The Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) is a national, professional, non-profit making society registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860. The mission of society is formulating and implementing responsibilities and objectives of technical education. The major objectives of ISTE is to develop top quality professional engineers & technicians needed by the industries and other organizations.It is the “only national organization of educators in the field of engineering and technology”. The Ministry of human resource development and state government are well associated with ISTE programs relating to technical education. ISTE Student Chapter of Govt. College of Engineering kannur is re- established in the academic year 2016-17.
ISTE GCEK Chapter motivates the student community to actively participate in ISTE activities to provide a common platform for students to exhibit the talent which helps their career development. ISTE GCEK student chapter has 451 student members from 2 nd ,3 rd and 4 th years in the academic year 2016-17. Chapter has been divided into 5 forums ( CE,ME,EE,EC,CS). Each forum has a Convenor, 2 Joint Convenors, a Treasurer and a forum committee for the smooth conduction of programs and activities.
An executive committee has constituted with 14 faculty members and 23 student members to take decision on various activities of the ISTE GCEK Chapter. Dr.Vandana Sreedharan is the President of ISTE GCEK Chapter. Prof. Asokan O.V. is the Staff advisor of ISTE Student Chapter. Mr. Mohammed Mohzin is the Student Chairman, Mr. Bachan Shyam P. is the Student Secretary and Mr. Vipin C. is the Student Treasurer.
ISTE GCEK Chapter successfully conducted 2 programmes in March 2017 . “ A programme on Enhancing Interview Skills ” has been conducted for EC forum on 11 th March, EE and CS forums on 19 th March and ME and CE forum on 25 th March in association with TEQIP under the scheme of ICT training programme. “Illuminacao- The enlightenment”, an awareness programme on higher study opportunities has been conducted on 24 th March for 3 rd and 4 th year students.