The Architect of Saveetha Empire in Education Dr. N.M.Veeraiyan was born on 15-11-1947 at Nalligowandanoor, Erode District and had schooling at Kavandapadi. He is an alumni of Madras Medical College, one of the premier Institutions of this country. He graduated in Dentistry in 1970.
A renowned dental surgeon,Dr.Veeraiyan established a 100 bedded multi-specialty hospital in 1977 and also a School of Nursing for Diploma course, the first of its kind in Erode. Dr. N.M.Veeraiyan, had the ambition to start a model dental college and started Saveetha Dental College & Hospital in Chennai in 1988 and subsequently College of Nursing in 1992, College of Physiotherapy in 1993 and College of Occupational Therapy in 1998 .
The service to the cause of education was extended to other fields by establishment of Saveetha Engineering College in 2001.He had a vision to impart education on par with international standards by updating the curriculum and reforming examination system and to expose & engage students & faculty in research activities.
This led to the creation of a Deemed to be University namely Saveetha University in 2005.Later three 21 more institutions were added to the Saveetha family – Saveetha Medical College, Saveetha School of Management and Saveetha School of Law. Dr.N.M.Veeraiyan is a FELLOW of international honor of Pierre Fauchard Academy.
His proficiency in Tamil language is revealed from the Tamil Book “Vaai Pal Maruthuvam”which was co author by him and got him an award from the Government of Tamil Nadu.
He is the proud recipient of “The Life Time Achievement Award” by The T.N.Dr.M.G.R.Medical University, Edupreneur Award by Times Of India, Inspiration Leaders of India Award 2013 by Gerri Schroder – Henderson City Council Member, Dr.Ruby Dhalla – Indian Canadian Politician & Brand Ambassdor PBG, Valerie Paker-President National Association of Women Business Owners and Award of Excelleince 2013 by India n Red Cross Society, Tamil Nadu Branch. The staff & students of Saveetha University look up to him for guidance, as they admire his vision & his genuineness & commitment to the human cause & education.