King’s Educational Trust

The Founder & First Managing Trustee of King’s Educational Trust was Prof. Dr. Johnson Balasingh, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., a seasoned Veteran Academician and Administrator with outstanding experience who served various Educational Institutions including St. John’s College, Palayamkottai and P.S.N. College of Engineering & Technology, Palayamkottai Taluk. He had been a Professor in the Department of Zoology for 36 years and the Principal and Secretary, Correspondent & Chief Warden of Hostels for 12 years in St. John’s College, Palayamkottai and the Director ( Administration ) at P.S.N. College of Engineering & Technology for 2 years. Dr. Johnson Balasingh served in The Tirunelveli Diocesan Trust Association ( TDTA ) of the Church of South India as Member of the Standing Committee on Higher Education ( 11 Years ), Member of the Executive Committee ( 3 Years ), Member of the Environment Committee and as the Convener of the Human Resources Development Centre ( 11 Years ). His impeccable Administrative activities include his stint as a 11 year Member of the Senate and a 5 and ½ year Member of the University Syndicate of the Manonmaniam Sundaranar University located at Tirunelveli in Southern Tamil Nadu, India. He conducted Joint Research Projects on Behavioral Sciences with Prof. Thomas H. Kunz of Boston University, Massachusetts, USA and Research Projects with Lubee Foundation, Florida, USA. He received his Ph.D. from Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India and has published 24 Research Papers on Behavioral studies in National and International Journals and his Research activities have been Published and Appreciated by “The Boston Globe” Newspaper Published in Boston, Massachussetts, USA. His passion for Primary & Secondary Education, Tertiary Education, Higher Education, Engineering Education and advanced Ph.D. researches in Life Sciences resulted in him taking an active role in the Administration of various renowned Institutions of Tamil Nadu. He served as a Member of the Governing Council of various Colleges including the American College – Madurai, Scott Christian College – Nagercoil, National Engineering College – Kovilpatti, Chattanathar Karayalar College – Tenkasi, PET Engineering College – Vallioor, Walker Higher Secondary School – Dohnavur, St. John’s Higher Secondary School – Palayamkottai, Bishop Selwyn Community College – Palayamkotai, Dr. Sivanthi Aditanar college of Engineering – Tiruchendur and The Sea Farer’s Center – Tuticorin. He envisioned the need for Quality Education, Knowledge Expansion, Creativity, Practical Innovations and All-Round Personality Growth and Development of the Youth and the Students in a disease free, healthy environment. This, supplemented by nutritious food and physical exercise and structured with Ethical Values by establishing Higher Goals and with exemplary Moral Conduct, Constitutional Awareness supported by Modern Sciences, Infrastructure and Technological means was felt to be the need of the present generation. Always keen on keeping pace with the Growth and Developments of Educational Systems and Methodologies across the Globe and to learn and appreciate the different histories and cultures of various races and creeds of people he visited numerous International Universities, Colleges, Institutes and Museums in countries like the U.S.A., Canada, U.K., Australia, Germany, Switzerland, France, Austria, Italy, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, Kuwait and Sri Lanka. With the sound determination and goodwill to serve the local population of the surrounding villages and the nearby districts of the State of Tamil Nadu and to trigger community development, expansion of livelihood options of the humanity, and excellence in academics and elevation in quality of lives, he initiated the King’s Educational Trust with his highly educated and service minded wife and two technically qualified sons as the three other trustees of the Trust. King’s Matriculation School is his brain child.

