The Christian Institute for Technical Education was established in 1984 under the scheme of self-financing Polytechnic under the Directorate of Technical Education Tamil nadu as per GO. No. 753/EST/84 dated 12-06-1984. The Institution is a minority Institute run by Christian Education, Health & Development Charitable Society, Ambilikkai. Reg. No. 17/1984 dated 05-10-1976. I.T. 12, A.No.177 of 09-12-1976. The Institute is approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) Vide Ref .F. No. 418 GEN E&T 98 dt. Jan.22.1999.
The Institute is located in a campus having an area of 70 acres of beautiful level land at the foot of the extension of Western Ghats. The hills at the back of the Institute add a natural and enviable look to the Institute with all the senic beauty. Thus the environs enchant this simple and serene place helping to be so close with nature and provide an ideal place for learning.
The workshop, laboratories in the Institute and library are well equipped as per the standards prescribed by Directorate of Technical Education. The Institute provides ample scope for Co-curricular, extra curricular activities , sports and games and so on. A pleasant and peaceful atmosphere conducive to all round development of the students prevails in the campus. The management, the members of the staff and the students enjoy a cordial and congenial relationship with one another. The students are motivated for achievements in the areas of academic and sports. Proper guidance is provided for personality development and for social living so that they could be of value to their families and society.
The Department of Training and Placement interacts with reputed organizations all over the country for arranging Campus Inteviews for the placement of final year students.