The long cherished ambition of North Kerala to have an institution of higher learning in technical education was fulfilled through the establishment of the Government College of Engineering, Kannur in 1986. The college is functioning in a sprawling 68-acre scenic campus, having sound and self-sufficient infrastructure, at Mangattuparamba, 15 k.m from the headquarters of the Kannur district.
There are 3 research centres offering Ph.D programs in Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering under the Kannur University. Also Ph D programs are offered under Kerala Technological University. The institution is recognized by the Kerala Technological University as a ‘Centre of Excellence in Systems, Energy and Environment’. Research works are also carried out with the technical collaboration with Delft University, Netherlands. The institution boasts to have about 50 % Ph.D qualified faculty leading the teaching and research.
The college has 5 hostels for boys and girls and enough number of quarters for accommodating staff. The college has an active training placement cell for campus recruitment and necessary training for the students. There is also a Parent Teacher Association very keen in the development of the college.
Forums and associations functioning in the college, like Sports and Health club, N.S.S units, Guidance and Counseling cell, Alumni association, ROBOCEK, ISTE, IEEE etc promote the co-curricular and extra-curricular talents of students. An active students’ union monitors the various techno-cultural events of the college. Effective utilization of linkage between the institute and a wide network of industrial units in the surroundings helps the student develop practical skills and entrepreneurial potentiality. The institute is approved as a Technology Business Incubation centre under the MSME( Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises, Govt. of India)
In a nutshell, the facilities available in the college help the students mold their complete personality, both professional and character.