The Chairman Dr. M. Manickam M.Sc, MBA., is the successor of Arutchelvar. Dr.N.Mahalingam. Graduated from the University of Michigan with an international exposure, he has the caliber to lead industries and institutions together. The Chairman is honored with Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) by the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in recognisation of his contributions towards Management of Agro Processing Industries and Agricultural Development.
He is the Chairman of NIA Educational Institutions, Pollachi. He is the Executive Chairman & Managing Director, Sakthi Sugars Limited, Coimbatore. He was the ICAR nominated Management Committee Member, Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore. He was the Management Committee Member, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. He was the President of All India Sugar Manufacturers Association (1996-1997) and India Sugar Technologists Association (2000-2002).
The Chairman ensures that excellent technocrats are nurtured by the best institution. By introducing his brain child, Earn while you learn caters to the students who are in need, he steps ahead of his predecessors by establishing tie-ups with reputed international institutions.
"This institute believes in enabling farming communities to bring about significant changes in their lives by themselves."