An astute Gandhian, Dr.N.Mahalingam, Founder Chairman of Sakthi Group and KCT has endeavoured to empower students in pursuing higher education. To symbolize this intent, in 2006 he instituted the annual Mahatma Gandhi Merit Scholarship Awards. In 2017-18, over 1 crore was given to students as scholarship. Sixty students from KCT Business School (30 students from Batch 2016-18 & 30 students from 2017-19) received the Mahatma Gandhi Merit Scholarship Awards worth Rs. 6.0 lacs on March 23, 2018.