In 1997, Shaheed Udham Singh College of Engineering & Technology, the first self financed multi disciplinary engineering college affiliated to Punjab Technical University Jalandhar, was established with the view of providing world class engineering education in the state of Punjab and to inculcate a spirit of social relevance amongst young students. Within fifteen years of its inception, SUSCET is recognized as one of the premier engineering colleges in India for its excellent academics, state of the art infrastructure, facilities and prestigious placements.
The college is approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi, the Government of Punjab and is affiliated to Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar. SUSCET is an ISO 9001-2008 certified college, which in itself is a hallmark of quality in management systems. The college has various outstanding achievements to its credit. It has been awarded the, 'National Gold Star', award by the 'International Business Council', New Delhi in the year 2002, for its creditable achievements in the field of academics.
The college has also been rated amongst the top 100 Engineering Colleges by the Data Quest survey for the year 2009 and 2010. Moreover, Best Engineering College in Punjab award has also been conferred on the college by the TIMES Research 2010 for the outstanding programmes in various fields and for excellent infrastructure.
Moreover, the Mechanical Engineering Department of the college has been chosen as the 'Centre of Excellence in Manufacturing Sciences' by PTU. Presently, efforts are being made to get the college accredited from competent authorities.