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.
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:
HireMee is the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative by The Sona Group. It is a state-of-the-art web portal and mobile app that connects companies and recruiters with students all over India.
With an objective to educate the secluded and the underprivileged, Valliappa Foundation was created by Shri. Karumuthu Thiagarajan Chettiar. Through various programs and initiatives, Valliappa Foundation is providing skill development training, employment orientation, and placement-linked training to young minds around the country.
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.
VeeTrace is an innovative contact tracing app that is specifically designed to help businesses resume work safely by monitoring employee/customer health to prevent the spread of infection. The app helps to achieve daily wellness and hand hygiene compliance that ensure superior protection.
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.
The Sona Group’s Corporate Social responsibility (CSR) arm Valliappa Foundation developed Anadhanam, a digital platform to resolve global hunger. This technology empowered platform helps NGOs and other private and government agencies to connect with each other as well as excess food sources, volunteers and logistics partners to collect excess food, test it for quality and then redistribute it to those in hunger hotspots such as Below Poverty Line (BPL) zones.
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.
The Vee+ Svasa app was created by Vee Technologies to assist COVID patients during these hard moments. The app has a variety of information on how to cure themselves at home. It also has real-time tracking for available hospital beds and many more.
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.
Mycelium India, 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.
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.
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 FM 89.6 is a community radio initiative by Valliappa Foundation with a motive to empower the community - the people in and around the Salem region. Valliappa Foundation has chosen a medium that could echo the voices of commoners everywhere regarding content that interests, informs, and entertains this community.
Education Times published an article about the demand for skilled employees in the thriving telecom sector, in which a list of job roles and courses that have a high demand today in the telecom sector made by Dr. RS Sabeenian, Professor and Head of ECE, Sona College of Technology is quoted.MORE DETAILS
Business Standards’ article briefing IT leaders' expectations from this budget quotes the MD of The Sona Group, Chocko Valliappa’s opinion regarding the need for relevant internships to benefit job seekers and the IT industry.MORE DETAILS
MD of The Sona Group Chocko Valliappa urges the Union Government to make India the “knowledge epicentre of the world" by doubling funds. His views are published in Careers360 article titled, "Budget 2023: Doubling allocation for education, upskilling need of the hour, experts say".MORE DETAILS
HireMee signed an MoU with Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation (TNSDC) in the inauguration of the skill development program under the ‘Naan Mudhalvan’ project to guide the students in skill development with their employability assessments. The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Mr. M. K. Stalin signed the MoU. Mr. Chocko Valliappa, Founder & CEO of HireMee is positive about the changes in skill development that they could bring.MORE DETAILS
HireMee, a part of The Sona Group, signed an MoU with the Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation (TNSDC) to assess the quantitative and qualitative aptitude of the students. The assessment will offer access to 1 million students on the "Naan Mudhalvan" platform.MORE DETAILS
Sona Towers has historical prominence in aiding the semiconductor revolution of Texas Instrument in the 1980s. This is featured in ThePrint article, “How India is trying to win the semiconductor race, fighting decades of challenges & setbacks.”MORE DETAILS
Sona College of Technology, a part of The Sona Group, is carrying the 44th Olympiad torch to create awareness about the event. The torch is taken from Coimbatore to Salem, which is carried to the next institution by the student at Sona College of Technology, Ms. Thirumangai.MORE DETAILS
