Sri Shakthi Institute of Engineering and Technology (SIET) was founded in 2006 by Dr. S. Thangavelu, with the dream of imparting education that is character building and creating better citizen and the human being, from the assimilation of ideas along with acquiring productive life skills. With the mission to provide an encouraging environment to develop the intellectual capacity, critical thinking, creativity and problem solving ability of the students, the institute collaborated with worldwide universities and industries. Now the college has 14 departments with10 UG courses and 4 PG courses. The institute has been approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi, accredited by NBA and it is an autonomous institution affiliated to Anna University, Chennai.
SIET is ranked among top 10 percent of 3000 colleges across India to receive national employability award and The Times Group award for Excellence in Education. SIET is ranked in the 22nd position all over India in Top 100 private engineering colleges survey 2016 and 11th Position in Placements conducted by Higher Education Review. It is the youngest institution in India accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA).