The college, started in 1987-88, is one of the educational institutions developed by Adhiyamaan Educational and Research Institution Trust. It is the first engineering college to be started in the most backward Dharmapuri District of the State of Tamil Nadu. It was originally affiliated to University of Madras. When Periyar University was carved out from the University of Madras, the colleges affiliation was changed to it. When the government of Tamil Nadu brought all the engineering and technical institutions in the State under one technological university in 2001, Adhiyamaan College of Engineering was affiliated to Anna University of Technology,Coimbatore. It is now affiliated to Anna University,Chennai.This college is the First Private College to Introduce the 5 Year Bachelor of Architecture degree course in Tamil Nadu , in the Name School Of Architecture,ACE Campus.