Government College of Engineering, Aurangabad

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Coordinates: 19°52′0.38″N 75°19′24.1″E / 19.8667722°N 75.323361°E / 19.8667722; 75.323361

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GECA : Government College of Engineering
Aurangabad
Motto In Pursuit of Technical Excellence
Type Education and research institution
Established 1960
Principal Prof. Dr. Prakash K Advani
Location Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
Website http://www.geca.ac.in/

Government College of Engineering, Aurangabad (GECA) is an Autonomous engineering college in Maharashtra State of India. It is affiliated to the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University and was established in 1960. The construction of the college was started in 1957 and was completed in 1960. Additions include the extension building that presently house the Electronics and Telecommunication Department, Computer Science Engineering Department & Master of Computer Application Department. The recently constructed ClassRoom Complex houses the classes of First Year students of all branches and the Information Technology Department.

In 2006, the college became an Autonomous Institute of Government of Maharashtra.[citation needed] The college has also got the TEQIP (Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme) grant. It holds national level and state level competitions round the year. It hosts a National Level Technical Festival, WINGS .

Departments[edit]

Civil Engineering[edit]

Civil Engineering is traditional branch of Engineering and is amongst the founding courses when the institution was started. Civil Engineering Department is working right from the inception of the college in 1960.Department is having highly qualified, experienced faculty. Different laboratories from the department are equipped with the modern equipments, machinery and experimental set ups. These laboratories undergo modernization and development so as to be consistent and compatible with professional field requirements. The department has been engaged in various activities involving industry - institute interaction, research and development, updating curriculum, improving teaching / learning process, development of students and services to society etc. Testing and consultancy services are provided in Environmental Engineering, survey and investigations, Transportation Engineering, Soil Engineering, Building Construction, Water resources Engineering and Structural Engineering. Besides the testing and consultancy activities, the faculty is actively engaged in various research and development projects and infrastructural development activities through the grants from AICTE, UGC, TEQIP etc.The department is located in the 'Annexe' building of the college. The Department of Civil Engineering conducts both full time and part time undergraduate courses in Civil Engineering. It also conducts postgraduate programme in Water Resources Engineering and a part time Post-Graduate programme in Soil Engineering.

Mechanical Engineering[edit]

The Department of Mechanical Engineering was the first branch started in the college in 1960. Mechanical Engineering is the Oldest branch of engineering and so as a tradition it was also the first branch to be started in the college. Research Areas of Department Composite Materials Optimization Techniques Cryogenic Processing Refrigeration and Multiphase Flow Renewable Energy Micro Manufacturing Vibration and Acoustics Finite Element Analysis Salient Features of Department Reputed Department in the Institute Congenial Administration Glorious performance of alumni of the department in India and abroad Conducted short term training programmes for the faculty Organized Seminars, Conferences, and Workshops 03 research publication in International Journals (one more international research paper under review) 35 research papers in National / International Conferences Faculty members of the institute are holding responsible positions in Autonomy.The Institute provides testing services as per the needs of the society Good industry institute interaction 80% students are selected through campus interviews in reputed Industries and 20% students become entrepreneurs Substantial number of GATE qualified students and excellent performance of the students in University examinations Excellent performance of the students in sports and cultural activities at District, University, State & National level.

Electrical Engineering[edit]

The Department of Electrical Engineering at the Government College of Engineering, Aurangabad has a history of 47 years. The Department offers a unique undergraduate course (B.E.) in Electrical, Electronics and Power and also runs a part-time undergraduate course (B.E.) in Electrical, Electronics and Power and part-time post-graduate course (M.E.) in Power Systems. The department also offers the Testing & Consultancy work for industrial problems. The part-time undergraduate course leading to Bachelor of Engineering in 'Electrical, Electronics and Power Engineering' was begun with an intake of 30 students. The part-time M.E. course was begun in the year 1986 with an intake of 10 students. Ever since then, we have never looked back and since 1960, thousands of degrees have been awarded.The department also provides support to industry through Testing services since last 20 years. The courses are structured to cater to the present needs of the industrial world. Besides

Electronics And Telecommunication Engineering[edit]

Department of E&TC had started U.G. Course B.E.(E&TC) in 1986 with sanctioned intake of 40 and enhanced to 60 in 1996. Department also runs full time Post Graduate Course M.E. (EC) and well equipped Recognized Research centre leading to Ph.D. (Electronics Engineering). Part time BE (E&TC) and part time ME (EC) are also run to give opportunity to working graduates and diploma holders. The department has well qualified and dedicated faculty with an average teaching experience of these faculty members is more than 20 years. Dept. has e-learning facility, wherein course material is uploaded on server. It is made available for students as 24x7 asynchronous activities to assign various tasks like group assignment/project. IIT Kharagpur Video Lectures are also available in the department as learning resource. NPTEL video lectures are available on e-server of the department and students have their own access to use this as independent learning.

