Chevalier T. Thomas Elizabeth College for Women is managed by the C.T.T.E Trust which became a public trust in 2003. The Trust was started by the Founder of the schools, Chevalier. T. Thomas.

Our management team comprises the Chairman, Honourable Justice Thiru. B. Gokuldas and the Managing Trustee & Correspondent Thiru. L. Palamalai, IAS (Retd.). The Trust also manages five other institutions – four schools in Chennai and one in Kottayam, Kerala.

Hon'ble. Justice Thiru B. Gokuldas


Honourable Justice Thiru. B. Gokuldas, Former Judge of Madras High Court, took charge as the new Chairman of the CTTE Trust on March 06, 2023. 


Entered Judicial Service as Magistrate in 1984, became Subordinate Judge in 1998 & promoted as District Judge in 2000.

Post retirement active in societal benefits, tendering probono legal advice to needy, serving as Arbitrator for corporates, institutions, attending mega Lok Adalats & Adalats of High Court matters.

Prominent Positions held

  • Served at Madurai Bench and Madras Principal Seat till June 2017
  • Permanent Judge of Madras High Court in April 2016
  • Superannuated as Chief Judge, Court of Small Causes, Chennai in 2015
  • Principal Labour Judge, Principal District Judge & Member Secretary - TamilNadu State Legal Services Authority

Thiru. L. PALAMALAI, IAS (Retd.)

Managing Trustee & Correspondent

Thiru.L.Palamalai IAS (Retd.), an exemplary officer in the Indian Administrative Services (government sector) was selected to assist Hon.Justice.J.Kanakaraj in the administration of the C.T.T.E Trust and educational institutions under it, including the Chevalier T Thomas Elizabeth College for Women.


Thiru. L. Palamalai I.A.S officer (Retd), is the Managing Trustee & Correspondent of CTTEWC. With his vision & commitment he has scripted the success story of all the institutions run by the Trust.

Prior to his role in Academia, Thiru. L.Palamalai has held several prominent positions while serving as an officer in the Indian Administrative Services (Government Sector).

Known for his honesty, fortitude and keen interest in serving people, he continues to contribute to our society in many forms & functions. For instance, the CTTEWC I.A.S Academy was his brain child, it aims to create more women I.A.S officers by providing proper coaching & access to resources.

Prominent Positions held

Apart from acting as our Correspondent & CTTE Managing Trustee, Thiru.L. Palamalai has held several honorable positions during his service period in the Government Sector. Some of them are as follows.
  • Sub Collector - Kumbakonam District
  • Collector - Pudukkottai District
  • Collector - Sivagangai District
  • Joint Commissioner - Prohibition and Excise
  • Joint commissioner - Commercial Tax Enforcement
  • Commissioner of Labour
  • Joint Secretary - Home - Excise
  • Managing Director - Overseas Manpower Corporation
  • Managing Director - Tamilnadu Water Supply & Drainage Board