Jabalpur Engineering College

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Jabalpur Engineering College
Jabalpur Engineering College logo.png
Former names
Government Engineering College, Jabalpur
Government Engineering College, Jabalpur
MottoOnwards on wings
ChairmanDeepak Kumar Joshi
PrincipalS. S. Thakur
Location, ,
255 acres (103 ha)

Jabalpur Engineering College (JEC), formerly known as Government Engineering College, Jabalpur, is an institute located in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India. It was established as the Government Engineering College, Jabalpur during the British rule in India and is the 15th oldest engineering institution of India.[2] It is also the first institute of India to have started Electronics & Telecommunication engineering education in the country and the last educational institution set up by the British in India.[3] The institute offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in engineering and applied sciences. JEC made an announcement in March 2013, that it is starting new courses in engineering, management, design, architecture, town planning, pharmacy, cyber and business laws.[4]


JEC was established as the Government Engineering College, Jabalpur on 7 July 1947, during the British rule in India, making it the oldest engineering institute of central India and the 15th oldest engineering college of India.[5][6] It also has the oldest Electronics & Telecommunication department in India, which was started in 1947, right from its inception.[7]

It was affiliated to the University of Sagar from 1947 to 1956, then to the University of Jabalpur, until the year 1999, and from 1999 to 2010 to Rajiv Gandhi Technical University, Bhopal, which is the State Technological University of Madhya Pradesh. The institute celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1997 while the President of India, his Excellency Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma graced the Golden Jubilee ceremony.[8] In 1997, it was granted an autonomous institute status and in the year 2010, it was declared an autonomous university by the Government of Madhya Pradesh.[9][10] In the year 2014, it was granted autonomy by University Grants Commission.[11] It is a regional center and also a nodal research center of Rajiv Gandhi Technical University.[12][13]


Administrative block
Civil Engineering Department. Also known as the "Royal Civil".
Electrical Engineering Department
Mechanical Engineering Department
Electronics & Telecommunication Department
Industrial & Production Engineering Department
Chemistry Department
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electronics & Telecommunication
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Industrial & Production Engineering
  • Department of Humanities
  • Department of Applied Physics
  • Department of Applied Chemistry
  • Department of Applied Mathematics




Electrical Engineering laboratory
High Voltage Lab, made TIFAC-CORE by the Government of India.
  • Lead Institution under the Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India funded by the World Bank for rapid development of the institute.[17][18][19]
  • CORE (Centre of Relevance & Excellence) by TIFAC of Department of Science & Technology (India).[20]
  • Transformer Repair Unit (TRU) : The unit was inaugurated on 2 February 2006 with an objective to detect & analyse defects in transformers which fail during impulse testing so that the transformer design can be improved. This unit has also taken up the repairs of old distribution transformers from agencies like Madhya Pradesh State Electricity Board, Military Engineering Service, Public Works Department, Power Grid Corporation of India etc.[21]
  • High Voltage Laboratory of Electrical Engineering Department has been accredited by NABL for professional testing purpose.[22]


Type Number of Hostels Total Capacity
Boys 9 900
Girls 3 150

Extra-Curricular Activities (Technical, Cultural and Sports)[edit]

  • TEDxJECollege an international conference is held annually in the month of February.[23][24]
  • AUREOLE is one of the distinguished initiatives by students. It is one of the biggest techno.cultural fest of central india.
  • Aaghaz is the intra-college interbranch sports cum cultural fest and is held annually.[25]
  • Unofficial Magazine:- Abhiyaam [26]
  • JEC has its own theatre club named Azaan which provides a platform for drama, acting and dance.[27]
  • Photography society named JEC Photographic Society (JPS).[28]

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable alumni include:


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