Government College of Engineering & Textile Technology, Berhampore
|Government College of Engineering & Textile Technology, Berhampore|
|Type||Education and research institution|
|Location||Berhampore, Murshidabad, West Bengal, India|
The Government College of Engineering & Textile Technology Berhampore (previously known as the College of Textile Technology Berhampore) is a college of West Bengal University of Technology in Berhampore, West Bengal, India. It is a residential and co-educational institute. Admission for undergraduate students is through the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination. This college is selected for TEQIP (Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme), Phase II.
Location and control
Government College of Engineering & Textile Technology, Berhampore is situated in Berhampore, in Murshidabad district of West Bengal. Recognised by the Department of Higher Education, it is under direct administrative control of the Government of West Bengal.
The college was established in the central jail premises at Berhampore on 19 July 1927 as the Government Silk Weaving and Dyeing Institute to train local artisans engaged in silk production and silk weaving in Murshidabad district under the administrative control of the Directorate of Industries, Government of West Bengal.
The institute was moved to its present location at 4 Barrack Square (East) during 1932–33. The college was upgraded in 1940 and renamed Bengal Technological Institute with the introduction of a 3-year diploma course (licentiate) in Textile Technology and a 2-year artisan course. Given the general nature of the course, the college was renamed the Berhampore Textile Institute in 1950.
In 1958 the college was upgraded to the level of a degree college with modernisation of the syllabus, workshop and laboratories. A three-year B.Sc. (Tech.) degree course in Textile Technology affiliated to the University of Calcutta was introduced and the name changed again to College of Textile Technology. In 1963, a four-year B.Sc. (Tech.) degree course was started. The college was subsequently brought under the administrative control of the Directorate of Technical Education in 1972.
In 1990, the college was transferred to the University of Kalyani. The B.Sc. (Tech.) degree was changed to a B.Tech. in 1998 in line with AICTE's wish to bring parity with other engineering degrees in India.
The college was brought under the academic control of the West Bengal University of Technology in 2001. In the same year, a new B. Tech. course in Computer Science and Engineering was introduced. In 2002, the college was once again renamed the Government College of Engineering & Textile Technology, Berhampore.
In 2004, the Textile Technology department of the institute was accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA). Later in the year 2010, two new departments, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering, were introduced.
- Engineering – Computer Science Engineering – AICTE approved (Intake 47 [1st year including 2 TFW Seats + 1 Defence Quota] + 09 [lateral])
- Engineering – Electrical Engineering – AICTE approved (Intake 32 [1st year including 2 TFW seats] + 06 [lateral])
- Engineering – Mechanical Engineering – AICTE approved (Intake 32 [1st year including 2 TFW seats] + 06 [lateral])
- Engineering – Textile Technology – AICTE approved (Intake 35 [1st year including 2 TFW seats] + 06 [lateral])
- Mechanical Processing of Textiles – AICTE approved
The college is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. It is in the Eastern AICTE region.
Computer Science and Engineering
This department was started in 2001 to fill the demand for well-trained human resources for the flourishing computer hardware and software industry. Apart from preparing the students with hard skills special efforts are imparted to develop soft skills like paper presentation, giving technical seminars, mock interviews and other such skills normally considered essential in the industry.
Since 2010, this department has offered a 4-year course of study leading to a B. Tech. Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Professors from top level engineering universities such as Jadavpur University and BESU are attached to the college as guest lecturers. Currently there are a CAD lab, a Mechatronics lab, a Measurement lab, a Fluid Mechanics lab, a Heat transfer lab, an IC engine workshop, and an Applied Mechanics lab. The department has a petrol engine from Maruti Turbines, and a mini-power plant.
Since 2010, this department has offered a 4-year course of study leading to a B. Tech. Degree in Electrical Engineering. There are circuit theory labs, state-of-the-art seminar halls, thermal power engineering labs, electrical machines lab, electronics lab, control system lab, etc.
This department has been offering an undergraduate course (B.Tech in Textile Technology) since 1958. The department is accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA). In the last eight years the department has received 40.00 lakh rupees for four projects from the All India Council or Technical Education under the MODROBS scheme. At present two MODROBS projects are in progress in the department.
The National Conference on Emerging Trends in Textile, Fibre & Apparel Engineering was held at the college on 18–19 March 2006. Around 150 participants attended.
Training and placement
Students of Textile Technology are trained and placed at several companies lincluding Vardhman Textiles Ltd, Mahabir Fabrics, Welspun Ind. Ltd, Amrit Exports Pvt. Ltd, Raymonds Ltd, Reid and Taylor, Nahar Fabrics, Arvind, Jayashree Textiles, Winsome, Trident (Abhishek group of Industries), Bombay rayon Fashions Ltd, Intertek Technical Services, BVCOS, SGS, TUV, Century, Sarla Fabrics, Alok Industries, Ashima Textiles, Soma Textiles, Mudra, Madura Life Style, DC Decore,and BSL Limited.
Students of the CSE department are trained and placed at several companies including Globsyn, Tech Mahindra, CMC Ltd. IBM helpdesk, Oracle, Accenture, Infosys, and Capgemini.
Students of the ME department are trained at several companies including Durgapur Projects Limited, Durgapur Steel Plant, Indian Railways, Bokaro Steel Plant, IISCO, NTPC units, WBSEDCL plants, CESC, WPIL, Chittaranjan Locomotive Works, DVC, and Bridge & Roof Co India Ltd.
Students of the EE department are trained at several companies including Indian Railways, NTPC units, WBSEDCL plants, CESC, and WBSETCL.
The college library offers science and technological books and journals. The total number of books is 12,600 (Textile Technology books: 3,711; Computer Science and Engineering books: 1,800; Other books: 7,079).
A large number of books for Mechanical and Electrical Engineering students were introduced recently.
The Students' Association, which is apolitical in nature, provides an opportunity to the students for training in organising the various extra-curricular activities, such as sports, Fest, and the teacher-student match. All students of the college, irrespective of department, are members. It has its own constitution and functions through an executive council and sub-committees. Members are elected by indirect election. The General Secretary heads the association and cultural secretary, games secretary and common room secretary guide various activities of the association.
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