Madurai Media and Film Studies Academy is a registered Educational and Charitable Trust managed by a Board of Trustees.


Prof. S. Solomon Pappiah

Our Patron

Prof. S. Solomon Pappiah needs no introduction. He is a Tamil Scholar of acclaim who captured the Tamil mind all over the world through his genre of rhetoric and debate called pattimandram. When the television era dawned in 1990’s, every channel appropriated his popularity and not a single day passes without his literary discourse being telecasted. Kalaimaamani Pappiah till date continues to be one of the most popular faces appearing on the Tamil channels. He is our source of inspiration, guidance and strength.

T. Chinnaraj Joseph Jaikumar

Managing Trustee

Dr. T. Chinnaraj Joseph Jaikumar is the Founder and the Managing Trustee. A Sociologist by profession, Dr. Chinnaraj is a senor educationist who was formerly the Principal and Secretary of American College, Madurai. His basic interest is in curriculum development and educational policy making. Between 2006 and 2011 he was intensely involved in national level policy making serving the special committees of the University Grants Commission (UGC). He was also UGC nominated member of the National Assessment and Accrediation Commission (NACC) for three years.


Mr. K. Anbunathan


Mr. K. Anbunathan is the Co-founder of the academy and Trustee. He was formerly Director of the Department of Management Studies at American College, Madurai. Leaving American College, he also served as the advisor and the Secretary of Chettinad Group of Schools and Engineering Colleges. He conducts his own Executive Workshops in the areas of Communication and Team Building.

Mr. Arun T. Chinnaraj Joseph


Mr. Arun T. Chinnaraj graduated from Hyderabad Central University (HCU) before he went to London School of Economics (LSE). He is a specialist in Public Policy and Strategy Building. He is presently Senior Strategy Programme Manager in the National Health Service of England (NHS), Government of the United kingdom.


Dr. T. J. Thressia


Dr. T. J. Thressia started her career as a Lecturer in Sociology at Lady Doak College, Madurai. Later she taught at Gandhiji University, Kottayam before she started her own business venture. She also has a long stint as an NGO leader promoting the education of marginalized the women and children.

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