To benefit the economically disadvantaged residents of Western Tamil Nadu, the Nadar Kalvi Arakkattalai in Erode established a college in Muthur on July 23, 1997. The idea of founding this college was first proposed during the 62nd conference of the Nadar Mahajana Sangam, which took place on June 11th and 12th, 1994, in Erode. The visionary leaders, Kalvithanthai Thiru K. Shanmugam and Kalvithanthai Thiru Ponmalar M. Ponnusamy, generously donated 16 acres of land in Muthur to establish the college.
A group of 150 individuals, including entrepreneurs, engineers, lawyers, doctors, farmers, retired government employees, and retired teachers, came together to support the Nadar Educational Trust through their contributions. Karuppannan Mariappan College is affiliated with Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, and offers a variety of programs, including 9 undergraduate, 5 postgraduate, 6 M.Phil, and 5 Ph.D. programs. The college is well-equipped with excellent library and laboratory facilities. It's worth noting that Karuppannan Mariappan College is recognized under sections 2(f) and 12(B) of the University Grants Commission (UGC) Act of 1956. In the year 2022, our College was accredited with ‘B’ Grade by NAAC. Our college students have consistently demonstrated their academic prowess in Bharathiar University Examinations, securing 9 Gold Medals and 69 University Ranks.The primary aim of our institution is to foster academic excellence and provide career opportunities for our students.