“Sona College’s Fashion Technology Team Earns Patent for Sewing Machine for People with Special Needs,” features India Education Diary.com. Mr. Chocko Valliappa, MD of The Sona Group, shared about the innovation of the researchers at Sona College of Technology to help the specially-abled women.MORE DETAILS
In an article published in News India Review, the views of Mr. Chocko Valliappa, MD of The Sona Group, were featured. He says the Indian Institutions should offer scholarships to attract foreign students. Whereas ICCR offers restricted scholarship funds to the colleges which needed to be re-thought.MORE DETAILS
Kalaignar News Channel conducted a program “Engal Oor; Engal Perumai” (Translate: Our District; Our Pride) to award the best performers in each industry. In which Mr. C. Valliappa, Chairman of The Sona Group, presented the Best Performing Company Award to JSW Steels. MD of JSW Steels, Mr. Prakash Rao received the award.MORE DETAILS
The Hindu as a part of its Education Plus Career Counselling organized a webinar, titled, “Why Engineering? Opportunities in Career, Entrepreneurship and Research” on July 31 at 11 a.m. Sona College of Technology is presenting this webinar for class X, XI, XII students. Experts are taking over the session to give valuable insights into the Engineering field.MORE DETAILS
Considering the significance of education and higher studies among the Indian families, Chocko Valliappa, Managing Director, The Sona Group, predicts India to become the skill factory to the world by 2045, on the occasion of Outlook completing 25 years...MORE DETAILS
Vee Technologies, a part of The Sona Group of Companies participated in the renown CII Packaging Conference & Manufacturing Expo 2020 held between Dec 08, 2020 and Dec 20, 2020...MORE DETAILS
The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of The Sona Group, Valliappa Foundation, developed Anadhanam, a digital platform to eradicate global hunger.MORE DETAILS
Vee Technologies, a consulting and technology-enabled professional services venture and a part of The Sona Group, was recognized by Inc. 5000 as one of the 'Fastest Growing' American companies for fifth year in a row.MORE DETAILS
Vee Technologies, a part of The Sona Group, was selected to the 2020 IAOP Impact Sourcing Champions Index, which is an inaugural list of companies distinguished as Impact Sourcing trailblazers.MORE DETAILS
Vee Technologies, a recognized consulting and technology-enabled professional services organization that delivers industry best solutions, has been selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the 2020 Best Places to Work in Healthcare.MORE DETAILS
Chocko Valliappa, MD, The Sona Group, shared his insights on the necessity to
re-imagine online education, so that it can be easily accessed even by the
poorest of the students.
Engineers at Vee Technologies along with the engineering students at the Sona College of Technology developed ‘Corona-Scan’ and ‘Corona-Support’ apps that help to prevent the spread...MORE DETAILS
Vee Technologies will deliver a webinar to ACHT Fellows and others in healthcare. Webinar will cover how to properly implement a telehealth program, including...MORE DETAILS
Trump’s Executive Order to suspend immigration temporarily to the United States has induced mixed responses from the IT sector in India. According to Chocko Valliappa, CEO - Vee Technologies, a technology-enabled...MORE DETAILS
Being digital savvy, The Sona Group of Institutions accelerated to education 4.0, even before the COVID-19 induced lockdown began, by switching to online teaching platforms like Blackboard...MORE DETAILS
Doing our bit to help the people and health officials win the war against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, The Sona Group subsidiaries - Sona College of Technology and Vee Technologies...MORE DETAILS
Sona College of Technology &, a part of The Sona Group, has contributed to the creation of innovations repository to fight pandemic by developing a location-based contact...MORE DETAILS
Being a hiring partner for The Sona Group’s training and skill development affiliates – Sona Yukti and Sona College of Technology – Vee Technologies has come up with a new technique to boost employee morale and productivity...MORE DETAILS
Marking another milestone in the educational sector, The Sona Group of Institutions’ subsidiary Chockalingam Vidyalaya has a new addition to its infrastructure with the inauguration of the new Chockalingam Vidyalaya building....MORE DETAILS
