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Mahatma Education Society

The Mahatma Education Society, one of the leading institutions for quality education, founded in the year 1970, is a living example of a vision linked irrevocably to national goals. Born in a time when education was deemed service, it set about bringing social and economic change through the proactive personal development of every child that came into its fold. The vision of Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai (Founder, Chairman and CEO, MES) and Dr. Daphne Pillai (Secretary, MES) guided the trust which grew from a single school into a multi-institution, multi-location group, delivering quality education at all levels.

MES owns and manages over 48 institutions, from pre-primary to post-graduation. Well known as the Pillai Group of Institutions, this education major has its own teacher training institutes, which allow it to define its own standards and to achieve 100% results unfailingly. It does so through a highly motivated faculty, a learning environment powered with the latest technologies, a spirit of innovation that sees it reach for the highest standards of accreditation in its field. MES recognizes that the sharing of knowledge remains the finest manifestation of a unified world. The Pillai Group of Institutions believes that a more informed India is a stronger India.

Pillai College of Architecture (PiCA)

Pillai College of Architecture (PiCA) is one of the pioneering Architecture School – Established in 1992. PiCA is an authorised NATA test centre for entrance examinations for the Architecture Degree Course. The programs offered are Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch. – five year degree course) and Master of Architecture in Urban Design (M.Arch. full time two year course).


To have a transformative impact on society by ensuring comprehensive architectural and spatial education to all aspiring individuals and contribute meaningfully to the society in shaping socio-cultural aspirations.


To establish institution of architectural excellence that advance education at both global and grass-root level needs, research, innovation, entrepreneurship, sports and impart a sense of social responsibility.

  • To give students skills that they can use for the benefit of society
  • To prepare our students to become leaders in industry or academia
  • To prepare our students to become successful in independent research and higher education
  • To instil professional ethics and management acumen
  • To help faculty advance, generate, preserve and disseminate knowledge in their fields of study
  • To inculcate in its faculty, staff and students a sense of responsibility towards society, especially the underprivileged
  • To encourage research and consultancy in design and development of socio-culturally acceptable, economically feasible and environmentally appropriate built environment
  • Academic Excellence
  • Accountability
  • Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Inclusiveness
  • Sustainability
  • Service to Society
Core Area
  • Sustainable Designs
  • Construction Technology
  • Management