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Once upon a time, in the bustling city of Madurai, a young man named J.R. Devadoss embarked on a journey that would shape the landscape of entrepreneurship in India. Born on June 20, 1950, Devadoss was destined to leave an indelible mark on the world of small industries.

Fresh out of college with a degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering, Devadoss wasted no time in venturing into the world of business.

In the bustling corridors of a KG school, where laughter and curiosity fill the air, J.R. Devadoss, the esteemed Director, found his heart drawn to the youngest members of the school community—the playgroup children.


Despite his demanding schedule overseeing his technical schedule, Devadoss made it a point to carve out time for these budding souls. His belief in the power of early education and nurturing young minds sparked a deep desire to be directly involved in their growth and development.


Devadoss's journey with the playgroup children began as a simple visit to observe their activities. However, what started as a casual interaction soon blossomed into a profound connection. Inspired by their innocence and boundless curiosity, Devadoss found himself drawn into their world of wonder and imagination.

For Devadoss, the joy of witnessing the wonder and excitement in the eyes of the playgroup children became a source of inspiration and fulfillment. In their innocence, he found a reminder of life's simple pleasures and the importance of embracing curiosity and joy in every moment.


As he bid farewell to another day filled with laughter and learning, J.R. Devadoss knew that his involvement with the playgroup children had left an indelible mark on his heart. In their presence, he had discovered a renewed sense of purpose and a profound appreciation for the beauty of childhood innocence. And in their bright smiles, he found hope for a future filled with boundless possibilities.

Work Experience

1973 - 1975

1975 - 1980

1980 - 1985

1985 - 1999

1999 - 2006

2007 - 2010


In 1973, fueled by ambition and innovation, he founded a small industry in Madurai, laying the foundation for his illustrious career.

However, Devadoss's thirst for knowledge and passion for innovation led him to explore various avenues in his field.


      From 1975 to 1980, he served as an Investigator (Electronics) at MSME-DI, Chennai, where he honed his skills in understanding the intricacies of electronic systems.


     His journey took him to Bangalore from 1980 to 1985, where he assumed the role of a Small Industry Promotion Officer at MSME-DI. It was here that Devadoss immersed himself in promoting and nurturing small-scale industries, contributing significantly to their growth and development.


     The years that followed saw Devadoss ascending through the ranks, serving as an Assistant Director Gr.I at MSME-DI in Kolkata and Thrissur from 1985 to 1999. His tenure was marked by his relentless efforts in preparing project proposals, organizing entrepreneurship development training programs, and designing skill development courses for aspiring entrepreneurs.



     In 1999, Devadoss's expertise and dedication earned him the position of Deputy Director at the Office of the DC(MSME) in New Delhi and MSME-DI in Chennai. During this period, he spearheaded initiatives to foster innovation and entrepreneurship, collaborating closely with state government agencies and advocating for the interests of small industries.

     In 2007, Devadoss assumed the role of Director at the MSME Testing Centre in Chennai, where he continues to serve with unwavering commitment till his retirement.


     His tenure has been characterized by his tireless efforts to enhance the quality and reliability of testing procedures, contributing to the growth and competitiveness of small industries. Throughout his illustrious career, Devadoss has been a beacon of inspiration for countless entrepreneurs. His passion for innovation, coupled with his dedication to nurturing talent and fostering entrepreneurship, has left an indelible legacy in the annals of India's small industry sector. As the sun sets on another day, J.R. Devadoss continues to inspire generations with his unwavering commitment to innovation and excellence, leaving behind a trailblazing legacy that will endure for years to come.

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