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The Government Engineering College Thrissur (GECT or Thrissur Engineering College) is a technical education institute in KeralaIndia. It is the second oldest engineering college established in Kerala and the first engineering college to be established after the formation of Kerala State. The college is affiliated to the calicut university.In 2009, Mint (newspaper) rated GECT among the top 50 government engineering colleges in India.Reccaanit gave an Excellent grade to the college during its survey of engineering colleges in Kerala for 2009.


The college was initially located at the Maharaja Technological Institute Chembukkavu campus in 1957. The foundation stone of the college was laid by the late Pandit Jawarharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, on 26 April 1958. The college shifted to its present campus in October 1960. The college was formally inaugurated by late Pattom A. Thanu PillaiChief Minister of Keralaon 2 February 1962.

The campus is spread over an area of 120 acres (0.49 km2) and is located at Ramavarmapuram which is 5 km from the heart of Thrissur town and 6 km from Thrissur Railway station.

Prof. S. Rajaraman, a civil engineer and author of engineering books, was the first Principal. He, along with Prof. M. P. Mathew and Prof. V. S. Nair (the then Head of the Departments of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering respectively) formed the triumvirate that gave the college a strong footing and set the pace for the further growth of the college.


The the following undergraduate programmes are offered, and admission to these programs is based on the applicant’s results of the entrance tests conducted by the Commissionerate of Entrance Examinations, Kerala.


  • Mechanical Engineering,
  • Civil Engineering,
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering,
  • Chemical Engineering,
  • Production Engineering,
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering,
  • Computer Science and Engineering,
  • Architecture.

The following postgraduate programmes are offered:



  • Environmental Engineering (Civil),
  • Water Resources and Hydro Informatics (Civil),
  • Production Engineering (Mech),
  • IC Engines and Turbo Machinery (Mech),
  • Power Electronics (EEE),
  • Power Systems Engineering (EEE),
  • Process Control (Chemical),
  • Manufacturing Systems Management (Production),
  • Communication Engineering and Signal Processing (ECE),

Admission to M.Tech Programmes are based on applicant’s results in the GATE conducted by IITs and IISc. Separate entrance is basis for MCA admissions.

Phd Programmes under University of Calicut

  • Mechanical Engineering,
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering,
  • Chemical Engineering.

By Umesh Posted in Gec