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Government Engineering College Thrissur
GEC Thrissur Logo.JPG
Motto योगः कर्मसु कौशलम्
(Yoga Karmasu Kaushalam)
Established 1957
Type Education and Research Institution
Principal Prof.K.Vijayakumar
Location Thrissur, Kerala, India
Campus 120 acres (0.49 km2)
GECT - A view of the Main Building

Govt. Engineering College Thrissur (GECT), also popularly known as Thrissur Engineering College is one of the oldest and one of the most prestigious institutions of Technical Education in Kerala, India. In 2009, Mint (newspaper) ( rated GECT among the Top 50 government engineering colleges in India. [1][2] Further, Reccaanit gave an 'Excellent' grade to the college during its survey of engineering colleges in Kerala for the year 2009.[3]



The College started functioning at the Maharaja Technological Institute Chembukkavu campus in 1957. The foundation stone of the college was laid by late Pandit Jawarharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, on 26 April 1958. The work on the main buildings, two men's hostels and laboratories were taken up straightaway and subsequently on their completion, the college shifted to its present campus in October 1960. The college was formally inaugurated by late Pattom A. Thanu Pillai, Chief Minister of Kerala on 2 February 1962.

The present college campus is spread over an area of 120 acres (0.49 km2) and is located at Ramavarmapuram which is about 5 km from the heart of Thrissur town and about 6 km from Thrissur Railway station.

Prof. S. Rajaraman, a civil engineer of international repute and author of many engineering books was the first Principal. He along with Prof. M. P. Mathew and Prof. V. S. Nair (the then Head of the Departments of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering respectively) formed the triumvirate that gave the college a strong footing and set the pace for the onward growth and development of the college.


The College offers undergraduate courses in the following branches of Engineering (B.Tech).

1) Civil Engineering
2) Mechanical Engineering
3) Electrical & Electronics Engineering
4) Chemical Engineering
5) Production Engineering
6) Electronics & Communication Engineering
7) Computer Science & Engineering
8) Architecture

Admission for B.Tech is purely through merit based on CEE Kerala.

The following Post-graduate programmes are also offered.

1) MCA (Dept of MCA)
2) M.Tech Environmental Engineering (Civil Eng.Dept.)
3) M.Tech Production Engineering (Mechanical Eng. Dept.)
4) M.Tech Power Systems Eng. (Electrical & Electronics Dept.)
5) M.Tech Process Control (Chemical Eng. Dept.)

Admission is based on GATE for M.Tech. Separate entrance is basis for MCA admissions.

Phd Programmes under University of Calicut

1) Mechanical Engg.
2) Electrical and Electronics Engg.
3) Chemical Engg.

Roll of principals

  • Prof. S. Rajaraman : 1959-1961
  • Prof. P.C. Eapen : 1961-1963
  • Prof. S. Natarajan : 1963-1963
  • Prof. T.C. George : 1963-1967
  • Prof. V.S. Nair : 1967-1968
  • Prof. M.R.K. Menon : 1968-1968
  • Dr. C.P. Kuriakose : 1968-1971
  • Prof. P.S. Subramaniam : 1971-1975
  • Dr. P.J. George : 1975-1980
  • Dr. M.V. Raghavacharya : 1980-1981
  • Dr. T.S. Ramanatha Iyer : 1981-1983
  • Prof. P.U. Paul : 1983-1983
  • Prof. P.C. George : 1983-1985
  • Dr. T.S. Ramanatha Iyer : 1985-1985
  • Prof. P.C. George : 1985-1987
  • Dr. M.R. Sreedharan Nair : 1987-1990
  • Dr. M.Sivaramakrishna Iyer : 1990-1991
  • Dr.T. Jishnu : 1991 -1992
  • Dr.K.Balakrishnan :1992 -1992
  • Dr.K.Neelakantan :1992-1997
  • Dr.Rajan Varghese:1997-1999
  • Dr.M.GeorgeJoseph:1999-2001
  • Prof.K.K.George:2001-2002
  • Prof.K.P.Ahammed Koya:2002-2002
  • Dr.N.Premachandran:2002-2005
  • Prof.Rani Thomas:2005-2006
  • Dr.K.V.Narayanan:2006-2007
  • Prof.Tomy Michael 2007-2008
  • Prof.Vijayan Raja 2008-2009
  • Dr.K.Vijayakumar 2009-