Computer Science Engineering[edit]

Computer Science Engineering Department. Computers have captured the world. Today there is no single field were computers have not left a mark. The Department of Computer Science and Engineering established in 1986 is dedicated to produce students who excel in this field. The department aims at IT based Learning, Development of Entrepreneurship among student and become a Centre of Excellence. The Department places high priority on establishing and maintaining innovative research programs that enhance the educational opportunity and encourage a broad base of extramural support to prepare future generations of computer professionals for long term careers in research, technical development and applications. The department has organized many series of expert lecture for the students on the latest developing trends in computer industry.

Information Technology[edit]

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Information Technology Discipline was started in 2000-01 in the Government Engineering College, Aurangabad. Department of Information Technology got established from academic year 2002-03. Starting aim was to implement the UG programme in Information Technology with intake capacity of 60. Goals in the nearest future: - Establishing the department as individual independent entity - Setting up of modernized laboratories - Development of departmental library - Enhancing testing facilities - Strengthening industry institute relations through interaction - Motivating the faculty for higher education

It offers a Masters in Computer Applications (MCA), part-time and full-time M.E. programs, and PhD degrees.

Admissions[edit]

The admissions to the college are governed by the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE). The DTE holds the all Maharashtra State level MH-CET (Maharashtra Common Entrance Test), which is a compulsory examination to admission in engineering. There are no payment seats in this college and all seats are on merit basis.

Placements Records[edit]

The Training and Placement cell provides the official support base for placement of Final year students. The support services that it offers are in the form of arranging campus interviews, grooming students to face the final test of their knowledge. The Placement Office is fully computerized; it uses desktop computers and Institute LAN facility for placement data handling and communication.Institute has a remarkable rate of Placements for which institute has a Training and Placement cell, which is headed by Prof. S. D. Ambekar. MNCs like Tata Consultancy Services, Bajaj Auto Ltd. Bosch India Ltd. Mahindra & Mahindra, Mondelez International, Larson and Toubro, Shapoorji Pallonji Ltd. and many big brands come down to campus to hire students.

Institute has signed a MoU with Tata Consultancy Services which involves running training programs and co-operation between company and institute.

Location[edit]

The college is located near the Aurangabad Divisional Board of Higher Secondary Education (SSC),The college is 2 km away from the Aurangabad Railway Station; 3 km away from the central bus stand; and 9 km away from the Chikalthana Airport.

Wings[edit]

Wings, the national technical festival of Government College of Engineering, Aurangabad brings a huge, unbound skies of competitions. May it be a mind that loves playing with computers or a designer mind interested in gears and links, competitions at Wings are designed to test your power to soar. A crowd pulling event with more than 4000 students participating will showcase the energies of the students from various parts of the nation. The lecture series and exhibitions at Wings will be a delicious food for tech lovers of all ages and fields. Wing's is the annual technical extravaganza of the government college of engineering, Aurangabad. It is recognized as a premier event of its kind in the youth demographic. Wing's has established itself on the youth circuit, especially from Marathwada, a celebration featuring the technological advancements of the society of the rapidly developing world. With the demography of progressive minded youth attendees and with a comprehensive publicity and marketing campaign that truly yields positive results for our sponsors, investment in Wings is truly a rewarding business investment. With more than 30 events events scheduled for three days, the foot falls for last Wings was more than 5000 in wings 2016 with its 9 grand events. Wings being a national level technical event, our sponsors will get the benefit of getting their brand reach to their consumers spread throughout the country 'Wings' has established itself as a Greatest Technical Competition organised in the Marathwada region. Being at Aurangabad which is look upon as the 'Fastly Emerging Industrial Hub of India' we organise this event taking into consideration the needs of industries. We endeavour to provide competent technology solutions to the industries through this event. All our competitions are planned with this vision in minds.

See also[edit]

Other Government Engineering Colleges (GEC's) in Maharashtra

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