Some Outstanding Alumni of the College

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Statesman
  • S. Radhakrishnan, former President of India
Freedom Fighters, Social Reformers, Gandhians
  • Konda Venkatappaiah
  • Raghupati Venkataratnam Naidu
  • B. Pattabhi Sitaramayya
  • S. Satyamurti
  • Nyapathi Subba Rao
  • K. P. Kesava Menon
  • K. Kelappan
  • M. C. Rajah
  • Kumarappa brothers
  • S. K. George
Army General
  • General K. Sunderji, former Chief of Army Staff
Central Ministers / Politicians
  • R. K. Shanmugham Chetty, John Mathai, T. T. Krishnamachari - Three of the first four Finance Ministers of India
  • Prakash Karat, General Secretary, CPI-M
  • R. Velu, Minister of State for Railways
  • Kishore Chandra Deo
Governors
  • Sir Mohamed Usman, Madras Presidency (Acting)
  • K. C. Abraham, Andhra Pradesh
  • M. M. Rajendran, Odisha
Chief Minister/Premiers
  • P. Subbarayan 1926-30
  • P. Munuswami Naidu, Madras Presidency 1930-32
  • Kurma Venkatareddi Naidu 1937
Diplomats / Civil Servants / Bureaucrats
  • K. P. S. Menon, Sardar, A. P. Venkateswaran, K. S. Raghunath - Foreign Secretaries (KPS Menon Sr. was the first Foreign Secretary in Independent India)
  • F. V. Arul, former Chief Officer Interpol
  • P.Sabanayagam, first batch of IAS officers -1947, Secretary, Education& Culture, Govt of India, 1980
  • Helen David IFS, former Deputy Sec. Ministry of External Affairs
  • T. N. Seshan, former Chief Election Commissioner
  • Vijaya Rama Rao, former Director, C.B.I
  • T. P. Seetharam, former Press Secretary, The President of India 
  • S. Narayanan, Finance Secretary, Government of India
  • K. Matten, Draviam, S.K.Chetttur, former chief Secretaries, TN Govt.
  • O. Pulla Reddi, M.Purushottam Pai, BPR Vittal, Jagatpati former chief secretaries, AP Govt.
  • Leela K Ponappa, former Ambassador & Deputy National Security Adviser.
Parliament / Assembly Speakers
  • P. T. R. Palanivel Rajan, former Speaker, Tamil Nadu Assembly
  • A. Easwara Reddy, former Speaker, Andra Pradesh Assembly
  • Tambi Durai, former Deputy Speaker, Lok Sabha
Scientists
  • K. S. Krishnan, Physicist and collaborator with CV Raman
  • Raja Ramanna, Nuclear Science
  • E. C. G. Sudharshan, Physicist and winner of Third World Prize
  • R. Y. George, first Indian Scientist to land on Antarctica
  • C. P. Ramachandran, Science-Diplomat, WHO
Sports Persons
  • V. Pattabhiraman, Cricketer and Cricket Administrator
  • R. S. Amrithraj, Athlete and father of well known Tennis players - Anand, Vijay
  • CF Dywer, Well known sports commentator
  • Eric (Philip) Prabhakar, represented India in the 1948 Olympics and a Rhodes Scholar 
  • J. B. Joseph, National Athlete (400 metres) Asian games 1954, 1958
  • C. D. Gopinath, Test Cricketer
  • R. Balu Alaganan, Ranji team member and well known cricket commentator
  • N. Kannayiram, Ranji team member from TN
  • R. M. Perumal, Ranji team member from TN
  • E.C.P.Prabhakar, civil servant, member of Ranji Trophy Cricketer
  • Paul Joseph, National Basket Ball Player
  • K. E. Kaliah, Hockey Team, India
  • T. Sunder Raj, represented India in Athletics
  • P. Sankar, the only Indian to officiate at the FIFA 2002 World Cup in Foot Ball
Businessmen / Entrepreneurs / Industrialists / Executives
  • D. C. Kothari, Kothari Ltd.
  • Mammen Mappilai, M.R.F
  • Suresh Krishna, T.V.S
  • Vikram Reddy, Nutrine
  • Jagadish Chandran, Premier Mills
  • Prakash Kuruvilla, HSBC
  • Ashok Narasimhan, LT., U.S.A
  • lndra K. Nooyi, Chairperson, PepsiCo World
  • Chandrika Tandon, Musician and Entrepreneur
Vice-Chancellors
  • John Mathai, Bombay University
  • R. Venkataratnam Naidu, Madras University
  • Mahomed Usman, Madras University
  • A. Lakshmanasami Mudaliar, Vice Chancellor, Madras University for 26 years
  • A. Ramaswami Mudaliar, Travancore University, Kerala
  • C. Ramalinga Reddy, Andhra University
  • S. Radhakrishnan, Andhra University
  • Justice Basheer Ahmed Sayeed, Kashmir University & founder of New College and SIET, Chennai
  • Govidarajulu, Sri Venkateswara University
  • D. Sadasiva Reddy, Osmania University
  • Manavala Ramanujam, Annamalai University
  • R.K.Shanmukham Chetty, Annamalai University
  • S. P. Adinarayana, Annamalai University
  • Chandran Devanesen, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong
  • M. Abel, Sri Krishnadevaraya University (2 terms)
Legal Professionals
  • Thambu Chetty, Judge, Chief court of Mysore
  • Alladi Krishna Swami Iyer, Member, Constituent Assembly
  • P. V. Rajamannar, former Chief Justice, Madras High Court
  • M.Venkata Subba Rao, former acting Chief Justice, Madras High Court
  • Bopanna, former Chief Justice, Karnataka High Court
  • M.S.Menon, former Chief Justice, Kerala High Court
  • Balakrishna Eradi, former Judge, Supreme Court
Economists
Media / Journalism / Cinema / Music
  • M. S. Kamat, Journalist
  • K. Nageswara Rao, founder Andhra Patrika
  • Gemini Ganesan, Cinema actor
  • Handel Manuel, Music
  • Ajit Ninan, Political Cartoonist
  • T. N. Ninan, Chief Editor, Business Standard
  • Sashi Kumar Menon, Asia Media Foundation
  • David Davidar, C. E. O. Penguin India
Poets / Scholars
Health / Public Care
  • Sudarshan Devanesen, Member of the Order of Canada for Community Health
  • Dayalan Devanesen, Member of the Order of Australia for work among the Aborigines
  • K. Mani, Nephrologist
  • Pratap C. Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals
Christian Leaders / Theologians
  • V. S. Azariah, the first Indian Bishop
  • K. T. Paul, former president, Y.M.C.A
  • P. Chenchiah, V. Chakkarai, D. G. Moses, and A. J. Appasamy, Well-known Indian theologians
  • D. T. Niles & Wesley Ariarajah, former officers at World Council of Churches. Geneva
  • Canon Ivor Smith Cameron, One of the Chaplains to her Majesty, the Queen of England
  • K. Rajaratnam, former President, N.C.C.I
  • Paul Sabapathy, Lord Lieutenant to her Majesty, the Queen of England
Historians
  • V. Venkayya, Epigraphalogist
  • K. A. Nilakanta Sastri
  • Cadambi Minakshi
  • Sardar K.M.Panikkar

Artists/Painters

  • K. C. S Paniker

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