• SCAD-Nirman founded by Dr. Cletus Babu working with 5 villages in Cheranmahadevi, Tirunelveli, South India
  • Formed 35 women’s groups
  • Started working with people suffering with leprosy
  • Started working with the gypsy community
  • The first Secondary school in Tirunelveli opened
  • Tree planting began with 200 trees
  • Non-formal school for Gypsy Community opened
  • Nutritional biscuits made for school children to minimize nutritional deficiency and increase learning capacity
  • A school started for the special needs of special children with multiple disabilities – physical/ mental challenges, cerebral palsy & autism – ‘Anbu Illam’ (Abode of Love)
  • KVK (Krishi Vighyan Kendra -Farm Science Centre) ICAR Government of India unit was opened in Vagaikulam, Tuticorin
  • An Industrial Training Institute, Polytechnic College and Community College in Cheranmahadevi  opened to diversify educational opportunities
  • Started a higher education college to provide vocational training for rural youth communities
  • Total membership of women self-help group members hits 36,617
  • Started another Industrial Training Centre at Vagaikulam & Engineering College in Cheranmahadevi
  • Good Shepherd school was opened in Tuticorin
  • Relief measures to the Tsunami villages in Kanyakumari, Tuticorin, Cuddalore and Tirunelveli districts
  • Dr. Cletus Babu received the award for “Outstanding Social Entrepreneurship” by the Confederation of Indian Industry & Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship in recognition of visionary, pragmatic and courageous contributions that significantly improve the state of the world’s people
  • Received the ‘Best Self Help Group’ award from the Tamil Nadu Government
  • College of Education started at Cheranmahadevi
  • The teachers’ training institute was opened at Cheranmahadevi.
  • Environmental protection activities were initiated including Tree planting, Kitchen gardens, Ooranie formation and De-silting, Rainwater harvesting, Biochar initiatives and Carbon sequestration.
  • The first wind turbine was erected
  • More than 100 women self-help group members are elected as local village presidents, ward members or councilors
  • Polytechnic college was started at Tharuvai, Tirinelveli, South India
  • The then President of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam visited SCAD for the CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) Conference and inaugurated a new building at FX
  • The Ortho and Prosthetic unit and training centre was opened at Cheranmahadevi
  • A dispensary and community hall was built for those affected by leprosy
  • Started St. Mother Teresa Engineering College, Tuticorin and SCAD Engineering College, Cheranmahadevi, Tirunelveli
  • Introduced the first mobile clinic van, a fully furnished vehicle to provide treatment and therapy to the differently abled living in distant Villages
  • Celebrated the Silver Jubilee Year of SCAD-Nirman; the Governor of Tamil Nadu Dr. Surjit Singh Barnala released the book ‘Empowering the Disadvantaged’
  • Vanakkam India – a Tamil daily newspaper was started
  • Started SCAD World School and SCAD Institute of Technology, Palladam, Coimbatore
  • SCAD Rehabilitation Centre and Special education teachers’ training, were started at Ponnakudi
  •  SCAD World School, Chengalpattu, Chennai was started
  • Grand official launch of Dynamic Scientific Research & Technologies (DSRT), for the development of Applied Sciences for academic institutions to participate and derive value from industrial research and for migration of contemporary technologies.
  • SCAD Medical Centre, Tirunelveli