The Melvisharam Muslim Educational Society was established in 1919. Late Nawab C. Abdul Hakeem Sahib, a leading Business Magnate, Philanthropist and Nationalist of fame, was its Founder President, The Society has gradually progressed across these 8 decades.
To start with, there was only a Primary School under this Society. And at present, it manages 11 Institutions from the nursery level to a First Grade College with Five P.G. Departments and Three Research Departments. They include M.M.E.S. Arts and science college for women and C. Abdul Hakeem College of Engineering and Technology, an I.S.O certified Center of learning.
The College was instituted in the year 1965 with just Pre-University Course, in the local orphanage buildings. Subsequently the M.M.E.S. acquired a site of more than 67 acres, on the eastern outskirts of the town, on the Chennai-Bangalore Trunk road, and constructed imposing buildings to house the College and the Hostel. The college is affiliated to Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore. The college has been Re-accredited by the NAAC with 'A'grade.
At present, the College offers instruction in 31 Courses at Under-Graduate level and in 6 Courses at Post-Graduate level ,apart from facilities for research leading to the award of Ph.D.
Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) of C.Abdul Hakeem College is located in Melvisharam, Vellore Dt. Tamilnadu, approximately 120 km from Chennai. This Laboratory has been involved in research on diseases of economically important aquatic animals since 2000. It maintains strong working relationships with National and International research organizations, aquaculture industries, farmers and hatchery operators. The objective of AAHL is to carry out research work on diseases of aquatic animals particularly on developing diagnostics and control and preventive measures. The AAHL is coordinated by Dr.A.S.Sahul Hameed.