The Tamilnadu Educational & Medical Trust was founded in 1972 as a public Charitable Trust with a view to provide high quality technical & medical education in Tamilnadu. Late Sri.Ratanchand Savansukha, the Founder Trustee and Late Sri.Sundarlal Nahata, Late Sri.S.Suganmal Srisrimal, Late Sri.Dr.C.L.Metha and Sri.Dayachand Savansukha, all promoter Trustees contributed Rs.101/- each towards and for the purpose of founding and maintaining educational Institutions and medical and health centre in the city of Madras and elsewhere together with donations, contributions and collection to be secured and collected and realized by them.
Subsequently in 1974, Sri.Pukhraj Jain, Sri.Lalchand Munoth, Sri.Nalli Kuppusamy Chetty, Sri.P.G.Chengalvaraya Chetty, Sri.Kushalchand Galada & Sri.S.M.Vasraj Jain were inducted as Life Trustees. To comply with the requirement of Jain minority institution Sri.Nalli Kuppusamy Chetty & Sri.P.G.Chengalvaraya Chetty resigned. Sri.Sundarlal Nahata & Sri.S.M.Vasraj Jain also ceased to be Trustee on their demise. In 1981 Sri.Vinaychand Galada was inducted as Life Trustee. In 1983 Sri.Mahaveerchand Srisrimal was inducted as Life Trustee on the demise of his father Sri.Suganmal Srisrimal. In 1984 Sri.Shantilal Munoth, brother of Chairman Sri.Lalchand Munoth, was inducted as Life Trustee following the establishment of Misrimal Navajee Munoth Jain Polytechnic. In 1994 Sri.Jaswant Munoth, Son of Chairman Sri.Lalchand Munoth, was inducted as Life Trustee following the establishment of Engineering College. In 1995 Sri.Harish L Metha was inducted as Life Trustee on the demise of Sri.Dr.C.L.Metha. In February 2015 Sri.Dharmendra Savansukha was inducted as Life Trustee on the demise of Sri.C.Ratanchand Savansukha.Sri J.Pukhraj Jain ceased to be a trustee on his demise in September 2019.
The Dhanraj Baid Charities gifted to the trust property & land measuring 12.5 grounds in Mahalingapuram valued at Rs.2.59 lakhs (TEAM Trust paid Rs.75,000/- for the property as that sum was unpaid by Dhanraj Baid Charities) in 1972 as part of their Rs.7 lakhs donation. The trust acquired 25.33 acres of land for Rs.2.5 lakhs in the period 1975 to 1978 and 6.08 acres for Rs.3.60 lakhs in 1981 in Thoraipakkam. The Misrimal Navajee Munoth Jain Engineering College acquired 5 acres of land for Rs.33.25 lakhs in the year 2001. All the institutions belonging to the trust are located in these lands.
The Trust established Dhanraj Baid Jain College in 1972. Dhanraj Baid Charities represented by its trustee Sri. Ratanchand Savansukha came forward with a donation of Rs.7 lakhs partly in the form of property & partly as cash (paid in installments between 1972 and 1988) and made it possible to establish the Arts & Science College in Chennai. The college was named after Sri.Dhanraj Baid. The Trust established Dhanraj Baid Jain Institute of Management in 1976. Both these institutions are located on a land measuring 17.05 acres with a built-up area of over 1,80,000sq.ft.
The Trust established Misrimal Navajee Munoth Jain Polytechnic in the year 1984. Sri.Lalchand Munoth, Chairman of the Trust came forward with a donation of Rs.10 lakhs in 1984. The Polytechnic was named after the Chairman’s father Late Sri.Misrimal Navajee. The said Polytechnic was closed in April 1996 as per AICTE directions.
The trust established Misrimal Navajee Munoth Jain Engineering College in 1994. Sri. Lalchand Munoth, Chairman of the Trust came forward with a donation of Rs.25 lakhs in 1994 and made it possible to realize the dream of Late Dr.C.L.Metha, Secretary of the Trust and himself to establish a technical College in Chennai. The college was named after the Chairman’s father Late Sri.Misrimal Navajee. This college is located in an extent of land measuring 16.86 acres with a built-up area of over 3,49,000sq.ft.
The trust established Lalchand Leeladevi Munoth Jain Medical Care at Mahalingapuram in the year 2016. Sri. Lalchand Munoth, Chairman of the trust since 1983 came forward with a donation of Rs.51 lakhs to establish a State of Art Medical Care. The Medical Care is named after the Chairman and his wife – Lalchand Leeladevi Munoth.
With the background of educational & medical service of which TEAM Trust can well be proud of and with the enthusiasm, cooperation of several donors and well-wishers the institutions have made all round progress.
Apart from the main donors after whom the institutions are named a large number of philanthropists contributed handsomely. In the initial days (1972-1975) of the establishment of the Trust, a group of 82 people donated Rs.8,33,186/- (including donations from Sri.Champalal Savansukha family trust Rs.2,50,000/- Sri.Kushalchand Galada Rs.51,000/-, Sri.Suganmal Srisrimal, Dr.C.L.Metha, Sri.Lalchand Munoth, Sri.S.M.Vasraj Jain, Sri.Pukhraj Jain, Sri.Nalli Kuppusamy Chetty, Sri.P.G.Chengalvaraya Chetty Rs.10,000/- each and Sri.Sundarlal Nahata Rs.5,000/-) for establishment of the Dhanraj Baid Jain College.
In 1984 a group of 7 people donated Rs.6,00,000/- (M/s. Kumbhat & Co., M/s.S.Devraj & Sons, Sri.Sugalchand Jain, Sri.Nalli Kuppusamy Chetty, Sri.P.G.Chengalvaraya Chetty Rs.1 Lakh each and Sri.Subhashchand Ranka, Sri.Mohanlal Chordia Rs.50,000/- each) as building fund for the Misrimal Navajee Munoth Jain Polytechnic.
In 1997 a group of 11 people donated Rs.43,00,000/- (M/s.Bhawarlal Bafna & sons Rs.15 Lakhs, Munoth Communication Ltd, Sri.Harish Uday Metha, M/s.Meghraj Sakaria & sons, Sri.Ravikant Choudhry, M/s.J.G.Group, Sri.S.Shantilal Jain, Sri.K.Shantilal Jain, Sri.Bherulal R.Jain and Sri.Subhashchand Ranka, (Rs.3 Lakhs each), Sri.Prithviraj Kawad (Rs.1 Lakh) as building fund for the Misrimal Navajee Munoth Jain Engineering College. The Trust has also received donations from others over a period of time including Rs.1 Lakh from Sri.Manakchand Gouthamchand Bethala.