Government College of Technology is affiliated to Anna University, Chennai was started in July, 1945. GCT offers undergraduate, postgraduate and Doctoral programs in all major departments.

  • The Government College of Technology, Coimbatore formerly known as Arthur Hope College of Technology
  • The College was renamed as the College of Technology and was affiliated to the University of Madras in 1951
  • Initially only Civil and Electrical Engineering branches were incepted at GCT in the year 1952
  • The main building was opened by Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, the then Vice President of India on 8th October 1959
  • The five-year Semester System was introduced from 1968-69, three-year B.E. Degree course for B.Sc. was introduced 1963-64
  •  Electronics and Communication Engineering was started in the academic year 1970-71
  • All the UG and PG courses are affiliated to the Anna University with effect from the academic year 2001-2002
  • The college celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 1994-95 and now completed its 59 fruitful years of excellence too

Sponsored Projects:

Branch

Project Name

Agency

Total Grant

EC

WST A Low power VLSI design for image processing applications

DST

Rs,12.84 Lakhs

CSE

VLSI Lab

DST - FIST

Rs.37 Lakhs

Heterogeneous Network

AICTE

Rs.5.5 Lakhs

Speech Signal Processing

AICTE

Rs.9 Lakhs

Networking

Ministry of IT

Rs.18.45 Lakhs

Chemistry

Synthesis of metal oxide

AICTE

Rs.6.25 Lakhs

Civil

Centre of Excellence for Environmental Studies

TEQIP

Rs.5 Crores

EEE

Centre of Excellence for Alternate Energy Resources

TEQIP

Rs.5 Crores

 Notable Alumni:

  • Dr. N. Valarmathi, Project Head at RITSAT
  • Dr. A. Kalanidhi, Former Vice Chancellor, Anna University
  • B.B. Sundaresan, T.N. Planning Commission

Clubs at GCT:

Green Club

Its purpose is to promote research and development in green engineering concepts and energy conservation activities in and around the campus.

ACHIEVEMENTS OF CLUB:

  • Received “GREEN CAMPUS OF THE YEAR - 2013” award from Dr.Rangasamy, Chief Minister of Pondicherry on April 4th for the measures taken for conservation of environment

 Rotract club

It fosters the desire for the development of social welfare.

ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT IN THE CAMPUS FROM JAN 2013-AUG 2013:

  • FIRST PROJECT-Planting of around 20 saplings in front of alumni block.
  • SECOND PROJECT-A blood donation camp including 150 students
  • THIRD PROJECT-Tie up with “SIRUTHULI” for future projects.
  • FOURTH PROJECT-The president of the club went for an inter district youth exchange

SOCIETY FOR AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERS

(SAE)

To encourage creative and innovative ideas for various engineering fields

Science Club

It’s an innovative program conducted for first years for their involvement various events. This club has been guided by Principal and first year chief faculty advisor. Some of the events of the science club inauguration include General Quiz, Debate, Cultural Fine Arts, Essay writing

TEDx GCT

Under-graduate students and alumni of Government College of Technology organize an event to share unique experiences.

                     

Library:

Books

No. of Books

93,281

No. of Titles

64,825

Journals

No. of back volumes

40,884

TEQIP Fund

No. of books purchased

3,376

Average No of users per day

155

Digital Library

No. of Computers

25

Books CD's

820

Journal CD's

354

Average no. of users/day

65

Scholarships:

S.No.

Name of the Scholarship

To whom awarded/Eligibility

Amount

1

A.P.Madhavan Memorial Scholarship

Final Year B.E., Student who gets highest marks (Excluding practical) in Second and Third year

Rs. 5000/-

2

1962 Batch old students Silver Jubilee Scholarship

Final year B.E. Student who secures the maximum marks in the third Year

Rs. 2000/-

3

1950-54 Batch old students Scholarship

Third year B.E. Computer Science Engg. Student who scores the maximum marks in the II year

Rs. 3000/-+INT

4

1963 Batch old students Silver Jubilee Scholarship

Third Year B.E. student who has secured the highest percentage of marks in the second year

Rs. 2500/-

5

V.Janakiraman Memorial Scholarship

Third Year B.E. student who has secured the highest percentage of marks in the second year

Rs. 1500/-