Government Engineering College, Kozhikode

Summary

Government Engineering College, Kozhikode
GECK
Administrative Block of GEC Kozhikode
Mottoविश्वास अभिमान को निर्धारित करता है (vishvaas abhimaan ko nirdhaarit karata hai)
Motto in English
"Faith determines pride"
TypePublic
Established1999 (1999)[1]
AffiliationUniversity of Calicut, APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, AICTE
ChairmanDr.L.S.Ganesh, Professor, IIT Madras
PrincipalDr.K.Najeeb
DeanDr.K.M.Kouzer (UG Dean)
Dr. Binu T.V.(PG Dean)
Academic staff
91
Administrative staff
141
Undergraduates1900
Postgraduates810
Location, ,
11°17′8″N 75°46′12″E / 11.28556°N 75.77000°E / 11.28556; 75.77000Coordinates: 11°17′8″N 75°46′12″E / 11.28556°N 75.77000°E / 11.28556; 75.77000
Campus10 acres (40468.56 m²)
NicknameGECKKD
SportsVolleyball, basketball, football, cricket
MascotNone
Websitewww.geckkd.ac.in
Government Engineering College, Kozhikode is located in Kerala
Government Engineering College, Kozhikode
Location in Kerala
Government Engineering College, Kozhikode is located in India
Government Engineering College, Kozhikode
Government Engineering College, Kozhikode (India)

Government Engineering College, Kozhikode (GECK), Kerala is an engineering institution under the Department of Technical Education in Kerala, India. Located in Westhill Kozhikode of the Malabar region. The Government Engineering College Kozhikode is one of the five Government Engineering Colleges given sanction in the year 1999. Admissions are based on the performance of students in the Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical Entrance test. The placements at the college has been increasing every year with many students placed as software and systems engineers at MNCs such as Infosys, TCS and many more. The institution, located in Kozhikode district, has five major engineering disciplines: Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering and Applied Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering.[2] The institute has some space constraints, having difficulties in building the Boys hostel even the fund has been sanctioned by the state government. Thereby the college PTA has been actively involved in selecting a new land area for the construction of a new campus. Initially, the College was located at the hostel of Government Polytechnic College, Kozhikode which is near the college. It was seven years after its founding, the college shifted to Westhill Kozhikode to its original building. The Government Engineering College, Kozhikode situated at West Hill is well connected to the Kozhikode city by open and wide roads, the institute campus is about 5 Km away from the Kozhikode Railway Station and 30 Km from Calicut International Airport.[3]

History

Government Engineering College Kozhikode (GECK) is one of nine Government Engineering Colleges in Kerala under the Directorate of Technical Education, Kerala. GECKKD was started in the year 1999 with B.Tech programs in Applied Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering (AE &I), Chemical Engineering (Ch. E), and Mechanical Engineering (ME). Civil Engineering (CE) program was started in the year 2006 and Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) program was started in the year 2012. In addition to B.Tech programs, the college conducts M.Tech programmes in Signal Processing (AE &I), Energy Systems Analysis and Design (ME) and Computer-Aided Process Design (Ch. E). The Government Engineering College Kozhikode is one of the five Government Engineering Colleges given sanction in the year 1999. On 24 July 2006, seven years after its founding, the college shifted to Westhill Kozhikode to its original building. The then Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan inaugurated the new block of the college on 24 July 2006. Kozhikode MLA A.Pradeepkumar presided over the function. Minister for Education M.A.Baby inaugurated the thermal engineering laboratory on the occasion. The thermal engineering lab was constructed at the cost of Rs.68.27 lakhs. The four-storey main block of the engineering college consists of 14 classrooms, room for the principle, office room, conference hall, cooperative store, NCC room, Physical Education, Chemistry Physics Laboratories, drawing halls, mess halls, lifts and toilets. The total cost of the project was Rs. 394.34 lakhs. The construction activities of the main building began on November 17, 2003, and ended in 2006.[4]

GECKKD main block

Academics

The college offers five Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) and three Master of Engineering (M.Tech) courses. It is affiliated with the University of Calicut and APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, and is recognized by the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE). 66 regular students and six lateral entry students are accepted and enrolled in a B.Tech course every year, while the intake for the M.Tech course is 18 students.

Undergraduate Programs:

  • B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering
  • B.Tech in Chemical Engineering
  • B.Tech in Civil Engineering
  • B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • B.Tech in Applied Electronics and Instrumentation

Postgraduate Programs:

  • M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering (Energy System Analysis and Design)
  • M.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering (Signal Processing)
  • M.Tech in Chemical Engineering (Computer-aided Process Design)

Ranking

Ranking of Gec Kozhikode by APJ KTU based on academic performance of students [Pass percentage of students]. 2020 - Rank of 39/144 institutions with pass percentage of 36.88% [5] S8 pass percentage for the year 2019 = 75.55% 2018 Btech S2 supplementary exam college wise pass percentage - 71.53%

Facilities

GECKKD's campus has several facilities.

