HMH International Education Consultants Pte Ltd, Singapore is the brain child of an Indian resident of Singapore. He has been engaged in trade over decades and has made his fortune in trade. Over the years he has seen ethnic Indians residing in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand and other neighbouring countries trying to acquire higher educational qualification at a huge cost to better their status in their professions and in society. And he has found also that campus centred face to face instruction is being progressively priced and out of reach of all common middle class aspirants in the countries of Southeast Asia. The attempts by educational institutions in that region to provide an effective substitute in the form of distance education programmes of the US, UK, Australian and Canadian Universities have also been beyond the reach of those who aspire for higher education as they are obliged to spend at least one semester on the respective campuses of the Universities to qualify for their degrees and diplomas
The large-hearted Non Resident Indian trader of Singapore felt that something must be done to make things easier for those who thirst for knowledge and are eager to better their prospects through education. He is a South Indian and his home is not far from the Temple of Knowledge founded by Rajah Sir Ann amalai Chettiar of Chettinad. He decided that it was best that he took on himself the spread of the distance education programmes of Annamalai University, not only to these parts of Asia but all over the globe.
The Pro-chancellor, Vice -Chancellor and the other authorities have been satisfied with the caliber of professionals in the service of the HMH International Education Consultants Pts Ltd, Singapore and the infrastructure they have in place to deliver distance education programmes at the university level.
They are also impressed by the earnestness of the founder of the HMH International Education Consultants Pte Ltd, Singapore and the means he has at his disposal for the stupendous task of delivering the distance education programmes of the Annamalai University.
Hence it is, that the request of the founder of the HMH International Education Consultants Pte Ltd, Singapore found ready welcome at Annamalainagar and from the academic year 2000 – 2001 HMH International Education Consultants Pte Ltd, Singapore will be the sole coordinator of all the distance education programmes of Annamalai University in all countries of the Old and the New World other than India.