About The Sona Group

The Sona Group is a premier business group in India. The origins of the group can be traced back to pre-Independence India. The Group was founded by Kalaithanthai Karumuttu Thiagaraja Chettiar, who was moved by the plight of tea garden workers in the country. He was drawn to the freedom movement and set out to empower his fellow countrymen to enhance India’s economic development. He aimed to achieve this lofty goal through education and industrial development resulting in the employment of Indians. Since its inception in the 1920s, The Sona Valliappa Group has pioneered India’s growth in the fields of agriculture, textiles, real estate, IT, education and research.

Contributors to the success of Chandrayaan-3

In the article titled 'TN Colleges, companies chip in to help ISRO with Moon landing', the Times of India correspondents attempt to draw the readers’ attention to the pivotal contribution of companies & institutions to this amazing achievement of ISRO, and in the process, highlighting the contribution of The Sona Group’s Sona College of Technology that designed the stepper motor from scratch, that ISRO used in LVM-3 for the successful Chandrayan Moon mission of the nation.

The article goes on to mention that the team that deserves credit, SonaSPEED, has collaborated with ISRO over a substantial period of time. The Head of SonaSPEED, N Kannan, who has worked for ISRO formerly, is well-versed with the protocol and standard of ISRO, and he expressed faith in his engineers & technicians for delivering what such advanced space projects need. The article further speaks of the equally significant contributions from other bodies.

Group Companies

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Chocko Valliappa established Vee Technologies, a premier business process and operations consulting services company, offering cutting-edge solutions to organizations around the world. With a powerful blend of people, processes and groundbreaking technology-enabled solutions, Vee Technologies offers services that encompass:

  • Strategy & Consulting Services
  • Healthcare
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Logistics
  • Media
  • Finance and accounting
  • Legal process outsourcing
  • E-governance
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India’s leading Media Tracking and Monitoring Service. VeeTrack enables its clients to monitor their needs across all media through extensive coverage, highly qualified professionals and cutting edge technology. Our specialist expertise helps you plan and improve your corporate and brand communication and Public Relation efforts.

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The Valliappa Foundation is the Social Impact arm of the Sona Group. It is a Trust registered under the India Trust Act and has been active since 2018. The mission is to work among underserved communities to enhance their quality of life and well-being, and the aim is to impact at least 100 such communities by 2030. In addition to responding to humanitarian emergencies, the Foundation’s overall Strategic Framework is aligned with (UN Sustainable Development Goal) SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth. This is achieved through programs on Waste to Wealth, Preventive Health, Skills Development, Community Engagement, and Social Impact Technology Innovations.


Anadhanam is an initiative of the Valliappa Foundation that was developed under its Social Impact Innovations and Waste to Wealth Programs. It is a technology-powered platform that aims to eradicate hunger worldwide by streamlining donations that can be in the form of food, rations, or cash, and links donors with trusted non-profit organizations and the hungry. It comprises a web platform on which to run campaigns, raise resources, and plan project operations and a mobile app to monitor last-mile distribution.

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Sona FM 107.8 Community Radio is an initiative of the Valliappa Foundation to promote a sustainable community for the people in and around the Salem district. As part of its Community Engagement Program, this channel is “of the people, for the people, by the people” and explores local culture, music, sports, language, personalities, social and economic issues. By providing a space and platform for debate, dialogue, and discourse the community is empowered daily.

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Sona Yukti gives transformational support to youth development through job-specific skills development and entrepreneurship training. We have multiple technical centers to cater to offline education and employment needs.

Mycelium Sona Biotech

Mycelium Sona Biotech, a part of The Sona Group, focuses on coffee waste extraction and uses that as an organic fertilizer after growing mushrooms with it. They were creating a closed-loop system and launching a campaign to shift people's thinking about food, waste, and mushrooms production. The numerous Mycelium products are ideal for daily use. The goods are non-GMO, vegan-friendly, gluten-free, sugar-free, and curated in Australia, which adds to the mushroom's benefits.

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Sona Vistaas is a real-estate project with 6 clusters of low-rise Community Living in Bangalore city. With a lush-green environment and landscape view, accented by natural lighting and ventilation, and optimized for functional living areas, Sona Vistaas brings you a space for serenity and comfort.

Sona Home is a highly functional home planning and designing application that helps anyone who wants to construct their homes and provides them with clarity on planning, designing and tracking the construction activities. However, the app not only benefits the home buyers, but also assists vendors in different ways.

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Sona Logistics is a part of The Sona Group, which is a supply chain and warehousing solutions organization. We serve as a trusted partner to businesses and organizations all over the world, delivering high-quality, low-cost technology-enabled solutions. We work hard to create a positive difference in every part of our client's operations.

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Chockalingam Trust, established in 1917, is committed to serving society by promoting new horizons of economic and social growth in communities across the world through women empowerment, training programs, education, R&D, social responsibilities, healthcare, and agriculture.

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HireMee of The Sona Group has signed an agreement with the Karnataka Skilling Board to conduct a free-of-cost employability assessment!

HireMee of The Sona Group has signed an MoU with Karnataka Skill Development Corporation (KSDC) & the Karnataka Digital Economy Mission (KDEM) in the presence of Ashwin D Gowda, MD, & Krishna Kumar, Executive Director of KSDC. According to the MoU, HireMee will conduct a 100-minute employability assessment of all candidates registering on the Karnataka Skill Connect portal. Read more »

The Times of India features the achievement of the Sona College of Technology in building a BLDC motor for ISROs Chandrayaan-3!

The Times of India features the role played by Sona College of Technology, a part of The Sona Group, in launching Chandrayaan-3. The college built a stepper motor that was used in the Chandrayaan-3’s Launch Vehicle Mark-III. Read more »

HireMee signs MoU to integrate with NCS Portal to enhance job opportunities

The Ministry of Labour and Employment partners with HireMee to enhance employment opportunities for job seekers on the National Career Service (NCS) portal. This collaboration aims to streamline the hiring process for employers and provide job seekers with a comprehensive platform to explore and apply for a wide range of job vacancies. Read more »

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