India was put on the global IT road map, when our Chairman, C. Valliappa, got Texas Instruments to Sona Towers in the 1980s. Much to our surprise, the satellite dish required to set up round-the-clock communication arrived on a bullock cart to the Sona Towers on the Millers Road.MORE DETAILS
The Bangalore Chamber of Industry & Commerce (BCIC) recognized C. Valliappa, Chairman, The Sona Group, with the CSR Impact Award for the group’s outstanding Group’s initiatives towards achieving growth and sustainable community developmentMORE DETAILS
The Sona Group of Education Institutions in Tamil Nadu has received two National Awards for women entrepreneurship, as well as ranking first runners-up in two groups, as the government strives to achieve gender equality in education and innovation. Radiant Seetha from Thiagarajar Polytechnic College, also a Sona Group college, won the 'AICTE Lilavati Awards 2020' in the 'Legal Awareness' category, and Sona College of Technology won the National Award for women entrepreneurshipMORE DETAILS
Sona College of Technology in Salem, TN, has created an AI-assisted Open Access platform to make pay wall research publications and journals available and accessible to researchers. The platform has seen a 16 percent to 18 percent rise in monthly encounters across search engines like Google since its launch. A rise in views correlates with an increase in downloads, paving the way for better references.MORE DETAILS
Our leader and visionary Chocko Valliappa and Sona College of Technology have been featured in FICCI Eduwrap, May 2021 Edition. The theme of the month is ‘Technology in Education’ and Chocko has penned down his thoughts on ‘Digital Learning – The way forward’. In the article, he explains how the Indian educational system has taken baby steps toward becoming a fully-fledged digital learning process in these trying times when the digital realm is the only source of support.MORE DETAILS
Chocko Valliappa, the CEO of Vee Technologies, has been highlighted in Business India, a publication that celebrates corporate excellence. Vee Technologies has been delivering technology-enabled solutions in healthcare, engineering, finance and accounting, and other fields for two decades, according to the report.MORE DETAILS
We are happy to announce that for the wellbeing of society, The Sona Group started to supply Anadhanam to 500 patients at Salem Steel Plant COVID Care Centre starting from today. Hearty gratitude to the management team and their family members for the compassion, generosity, and kindness to serve society in these trying times. Once again, the Sona Group has gone forward for society's welfare and established itself as Punniya Boomi.MORE DETAILS
Many children have been left without a parent as a result of the second wave of the coronavirus. Many institutions, colleges, and universities have stepped forward to lend a hand by providing financial assistance to such children. Students are also permitted to remain on campus because a few colleges provide medical and emotional care to students who become ill at school. Many more colleges have stepped forward to offer assistance. The Sona Group of Institutions has established a ‘Knowledge Bank' with a Rs 2 crore fund to grant scholarships to help students pay their tuition fees. This amount is withdrawn from the student's wage and is repayable to the "Knowledge Bank" in instalments at the end of three years when the student is working.MORE DETAILS
During the COVID crisis, Thiagarajar Polytechnic and Sona Institutions are working for the welfare of society. They have donated Rs 1 crore worth of healthy meals five times a day to COVID patients at Salem Steel Plant's Special Corona Treatment Centre. Chairman C.Valliappa handed over a letter of intent to Mr.V.Senthil Balaji, Minister for Electricity, Prohibition, and Excise in the presence of Mr.S.Karmegam, Salem Collector.MORE DETAILS
Vee Technologies, a part of The Sona Group, held an Engineering Virtual Expo using sawing technology. On Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021, and Thursday, June 24th, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. IST, come to Vee Technologies' Virtual Engineering Trade Show.MORE DETAILS
The Sona Group and the Times of India conducted a webinar on the trends of Engineering education in India, where experts reported the findings. Chocko Valliappa, part of the experts' teams reported the increasing demand for women in the engineering sectors in India.MORE DETAILS
In ‘Toycathon 2021’ Athik Mohamed M, a student in Thiagarajar Polytechnic college steals the attention of PM Modi with Vedic music being added to his VR game. He has been featured in Fresherslive story, titled, ‘How the young impressed Modi with ‘Heritage Race’ VR Game.’MORE DETAILS