Departments, Ancillaries and Facilities

Evening View of the Main Block
  • Dept. of Civil Engineering
  • Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
  • Dept. of Electrical & Electronics Engg.
  • Dept. of Chemical Engineering
  • Dept. of Production Cum Plant Engg.
  • Dept. of Electronics & Communication Engg.
  • Dept. of Computer Science & Engg.
  • School of Architecture
  • Dept. of MCA
  • Environmental Centre
  • Dept. of Mathematics
  • Dept. of Physics
  • Dept. of Chemistry
  • Dept. of Economics
  • Dept. of Physical Education
  • Central Library
  • Computer Center and Seminar Hall
  • Gymnasium
  • Canteen
  • Post Office
  • State Bank of Travancore & ATM
  • Placement Cell
  • Dispensary
  • Millenium (Main) Auditorium
  • Open Air Theatre
  • Galleries
  • Stadium with galleries
  • Hockey ground and pavilion
  • Mens Hostels
  • Ladies Hostels
  • Staff Quarters


Technofest - Cultural Fest

Dhyuthi - Cultural Fest

Bhoomika - College Union Inauguration

Geethika - Cultural Fest


Pinnacle - Production Engg. Dept.

Nirmaan - Civil Engg. Dept.

Thrissur Motor Show - Mech. Engg. Dept.

Resonance - Electrical and Electronics Dept.

Quintessence - Electronics and Communication Dept

Insignia - Computer Science and Engineering Department

Genesis - Chemical Engg Dept


In 2007-08, 467 students were placed through the placement cell.

Companies visiting GECT for campus recruitment include Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd., IBS, Hindustan Petroleum, Philips, Carbon, Simon Carves, Shapoorji & Pallonji, Shobha Developers, Appollo Tyres, General Electric, TCS, Wipro, Infosys, Robert Bosch, Accenture, CTS, Caritor, Subex, Mahindra & Mahindra, ISPAT Industries, Hindustan Unilever, Ghardha Chemicals, HCL Technologies, Cerachem, Ashok Leyland, Kale Consultants, Eddy Current Controls, Vallabhas Kanji, Triune Projects, Iormyx, L & T, Thermax Wilcox & Babcock, L&T Info Tech, US Technologies and so on.


  • 1957-GECT was Established with intake of 60 students in Civil, Electrical & Mechanical Engineering.
  • 1958-The foundation stone of the college laid by Pandit Nehru.
  • 1962-The college inaugurated by Shri. Pattam A. Thanu Pillai, Chief Minister of Kerala.
  • 1962-First batch of students passed out of the college.
  • 1968-Dept of Chemical Engg started.
  • 1969-Affiliation changed to Calicut university from Kerala University.
  • 1970-First batch of 4 year course (Revised scheme) passed out.
  • 1971-P G course in Environmental Engineering started.
  • 1972-P G course in Production & Power Systems started.
  • 1974-First batch of Semester system passed out.
  • 1979-Dept of Production Cum Plant Engg. started.
  • 1981-Intake to civil, electrical and mechanical engineering increased to 90 students.
  • 1982-Silver Jubilee Celebrations.
  • 1985-Dept of Computer Science and Engg started.
  • 1985-Dept of Electronics and Communication Engg. started.
  • 2000-College accredited by NBA.
  • 2005-School of Architecture was started.
  • 2006-Centralised computer facility for students and staff was started.
  • 2007-Golden Jubilee Celebrations.
  • 2009-The college is rated among Top 50 Government Engineering Colleges of India.

Distinguished Alumni


External links

Coordinates: 10°33′14″N 76°13′25″E / 10.553772°N 76.223585°E / 10.553772; 76.223585



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