Government College of Technology, Coimbatore

Government College of Technology, Coimbatore

Infobox University
name = GCT, Coimbatore

type = Autonomous(academic only) institute affiliated to the Anna University
state=Tamil Nadu
undergrad = ~3600
postgrad = ~1200
faculty= ~150
nickname= GCT Coimbatore

The Government College of Technology, Coimbatore (GCT) [] is an autonomous state funded engineering college located in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. It is currently a constituent college of the Anna University, though a recent bill for reverting the administrative control back to government is pending approval


The Government College of Technology, Coimbatore was founded in 1945 as the Arthur Hope College of Technology, under the patronage of the philanthropist Shri G.D. Naidu (Gopalswamy Doraiswamy Naidu). The college was also offered the offices and portions of the workshop and hostel of the National Electric Works for its facilities.

In June 1950, the college moved to the present site of about 45 hectares on Thadagam Road. The College was then renamed Government College of Technology and was affiliated to the University of Madras in 1951. Initially only Civil and Electrical Engineering programs were offered, but the Mechanical Engineering branch was introduced in 1952.

The main building of the college was formally opened by Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, the then-Vice President of India on October 8, 1959. The syllabus for Engineering Studies was revised and the five-year semester system was introduced in the academic year 1968-69. Postgraduate degree courses in Structural Engineering (Civil) & Engineering Design (Mechanical) were started during 1971.

On the introduction of the 10+2 scheme, admission to the five-year B.E. degree course ceased from the academic year 1980-81 onward and the four-year B.E. degree courses began. In 1981, the college was granted autonomy for its civil and mechanical engineering postgraduate programs. In 1987, full autonomy for all programs was granted.

Beginning in 2001-02, all undergraduate and postgraduate courses have been affiliated to Anna University. Since then, six new postgraduate courses have been started in various disciplines, in addition to a self-supporting course in Biotechnology at the undergraduate level.


Undergraduate courses

The college offers the following courses leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Engineering of the Anna University:

* Civil Engineering
* Computer Science & Engineering
* Electrical and Electronics Engineering
* Electronics and Communication Engineering
* Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering
* Industrial Biotechnology (B.Tech)
* Information Technology (B.Tech)
* Mechanical Engineering
* Production Engineering

Postgraduate courses

The following courses are offered by various departments: M.E. Degree Courses:

*Civil Engineering
**Structural Engineering
**Environmental Engineering

*Computer Science & Engineering

*Electrical and Electronics Engineering
**Power System Engineering
**Power Electronics & Drives

*Electronics and Communication Engineering
**Applied Electronics
**VLSI Design
*Mechanical Engineering
**Engineering Design
**Thermal Engineering
**Production Engineering

Ph.D. Programme

The departments of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering and Computer Science & Engineering provide facilities for Ph.D. Programmes.


*Industrial Biotechnology
*Applied and Pure Chemistry
*Environmental Engg & Public Health
*Civil Engineering
*Computer Science and Informatics
*Electrical and Electronics
*Electronics and Communication
*Electronics and Instrumentation
*Information Technology
*Thermal Sciences
*Engineering Design
*Mechanical Engineering
*Physical Education
*Physical Sciences
*Production and Manufacturing
*Managerial Studies

Admission Procedure


Undergraduate students are admitted based on their rankings in twelfth standard (higher secondary course) exam. The ranking and subsequent conselling are being done by Anna University, Chennai.The High ranking students alone are admitted based on merit.


Postgraduate students are typically required to take up an entrance exam conducted by GCT. Alternatively, they can also get in if they have good GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) scores.

tudent Associations


*Biotech Forum (BF)
*Civil Engineering Association (CEA)
*Computer Science and Information Technology Association (CSITA)
*Electrical, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering Association (EEEIEA)
*Electronics and Communication Engineering Association (ECEA)
** ECEA contains two internal students association called SDECEA and EDECEA.It is organized by the UG students them self.The electronics division aims at nurturing the electronic interests of its members by organizing guest lectures, industrial visits, and doubt clearing sessions along with the guidance for mini projects.These associations are unique to ECEA and only one of their kinds in GCT.
*Mechanical Engineering Association (MEA)
*Production Engineering Association (PEA)
* Student Branch of IEEE
* ISTE chapter


*Film committee
*Literary and Debating Society
*Old Students Association
*Quiz club
*Rotaract Club
*Fine arts club


