In the name of Lord Jesus, the people of Sawyerpuram have decided to establish an Engineering College in the 'Theri' land purchased through the sale deed executed by the Old Boys Association of Pope Memorial Higher Secondary School, Sawyerpuram. The land is just behind Pope's College, Sawyerpuram. Dr.G.U.Pope College of Engineering is the answer to the fervent prayers of the well-wishers of Sawyerpuram, that technical education be available in its vicinity. The college commenced serving the community of Sawyerpuram, during the academic year 2002-2003. It runs under the auspices of the CSI Thoothukudi-Nazareth Diocese- established by sincere and dedicated missionaries,dedicated to provide quality and disciplined education to the remote areas.The college is located in an idyllic setting amidst natural beauty on the Thoothukudi-Sawyerpuram 'Theri Road.
As stated above, the College was established and started on 8th July 2002 with 16 students, with 3 branches viz. ECE, EEE and CSE.Our College started functioning in the year 2002-2003 and in the five years of time, it has produced efficient engineers, who are working in various sophisticated places. At present, it is functioning very well under the leadership of Rev. D.Jesu Sagayam, Moderator's Commissary, CSI-TND as the Chairman, Er.D.K.M.Johnson David as Correspondent, Dr.J.R.Issac Balasingh as Dean and Dr.J.Japhynth as the Principal. Our College motto is "Be first or be With the First". Now, the College has met four convocations for the batches 2002-06, 2003-07, 2004-08 and 2005-09. "Service" alone is the prime aim of this College. Thus, it has been uplifting the standard of economically underprivileged students of Sawyerpuram and its vicinity, to the International Standards by acquiring scanty fee than the stipulated scale of the Government. Every year more than 160 students are being benefitted from the Dr. G.U. Pope College of Engineering, Sawyerpuram. More than 90 persons are working in the College in different categories. Vishwasheva Telemedia, Arima Sangam and Tamilan TV have jointly awarded our College with the Best College Award of the year 2009, appreciating the impressive services it has rendered with the most minuscule amount of fee. ISO 9001:2008 certification for quality also has been achieved by our College. When the International Quality Certifying Committee visited ours, it appreciated the overall activities which are propelled with higher principles. Really, the dream of Dr. G.U. Pope to make Sawyerpuram a Seminary is achieved.