The Rathinavel Subramaniam Educational Trust was established in December 1983 to further the cause of education in Tamilnadu. It was established in the memory of Master Rathinavel Subramaniam, son of Dr. K.V. Kupusamy, Managing Director of K.P.V. Textiles, Sulur and Chairperson of R.V.S Educational Trust.
The Trust runs several Institutions of Arts and Science and Health Sciences. The Trust felt that yeoman services should be rendered to the society by training nurses to meet the health needs of society. Therefore, the first College of Nursing was started in 1993 with a four year B.Sc Degree programme. Subsequently a 2 years programme leading to M.Sc (N) and 3 ½ years leading to Diploma Nursing was started in 2006.
The another RVS College of Nursing is established at Kannampalayam by the same RVS Trust in 2008 in order to meet the professional nurse shortage globally. The Trust from then is working tremendously towards the overall upliftment of the society all over the Tamilnadu.