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Thiagarajar Polytechnic College was established in 1958 by the late Thiru. Krrumuttu Thiagarajan Chettiar, a doyen of industry and education.

It was at a time when India had just entered its second decade of independence and was faced with the challenges of industrial development and growth.

It was at a time when skilled technicians were the need of the hour and educational opportunities to fulfill the need were hardly available.

It was also at a time when polytechnics were being set up to bring out technicians who were well a head of his time, and acting on them, a humble beginning was made with the introduction of just three diploma programs and today it offers as many ass nine diploma programs and one post diploma program.

Our founder's perception and vision of an ideal institution for technical education were well a head of his time, and acting on them, a humble beginning was made with the introduction of just three diploma programs and today it offers as many as nine diploma programs and one post diploma program.

The challenging goals set by him were achieved in a short span of time and the polytechnic soon rose glory and fame.

As of today, Thiagarajar Polytechnic College is an institution with a great reputationfor excellence gained over the last 46 years of its purposeful existence. This glorious achievement places it among the most popular polytechnics in Tamilnadu and enables it to select the best from the vast number of school - leavers seeking admission every year into the polytechnic.

The polytechnic is situated well within the city limits of salem and located about a kilometer from the city's railway station. Its singular achievements, over the years, have earned for it a permanent position in technical educational excellence. Its unique results in several new areas of institutional development, in more recent time, have placed it firmly on the polytechnic map of India.