Saranathan College of Engineering was founded by Vidya Seva Ratnam Sri.K. Santhanam as Secretary of the now 123 year - Old National college Council, in 1998. It marks the fulfilment of his long - cherished personal ambition. It is named after the Life - time Principal of National College, a Veteran Educationist and his own Guru. Professor Saranathan
Started on 3rd Sep.1998, the college was functioning in the premises of the Seshasayee Institute of Technology for 3 Semesters. The College was shifted to its present sprawling 40 - acre Campus on 3rd March 2000. The College is located in Panjappur, about 6 k.m. away from the Tiruchirapalli Railway Junction on N.H.45, the Trichy - Viralimalai - Madurai Road.
A Speciality of the College is that it is situated within the Tiruchi City Corporation limits and is covered by many Town and Mofussil Bus Services, besides the fleet of Buses owned by the College itself. It has ample accommodation, spacious classrooms, well equipped state-of-the art Laboratories, well-stocked Libraries and a dedicated band of highly qualified and competent staff. Within the short span of ten years we have attained a level of excellence by securing the First Rank in this zone in the Anna University Examinations.
The ultimate aim of the Management is to mould the Institution into a School of Excellence and Advanced Learning.