About Us


The Harur taluk in Dharmapuri district is a rural and economically backward area. The wish of the people of this area is to see their children emerge as graduates as a first step in advancing their lot. In the past, the students who wished to pursue their college education had to undergo a tiresome journey to Dharmapuri, Thirupattur or Krishnagiri. 

With a view of realizing the dreams of the people of this region and sensing the urgent need for a good educational institution in this locality, a charitable educational trust called Amman Educational and Charitable Trust was formed by Mr. M. Mase, a prominent resident of Harur, who was also an eminent entrepreneur, businessman, and educationist, on October 26, 1994.  Mr. M. Mase was the eldest son of Mr. R. Muthu Gounder, Ex. M.P.

Under the auspices of the above trust, the Muthu Mase Arts and Science College was started in Harur in 1999 with the uncompromising principle of inculcating the ideals of knowledge, discipline and fraternity among its students.

Late Thiru. R. Muthu Gounder was born as an agriculturist. He led the simple life of an agriculturist throughout his life. He was a member of the Parliament of India from 1962 to 1971. As a humanitarian, he participated in various social welfare programmes. He also formed many agricultural organizations and started many schemes for the welfare of the children of the local population of Dharmapuri district.

Our Founder - Late Thiru. M. Mase

Mr. M. Mase
Late Thiru. M. Mase was the eldest son of Late Thiru. R. Muthu Gounder, Ex. M.P. Mr. Mase was a true embodiment of his father's wisdom and philanthropic spirit. He was driven with a vision and energy to provide the best education to the downtrodden, and his optimistic approach and relentless efforts resulted in the founding of the Amman Educational and Charitable Trust in 1994, and the Muthu Mase Arts and Science College, Harur, in 1999. Mr. Mase was also the preeminent entrepreneur and businessman of the Harur region. He was the Chairman of Amman Granite Exports, Pvt. Ltd., a leading granite export firm. He was also the Chairman of the Indian Matriculation School, Harur, and the Muthu Mase Matriculation School, Harur. 

Mr. M. Mase was also actively involved in various social and agricultural endeavors. He was the Lions Club District Governor of District 324 B2, the Director of Adhiyaman Grama Bank from 1995-96, and also the President of the All India Sugarcane Growers Association. He was connected with various service organizations, educational institutions, and public undertakings. His philanthropic attitude earned a name for him throughout the country. The members of his family are carrying his vision and effort into the future and spare no pains in continuing to develop this college as one of the model colleges of the country.

College Advisory Committee

Tmt. Usha Mase
Chairman, Amman Educational Trust

Lion Prof. Ratna Natarajan
Director, Muthu Mase Arts and Science College, Harur

Prof. M. Magendran
Principal, Muthu Mase Arts and Science College, Harur

Tmt. Pavithra Nambi
Correspondent and Secretary, Amman Educational Trust

Mr. K. Arulnambi
Trustee, Amman Educational Trust

Dr. K. Parthasarathy
Professor and Head, Institute of Entrepreneurship and Career Development,
Bharathidasan University, Trichy

Dr. S. Karunanidhi
Professor and Head, Department of Psychology,
University of Madras, Chennai

Dr. Ananthasayanam
Professor and Head, Department of Educational Technology,
Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore