Government Engineering College, Thrissur

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Government Engineering College Thrissur
Gec thrissur.jpg
Main building
Motto योगः कर्मसु कौशलम्
(Yoga Karmasu Kaushalam)
Motto in English
Perfection in skill through practice
Established 1957
Type Education and research institution
Principal Dr. K.P. Indiradevi
Location Thrissur, Kerala, India
Campus 120 acres (0.49 km2)
GEC Thrissur Logo.JPG

Government Engineering College Thrissur is an engineering college situated in Thrissur city of Kerala, India. It is the second oldest engineering college established in Kerala and the first engineering college to be established after the formation of Kerala state. The college is affiliated to the University of Calicut.

In 2009, LiveMint (online news portal) rated GECT among the top 50 government engineering colleges in India. [1] Further, the college was awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification from the Indian Registry of Quality Systems in 2012.[2]



The college was initially located at the Maharaja's Technological Institute Chembukkavu campus in 1957. The foundation stone of the college was laid by the late Pandit Jawarharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, on 26 April 1958. The college shifted to its present campus in October 1960. The college was formally inaugurated by late Pattom A. Thanu Pillai, Chief Minister of Kerala on 2 February 1962. The campus is spread over an area of 120 acres (0.49 km2) and is located at Ramavarmapuram which is 5 km from the heart of Thrissur city and 6 km from Thrissur Railway station.

Prof.S. Rajaraman, a civil engineer of international repute and author of many engineering books was the first Principal. He along with Prof. M.P. Mathew and Prof. V.S. Nair (the then Head of the Departments of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering respectively) formed the triumvirate that gave the college a strong footing and set the pace for the onward growth and development of the college.

Besides the regular B-Tech courses, college also offers a Post-graduate Course in Computer Applications (MCA), and Post graduate programmes in various subjects. Courses offered by college have been accredited by the National Board of Accreditation.


The following undergraduate programmes are offered, and admission to these programs is based on the applicant's results of the entrance tests conducted by the Commissionerate of Entrance Examinations, Kerala.


  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering (until 1988)
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Production Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Architecture.

The following postgraduate programmes are offered[edit]

  • MCA
  • MTech Environmental Engineering (Civil)
  • MTech in Computer Science and Engineering.
  • Water Resources and Hydro Informatics (Civil)
  • Production Engineering (Mech)
  • IC Engines and Turbo Machinery (Mech)
  • MTech in Power Electronics (EEE)
  • MTech in Power Systems Engineering (EEE)
  • Process Control (Chemical)
  • Manufacturing Systems Management (Production)
  • Communication Engineering and Signal Processing (ECE)
  • MPlan in Urban Planning (Architecture)

Phd Programmes under University of Calicut[edit]

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering.
  • Civil Engineering

Departments, ancillaries and facilities[edit]

  • Dept. of Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
  • Dept. of Civil Engineering
  • Dept. of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Dept. of Chemical Engineering
  • Dept. of Production and Plant Engineering
  • Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
  • School of Architecture
  • Dept. of MCA,Environmental Centre
  • Dept. of Mathematics
  • Dept. of Physics
  • Dept. of Chemistry
  • Dept. of Economics
  • Dept. of Physical Education

Dyuthi -Inter-Collegiate National Level Multifest, GEC Thrissur[edit]

The college conducts a yearly techno-managerial fest named "Dyuthi", and invites participants across spectrum from different engineering colleges in the country.


Other eminent personalities from this institution include Sanju Sundar , Vinsent Paul , Mayukh Devadas , Ramees PR , Rahul PV , M Visakh and Raphael Akhil Joseph(Late).

External links[edit]

College Website  :
Dyuthi Website :


  1. ^ "Top 50 Government Engineering Colleges, India 2009"
  2. ^ "ISO certification for Government Engineering College, Thrissur"
  3. ^ "ISO certification for engineering college". The Hindu. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Thrissur Engineering College wins championship in 'Technofest'". The Hindu. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "ISRO chief Radhakrishnan felicitated". The Times of India. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "ISRO chief Radhakrishnan felicitated". The Times of India. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  7. ^ Special Correspondent. "New VSSC director". The Hindu.