Laboratory and workshops

The thermal engineering lab of the chemical engineering department has Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography, Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectroscopy the lab is equipped with these devices for the chemical engineering students. For the Workshops conducted by the department of AEI and EC

  • Mr Deepak Aravind, Power System Engineer, GE, delivered a talk on Tidal Energy Conservation on 25 March 2017.
  • Dr Sivakumar K, Associate professor IIT Hyderabad delivered a talk on Power Electronic Converter for Microgrid on 23 March 2017.
  • Dr Praveen Sankaran delivered a talk on Product Development for Image Enhancement on 7 October 2016.
  • Organised TEQIP II sponsored National Conference on Emerging Trends in Technology – Signal Processing on 7 and 8 October 2016.
  • TEQIP II sponsored STTP on Content Management System from 8–12 March 2016.
  • Short Term Training Program on Signal Processing and Pattern Analysis from 22nd Feb to 27th Feb 2016, sponsored by DTE.[6]

Central computing facility

Apart from sufficient computing facilities in each department, the college has a central computing facility with PC workstations. The CCF is equipped with over 75 Client machines, Server Class Machines, High-Speed LAN, Cisco Router etc. A LAN (local area network) facility that runs on Linux servers forms the backbone of the centre. Students shall get ample opportunities to develop their knowledge in the field of information technology and skills in UNIX like environment and software development. A leased line connects the CCF to the internet. The centre offers free internet connectivity to the students and faculty members. The centre is equipped with computing environments including Unix, Sun Solaris and Linux along with software tools like Microsoft Visual Studio, C++, C, Fortran, Pascal, Java, MATLAB, AutoCAD, Kylix VHDL, Innoveda VHDL, Nisa and Qt Creator.

Library

GECK has a computerized library called the Technical Library and Documentation Centre. It subscribes to international and national technical journals and includes a digital, searchable information system. The audio-visual section maintains CD-ROMs on engineering subjects. Projects and seminar reports of students are archived in the library. Furthermore, the library holds books for general reading, and to prepare for competitive examinations like GATE, the GRE, and TOEFL.

Other facilities

GECKKD provides buses that transport students residing in the vicinity of Kozhikode to the college. It runs its own cafeteria. Facilities for basketball, volleyball and badminton are available. The college shares its college cricket and football space with the Government Polytechnic. The college has a direct uplink with GSAT-3, an Indian communications satellite. It has six information technology-enabled smart classrooms with LCD projectors and laptops.

Student Chapters

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

GECK is associated with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). With IEEE society memberships, students can receive information about recent developments in their chosen fields of technology and contact other engineers. The GECK IEEE unit in Calicut Government Engineering College provides help to students in electronic engineering, and instrumentation and control engineering

Career Guidance and Placement Cell

The Career Guidance and Placement Cell (CGPC) conducts workshops and training programs for students. One of its programs involves giving help to GECK students off-campus from the students and faculty of other colleges.[7]

Entrepreneurship and Innovative Engineering Cell

The Entrepreneurship and Innovative Engineering Cell (EIE Cell), is the joint association of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Cell (IEDC) and Technology Business Incubator (TBI), of Government Engineering College Kozhikode. The cell has been actively conducting various events aimed at promoting Innovation, Technology and Business among the student community which includes:

  • Information and resourceful technical sessions.
  • Business talks
  • Exciting technical competitions.
  • Workshops on emerging technologies.
  • Entrepreneurial tips.
  • Engaging tech articles on the newest innovations.

ISTE GECK

ISTE GECK Student Chapter has been very actively conducting various events aiming at the academic excellence and personality development of students. Which includes

• Enhancing student exposure on the latest technological advancements

• Conducting talks/seminars/ workshops/ conferences on topics of relevance to technical education

• Conducting debates/puzzles/quiz/ etc.

• Conducting Alumni talks

• Conducting literary activities

• Weekly GATE/CAT mock test.

• Mock tests to prepare highly competitive exams like UPSC, PSC, and Bank tests.

The ISTE GECK Students' Chapter was honoured to host the 19th Annual ISTE State Student Convention, which was a three-day convention conducted in the last week of January 2021. The theme of the convention was "Navigating the new normal through advancements in science and technology". As part of 19th Annual ISTE State Student Convention, ISTE GECK Students' Chapter has organized many online events during the convention and made sure that all the event had maximum participation. The details of the events conducted are given in YepDesk profile of the ISTE GECK student chapter.[8]

The ISTE organization of the college has been performing well and has won three state-level awards for the year 2019-20 for the conduction of maximum number of activities, Best staff advisor award with special appreciation for Dr.Ahammed Muneer KV, and best student award for Indusha Dharman of Applied Electronics.

