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

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

Educational Institutions

Murugappa Polytechnic College, Avadi, Chennai
Sir Ramaswami Mudaliar Higher Secondary School, Ambattur, Chennai
Vellayan Chettiar Higher Secondary School, Tiruvottiyur, Chennai
TI Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Ambattur, Chennai
AMM Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Kotturpuram, Chennai

Health Center

AMM Hospital, Pallathur
Sir Ivan Stedeford Hospital, Avadi, Chennai
Valliamai Achi Hospital, Kadayalumoodu, Kanyakumari
AMM Arunachalam Hospital, Nellikkuppam


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

The “Murugappa Way” embodies the groups business ethics and value system through the Guiding philosophy of Arthashastra, which enables the group to approach every transaction, strategy and business decision to attain a win – win scenario. An excerpt from the Arthashastra states “The fundamental principle of economic activity is that – if no man you transact with, will loose, then you shall not loose either”
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