In Yahoo! News, Vee Technologies, a part of The Sona Group, has been featured for the Vee+ Svasa app. The Vee+ Svasa app delivers educational videos, information about accessing local medical care and Covid vaccines, and other content sourced by medical experts right to patients' smartphonesMORE DETAILS
Sona College of Technology students are offered jobs at various renowned organizations. C. Valliappa, the Chairman of the college, issued the job offer letters at an event hosted at the college campus in Salem. Sona College of Technology is a renowned tech institute in Tamil Nadu, which focuses on research, innovation, employment, development, and entrepreneurship.MORE DETAILS
The students of Thiagarajar Polytechnic college are featured in an Edex live story. Athik and the team have created a VR app that steals the attention of PM Modi at Toycathon 2021, a digital event. The team has added Vedic music to the virtual game that takes you through the monumental places of India. The game is called the ‘Heritage Game’, which is one of its kind adding native cultural aspects to VR.MORE DETAILS
Sona College of Technology is conducting SonaEEE-21 a national-level engineering entrance exam. The students securing the top hundred ranks in the exam are eligible for scholarships to study engineering at Sona College of Technology. The top 3 rank holders get attractive prizes. The students passing 12th standard with physics, chemistry, and mathematics are eligible to attend the exam.MORE DETAILS
Thiagarajar Polytechnic students were featured in the Hindu in a page title, “News from the World of Education: July 13, 2021”. The trio led by Atik Mohamed M created a virtual game with Indian taste. The game takes the cycler of the static cycle to the monumental places of India with a background of Vedic music to it. The game is called as, “Heritage Race” VR game.MORE DETAILS
Vee Technologies provides renowned enterprises across the United States with technology- enabled healthcare information management and revenue cycle management outsourcing services. Our excellence is recognized in a variety of ways, including competitive and long-term company success and industry-wide praise. Vee Technologies and Mr. Chocko Valliappa are highlighted in this article.MORE DETAILS
Are you waiting for a change in your career? Are you curious to know how it feel to be an HCC coder? Are you looking for an HCC Coding job vacancy? If you say “yes” to any of these questions, the webinar is for you. Join our webinar to learn more about HCC Coding and how to get a job doing it. Our webinar titled, Market Insights- By Leaders in HCC Coding, is taking place on 1st August 2021. It is starting from 6.00 pm IST.MORE DETAILS
IIT Madras Incubation cell and Sona Group of Institutions, a part of The Sona Group, signed an MoU. The news is featured in Dinamani, a Tamil daily. Vice Chairman of Sona Group of Institutions, Mr. Chocko Valliappa, shared the MoU with IIT Professor, Ms. Dhamaswathi Gosh in the event.MORE DETAILS
Vee Technologies, a part of The Sona Group has been mentioned in the Global Medical Billing Outsourcing Services Competition Situation 2021| R1 RCM, Cerner, Allscripts market research report under the top players' column.MORE DETAILS
The Sona Group in association with IIT Madras Incubation Cell and Sona Incubation Foundation has come up with - First-ever ‘Partner Incubator’ to promote technology-based entrepreneurs to be set up in Salem. The MoU was signed in the presence of The Sona Groups’ Vice Chairman Mr. Chocko Valliappa.MORE DETAILS
Tamil Nadu State Government allows the colleges to reopen after a year. As per the guidelines, 50% of the students are allowed to the college. The colleges are completely closed due to community spread of the virus. The Hindu features a news story with the picture of the students at Sona College of Technology, a part of the Sona Group, going back to the college with joy.MORE DETAILS
Sona College of Technology is one of the top engineering and technology institutes in Tamil Nadu, located in Salem. The College is a part of The Sona Group. The college conducted Graduation Day 2021, where 1,172 students were awarded engineering degrees. In the event, Mr. Valliappa, Chairman of the college, and Mr. Chocko Valliappa, Vice Chairman, were present and took the lead. The news is featured in The Hindu, a Tamil online news page.MORE DETAILS
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