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 October 1986. The college is functioning in a large 75-acre unified academic complex, having sound and self-sufficient infrastructure, at Mangattuparamba, 15 k.m from the headquarters of the Kannur district.
The college is affiliated to the Kannur University. The college offers B.Tech Degree in Engineering in five branches, namely 1. Civil, 2. Mechanical, 3. Electrical and Electronics, 4. Electronics and Communication and 5. Computer Science. The present intake is 363 students per year.
It also offers M.Tech courses in Elecrical and Electronics Engineering(Power Electronics and Drives) and Mechanical Engineering(Advanced Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems) from 2011-2012 onwards with an intake is 36 students per year.
The college has three buses for the conveyance of the staff members and students, hostels for men and women, accommodating staff hostel and quarters in addition to co- operative store, canteen and recreational facilities. The college has an active training placement cell for campus recruitment and fruitful following. There is also a Parent Teacher Association keen in the development of the college.
Forums and associations functioning in the college, like Sports and Health club, N.S.S unit, Guidance and Counseling cell, Nature club, Cultural Center, Aluminies association, science forum and staff club promote the co-curricular and extra-curricular talents of students. Effective utilization of linkage between the academic complex and a wide network of industrial units in the surroundings helps the student develop practical skill and entrepreneurial potentiality.
To sum up, the facilities available in the college help the students mold their complete personality, both professional and character.