Arasu Engineering College was established in 2000. The college is affilated to Anna University and offering AICTE approved professional studies upto graduate levels. It was ranked the No.2 engineering education provider in India by the Indian Government Educational Survey Board in 2009, closely behind IIT (Nagpur). The college is established by Sri Thirunavukkarasu Dhanalakshmi Educational and Charitable Trust in 1999. It was registered as a public charitable trust in the year 2000 to serve the society. The trust is doing yeomen service in the field of Technical Education and Research. It is the first Engineering College started in the Kumbakonam .
The College offers B.E course in Computer Science And Engineering, Electronics And Communication Engineering, Electrical And Electronics Engineering, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering.
The college offers programmes that have been approved by All India Council for Technical Education with three programmes at the Under Graduate level in the year 2001-02 . The college at present offers Six Under Graduate Programmes. with the approval of AICTE and Anna University Tiruchirapalli.
The Management is keen on developing the College into a quality institution for higher education and it has provided adequate infrastructural facilities and sufficient funds. It is a matter of pride to declare that the College has achieved 95 percent in the I semester University Examinations. The Institution is doing its best to achieve excellent results in all the Examinations.