DR.N.MAHALINGAM CHESS ACADEMY

Dr.N.Mahalingam Chess academy is instituted in KCT to honour our Arutchelvar Dr.N.Mahalingam, one of the significant personalities who strived to build the ecosystem and significance for the game of chess in India. The Academy is located in the East wing of the Administrative building in KCT campus. The academy was inaugurated by GM Viswanathan Anand during the 94th birth anniversary of Arutchelvar Ayya, which marked the KCT’s Founder’s Day celebration on 21st March, 2017. The function was presided by IM Manuel Aaron( First Indian International Chess Master) and Mr. D.V. Sundar(Vice President of the World Chess Federation).  And as told by Vishwanathan Anand, Dr.N.Mahlingam Chess Academy will be the platform where chess enthusiasts in the Kongu region or any other part of Tamil Nadu will target to achieve their goals.

Objectives

The chess academy will remain as a platform to introduce or re-kindle the spirits of the chess-enthusiasts. Students and staffs of KCT can make use of this facility and the chess-academy will serve as an important host for all the outsiders who wish to master this game or cater the needs of the budding chess players.  The main objectives of the chess academy are:

  • To develop Dr.N.Mahalingam Chess academy into a premium academy for Chess training in TN.
  • To facilitate mass adoption of Chess at school level by providing free training to school children.
  • To train Chess players above a certain FIDE level and enhance their rating further.
  • To encourage the game of chess by conducting various formats of tournaments at various levels such as: Corporate, inter-school, inter-college, state and FIDE rated tournaments
  • Mentor, develop and motivate academy students and enhance the skills of the students to win prizes and awards in National and International chess tournaments.

GM Vishwanathan Anand on Inauguration of Dr. N. Mahalingam Chess Academy.

Dr.N.Mahalingam Chess Academy was inaugurated by Former World Chess Champion GM Viswanathan Anand, on 21st May 2017 on the occasion of KCT Founder’s day, the 94th birthday of Arutchelvar Dr. N. Mahalingam Ayya. The function was presided by IM Manuel Aaron( First Indian International Chess Master) and Mr. D.V. Sundar(Vice President of World Chess Federation).  Anand on his inaugural speech, spoke about his reminiscences with Coimbatore and patronage Dr.N.Mahalingam provided to him. In his own words, “Dr.N.Mahalingam was the rock on which the Chess Academy of Tamil Nadu was built.” Anand further said it was his delight to open the chess academy in the name of Dr.N.Mahalingam.  He said he has strong hopes that Dr.N.Mahalingam chess academy will become the chess hub in the region and many champions will emerge through this academy.

Academic Members

Below are the respectful personalities who holds the chief membership positions in Dr. N. Mahaligam Chess Academy

Chief Patron
Dr.B.K.Krishnaraj Vanavarayar
Chairman, KCT.
Patron
Shri.M.Balasubramaniam
Correspondent, KCT
President
Shri.Shankar Vanavarayar
Joint Correspondent, KCT
Vice President
Dr. Saravanan D
Pricipal, KCT
Vice President
Mr.Ravi Kandasamy
Head – Program Management Office KCT
Secretary
Dr.C.Udhaya Shankar
Associate Professor, KCT
Joint Secretary
Mrs.M.Nirmala Devi
Physical Directress, KCT
Joint Secretary
Mr.K.Arumugam
National Arbiter Senior Technical Associate, KCT
Treasurer
Mr.K.Muniasamy
Exective Officer, KCT

Sponsorships

We are ever thankful to our sponsors for graciously supporting us in this valuable initiative

Dr.N.Mahaligam Chess Academy

Dr.N.Mahalingam Chess academy is instituted in KCT to honour the Arutchelvar Dr.N.Mahalingam, who was one of the significant personalities who strived to build the ecosystem and significance for game of chess in India. The Academy is located in the East wing of Administrative building in KCT campus.

Contact us

Dr.N.Mahaligam Chess Academy
KUMARAGURU COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY
Saravanampatty,Coimbatore,
Tamil Nadu 641049.

P : 0422-2661100