Government College of Engineering, Bargur

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Established 1994
Type Affiliated to the Anna University
Principal Prof. Mrs.K.Subathra M.E.
Location Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu, India
Campus 50 acres (200,000 m2)
Nickname GCE, Bargur

The Government College of Engineering (GCE) in Bargur, Krishnagiri, India, is an engineering college in Tamil Nadu, India. Government College of Engineering, Bargur has secured 7th rank among 243 affiliated colleges as per Anna University ranking. "Growth and Commitment towards Excellence" is the motto of the college.

HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENTS Department Head of the Department
1 EEE Prof. K.Subathra Professor
2 ECE Dr. M.Chandrasekaran Professor
3 CSE Ms. Nafeesa Begum Asst. Professor
4 MECH Mr. P. Thirumal Asst. Professor


Krishnagiri was formed as the 30th district by the government of Tamil Nadu. It was carved out of Dharmapuri district on 9 February 2004. Government College of Engineering was started in the then Dharmapuri district in 1994. It started functioning in two of the buildings in Government Polytechnic campus, Krishnagiri from November 2004. The college is affiliated to Anna University. 50 acres (200,000 m2) of land in Madepalli village on NH46, 4 km west from Bargur was acquired for the college. A sum of RS.7.85 crores has been spent on the construction of an Administrative Block, Electronics and Communication Engineering Block, Electrical and Electrical Engineering Block, Computer Science Engineering Block, Mechanical Engineering Block, Library Block and Hostel for boys and girls.

The college started functioning at the new premises from July 2000.

The college is the youngest of the six government engineering colleges in the state of Tamil Nadu coexisting with nearly 225 private engineering colleges.


It was started on 9 September 1994 and housed temporarily in two buildings of the Government Polytechnic, Krishnagiri. It was later shifted in July 2000 to its own 50-acre (200,000 m2) campus in Bargur, located at latitude = 12.548°, longitude =78.334° on a site surrounded by hills on the National Highway 46 (NH46) about 10 km East from Krishnagiri and between Vaniyambadi and Krishnagiri.


The college was originally affiliated to the University of Madras. From 1998-99 it was affiliated to the newly started Periyar University. In 2002-03 it became a constituent college of Anna University which is a state wide centralized engineering university. In January 2007) a bill was introduced to the Tamil Nadu State Assembly to retake the administration of the college while retaining its affiliation to Anna University.


The first batch of undergraduate students passed out in the academic year 1998-99 in EEE and ECE. Later Computer Science and Engineering and Mechanical branches were introduced.


   The college has been selected by the world Bank to participate in Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme(TEQIP)Phase-2 and funds has been sanctioned as programme life allocation by National Project Implementation Unit,Govt. This amount will be incurred towards the purchase of sophisticated equipments and further development of the college.

It offers the following courses:



Postgraduate-full-time and part-time



Department of Electronics and communication engineering is a blend of affable genre. The students are trained with practical assessments to gain knowledge about the instruments. It comprises

 Micro processor lab 
 Micro wave lab 
 Circuits lab 
 Communication lab 
 Digital Signal Processing lab 
 TV and antenna lab 
 Computer lab

Mechanical Engineering Department[edit]

The department of mechanical engineering has excellent experimental and computational activities and has been actively engaged in research activities. The goal of the mechanical engineering curriculum is to create a flexible undergraduate educational experience in design, mathematics modelling, computing, management, engineering science, and fine arts. Well-structured courses, inter-disciplinary electives and exposure to art-of-the laboratories with cognizance of current developments coupled with vast knowledge and experience of highly erudite faculty provides students with deeper and mechanical engineering discipline.


PHANTASM, a national level technical symposium has been organizing every year by this association. FIJA, an intra department technical meet which is also organized by the association every year.

For more about Mechanical Engineering Department

Computer Science and Engineering Department[edit]

The department of Computer Science and Engineering proves to be a repository of innovative ideas. To improve the efficiency of the students the department provides well-equipped laboratories with latest versions of software. Department also supplements with high speed internet facility of 2 Mbit/s. The department serves as a cradle of eminent software engineers of the world. The experienced staff members of the department act as a base in which talent of a student is built. It comprises

 Computer lab 
 Microprocessor lab 
 Digital lab 
 Multimedia lab 
 Internet & Networking lab 

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  • Internet: all departments have internet connections with the help of VSAT connections.
  • Hostels: there are separate hostels for boys and girls offering residential accommodation for 600 students.
  • Auditorium and Conference Hall: the college has an auditorium with a capacity of 300 students. It is equipped with LCD displays and projectors.
  • Staff quarters are inside the campus for staff.
  • The campus have fully R.O TREATED water supply only for drinking purpose
  • Fully equipped WI-FI connection


Admission is based on performance in the State higher secondary school examinations; in the case of CBSE students, admission is based on the combined performances in the competitive Tamil Nadu Professional Courses Entrance Examination (TNPCEE) and their higher secondary school examinations.

Nearby educational institutions[edit]

  • IRTT Polytechnic College run by the Institute of Road and Transport Technology,
  • Government Women's Arts and Science College on the eastern outskirts of Bargur.

Industries, agriculture and commerce in and around college[edit]

The Tamil Nadu Minerals Ltd (TAMIN), an undertaking of the state of Tamil Nadu, has its one of its two granite factories opposite the college. Many other private granite small scale factories are located at Krishnagiri 10 km from the college. The district of Krishnagiri (erstwhile Dharmapuri District) is known for its Malgova mango fruits, so food processing industries abound in Bargur, with one such factory right opposite to engineering college. The other important agricultural product grown in Bargur is tamarind. A clothing retail market (about 500 shops) housed in a single building is located in Bargur.

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