The long cherished dream 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 Kannur district.
The college is affiliated to Kerala Technological University. It offers 5 B.Tech Degree
programs in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics and Communication
and Computer Science and Engineering branches. The College also offers 4
M.Techprograms in Civil Engineering (Computer Aided Structural Engineering), Mechanical
Engineering(Advanced Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Design), Electrical and
Electronics Engineering(Power Electronics and Drives),and Electronics and
Communication Engineering (Signal Processing and Embedded Systems).
There are 3 research centres offering Ph.D programs in Civil, Mechanical and Electrical
Engineering under Kannur University. Doctoral programs are also offered under Kerala
Technological University. The institution is recognized by Kerala Technological University
as a ‘Centre of Excellence in Systems, Energy and Environment’. Research works are also
carried out in technical collaboration with Delft University, The Netherlands. The
institution has about 50 % Ph.D qualified faculty leading the teaching and research.
The college has 2 hostels for boys and 3 for girls and enough number of quarters for
accommodating staff. The college has an active training and placement cell for campus
recruitment and imparts necessary counseling to the students. The Parent Teacher
Association is very keenly involved in the development of the college. Many
forums and associations are functioning in the college, like Sports and Health Club, N.S.S
units, Guidance and Counseling Cell, Alumni Association, ROBOCEK, ISTE, IEEE etc., which
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 faculty, staff and facilities available in the college help the students mold
their complete personality, both professional and individual.