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Community Initiatives

Community Initiatives

As early as 1924, well before the phrase ‘corporate social responsibility’ had been coined, our founder, Dewan Bahadur A.M. Murugappa Chettiar, started the first AMM Hospital. Nearly three decades later, the Group formally institutionalised its CSR responsibility through the establishment of the AMM Charities Trust (renamed AMM Foundation). Over the decades, the Foundation has been extensively engaged in eco-conservation, public health and education initiatives in the communities of its operational presence. The Foundation now manages four schools, a polytechnic college and four hospitals.

It has been the focus of the Foundation to engage in research-led initiatives that can take society forward. With this vision, the Group commissioned the Sri AMM Murugappa Chettiar Research Centre (MCRC) to drive science and technology applications for rural development. The Centre focuses on the responsible use of simple, locally available materials to create commercially viable products and improve rural lives. MCRC works in areas like non-conventional energy, ecotechnology, food and nutritional supplements, plant tissue culture and organic agriculture, among others.

The Murugappa Group’s sustainability philosophy covers its environment commitment as well. As a result, it is not perceived as an optional expense but a necessary investment that enhances competitiveness. Over the years, the Murugappa Group has invested in clean practices and processes, often extending beyond prevailing statutory requirements. For more information, visit www.ammfoundation.org

The Murugappa Group has also been a proud patron of culture and sports. Standing testimony to this are a wide array of unique events sponsored and conducted by the Murugappa Group

  •  The MCC Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey Tournament, one of the foremost Hockey tournaments in India for over 8 decades
  •  The Murugappa Madras Quotient Quiz and the Murugappa Kovai Quotient Quiz for school children, a one-of-a-kind quiz where children get to learn about their city’s rich culture and heritage
  • The Madras Open Quiz, a one-of-a-kind quiz which is open for all
  • Sponsors of the ATP Chennai Open
  • Sponsors of the erstwhile famous Sankranti Music Festival, a by invitation only event featuring some of the top artists from across India
  • The Group conducts the M.V. Arunachalam Endowment Oration every year with distinguished speakers
  • Several social media initiatives promoting Chennai’s cultural diversity & rich heritage

Corporate Social Responsibility

Together we transform

The Murugappa group has a collaborative approach for sustainable, responsive and impactful social initiatives, with focus on key areas like Healthcare & Education. The various activities of the Group are undertaken by the AMM Foundation (the nodal CSR agency of the Group), the Shri AMM Murugappa Chettiar Research Centre (MCRC) and through Group companies. It is a matter of pride that CSR is actively driven by employees and carried out in a thorough and professional manner.

AMM Foundation

The AMM Foundation works for the welfare of the communities where Murugappa operates, with special focus on healthcare and education. It steers the CSR vision to align with the evolving needs of impact communities. The Foundation also mentors Group companies in their CSR activities. Over the last nine decades the Foundation has built several educational institutions and medical establishments of repute.

Educational Institutions

  • Murugappa Polytechnic College, Avadi, Chennai
  • Sri Ramaswami Mudaliar Higher Secondary School, Ambattur, Chennai
  • Vellayan Chettiar Higher Secondary School, Tiruvottiyur, Chennai
  • AMM Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Kotturpuram, Chennai
  • TI Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • Greatest asset - they're your competitive advantage

Health Center

  • AMM Hosptial, Pallathur
  • Sir Ivan Stedeford Hospital, Avadi, Chennai
  • Valliamai Achi Hospital, Kadayalumoodu, Kanayakumari
  • AMM Arunachalam Hospital, Nellikkuppam
In 2018-19 the hospitals served 8 lakh people as out-patients and over 13,000 as in-patients.


  • AMM Arunachalam-Lakshmi Achi Overseas Scholarship
  • AMM Murugappa Chettiar Centenary Scholarship
  • MR Valliammai Achi Centenary Fund
  • Dewan Bahadur Murugappa Chettiar Scholarship

Shri AMM Murugappa Chettiar Research Centre (MCRC)

MCRC was started with the vision of effecting social change through research & ideation. The Centre is a huge driver of science and technology applications for rural development. It works in the areas of non-conventional energy, eco-technology, food and nutritional supplements, plant tissue culture and organic agriculture.

CSR Focus Areas and Impact

The Group aims for maximum impact in its geographic communities, through evolving, responsive initiatives. Far reaching and holistic, Murugappa programmes have helped transform lives and communities, ushering in new hope and better standards of living.



Hygiene & Sanitation

Skill Development

Community Development



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