St.Peter's University is a Deemed-to-be University established in 2008 under Section 3 of the UGC Act,1956. It was earlier functioning as St. Peter's Engineering College which was established in the year 1992 and affiliated to Anna University, Chennai, with all the eligible programmes accredited by NBA AICTE, New Delhi. St. Peter's University is now poised with greater thrust for high quality education and innovating programmes leading to research and development.
St.Peter's Institute of distance Education has been established with the status of a department.
It has been recognized by Distance Education Council(IGNOU), New Delhi(Ref: F.No.DEC/SPU/CHN/TN/Recog/09/14 dates(02.04.2009).
The Distance Education programmes are offered from the academic year 2009-2010. The system of Distance Education includes openness and flexibility to a greater extent. It is open to all adults in india