Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering

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Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering(Autonomous)
Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering logo.jpg
Established 1996
Type Autonomous
President D.V.Subba Rao
Principal Dr. A.B. Koteswara Rao
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 2,880
Undergraduates 2,540
Postgraduates 340
Location Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
Campus Madhurawada
Nickname GVP
Affiliations J.N.T.U Kakinada

The Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering(A) (GVP College of Engineering) is an educational trust formed and managed by educators, philanthropists and technocrats in Visakhapatnam, India in 1996. The college offers instruction to 900 undergraduate students in seven branches of engineering: chemical, civil, computer systems engineering (CSE), electronics and communication engineering (ECE), electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and Information Technology(IT).[1] The CSE,IT,Civil and Mechanical departments accept 120 students, ECE 180 and the others accept 60. The college also offers 11 MTech degrees with a Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering stipend.


The campus is located in Madhurawada, 20 minutes from Visakhapatnam. It has a library with 9,200 titles, 34,000 volumes, 130 national journals, 70 international journals and a digital library in which students can access 240 IEEE journals and 600 other journals through the Springer Science+Business Media Engineering Data Unit.


Gayatri college of Engineering

The Industrial Consultancy Research and Development (ICRD) centre was developed in 2001 to strengthen the college's industry-institute relationship. Earnings for consultancy have reached Rs. 200 million. Some faculty members and their students are associated with private companies (such as General Electric and with the central government's NAHI. The college has been selected by the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University from its 180 affiliated colleges to be a nodal center (with constituent colleges at Kakinada, Anantapur and Hyderabad) to offer a part-time contact-cum-correspondence course (CCC) leading to a BTech degree. The school has been selected by the government of Andhra Pradesh to be the implementing agency for the Indo-German Institute of Advanced Technology (IGIAT) at Visakhapatnam (an institute for advanced training supported by the governments of Andhra Pradesh and Germany through the latter's funding agency, GTZ).

Students and ranking[edit]

Several classes of students have graduated. The overall pass percentage of the students who have graduated has been about 94 percent (of which 45 percent received distinctions, and 35 percent received first class). The college has received several university ranks (including first ranks). GVP College of Engineering students have performed well in national and international graduate-level competitive examinations. Ranks of 2, 3 and 4 in national-level exams (such as the GATE) are common.

The college conducts symposiums and national-level paper-presentation events, with aid from nearby industries. The college has a good job-placement record. Third- and fourth-year students are matched with software companies such as TechM, Yahoo!, TCS, Wipro, Infosys, Solivar and IBM, and into core companies such as ITC and Larsen & Toubro. About 90 percent of eligible candidates are placed each year.

Students have also done well in extra- and co-curricular activities; several have represented JNT University in inter-university tournaments and won medals in national games. A student chapter of the Indian Society for Technical Education was formed in 2003.


  1. ^ Information technology

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Coordinates: 17°49′15.28″N 83°20′30.23″E / 17.8209111°N 83.3417306°E / 17.8209111; 83.3417306