The second Trustee of King’s Educational Trust is Prof. Dr. Mrs. M. Manorama Vinitha Balasingh M.A., M.Litt., B.Ed., PGDTE., Ph.D. [wife of Dr. Johnson Balasingh] aged 65Years, a dedicated Academician, Homoeopathy Medical Practitioner and Social worker. She recently completed her illustrious academic career as Professor [ Reader ] in the Department of English at the Government College of Arts & Sciences for Women, Tirunelveli. She is a highly Educated Scholar with academic credentials ranging from a Degree in Master of Arts in English Literature [ M.A.], a Degree in Master of Letters in Linguistics [ M.Litt. ], a Bachelor’s Degree in Education [B.Ed.], a Post-Graduate Certificate & a Post-Graduate Diploma in Teaching English [ PGCTE. & PGDTE.] from the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad and a Doctoral Ph.D. degree in English from the Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli [ Thesis Titled : Luke’s Gospel as Story – A Narrative Critical Approach ]. For her Ph.D. Thesis Research purposes she has visited the Libraries and Research Departments of Universities in USA like the University of Michigan, Flint, and the National University of Singapore. Another dimension to her overall personality and service orientation is exemplified by the fact that she is a Retired Captain of the National Cadet Corps ( NCC ) in the Women’s Wing of the Indian National Army’s Para Military Force and she is also a Registered Practitioner of Homoeopathy Medicine with a Membership of Homoeo Mission from the Mavelil Homoeo Mission, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. During the All India Women NCC Officer’s Pre-Commission Training held at NCC College for Women, Gwalior, Madya Pradesh, India in 1980, she was adjudged the All Round Best Woman Officer in India and was conferred the much coveted General Kariappa Trophy during the year 1980. Again in the All India Refresher Course held for Women NCC Officers at Gwalior she was adjudged the All Round Best Woman Officer in 1983. With a single minded dedication and inner strength, she spearheads all the Trust Activities like Rural Development, Nutrition and Child Health, Primary and Secondary School Education, Collegiate education, Job oriented Industrial Training for Youth and Women, Curriculum Development, Nutrition and Sanitation, Youth Development, Youth Character building and Ethical Teachings, Poverty Alleviation and Homoeopathic Medical care and Vaccination and Immunization for the sick, elderly, widows, terminally ill and care for mentally retarded and deranged individuals deserted by their families. A proclaimed accomplisher of tasks and duties, she inspires and motivates all the Trust Staff and her students by her Compassion, Energy, Zeal, Dynamism, Enthusiasm, Dedication, Diligence, Focus, Dedication, Knowledge, Hard Work and Sense of Service to the needy, to uplift of the Socially Marginalized and Economically Downtrodden Sections of the Society. She is the present Managing Trustee of the Trust and the Correspondent and Principal of the King’s Matriculation School.

The third Trustee is Mr. Chandru Kanth Balasingh B.E., M.S.M.E.( USA ), aged 42 years, an Engineer by profession, holding a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering [B.E.] from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India, and a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics [ M.S.M.E. ] from Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. He has lived in various states of U.S.A. including Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, New Jersey and Connecticut for about 9 years in his Engineering career. He has worked in General Motors Corporation, Ohio, U.S.A. as Industrial Engineer and is currently pursuing a Consulting career as Project Engineer in Wind Mill Electricity Generation sector in India. He is committed to the ideals established by the King’s Educational Trust and pursues the agendas with full Vigor and Missionary Zeal. Being a Technically Qualified person he emphasizes the need for Modern Technology and Tools for the youngsters and implements the technical upgradations for the educational purposes of youngsters. He envisages the future of King’s Educational Trust to be an internationally renowned center of learning, knowledge, research and human development with skill, values, ethics and civil knowledge with an ability to contribute Leaders, Scholars and Ideas, locally, nationally and internationally thereby serving the future generations of the World Civilizations as strong and reliable pillars. He is the Secretary of King’s Matriculation School.

The fourth Trustee is Mr. Biju Selvan Balasingh M.Sc., D.C.A.[ LIBA ] aged 37 years, based in Singapore, who holds a Bachelor of Science Degree [ B.Sc.] from Loyola College, Chennai, India and a Master of Science Degree [ M.Sc.] from St. Xavier’s College, Tirunelveli, India. He holds a Diploma in Computer Applications [ D.C.A.] from Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai. He has been working as a Computer Software Administrator in Singapore at the Singapore Branch Offices of various Multinational Corporations like EDS [ Electronic Data Systems] of U.S.A., AIWA Electronic Systems of Japan, Sun Micro Systems of U.S.A. and J P Morgan Chase Investment Bank of U.S.A. A tireless hard worker and technically sound Technocrat, he contributes to the King’s Educational Trust by his personal financial donations, creating awareness and by educating the Trust Staff about the newly innovated Technologies and by providing his rare insights about the newly evolving educational methods and the existing infrastructure facilities offered to children’s education and about the employment oriented industrial training offered to the youth population in countries like Singapore and Netherlands. He foresees a sound educational foundation for the students at King’s Matriculation School, which will mould them academically and in overall Personality Development.

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