Sivanthi Academy is a unit of Aditanar Educational Institution.
.Thiru Si.Pa.Aditanar ,M.A., Bar – at - Law ,the founder of the popular Tamil Daily "Daily Thanthi" had founded the Trust," Aditanar Educational Institution "(A.E.I) . with the mission of serving the interests of rural backward people in and around Tiruchendur.
At present , the Trust runs six Institutions.
1) Aditanar College of Arts and Science;
2) Govindammal Aditanar College for Women;
3) Dr.Sivanthi Aditanar College of Physical Education;
4) Dr.Sivanthi Aditanar College of Education;
5) Dr.Sivanthi Aditanar College of Engineering;
6) Dr.Sivanthi Aditanar Teacher Training Institute
Padmashri Dr.B.Sivanthi Adityan is the Chairman of all these Educational Institutions. Dr.B.Sivanthi Adityan is a multifaceted personality with each facet representing the peak of achievement in that field.
Dr.B.Sivanthi Adityan has made an outstanding contribution to the field of education in the State.He has established temples of learning in remote areas.Today , thousands of young students who studied in these institutions bear testimony to his commitment and dedication.
For his exemplary service in the field of Literacy and Education, he has been awarded with the prestigious “Padmashri” award by Government of India.
In recognition of his service in the field of education,Dr.B.Sivanthi Adityan has been conferred with honorary doctorates by Madurai Kamaraj University,Annamalai University ,and also by Manonmaniam Sundaranar University.
He is a Sportsman and Sports Administrator par excellence. He has been the President of the Indian Olympic Association for 10 years and currently holds office in several International sports bodies. He has recently been awarded the Olympic Order of Merit for Services rendered for the development of sports and education .He has also been accorded the honour of being the Sheriff of Madras for two consecutive terms. As the director of the Daily Thanthi, he has rendered distinguished service to the Tamil Language.
Sivanthi Academy is an extension service centre of Aditanar Educational Institution formed in the year 1992 with a view to motivating young aspirants to take up competitive examinations and to enter into the world of employment successfully. It serves the society without any profit motive: It offers counselling, guidance and training classes. It has a library containing adequate textbooks and references for competitive examinations.
Sivanthi Academy is registered under section 69 of the Finance Act, 1944(32 of 1944).The registration number is 9 /coach /STU-TTN 2003.
Sivanthi Academy is adjacent to Aditanar College of Arts and Science,Thoothukudi Road,Virapandianpatnam, Tiruchendur. Tiruchendur can be reached from Madurai via Tirunelveli or Thoothukudi by rail or by road.Sivanthi Academy is just half a kilometer away from the bus stand and railway station of Tiruchendur.Aditanar college is a request stop for buses.Those who travel via Thoothukudi by bus, may get down at Aditanar college, Virapandianpatnam.
Sivanthi Academy utilizes the services of the Professors of 6 Aditanar Educational Institutions, the services of experienced retired Professors, and experienced teachers in and around Tiruchendur.
1) Supply of Essential printed materials, prepared by experienced subject experts.
2) Periodical tests to evaluate the progress of the candidates, supplemented by comments on individual performance, suggesting steps for improvement.
3) Specific guidance arrangements to fulfill the needs of individual candidates.
4) Library with Reference books for competitive Examination.
Tiruchendur , the second of the six important pilgrim centers of Lord Muruga (Karthikeya or Subramanya) is situated on the East coastal line at the Southern end of India. Historical and literary evidences prove that the temple here had its existence even 2000 years ago. Tiruchendur is a taluk headquater and is in the district of Thoothukudi.Tiruchendur is forty kilometers away from Tuticorin on the Southern side. It is linked with these cities mainly by roads.
Tiruchendur has a Railway station with direct link with trains coming to Tirunelveli from Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi .
Tiruchendur is well facilitated with local telephone services apart from STD/ISD/ Cellular phone companies-BSNL, Air Cell, BPL, Air Tel and Reliance. Taxis and auto rickshaws are available.