Shanmuganathan Engineering College was established in 2001 and it is affiliated to Anna University of Technology, Tiruchirappalli. The college is approved by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE). The college is located on a Sprawling campus amidst serene and calm surrounding, ideally suited for the pursuit of learning. The institution has earned an enviable reputation as premier technical institution offering quality engineering education in the state. The college has evolved as a Centre of Academic and Research Excellence as they provide quality education through modern and best infrastructure facilities and serves the Rural People, the Nation and the World through their Professional Graduates energized to become Leaders, Innovators, Entrepreneurs and Interpreters in their Profession. It would be the unceasing endeavour of everyone in the institution to prepare the students to face stiff competition and coping with the continuous rapid strides in technology with courage and confidence by providing them every opportunity to attain a high degree of professional competence through sustained rigorous training. Such students should prove to be an asset not only to their families but to the country itself as crusaders of its future progress and prosperity. The college have a full fledged training and placement cell headed by senior staff members as placement and training officer assisted by placement co-ordinators which gives training to all the students on Comprehension, Soft skills in communication, Fluency in English speaking, Career planning, Aptitude test, Group discussion and also conduct mock interviews for final year students to become employable in campus interview. The college provides good infrastructure facilities such as Library, Canteen, Transport, Co–curricular & Extra curricular activities, Laboratory, Hostel accomodation. The college offers job opportunities to the students in world class reputed companies like Infosys, Microsoft, Wipro, Oracle, IBM etc.
The college offers undergradute course in Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Information Technology and Mechanical Engineering.
The college offers post graduate course in Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing.