Government College of Engineering, Tirunelveli

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Government College of Engineering, Tirunelveli
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Established Oct 1981
Type Public
Principal Dr.D.Shalini Punithavathani M.E.,Ph.D.,MIST(I/C)
Admin. staff About 220
Undergraduates 5 Depts
Postgraduates 3 Depts
Location Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India
8°41′09″N 77°43′33″E / 8.685906°N 77.725879°E / 8.685906; 77.725879Coordinates: 8°41′09″N 77°43′33″E / 8.685906°N 77.725879°E / 8.685906; 77.725879
Campus Tirunelveli -627007
Affiliations Anna University, Chennai

Government College of Engineering, Tirunelveli, is a state owned Engineering Institute located in the town of Tirunelveli in the state of Tamil Nadu. Tirunelveli is often referred as the 'Oxford of south India' due to the large number of educational institutions present. It is a constituent college of Anna University, Chennai and is a DOTE approved educational institution in Tamil Nadu. It was established in the year 1981. The college is spread on an area of 23 hectares.[1] The institution offers five undergraduate and three postgraduate programmes. The curriculum has been structured by Anna University of Technology Tirunelveli.


The institute offers five undergraduate and three postgraduate programmes.

Undergraduate courses include:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering.

Postgraduate courses include:

  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Engineering Design
  • Power Electronics and Drives


  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of English
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Physical Education
  • Department of Library


The college has twice secured seventh position in the rank list of 229 colleges released by Anna University after the announcement of semester results.[2]

ISTE Students Chapter[edit]

ISTE students chapter was incepted in the year 1994. The chapter arranges lectures, seminars, computer courses and conducts quiz events inviting connoisseurs. Personality Development Programmes Entrepreneurship Programmes GATE Preparation Tests

Literary and Debating Society[edit]

A literary and debating society has taken shape under the auspices of the Department of English & Humanities.


Nearly 1200 students are provided residential accommodation. Four hostels (MANIMUTHARU, VAIGAI, PORUNAI, KAUVERI.) cater to the needs of male students and female students are accommodated in two hostels (BHAVANI, AMARAVATHI). All the hostels offer a central gymnasium and a stadium for indoor and outdoor games.


Analytical and applied chemistry and forms an integral part of the first year curriculum led by Sofie Beaulea. Some of the research equipments available are: B.O.D., Photo calorimeter, Water and soil analysis kit, Muffle furnace


Equipment available includes: mechanical shaker, Flash and fire point apparatus, Electronic weighing balance etc., Spectrophotometer, Spectrometer, Electron microscope, Sonometer, Deflection magnetometer, Ultrasonic interferometer.Dr Rajagopal,an eminent scholar is the head of the department.

Rotaract Club Chapter[edit]

The college has an active Rotaract Club which was installed by its parent club Rotary Club of Tinnevelly on 9 September 2008. Since its inception, the club actively organizing several awareness programmes, Blood donation camps, etc. The club is also keenly involved in the college's placement training programmes. It is conducting numerous mock interviews with the help of its parent club for the betterment of the college students.

National Service Scheme (NSS)[edit]

NSS was started with an aim of creating awareness among the student community. Blood donation camp, first aid awareness program, guest lectures on health, cleanliness are conducted periodically. Every year NSS camp is organized by the college in some rural areas for creating awareness among people.

Red Ribbon Club(RRC)[edit]

Yoga Club[edit]

Fine Arts Club(FAC)[edit]

Working Hours[edit]

Departments  : 9.00 a.m to 1.00 p.m

                    :  2.00 p.m to 4.40 p.m

Library  : 10.00 a.m to 5.45 p.m Office  : 10.00 a.m to 5.45 p.m Part-time B.E Class  : 6.15 p.m to 9.15 p.m A 5 day week is followed

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