Sudharshan Engineering College was founded in the year 2000 by the Sudharsan Educational Trust with the aim of disseminating knowledge in the fields of science, engineering and technology in the rural district of Pudukkottai. The college is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education(AICTE) and is affiliated to Anna University. The college is situated on NH 210 in Sathiyamangalam about 12 km from Pudukkottai. The campus is 40km close to Trichy and 30km to Trichy Anna University. Though it had a humble beginning with three programs and 180 intake, the college soon recorded a meteoric rise. Now it offers nine programs with a total intake of 420 every year.