Government Engineering College , Thrissur

Government Engineering College, Thrissur - 680009, Kerala, India

Government Engineering College Thrissur (GEC Thrissur) formerly Government Engineering College Trichur, an ISO 9001: 2008 certified institution is one of the most prestigious and reputed technical education institution in south India. The College was established in the year 1957 with under graduate programmes in Civil, Mechanical and Electrical engineering branches. The foundation stone of the college Main Building was laid down by the then Hon. Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Prof. S. Rajaraman, a Civil Engineer of international repute and author of several books in engineering was the first Principal of the college. The triumvirate of Prof. S. Rajaraman, Prof. M. P. Mathew and Prof. V. S. Nair (the then Head of the Departments of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, respectively) provided a strong administrative base for the college and efficiently carried out the groundwork for the onward growth and development of the college. The college campus spread over an area of more than 75 acres is located at Ramavarmapuram, about 5 km from Thrissur city, 6 km from the Thrissur railway station and about 58 km from the Cochin Airport.

Since its inception, the college has shown enormous growth in all fronts and currently it is one of the most sought after college in engineering education with seven full fledged under graduate programmes, six part-time undergraduate programmes, ten post graduate programmes and Ph.D. research programmes in Engineering. Besides the engineering programmes, the college also offers Undergraduate and Post Graduate programmes in Architecture and Post-graduate programme in Computer Applications (MCA). The admission strength is increased from a meagre 120 during the inception of the college to 759 per year at present. The college is currently affiliated to the University of Calicut and APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University. The college is recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Council of Architecture (COA) and programmes are accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA).

Job oriented internship programs are provided
Excellent Placement record since inception
Good Exposure to students on all fronts

Government Engineering College, Thrissur - 680009, Kerala, India

GEC Thrissur is located at Ramavarmapuram Engineering College P O, Thrissur, Kerala. There are various modes of transport to reach the college. One can travel by air, road or rail to reach Government Engineering College Thrissur. The nearest bus stop to the college is Vimala College Bus Stop. The distance between the bus stop and the college is 650 metres and students can reach in 1 minute by walk. The nearest railway station to GEC Thrissur is Thrissur Railway Station. It is located at a distance of 6.9 km and would take approximately 13 minutes from a cab or auto. Cochin International Airport is the nearest airport and is 53.6 km far from the college. It would take around 1 hour 20 minutes from cab or auto to reach GEC Thrissur. 

  • Small Industries Bank of India (SIDBI) 

  • Information and Communication Technology, Kerala

  • Council of Architecture (COA)

  • Steel and Industrial Forgies Ltd.(SIFL), Athani

  • Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (BPCL), Kochi

  • Binani Zinc Ltd., Kochi

  • Sony Ericsson

  • Infosys

  • VHSC

  • C-MET


  • TCS 


Alumni Name


Suresh Bhaskaran

Vice President, HAB Bank

Satish Menon

Operations Manager, Google

Dinil Mon Divakaran

Researcher, Institute for Infocomm Research

Manoj Krishnan

Chief Information Office, Landmark Group

Prince Francis

Technical Lead and Architect, IEEE

Sanjay Nediyara

Director of Enterprise Sales, Sieve Inc., Google Developer Group

  • Candidate must have passed HSC course from any of the Universities of Kerala or equivalent.
  • HSC must be completed with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as optional subjects. Eligible candidate must have scored a minimum of 50% marks both in mathematics (individually) and in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry (aggregate).

Entrance Exam:

  • Candidate should qualify an Entrance Exam Conduct by University or State Government.&


Boys Hostel
The hostels are very spacious and are headed by hostel wardens and resident tutors. The hostels have a separate mess, which provides both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food.

Girls Hostel
GEC Thrissur also provides hostel facilities for girls. The hostels are very comfortable for the accommodation of outstation students. The hostel wardens look after the safety and security of the hostels. Mess facilities are also available.

The college has a central library, open on all working days. GEC Thrissur library facilities include a vast collection of textbooks and reference books on Engineering, national and international journals, periodicals, newspapers and magazines. The library uses Online Public Access Catalogue and is fully automated.

Government Engineering College Thrissur provides sports facilities with the aim of making its students disciplined, ambitious and both mentally and physically fit. The students have also participated in various sports events and have won many awards.

The college provides a cafeteria facility for students and staff members. GEC Thrissur cafeteria facilities include multicuisine and nutritious food.

GEC Thrissur auditorium is a large hall equipped with the latest technology like projectors, audio-video systems, etc. The auditorium can accommodate a large number of students at a time.

The college has an on-campus medical clinic that provides basic first-aid facilities to the students and staff members.

IT Infrastructure
Government Engineering College Thrissur has a centralised computer centre, which maintains and manages the networking system of the entire campus. The college IT infrastructure also provides both wired and wi-fi connections in the campus including both boys and girls hostels.

GEC Thrissur transport facilities include a fleet of buses and a jeep. The college transport facility is available for both the students and staff members on nominal charges.

The college has departmental laboratories. The laboratories are equipped with modern instruments and apparatus for doing practicals.

Convenience Store
The college has convenience stores like stationery shop, photocopy shop, etc within the campus. There is also a cooperative society which supplies notebooks, textbooks, surveying instruments, drawing instruments, etc with discount rates.

Banks Facilities
GEC Thrissur has an on-campus State Bank of Travancore. It provides all kinds of banking services to the students and staff members. 24X7 ATM is functional on-campus. Post office facility is also available.

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Girls Hostel
IT Infrastructure
Convenience Store
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