islamic missionary who came to India in the 8th century and in a later generation to Sheikh Ali Hassan Musaliar, entombed in the Sheikh Masjid at Karunagapally, He belongs to the 12th generation after him.

The cashew industry of Kerala was at its threshold in the 1940s and 50s, when Thangal Kunju Musaliar donned the cashew trade and was quite popular as the 'Cashew King' in national and international markets. He was a pioneer in this field to build a vast empire through impeccable planning and systematic implementation and played a pivotal role in contributing the much needed foreign exchange to the state. In 1940, a U.S. magazine, 'Fortune' described him as the world's largest employer.

The newspaper 'Prabhatham' started under Janab Musaliar's editorial supervision was a landmark in the history of Travancore, and it exerted tremendous influence on the socio-political scenario of the state. At a time when signs of disintegration and communalism appeared all over India, 'Prabhatham' shed the light of fraternity and democracy on the people of Travancore.

Janab Musaliar was a versatile genius. With little formal education, he proved himself a rare genius. He published two books of philosophic nature, 'Practical Advaita - the law of Nature' and 'Communism, Capitalism and Socialism in the Present Context'.

In 1950, while at the peak of his business career, Janab Musaliar foresaw the tremendous importance of education in the years to come. This thought paved way for the formation of T K M educational trust in 1956. The trust has the heritage of holding up firmly the values of the late Musaliar. Till date the Trust established eight institutions. Today we can see the success of a visionary statesman and multi-faceted personality, the late Janab A Thangal Kunju Musaliar, who fulfilled his dream of uplifting the society primarily through education.

The year 1997 was significant in the history of TKM Educational Institutions, for it was celebrated as the birth centenary year of Janab Musaliar. It was celebrated in the most befitting manner. The Postal Department of the Government of India honoured him by releasing a postal stamp.

TKM Group of Institutions

TKM College of Engineering

The TKM College of Engineering has been at the forefront of engineering education in the state for the past five decades. It has contributed over 10,000 brilliant engineers, many of whom are stalwarts in their fields across the world. Over the years, the TKM College of Engineering has emerged as a centre of excellence, offering a wide spectrum of graduate and post graduate courses in engineering and related areas. It is also a Research Centre of Kerala University for Doctoral Degrees in Civil Engineering & Mechanical Engineering.

TKM College of Arts and Science

The TKM Arts and Science College, a premier institution in the fields of arts, science and commerce has been at the forefront of promoting quality education for over four decades. It is a renowned centre of learning with a wide spectrum of courses leading to graduate and post graduate degrees from the University of Kerala.

TKM Institute of Management

The TKM Institute of Management (TIM) is one of Kerala's premier B-schools, located in lush green environs at Musaliar Hills, Karuvelil,Ezhukone, about 25 kilometers from Kollam city. TIM has been at the forefront of management education in the state over the past decade.TIM has an enviable record of consistently producing committed management professionals who occupy coveted positions in leading organisations in India and abroad.Since 1995, TIM has been conducting a fully residential, two year MBA programme, affiliated to University of Kerala and approved by AICTE.

TKM Institute of Technology

To train our youth in technologies of the future, the TKM College Trust has established the TKM Institute of Technology, a center of excellence in Electronics, Communication & Information Technology. The institute offers B.Tech. degrees of the Cochin University of Science and Technology, in the areas of Electronics & Communication Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, & Information Technology. The institute is in the process of introducing courses in Applied Electronics & Instrumentation.

TKM School of Communication and Information Technology

The School, affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University offers U.G., P.G., M.Phil, Professional and Diploma Courses in the distance education mode. The subjects offered are diverse and include Mathematics, Commerce, Hospital Management, PR Management among others. The school caters to the academic needs of working professionals.

TKM Centenary Public School

Founded nearly a decade ago, the Centenary Public School has blazed a new trail in primary and secondary education. It is committed to grooming young children by laying a solid foundation for a bright future. The CBSE curriculum is designed to unlock the potential inherent in every child. The teachers make every effort to nurture talents and inculcate traditional values and ethics to make them worthy citizens of India.

TKM Higher Secondary School

The TKM Higher Secondary School is an aided institution, that offers secondary level education to over 900 students. The curriculum follows the Kerala Board of Secondary Education with specializations in science, commerce and humanities.

The Thangal Kunju Musaliar College Trust was registered as an educational Trust on 20th December 1956, by the Late Janab Thangal Kunju Musaliar.
The following are the members of the Trust.

Sri. Shahal H. Musaliar

Chairman Governing Body
T.K.M Trust,


'Belaire' Kilikolloor,
Kollam -691 004

Sri.T.Kamaluddin Musaliar

Member Governing Body
T.K.M Trust,


'Sitara' Asramom,
Kollam -691 002

Sri.T.K.Jalaluddin Musaliar

Member Governing Body
T.K.M Trust,

Maison Armitage,
Kilikolloor, Kollam -691 004

Sri.T.K.Usman Musaliar

Member Governing Body
T.K.M Trust,

GulMohar Veerabhadra Gardens, TVM

T.K.AbdulKarim Musaliar

Member Governing Body
T.K.M Trust,

Palm Groove Kilikolloor,
Kollam -691004

Akbar Hyder Musaliar

Member Governing Body
T.K.M Trust,

Malika Veedu Asramom East,
Kollam - 691001

Sri.T.K.Jamaluddin Musaliar

Member Governing Body
T.K.M Trust,


Xanadu Asramom,
Kollam - 691 002

Sri.Sadiq. S. Thaha

Member Governing Body
T.K.M Trust,


Zeenath Mahal,
Kollam - 691001

M.A. Mahaboob

Member Governing Body
T.K.M Trust,

Sherryland,Fareedia Nagar,
TKMCE (PO),Kollam - 691005

Sri. Khalid H Musaliar

Member Governing Body
T.K.M Trust,


'Belaire' Kilikolloor,
Kollam -691 004

Sri. M. Haroon

Member Governing Body
T.K.M Trust,


Aden,Musaliar Nagar,
Kollam - 691004

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