Consequent to the industrial development in and around Trichy, the Government of Tamil Nadu sanctioned the establishment of this Govt. Polytechnic College during the third Five Year Plan. The College started functioning from June 1963 at the premises at Seshasyee Institute of Technology, Trichy. Within a short period of three years, it was moved to the present campus in June 1966. This Polytechnic has well constructed buildings and fully equipped laboratories and workshops built on a sprawling 96 acres of land. Now it has come to be recognized as premier technical institution in the State of Tamil Nadu.
This College is situated at Thuvakudimalai, 16 km from Trichy, on the Trichy - Thanjavur National Highway. It is flanked on one side by the well - known National Institute of Technology, Trichy (NITT), and on the other side by the public sector gaint Bharat Heavy ELecturerricals Ltd. (BHEL).
Besides, there are a number of other small scale units as well as major industries like the Ordnance Factory Trichy (OFT), Railway Workshop, Golden rock, Seamless Steel Tube Plant (SSTP), Magnetic Hydro Dynamic Power Project (MHD) and Heavy Alloy Penetration Project (HAPP), in its vicinity. Thus, the students of this Polytechnic College are well exposed to the industrial climate prevailing in this region.
To be world class institution in imparting skill and development and offering Qualify education to the students and other learners.