Late Shri. A. K. Gopalan, the founder General Secretary and Chairperson of the Asan Memorial Association was an eminent civil engineer and a philanthropist with over 60 years of experience in the construction industry. A visionary with extraordinary capabilities, he founded the Asan Group of Institutions to contribute to the noble task of fostering higher education. The Association was established in 1965 as a tribute to the memory of Mahakavi Kumaran Asan, the late Poet Laureate of Kerala.

Late Shri. A. K. Gopalan rose to great heights through his hard work and dedication. He was driven by a vision and dedicated his life to establish quality higher education. The educational institutions affiliated to the Asan Memorial Association nurture and groom cultured, competent and confident young men and women to take on the challenges of society.