Subbiah Dharmanidhi was founded in 1934 by AR. A. Subbiah Nadar to cater to the growing needs of education and religious charities.

AR.A. SUBBIAH NADAR (1934 – 1943) migrated from Sivakasi to Thoothukudi and came up in life through hard work, business integrity, shrewd commercial insight, and above all an abiding faith in the Supreme Guide. Subbiah Dharmanidhi was founded in 1934 by his boundless munificence to cater to the growing needs of education and religious charities.

AR.A.S. ARUMUGASAMY NADAR (1943-55 & 1957-68) the eldest and illustrious son of the founder, established in 1962 Annammal College of Education with the noble ideal of imparting training to the graduates among women of the southern districts to become able and talented teachers. The newly constructed hostel aptly named after him on his centenary year – 1993 will stand as a fine monument to the memory of this great man.

AR.A.S. DURAISAMY NADAR (1955 – 1957) joined the freedom struggle in 1935 and participated in the Quit India Movement. He was a member of the Madras Legislative Assembly, between 1937 and 1938 representing Srivaikundam Constituency. He managed well the educational institutions of the Trust.

DURAISAMY SHENBAGAMURTHI (1968 – 1986) succeeded his uncle in 1968, and brought glory to the Trust and the College by his devoted work. Constructing the college and hostel buildings in the new site on the Tiruchendur Road had always been a dream to him and it is gratifying for his successor to have made it come true.

DURAISAMY GANESAN (1986 - 2018) has completed in 1993 the construction of the College and Hostel buildings for Annammal College of Education for Women Construction of second floor in both the new and old hostels in ACE, which is partly funded by UGC under X plan, has been completed in 2011. A new Hi-tech, air-conditioned, Network Resource Centre (NRC) with 61 computers and with Broadband internet connections, which is partly funded by UGC was opened in 2011. A Physical Science lab, a Biological Science lab and 15 classrooms both in the first and second floor were added to the existing infrastructure facilities during 2011. A modern Student's Restroom with 16 cubicles has been installed. A modern digital, air-conditioned, library with mezzanine floor on the second floor, an additional Guest room, a Day care centre and a Basketball court near hostel, Air conditioned 'Speak English Corner' in the ground floor to develop spoken English, Installation of 'Smart Board' in the second floor, modernizing and furnishing of the Sports room, installation of 125 KVA (1 KW Cummins Diesel) Power Generator with automatic switch on and off to provide continuous power supply both at college and hostel and the laying of interlock pavement from entrance of the college campus and two wheeler parking were done as a part of expansion and modernization of our college infrastructure for making our institution an ideal and unique one.The college is marching in step with times with the introduction of modern state of art facilities in the college. Renovation and Computerization of the entire system were the landmarks set through meticulous planning.

Thiru.A.Natesan B.E.,Managing Trustee(from 2018 - Onwards)