This polytechnic was established due to the initiative of Thiru.A.D.Jawahar Pandian in memory of his beloved better-half, the late Mrs.Dharmambal in the year 1979.
It was functioning at Valivalam Desikar Polytechnic upto 1986 as a women's wing. Due to the efforts of Thiru A.D.Jayaveera Pandian, the polytechnic moved into the existing campus during the year 1986-87.
Now it is named as A.D.J.Dharmambal polytechnic college a Co-Educational Institution, running the following courses.
1.Electronics and Communication Engineering
The polytechnic is situated in the main road between Nagapattinam and Nagore and within the town limits of Nagapattinam.