The South Indian Education Society (SIES), which has been at the forefront in the field of education since 1932, imparting quality education through various disciplines, has adopted the Rising Sun as its icon and pledges its resolve to take the Nation further up with its motto, 'RISE WITH EDUCATION'. Many of us are fortunate to have had higher education and are in a position to provide it to our children in the best institutions of the world.
However, higher education is increasingly getting beyond the reach of the middle class and the poor. There is an urgency to make higher education affordable and accessible to those who are yearning for it. The society owes it to itself to provide higher education to such poor and deserving students.
The SIES Education Assistance Trust (SEAT) is a small but benevolent step to address this issue and benefit the society in its entirety. SEAT was inaugurated by Bharat Ratna Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on August 15, 2008.
SEAT currently has a corpus fund of Rs.4.5 crores, funded out of internal accruals. We disburse annually around Rs.50 Lakhs to nearly 500 students across various SIES institutions. These students are selected on the basis of both merit and economic criteria. SEAT is turning out to be one of the finest initiatives SIES has undertaken in the recent past.