The G.R.D. Trust was founded in Coimbatore in the year 1979 by Prof. G.R.Damodaran (1914-86) to promote Institutions and programmes of Education, Research and Extension service related to emerging scientific and professional areas. Dr.G.R.Damodaran, acclaimed as an educational visionary and an Institution builder par excellence, developed the PSG Group of Institutions into nationally renowned centres of excellence in Arts, Humanities, Engineering, Applied Sciences and Management. Over a period of four decades of dedicated endeavour, Dr.G.R.Damodaran held, with great distinction, numerous positions of leadership, covering a wide range of educational agencies and initiatives as listed below:
|The symbol of dedication
Our Founder, Prof. G.R.Damodaran
- as Chairman of the Southern Regional Committee of the AICTE
- as Member of AICTE and some of its boards
- as Chairman of the Government of India High Power Committee on the Reorganization of Polytechnic Education (1969-70)
- as Member of Parliament and Member of the Legislative Council, Tamilnadu.
- as Vice–Chancellor of the Madras University
- as Chairman and Member of a large number of State level and National Committees related to several aspects and sectors of Education.