Technical Symposia

GCT's annual national level technical symposia provide opportunities for students to hone their technical skills and to publish their original works. The following symposia typically occur in the even semester (December to May) of the academic year.
*Elyzia - Biotech Forum
*Geofest - Civil Engineering Association (CEA)
*Infoquest - Computer Science and Information Technology Association (CSITA)
*Nexus - Electronics and Communication Engineering Association (ECEA)
*Oracle - Electrical, Electronics, and Instrumentation Engineering Association (EEEIEA){ }
*Praxis - Production Engineering Association (PEA)
*Technotryst - Mechanical Engineering Association (MEA)

Welcoming carnivals for incoming students

*Inoculate - Biotech Forum
*Incean - Civil Engineering Association
*Bias - Electronics and Communication Engineering Association
*Commenzar - Electrical ,Electronics ,Instrumentation Engineering Association
*Induction - Mechanical Engineering Association
*Ignite - Production Engineering Association
*Login - Computer Science and Information Technology Engineering Association

Farewell for outgoing graduates

*Adieu - Electronics and Communication Engineering Association
*Atvedas- Biotech Forum
*Aurevoiur - Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering Association
*Hasta La Vista - Mechanical and Production Engineering Association
*Horizon - Electrical and Electronics Engineering Association
*Sayanora - Computer Science and Information Technology Association
*Saffio - Civil Engineering Association

Miscellaneous celebrations

*Tamil Mandram
*Mess day
*Sports day
*Tech-Talk - An intra department symposium conducted by the final year students to 2nd and 3rd year students of ECE department
*Infex * [ student forum of EEEIEA]
*Indigenize * [ student forum of EEEIEA]


Seven hostel blocks are available for men and two separate hostel blocks are available for women to accommodate a total of 1,500 students. The hostel is managed by a hostel committee including members from students and faculty. The hostel is run on a no-loss, no-gain basis. The total expenditure, including board and amenities, is divided among the hostellers.

Men's Hostels

* Palaru (I yr Hostel)
* Ponnaiyaru (I yr Hostel)
* Bhavani (II yr Hostel)
* Kauveri (ME Hostel)
* Vaigai (III yr Hostel)
* Thamiraparani (IV yr Hostel)
* Vellaru (IV yr Hostel)

Women's Hostels

* Amaravathi
* Kothaiyaru


GCT hosts soccer, cricket, hockey, baseball and athletics fields, tennis courts, volley ball courts, basket ball courts, and a well equipped gym. Some of the notable sports loved by GCTians are:

*Hockey (2004 gold-1,brance-1)
*Table Tennis
*Kho Kho


GCT's Placement and Training Cell [] opens up the campus recruitment season for final year students immediately after the 6th semester examinations. Companies are invited by the Placement Officer (PO) and the departmental Placement Representatives (PRs), and mutually convenient dates are scheduled for the recruitment process.

ome notable recruiters

*Ashok Leyland
*Brakes India Ltd.
*D.E.Shaw & Co
*EMC Corporation
*Essar Groups
*Foster and Sylvan
*Greaves cotton
*harita seatings
*Infor (erstwhile BaaN)
*Jasmine Infotech
*Juno Online
*Kennametal Inc.
*Mindtree Consulting
*Microsoft India
*Mahindra & mahindra
*Oracle India
*Robert Bosch India
*Soliton Labs
*Standard Chartered
*Tata Consultancy Services
*Scolish Tech
*SAP Labs
*Scope International
*Silver Soft
*Sterlite Copper

Higher Education

Despite the abundance in campus placement offers, there are a few students in every department that continue their academic careers after undergraduation. These students typically involve themselves in GRE/GATE/CAT/GMAT (depending on their interests) preparations in beginning of their third year.

In the last few years, GCTians have chosen the following schools for their higher education needs:
*Anna University
*BITS, Pilani
*Carnegie Mellon University
*Cornell University
*Indian Institutes of Management
*Indian Institutes of Technology
*Georgia Tech
*Johns Hopkins University
*Massachusetts Institute of Technology
*Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
*National University of Singapore
*Purdue University
*State University of New York (Buffalo)
*University of Arizona
*University of Bridgeport
*University of Cambridge
*University of Central Florida
*University of Chicago
*University of Colorado at Boulder
*University of Ottawa
*University of Rochester
*University of Southern California
*University of Texas at Austin
*Virginia Tech

External links

* [ GCT Website]
* [ GCT-biotechnology Website]
* [ Website of EEEIEA]
* [ GCT Alumni Association Website]
* [ Coimbatore City]

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