College of Engineering, Poonjar is established by the Institute of Human Resources Development (IHRD), A Government of Kerala Undertaking. IHRD is a pioneer educational organisation supported by Kerala Government, which has the magnificent track record of facilitating quality technical education in the state, especially in the fields of Electronics and Computer Science. It manages more than 40 institutions all over the state, including Engineering Colleges, Polytechnics, College of Applied Sciences, Regional Centers and Technical Higher Secondary Schools. College of Engineering, Poonjar started its functioning in the academic year 2000-2001. The College is affiliated to the prestigious Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT).
The college has well designed buildings and separate labs for each department. There are three academic blocks and six laboratory workshop block.
College has two hostels NILA and GANGA. Hostel Nila accommodates 130 students and it is located near to Erattupetta KSRTC bus stand and opposite to Aruvithura church. Warden of the hostel is Smt.Jeessy M Jose, System Analyst of the Computer Science Department.
The college has an excellent campus placement record. To enhance this, regular courses on Communication English different institutions are take classes on the campus. Personality development program is arranged by Career Guidance and Placement Unit (CGPU). Institution focuses the next generation technology and help the students to build their carrier that fullfils their destiny.