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1957 - Pre-Engineering introduced
1958 - University of Madras grants affiliation for B.E. Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
1959 - 5 year B.Sc. degree courses introduced
1966 - 3year B.Sc. degree courses introduced. Affiliated to newly formed Madurai University

1968 - Subject unit system introduced
1969 - Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry departments recognized as centres for PhD research
1971 - Part-time B.E. Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, M.Sc. Structural Engineering (Civil), M.Sc. Power system Engineering (Electrical) introduced
1972 - Civil and Electrical Engineering departments recognized as centres for PhD research
1973 - B.Sc. (Applied Sciences) introduced
1975 - TEMCOS(Thiagarajar Engineering and Management Consultancy Services) started
1976 - Semester system introduced

1978 - B.E. Electronics and Communication Engineering and M.Sc. Applied Mathematics introduced. M.Sc. Engineering renamed as M.E. dregree. Madurai University renamed as Madurai Kamaraj University
1980 - Duration of B.E. degree reduced to 4 years
1984 - ​B.E. Computer Science and Engineering introduced
1985 - Master of Computer Applications (MCA) introduced
1986 - M.E. Industrial Engineering and M.Sc. Applied Chemistry introduced

1987 - Autonomous status conferred by the University
1995 - B.Arch. and M.E. Communication Systems introduced
1997 - M.E. Production Engineering introduced. B.E. Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Electronics, Computer Science, ME Structural Engg, ME Power Systems Engineering and MCA courses are accredited by the National Board of Accreditation

1998 - B.E. Mechatronics introduced.
1999 - B.Tech Information Technology introduced
2000 - M.Sc. Material Science Technology introduced. AICTE sanctions additional in - take of 150 students in B.E. ECE, CSE, IT and 30 students in M.C.A degree courses
2001 - B.E. Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering Course introduced. M.E. Computer Science and Engineering introduced. Affiliation of the college transferred from Madurai Kamaraj University to Anna University. Dept. of ECE, CSE, & Mech. Engineering recognized as centres for PhD research by M.K.University.
2003 - Ladies hostel started in TCE Campus
2005 - CCC was etablshed with 24/7 computing facility
2005 - Thiagarajar Advanced Research Center(TARC)  started
2006 - M.Tech. Environmental Engineering introduced
2006 - Re accreditation of all UG Programs
2006 - TCE awarded first Patent from the Government of India for New Mix design of Waste Plastics
2007 - Golden Jubilee celebrations
2007 - M.Tech Environmental Engineering  introduced

2009 - New I.T Block started
2009 - Agreement with Yahoo! for cloud computing
2010 - Indoor stadium established
2012 - TTSL inaugurated
2013 - TBI started
2014 - Introduction of B.E. and M.E Programme in Mechatronics
2015 - MSME Department of India has sanctioned Business Incubator to TCE
2016 - Govt of TN recognized TCE as Entrepreneurship Development Hub (IEDP) Promotion Institute
2016 - Starting of Department of Mechatronics
2017 - Inauguration of Thiagarajar Entrepreneur Network (TEN)
2017 - TCE signs MoU with Indonesia Government for laying plastic road

2018 - Starting of Bentley supported Building Information Modelling BIM Lab
2018 - Commencement of TCE Environmental Information System TCE ENVIS - Centre for Plastic Waste Management
2018 - Dr. R. Vasudevan, Professor, Dept of Chemistry, TCE receives Padma Shri Award for Road using Waste Plastic
2018 - TCE signs MoU with National Entrepreneurship Network
2019 - Commencement of 5 Year Integrated MSc (Data Science) Degree Programme
2019 - Inauguration of T. S. Srinivasan Centre for Automative Research (TSS Car)
2019 - Inauguration of TCE - AVM Centre for testing and calibration
2019 - 60th Year Celebrations with 6T Conclave
2019 - Commencement of TCE and Indo Universal Collaboration for Engineering Education (IUCEE)
2020 - Commencement of 4 year B.TECH Computer Science and Business Systems (CSBS) Degree Programme