Government Engineering College, Thrissur

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Government Engineering College Thrissur
Gec thrissur.jpg
Main building
Mottoयोगः कर्मसु कौशलम्
(Yoga Karmasu Kaushalam)
Motto in English
Perfection in skill through practice
TypeGovernment Education and research institution
Affiliation(1) University of Calicut (2)A P J Abdul Kalam Technological University(KTU)
PrincipalDr. Jayanand B
Location, ,
Campus75 acres (0.30 km2)
GEC Thrissur Logo.JPG

The 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 and A P J Abdul Kalam Technological University(KTU)

In 2009, LiveMint (online news portal) rated GECT among the Top 50 Government engineering colleges in India. [1] The college was awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification from the Indian Registry of Quality Systems in 2012.[2] The college is ranked 149th in All India Rankings published by Edu-Rand in 2015, of which it is at the 70th position considering pure Govt Engg College criteria which includes IITs and NITs. [3] Considering the recent increase in number of NITs and IITs, this looks comparable to the Livemint rankings of 2009. The college is ranked 115th in All India Rankings by Careers360 in 2015 including all IITs, NITs, other Govt engg institutes. [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 75 acres (0.30 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 established the growth of the college.

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


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

B.Tech Programmes[edit]

  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Production Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Architecture

PG programmes[edit]

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

Ph.D programmes[edit]

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


  • 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 cum 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

Ancillaries and facilities[edit]

  • Central Library
  • Central Computing Centre
  • Gymnasium
  • Canteen
  • Post Office
  • State Bank of Travancore and ATM
  • Placement Cell
  • Dispensary
  • Millenium (Main) auditorium
  • Open air theatre
  • Amphitheatres
  • Mens Hostels
  • Ladies Hostels
  • Staff Quarters


  • Football and cricket stadium
  • Racing tracks with galleries
  • Basketball, volleyball and tennis courts
  • Hockey ground and pavilion
  • Indoor badminton stadium
  • Indoor table tennis hall

Teams Sent For University Games

  • Cricket Team
  • Football Team
  • Basketball Team
  • Volleyball Team
  • Handball Team
  • Netball Team
  • Softball Team
  • Athletics Team
  • Batmindon Team
  • Table tennis Team

Dyuthi -Inter-Collegiate National Level Multifest[edit]

The college conducts a yearly techno-managerial fest named "Dyuthi", and invites participants from Indian engineering colleges.

Thrissur Motor Show[edit]

The Thrissur Motor Show is an annual motor show held in Thrissur town, Kerala. The expo is held at Thekkinkadu Maidan and is organized by Mechanical Engineering Department of Government Engineering College, Thrissur.

The show exhibits supercars, superbikes, vintage and modified vehicles. It was declared the best student organised expo by the Hindu in 2008. Many racing celebrities like Narain Karthikeyan, Mira Erda etc. have grazed the stage of Thrissur Motor Show.


A TEDx event was organised by students of GEC, Thrissur on April, 2018 [7]. The theme of the event was "Reality Check". Speakers who talked at the 2018 edition of the event were:

  • Kochouseph Chittilappilly, business magnate, investor, philanthropist
  • Prakash Bare, Malayalam theatre and film actor
  • Meghnad S, public policy professional
  • Major Chandrakant Nair, quiz master
  • Ar. Tony Joseph, principal architect at Stapati Architects
  • Shreya Krishnan, social entrepreneur
  • Appupen, cartoonist, creator of "Halahala"
  • Munna & Rejoy, musicians
  • Dr. Muneer M., policy expert
  • Ashwathi Dinil

The videos of the talks can be accessed on YouTube.

Notable Alumni[edit]

External links[edit]

College Website :
Dyuthi Website :


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  2. ^ "ISO certification for Government Engineering College, Thrissur"
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  6. ^ "ISRO chief Radhakrishnan felicitated". The Times of India. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
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  8. ^ "ISRO chief Radhakrishnan felicitated". The Times of India. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
  9. ^ Special Correspondent. "New VSSC director". The Hindu.