Govind Ballabh Pant Engineering College

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Govind Ballabh Pant Engineering College
Established 1989
Type Government autonomous college
Principal Dr. Anurag Kr. Swami
Undergraduates 1140 (285 annual intake)
Postgraduates 180 [MCA] (60 annual intake) + 70 [M.Tech] (35 annual intake)
Location Ghurdauri, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India
Campus Fully Residential Collage
Nickname GBPEC
Affiliations AICTE approved, affiliated to Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehradun
Overlooking the Himalayas from near the Principal's residence

Govind Ballabh Pant Engineering College (or GBPEC) is an autonomous institution for higher technical education run by the state government of Uttarakhand, India. It was created in 1989 to honour the Indian freedom fighter Padma Shri[1] Govind Ballabh Pant.


Gobind Ballabh Pant Engineering College, Pauri Garhwal [2] was established by the Government of Uttar Pradesh in 1989. It started its first academic session in 1991. The college is affiliated to Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehradun (Uttarakhand).[3] It is located about 11 km from Pauri, the District headquarters and is about 33 km from Dev Prayag, a historical and pilgrimage place. The college is financed by the Government of Uttarakhand and managed by the Board of Governors with the Minister of Technical Education, Government of Uttarakhand, as the Chairman. The Chairman is the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, since he holds the Technical Education portfolio.


The college is located in the Garhwal Himalayas, at a height of 1800 m (7000 ft.) above sea level, spread over 169 acres (0.68 km2). The college has a quiet, congenial, hilly and pollution-free environment. Summer is pleasant with a maximum of 30 °C for a few weeks (around two months in a year), and for rest of the time (around ten months in the year) the weather remains cool.


The institution offers courses in MCA, M. Tech, and B. Tech. As of 2009-10, the college provides seven undergraduate and five postgraduate courses.


  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical and Production Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Applied Sciences and Humanities.

The Engineering departments offer undergraduate B. Tech. degrees in:[4]

  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Production Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Biotechnology Engineering

The Electronics and Communication Engineering Department offers postgraduate M.Tech program in Digital Signal Processing. The Biotechnology Department offers postgraduate M.Tech Program in Biotechnology. The Mechanical Engineering Department offers postgraduate M.Tech Program in Production Engineering. The Computer Sciece And Engineering Department offers postgraduate M.Tech Program in Computer Science.

Admission for undergraduate programs is made through All India Engineering Entrance Examinations (AIEEE) which conducts an entrance exam at all India Level. 85% of seats are reserved for candidates who are domiciles of Uttarakhand. Admissions for the graduate programs are done at the college level from GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) qualified candidates, and remaining seats, if any, on merit basis.

Applied Sciences and Humanities Department[edit]

The Applied Science department is concerned with the first year students. It includes study of subjects like Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Management, Economics and English. Its labs are:

  • Physics Lab
  • Chemistry Lab

Computer Science and Engineering Department[edit]

The CSE department teaches the CSE and MCA students. It has hardware and software labs, with internet connection (10 Mbit/s)through BSNL. The department labs are:

  • Internet Lab (under Linux)
  • DBMS Lab (under Windows with Oracle)
  • Computer Graphics Lab
  • Project Lab

Electronics and Communication Engineering Department[edit]

The labs are:

  • Advance Communications Lab.
  • Communications Lab.
  • Advance Simulation Lab.
  • Microprocessor Lab.
  • Measurements and Instrumentation Lab.
  • Basic Electrical Engineering Lab.
  • Control System Lab.
  • Digital Electronics Lab.
  • Power Electronics Lab.
  • DSP Lab.
  • Electrical Machines Lab
  • Electric Drives Lab
  • Power System Lab
  • PCB Lab.
  • Microwave Lab.
  • Basic Electronics Lab
  • Network Systems Lab.

The department has faculty members like Dr. Yashvir Singh, Dean Academic and Dr. Anil Kumar Gautam, officer in charge of time table, communication and security.

Mechanical and Production Engineering Department[edit]

The Department workshop is a centralised facility, which works with the other labs related to mechanical engineering. The labs in the central workshop are:

  • Carpentry Shop.
  • Black Smithy Shop.
  • Fitting Shop.
  • Machine Shop.
  • Welding Shop.
  • Sheet Metal Shop

The other Mechanical and Production Engineering Department labs include:

  • Mechanics lab
  • Engineering Drawing lab
  • Fluid Mechanics lab

Biotechnology Department[edit]

The department was established in 2005. It has the following labs:

  • Genetics Lab
  • Bioinformatics Lab

Construction work on the Biotechnology Department was stopped in February 2009, even though its plan was approved by the State Government of Uttarakhand. The department operates from the Science Block of the college.

Central Library[edit]

Pride of the institute is large volumes (30000) of books in the areas of Engineering, Applied sciences, Humanity and Management, and ancillary areas from various Indian and foreign publications. Library is a hub around which all academic activities of the institute revolve. The library subscribes to national and international journals, including e-journals through consortium in the field of technology, magazines on current affairs and general interest to keep the students update with new technology & events. The students have free in-hand facilities for books and journals.

Training and Placement Cell[edit]

Students have been employed in Infosys, TCS, Tech Mahindra, NIIT, Bajaj Auto, HCL Technologies, Satyam Computers and Syntel. It is hoped to establish a separate Training and Placement Cell at Dehradun, the capital city of Uttarakhand (at five hours distance from the college)


The college is fully residential and requires that all students live in a hostel. There are eight hostels for boys and girls. There is one Teachers' Transit Hostel (TTH).


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