C.B.M. College, Sakethapuri was established by the CBM Sakunthala Memorial Trust in 1974. It is affiliated to Bharathiar University. The University of Madras granted permission for opening of Degree courses in B.A. (History) and B.Sc. (Mathematics), from the academic year 1975 – 76. Since its inception the college was affiliated to the University of Madras. With the formation of the Bharathiyar University the College came under the new University from the academic year 1982 – 83.
The college offers the following undergraduate programs: B.A. (History, Economics), B.Com, B.Sc. - (Maths, Statistics, Chemistry, Computer Science). Postgraduate programs offered are MBE (Master of Business Economics), M.Com, M.Sc. (Mathematics, Chemistry). In addition, research programs are also offered. These include M.Phil (Part Time) - Tamil, English, History, Economics, Maths, Statistics, Chemistry, Commerce; M.Phil (Full Time) – Economics; and Ph.D (Part Time) - Tamil, History, Economics, Mathematics, Statistic, Chemistry, Commerce. The college also offers an M.B.A Program (2 year -full time) affiliated to the Bharathiar University and approved by the All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi.
Every student at the college has to serve in any one of the extra curricular activities like NCC, NSS, or SSL for two years. The activities include campus cleaning , tree planting, AIDS awareness programme, organizing Blood Donation Camp, Blood Grouping Camp, construction of houses for homeless people at low-cost, assisting the authorities in distribution of rations , medicines, clothes etc, and assistance to the health authorities in inoculation and immunization. The students help in creating awareness on social issues like Women Empowerment.