Government College of Engineering, Bargur

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Government College of Engineering, Bargur Logogcebargur.jpg
Type Affiliated to the Anna University
Established 1994
Principal Prof. Dr. P.Thirumal PhD
Location Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu, India
Campus 50 acres (200,000 m2)
Nickname GCE, Bargur

The Government College of Engineering (GCE) in Bargur is an engineering college in the Krishnagiri district of Tamil Nadu, India. Government College of Engineering, Bargur was ranked 7th among 243 colleges affiliated with Anna University.[citation needed] "Growth and Commitment towards Excellence" is the motto of the college.


The Government College of Engineering was started in the then Dharmapuri district in 1994. It started functioning in two of the buildings in Government Polytechnic campus, Krishnagiri from November 2004. The college is affiliated to Anna University. 50 acres (200,000 m2) of land in Madepalli village on NH46, 4 km west from Bargur was acquired for the college. A sum of RS.7.85 crores has been spent on the construction of an Administrative Block, Electronics and Communication Engineering Block, Electrical and Electrical Engineering Block, Computer Science Engineering Block, Mechanical Engineering Block, Library Block and Hostels for male and female students.

The college is the youngest of the six government engineering colleges in the state of Tamil Nadu coexisting with nearly 225 private engineering colleges.


It was started on 9 September 1994 and housed temporarily in two buildings of the Government Polytechnic, Krishnagiri. It was later shifted in July 2000 to its own 50-acre (200,000 m2) campus in Bargur, located at latitude = 12.548°, longitude =78.334° on a site surrounded by hills on the National Highway 46 (NH46) about 10 km East from Krishnagiri and between Vaniyambadi and Krishnagiri.


The college was originally affiliated to the University of Madras. From 1998-99 it was affiliated to the newly started Periyar University. In 2002-03 it became a constituent college of Anna University which is a statewide centralized engineering university. In January 2007 a bill was introduced to the Tamil Nadu State Assembly to retake the administration of the college while retaining its affiliation to Anna University.


The first batch of undergraduate students passed out in the academic year 1998-99 in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Electronics and Communication Engineering. Later Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering branches were introduced. Post-graduate courses in Applied Electronics, Power Electronics and Solid-state Drives are also offered.


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


Admission is based on performance in the State higher secondary school examinations; in the case of CBSE students, admission is based on the combined performances in the competitive Tamil Nadu Professional Courses Entrance Examination (TNPCEE) and their higher secondary school examinations.


The college has been selected by the World Bank to participate in the Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) Phase-2 and funds have been sanctioned by the government's National Project Implementation Unit. This amount will be used towards the purchase of sophisticated equipment and further development of the college.

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