The school is owned and managed by the SAHAJ Charitable Cultural and Educational Trust. Established in 1994, the school embodied the lofty aspirations of the members of the Trust to offer better educational avenues to the youth of Ottapalam. It was one of the earliest educational institutions in the area to be affiliated to CBSE, New Delhi, and by 2004, the Secondary and the Higher Secondary sections were functioning in full swing.

Prof. C.P. Janardhanan Pillay

Our Founder & Patron

The eminent personality who provided the leadership for the establishment of Swathy Central School was Prof. Janardhanan Pillay. He was a renowned Mathematics Professor of long standing experience and has authored a large number of books in Mathematics. He is held in high esteem in the academic circles in Kerala.

After a life of illustrious academic and professional accomplishments spread over half a century, he passed away in February, 2021. His missionary zeal and vision will continue to inspire us in our future strides also.

Smt. Gangamma

Prof. Janardhanan Pillay’s wife, Smt. Gangamma, was a Mathematics teacher and an ambassador of learning in her own right. She ably supported Prof. Janardhanan Pillay in his works related to the establishment of the school.

Swathy owes a lot to these pioneers for its initial phase of growth and evolution.

Mr. Ajith J. Pillai


In 2011, Mr. Ajith Pillai, son of Prof. Janardhanan Pillay assumed charge. He is now the Chairman and Managing Director of the school and the Trust.

An Engineering graduate from CET Trivandrum, Ajith went to the US for his further studies and obtained an MS degree in Computer Science along with an MBA degree, from the University of Illinois. He is the Founder and CEO of a leading international software company - Nous Infosystems and is currently based out of the US.

Ajith J. Pillai’s passion for excellence and business acumen have made him a successful entrepreneur. He is known for his commitment to moulding leadership in others and helping them to realize their dreams. He has been instrumental in bringing in progressive, intellectual, and humanitarian dimensions to Swathy’s administration.

Mrs. Krishna Ajith

Mrs. Krishna Ajith, is an office-bearer of the Sahaj Charitable Trust. She is an engineering graduate and is intimately connected with the management of the school. She takes active interest in designing and updating its learning programs.

The contributions of our dedicated and enlightened academic and administrative personnel, the constant support of the Management and the cooperation of the parents are the essential ingredients of our success. We acknowledge the contributions of all stakeholders and offer an inclusive and empathetic response to the initiatives and aspirations of all concerned. In this respect, Swathy is different, having rightly earned the reputation of being a ‘home away from home.’