On the recommendations of the State Board of Technical Education and Training, the Government of Tamil Nadu has sanctioned the establishment of this Polytechnic, in the then Dharmapuri District from the academic year 1979-80 (G.O.Ms.No.9 dt 11.6.79). Accordingly this Polytechnic started functioning from 20-6-79. This Polytechnic is located 3 km away from Krishnagiri Town on the Krishnagiri to Chennai Road NH 46. It is well connected by frequent town buses from Krishnagiri.
Three diploma courses viz Civil Engineering Mechanical Engineering and Electronics and Communication Engineering were introduced in 1979. A course on Computer Science Engineering was introduced in 1996. Part time Diploma. Courses are also conducted in this polytechnic , if sufficient number of candidates apply for the same.
This Polytechnic has been selected as a Project Polytechnic under the World Bank Assisted Second Technician Education Project. A new hostel for the girls has been constructed under the above project. A pucca compound wall has been constructed in this campus, There is a Book- Bank functioning in this Polytechnic for the benefit of SC/ST students About 432 volumes of books worth Rs.1.25 lakh are available in this Book-Bank.
There is a Staff-Students Co-operative Stores functioning in this Polytechnic for the benefit of staff and students. The Library of this Polytechnic is fully equipped with 13,000 Volumes. The cost of the equipments in this polytechnic is about Rs.1 Crore. Under the World Bank Second Technician Education Project, equipments worth Rs.34,66,503/- have been added.
There is a placement Section functioning under the charge of a Senior Lecturer. There is a N.S.S. wing in this Polytechnic with 200 Volunteers.