The education scene in the India of 1990s vastly from today in its essential character.  Ambitious careers centered on very specific areas such as medicine, engineering, pharmacy etc.  Moreover, there were very few Government managed engineering colleges which hardly sufficed the need of the aspiring youth keen to be future engineers.  This realization embarked the journey of SEC-in 2001

SEC was established at Arasampatti near Tirumayam on the Natinal Highway 210,17 kms from Pudukottai and 25 kms from Karaikudi.  The college is located in a sprawling campus amidst serene and calm surrounding ideally suited for the pursuit of learning.  The idea behind shanmuganathan Engineering college is to help students free themselves from the traditional ways of looking at things and instead constantly question and challenge themselves, society and the world at large. The training methodlogy focuses on peronality development, and improving communication skills, managerial and administrative skills.facilities for training  & placement, sports and games, personality and career development etc are the  specialties of  SEC.