Government College of Engineering, Kannur


GCE Kannur
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Main building, Government College of Engineering, Kannur
TypeEducational institution
EstablishedOctober 1986; 35 years ago (October 1986)
PrincipalDr.V.O. Rejini
Location, ,
11°59′9″N 75°22′55″E / 11.98583°N 75.38194°E / 11.98583; 75.38194Coordinates: 11°59′9″N 75°22′55″E / 11.98583°N 75.38194°E / 11.98583; 75.38194
Campus75 acres (300,000 m2)

The Government College of Engineering, Kannur (GCEK)[1] is a state-sponsored engineering college affiliated to APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, Kerala, India. The college was started in October 1986, as a center for imparting engineering education in northern Kerala. It began in the Town High School, Kannur Campus. In 2012, Careers360, a magazine promoted by Outlook Group, ranked it among the best engineering colleges in Kerala with AA+ rating.[2]

GCEK has grown into a sprawling 75-acre (300,000 m2) campus in Mangattuparamba, just off National Highway NH-17, 15 km north from the district headquarters, Kannur and 7 km south of Taliparamba.

The college has an annual intake of 330 students (under five four-year graduate courses), on merit basis through the All Kerala Common Entrance Examination. The B. Tech courses offered are Mechanical Engineering(60 seats), Civil Engineering(60 seats), Electrical and Electronics Engineering(60 seats), Electronics and Communication Engineering(90 seats) and Computer Science and Engineering(60 seats).

M.Tech courses in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Power Electronics and Drives) and Mechanical Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems) were started from 2011 to 2012 onwards and Electronics and Communication Engineering (Signal Processing and Embedded Systems) and Civil Engineering (Computer-aided Structural Engineering) with an annual intake of 72 students.


The college was affiliated to Kannur University. Since 2014, the college is affiliated to KTU.

The GCEK offers an M.Tech degree in Engineering in four subjects:

  • Advanced Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Design
  • Power Electronics and Drives
  • Signal Processing and Embedded Systems
  • Computer Aided Structural Engineering

The college offers B.Tech Degree in Engineering in five subjects:

  • Mechanical
  • Civil
  • Electrical and Electronics
  • Electronics and Communication
  • Computer Science

The intake is 335 students per year.

The college offers PhD also from this year



  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering


  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Geology
  • Department of Physical Education


The college has seven buses for the conveyance of the staff and students, hostels for men and women, accommodating staff hostel and quarters, a co-operative store, a canteen and recreational facilities. GCEK has a training placement cell for campus recruitment and a Parent-Teacher Association.

Forums, clubs and associations include the Sports and Health club, NSS unit, Guidance and Counselling cell, Nature club, Cultural Center, Alumni association, science forum and IEEE Students Chapter.

Each department has computer labs and a library, besides the central computer lab and library. The college website and 24-hour high-speed internet connection were inaugurated on 3 October 2002. The ECE department has an electronics fabrication laboratory consisting of laser cutters, 3d printers and accessories where students can do their projects.


The foundation stone of the main building was laid by Sri. K. Karunakaran, Chief Minister of Kerala on 7 January 1987 at a function presided over by Sri. T.M. Jacob, Minister for Education. The first building constructed was the science block, inaugurated by Sri. Pacheni Kunhiraman.

The construction of the workshops and department blocks for engineering was completed in 1990. The complex was inaugurated by Sri. E.K. Nayanar (Chief Minister of Kerala) on 17 November 1990.

The main block was inaugurated on 1 June 1999 by Sri. P.J. Joseph, Minister for Education. All the classes were shifted to the new building. The new block has badminton courts and an open-air theatre.

Silver Jubilee

GCEK celebrates its 25th anniversary during the year 2011–12. Silver Jubilee celebrations started with Xplore 2011, a national-level technical and cultural festival. On 22 January 2012, Sri James Mathew MLA laid the foundation stone of Silver Jubilee Gate sponsored by the Alumni association and PTA and is expected to finish by March 2012. The closing ceremony of Silver Jubilee was held in March 2012.

See also


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  2. ^ "Think higher education! Kerala's best engineering colleges 2012". Careers360. 5 May 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2012.

External links

  • Official website
  • Silver Jubilee
  • Alumni