Government College of Technology, Coimbatore
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|Government College of Technology, Coimbatore.|
Emblem of GCT Coimbatore
|Location||Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Government College of Technology, Coimbatore was founded in 1945 as Arthur Hope College of Technology named after Arthur Hope by G. D. Naidu. In June 1950, the college moved to its current location in Thadagam Road, Coimbatore. In 1951, the college was renamed as Government College of Technology (GCT). The college was initially affiliated to the University of Madras, later to the Bharathiar University and since the academic year 2001-2002 to Anna University. In 1981, the college was granted autonomy for its civil and mechanical engineering postgraduate programs. Subsequently, in 1987, full autonomy for all programs was granted.
The institute offers undergraduate courses leading to the degree of Bachelor of Engineering and postgraduate courses award the Master of Engineering degree. Undergraduate students are admitted based on competitive student rankings in higher secondary examination.
The various forums and clubs include Biotech Forum, Civil Engineering Association, Computer Science and Engineering & Information Technology Association (CSITA), Electrical, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering Association (EEEIEA), Electronics and Communication Engineering Association (ECEA), Mechanical Engineering Association (MEA), Production Engineering Association (PEA), Student Branch of IEEE, ISTE chapter, Green club, Science club, Fine arts club, Orchestra, Rotaract Club, Literary and Debating Society, Tamil Mandram, Student Journalist Council. The first edition of Aperture, the student e-Newsletter of GCT was launched on 21 February 2014.
There are nine hostel blocks of which two are reserved for women and can accommodate a total of 1500 students. The hostels are named after rivers namely Palar, Ponnai, Kaveri, Bhavani, Vaigai, Thamirabharani, Vellaru, Amaravathi and Kothai.
Most of the departments conduct individual technical symposiums during December to May which include Elyzia (biotechnology), Geofest (civil), InfoQuest (computer science and IT), Nexus (electronics and communication), Oracle (electrical, electronics, and instrumentation), Praxis (production), Technotryst (mechanical). Sangamam is the official cultural festival of GCT.
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