Tata-Dhan Academy is a pioneer in the field of development management education with a unique value framework and aims at grooming and mentoring young graduates as Development professionals with relevant Attitude, Skill and Knowledge. The need for professionals with right kind of attitude, high social concern, conviction and commitment to work for the cause of uplifting poor and disadvantaged community, with adequate multidisciplinary knowledge and with high quality techno-managerial competencies has always been felt indispensable by the Development sector.
To fill this void, DHAN Foundation, a prominent non-government organization of Southern India headquartered at Madurai, Tamil Nadu, ventured into this education initiative of establishing Tata-Dhan Academy at Madurai in January 18, 2001. Inspired by the mission and vision of the Academy, Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT) has extended its strategic seed support and joined its hand in this noble venture of positioning this institute as Centre of Excellence in Development management. The academy was initially established at Pulluthu location, where the academy ran for 10 years. By August 2010, the academy was shifted to new campus at the foot of the Nagamalai hills, Malaipatti, Vadipatti Taluk, Madurai District.