Jabalpur Engineering College

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Jabalpur Engineering College
जबलपुर अभियांत्रिकी महाविद्यालय
Former names
Government Engineering College, Jubbulpore
Government Engineering College, Jabalpur
Motto Onwards on Wings
Type Public
Established 1947
Chairman Umashankar Gupta
Principal Prof. S.S. Thakur
Undergraduates 2240[1]
Postgraduates 570
Location Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
Campus Urban
255 acres (103 ha)
Website www.jecjabalpur.ac.in

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, Jubbulpore 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 & Telecommunications 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, Jubbulpore 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][7] It also has the oldest Electronics & Telecommunication department in India, which was started in 1947, right from its inception.[8]

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.[9] 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.[10][11] In the year 2014, it was granted autonomy by University Grants Commission.[12] It is a regional center and also a nodal research center of Rajiv Gandhi Technical University.[13][14]


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



  • All the courses are approved by the All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi and recognised by the Directorate of Technical Education, Madhya Pradesh.[11][16]
  • The institute is accredited by the National Board of Accreditation of All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi for the undergraduate degrees of Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Electronics & Telecommunication and Computer Science departments.[17]
  • SiliconIndia magazine ranked the institute at #55 for its Electronics & Telecommunication course and at #57 for its Mechanical department in India.[18]
  • Jabalpur Engineering College is the first in India to introduce undergraduate degree in Electronics & Telecommunication.[8]
  • Jabalpur Engineering College was honored as the "Best Government Engineering College" in India for two years in a row (2011 & 2012) by Star News.[19]
  • A survey on technical schools conducted by Digital Mailers in 2012 ranked JEC at No. 47, nationally.[20]
  • Outlook India ranked Jabalpur Engineering College at No. 34 in India, up from No. 46 in the preceding year.[21][22]


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.[23][24][25]
  • CORE (Centre of Relevance & Excellence) by TIFAC of Department of Science & Technology (India).[26]
  • 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.[27]
  • High Voltage Laboratory of Electrical Engineering Department has been accredited by NABL for professional testing purpose.[28]


Type Number of Hostels Total Capacity
Boys 9 900
Girls 2 150

Training and Placement Cell[edit]

The Training & Placement Cell which was established in 1970s invites companies that offer jobs to the students. More than 100 companies such as Tata Consultancy Services, Wipro, Infosys, Syntel, Zensar, Mahindra Satyam, Globallogic, Persistent Systems, Perot Systems, Schneider Electric, Young Entrepreneurs Solutions, Vedanta Resources, Bharat Oman Refinery (BPCL), Sapient Corporation, Larsen & Toubro, Hexaware Technologies, Eaton Corporation, Ispat Industries Ltd, Reliance Energy, Mahindra & Mahindra, Bharat Aluminium Company, Kool Interactive, Skore Software, Unitech Group, Hughes Communications, JMC Projects, Eaton, Visa Inc., Profile Construction, Energy Infratech, Kalpataru Power Transmission, Hindustan Petroleum, Reliance Industries, Management 200 R&P, HeidelbergCement, HCP-CAIRN, Hindalco, Tata Power, Nokia Siemens, Anglo-Eastern Group, TCIL, Essar Energy, BSES Rajdhani Power, Cummins, Rajya Sadak Vikas, Satna Cement, Paladion Networks, Tech Brivo, KEC International, Moser Baer, Essar, Reliance Power, Headstrong, DB Power, United Bank of India, Tata AutoCorp Systems Ltd., MphasiS, JK Tyres, Bharti Enterprises, Indian Army, Sterlite, Indian Navy, Vijay Electricals Ltd, Fluor Daniel India Ltd, Microsoft, Avantha Power, Soma Enterprises, Amdocs, Samsung Electronics, Coastal Projects visit the campus every year.[29][30][31][32]

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

  • The college annually organizes a national level technical cum cultural fest named as “Aureole”. Aureole’10 was one of the biggest tech cum cult fest of Central India. It had more than 52 technical and cultural events including the biggest “Moshpit 1.o” Rock Band Competition with 15 bands from all over India. In 2010, Euphoria performed in the professors night.
  • A technical team in the college known as “Netrix” creates web based applications.
  • Students have formed their own JEC Robotix Society, where they collaborate and learn from each other and also guide the junior batches.
  • Padma Shri and Grammy Award winner Vishwa Mohan Bhatt performed on 9 April 2012.
  • TEDxJECollege an international conference is held annually in the month of February.[33][34]
  • Helix is one of the distinguished initiatives by students started in 2013. It is a literary fest cum conference.
  • Aaghaz is the intra college interbranch sport cum cultutral fest and is held annually.[35]
  • Unofficial Magazine:- Abhiyaam [36]
  • JEC has its own theatre club named Azaan which provides a platform for drama, acting and dance.[37]
  • Photography society named JEC Photographic Society (JPS).[38]

Notable alumni[edit]

Despite of an engineering education, the alumni have chosen diverse fields varying across business, arts, politics, social service, civil services, civic administration, banking and finance, research & development, management, diplomacy, defence, law enforcement, judiciary, media, academia, among many others. Besides, they have excelled at various spheres of engineering such as information technology, telecommunications, armaments, automotive, aerospace & aeronautics, bio-medical, space research, atomic & civil nuclear research, manufacturing, power, robotics & artificial intelligence, construction, etc. and occupy a number of senior executive positions in India and abroad. Some notable alumni of the institute include:[39]


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