St. Joseph's College of Engineering and Technology, Palai was established in the year 2002 and is affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University. The college is approved by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE). The college has earned a reputation among the general public, the students and their parents and the various visiting committees as a "College with a difference". It is one among the top 11 engineering colleges in Kerala (including 7 government and 4 private) recommended by the media for the information of the public. It is situated in a serene and picturesque location at the foothills of the High Range Mountains, the campus provides an environment conducive to learning and achieving the academic and professional aspirations of the students. The college provides good infrastructure facilities such as Library, Canteen, Computer & Internet, Photocopying, Telephone Facility, Waiting Rooms, Vehicle Parking Facilities, Gymnasium, Auditorium, Sports, Transport, Hostel accomodation. The college follows a strategic planning approach to development, insisting on Total Quality Management and continuous improvement at all levels. They have a team of well-qualified, dedicated and trained teachers and follow the most innovative teaching-learning processes. The college have the placement cell and they place all their students successfully through campus recruitments with organizations matching the individual’s aspirations and talents. The college offers job placement to the students in world class reputed companies like UST Global, Infosys, Escube Technologies, Wipro Infotech, Sutherland etc.
The college offers undergradute course in Computer Science & Engineering, Applied Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.
The college offers post graduate course in Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.