Aptico UDSF GECK

The Aptico union of GECKKD is purely a student organization formed by the students of GECK. Its aim is to provide training for students in the aptitude screening test of the core companies. It also aims to provide space for students to discuss the out-of-test syllabi and improve their productivity. Besides these, it also provides the basics of GATE, CAT Exams.

National Service Scheme

The Technical Cell of the National Service Scheme (NSS) encourages students and staff to participate in social work. Volunteers organize programs such as seminars and orientation programs inside and outside the campus. The motto of the organization is "Personality development through social service."

The NSS's GECK unit has been given awards for its performance. These include:

  • Indhira Gandhi National award for Best NSS unit[9]
  • Best NSS programme officer award (Abid Tharavattath)[10]
  • State award for best NSS unit[11]

Arts Club

The Arts Club, whose full name is the Malar Vadi Arts Club, organizes workshops and training programs along with cultural events in the college in association with College Union Inauguration and Annual Arts Day.

Energy and Environment Conservation Club

The Energy and Environment Conservation Club (EEEC), functioning under the Energy Conservation Society of Kerala, conducts programs to educate students about energy- and environment-related problems. The objective of EECC is to foster conservation of energy and protection of the environment to promote the sustainable development of mankind. The society's topics are energy auditing, reuse and recycling technology, wastewater utilization, pollution control, environmental protection measures, and promoting awareness among the public.

Centre for Continuing Education

The Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) focuses on training youth for employment. It conducts vocational training, trains unemployed youth in full-time and informal programs, develops management skills, performs in-service training to the already employed and publishes materials for training programs. The CCE was originally a sub-center of a similar program in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala.

Industry Institute Interaction Cell

The Industry Institute Interaction Cell (IIIC) is a forum of interaction between industries and institutes through product testing, consulting, and research and development. The cell is associated with the District Industries Centre. Indian industries sponsor research and development activities, help develop the IIIC's curriculum and select qualified candidates. The testing and laboratory facilities in the college are used by companies for their needs. Students' ideas are shared with companies for commercial applications.

Student life

Lakshya

Lakshya is a national technical festival in which students of GECK participate. It is a platform for engineering students to showcase their skills and knowledge. So far, it has been held five times: in 2011, 2013, 2016, 2018, and 2019.

Lakshya 16

Alumni Association

The Kozhikode Engineering College Alumni Association was launched in 2003. The completion of any degree at GECK allows a person to become a member of the association. On 16 August 2014, the Alumni Association held a reunion of the first two classes of graduates from GECKKD.

Media Club

A community formed by students which were officially launched and started working in 2018 onwards. started as a media committee of Lakshya’18 (Student Coordinator: Mohammed, Ashish Anandhagosh, Rohit Vinay ). The Media Club is a Community of Students united by a common interest.

The media people logo

Notable alumni

  • Dr Awin Wasan E, Best Ph.D. Thesis Award Winner, 2019
  • Dr Vipin B, Assistant Professor at IIT Kanpur
  • Dr Rakesh Hari, Associate Professor at Vidya Academy of Science and Technology, Thrissur
  • Dr Siddharth K S, Assistant Professor at Amity University, United Arab Emirates
  • Dr Sharu B K, Post Doctorate fellowship at University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • Dr Anas NS, Senior Research Fellow at International Advanced Research Centre
  • Mr Linu Malakkal, Thermal Analysis Scientist at Thermtest Inc, Fredericton, NB, Canada

See also

References

  1. ^ "About: Government Engineering College Kozhikode". Government Engineering College Kozhikode. Retrieved 9 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Course details in geckkd". Commissioner for entrance examination Kerala. Retrieved 9 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Transportation Facilities from GECKKD". Web archive. Archived from the original on 26 October 2012. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Engineering college building inaugurated". The Hindu. 25 July 2006. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  5. ^ "College wise pass percentage report" (PDF). Ktu Edu. 9 June 2020. Retrieved 9 March 2021.
  6. ^ "Workshops conducted: GECKKD". GECKKD. Retrieved 13 February 2021.
  7. ^ "GECK placement". Archived from the original on 19 August 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  8. ^ "ISTE State Student Convention 2021_Events". YepDesk. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  9. ^ "New Indian Express".
  10. ^ "New Indian Express".
  11. ^ "IBN Live news". Archived from the original on 11 May 2014.

External links

  • Official website
  • List of engineering colleges in Kerala
  • Principia blog for annual techfest
  • Technical fest website [permanent dead link]
  • Alumni association website