Government College of Engineering Tirunelveli 

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Government College of Engineering Tirunelveli (GCET) is a state-owned engineering college in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India. It was founded in 1981 and is affiliated with Chennai’s Anna University. The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the Directorate of Technical Education (DOTE) have approved the college.

 GCET provides undergraduate and postgraduate engineering and technology programs. Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, and Computer Science and Engineering are among the undergraduate programs offered. Engineering Design, Power Electronics and Drives, Computer Science and Engineering, Structural Engineering, and Communication Systems are among the postgraduate programs offered.

The college has a strong research focus and has been designated as a center of excellence by the Tamil Nadu government. GCET has a well-established placement cell that assists students in finding jobs in top companies. The college also has a large alumni network that helps students and faculty.

Highlights

SpecificsDetails
Name of the institutionGovernment College Of Engineering Tirunelveli
AbbreviationsGEC Tirunelveli 
Year of Establishment 1981 
Approved By All India Council for Technical Education(AICTE)
Affiliated byAnna University.
Institute TypeGovernment 
Official Websitehttps://www.gcetly.ac.in/ 
Courses Offered B Tech & M Tech
Discipline Offered Engineering
CategoryEngineering College in Tamil Nadu 
Sub Category Government Engineering Colleges in Tamil nadu
Entrance Examination Required fir UG Courses JEE Main & JEE Advanced 
Entrance Examination Required fir PG Courses GATE Examination 
Contact DetailsAddress– Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu 627007, India
Email ID: principal@gcetly.ac.in
Contact No- 9667532500

Affiliation, Recognition, and Aid Status

  • Affiliated with:– Anna University
  • Approved by:– All India Council for Technical Education(AICTE)
  • Aid Status:- Government 

Facilities and Infrastructutre 

Government College of Engineering, Tirunelveli (GCET) boasts an extensive range of facilities and infrastructure that cater to the diverse needs of its students and faculty. The well-maintained campus encompasses a variety of academic, recreational, and residential facilities, ensuring a comprehensive and enriching learning environment for all.

  • Classrooms: GCET features well-equipped classrooms with ample seating, modern teaching aids, and conducive learning spaces to facilitate effective knowledge dissemination.
  • Laboratories: The college houses state-of-the-art laboratories equipped with cutting-edge technology and equipment, enabling students to gain hands-on experience in their respective fields of study.
  • Library: GCET’s expansive library houses a vast collection of books, periodicals, and electronic resources, providing students with access to a wealth of knowledge and information.
  • Computer Labs: GCET’s well-maintained computer labs offer students access to high-performance computing resources and software, essential for their academic and research pursuits.
  • Sports Complex: GCET’s sports complex comprises various playing fields, including cricket, football, volleyball, and basketball courts, promoting physical fitness and sportsmanship among students.
  • Indoor Games: The college provides facilities for indoor games such as table tennis, chess, and badminton, offering recreational opportunities for students during leisure hours.
  • Auditorium: GCET’s spacious auditorium serves as a venue for hosting cultural events, seminars, and conferences, fostering a vibrant campus life.
  • Hostels: GCET offers separate hostels for male and female students, providing comfortable and secure accommodation within the campus premises.
  • Hostel Mess: The college mess caters to the culinary needs of hostel residents, offering a variety of nutritious and wholesome meals.
  • Transportation: GCET provides bus facilities for day scholars and staff, ensuring convenient commute to and from the campus.
  • Medical Facilities: The college has a well-equipped dispensary with a resident doctor to provide medical assistance to students and staff.
  • Banking Services: A branch of Canara Bank operates within the campus, offering banking facilities to students and staff.
  • Internet Connectivity: GCET provides high-speed internet connectivity throughout the campus, ensuring seamless access to online resources for academic and personal use.

Faulty and Staff

Government College of Engineering, Tirunelveli (GCET) is home to a team of highly qualified and experienced faculty members dedicated to providing quality education to its students. The college boasts a diverse range of expertise across various engineering disciplines, ensuring that students receive comprehensive and in-depth knowledge in their chosen fields.

Faculty:

GCET’s faculty comprises professors, associate professors, and assistant professors, each with extensive academic and research backgrounds. They hold doctoral degrees from renowned institutions and possess a wealth of experience in teaching, research, and industry. The faculty is committed to staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in their respective fields, ensuring that students receive the most current and relevant knowledge.

Staff:

GCET’s non-teaching staff plays a crucial role in supporting the smooth functioning of the college. The staff includes administrative personnel, technical staff, and library staff, each contributing to the overall academic and administrative operations of the institution. They are dedicated to providing efficient and timely services to students, faculty, and visitors.

Courses Offered And Seat Intake

For Undergraduate Courses

CoursesDurations Intake Capacities
Civil Engineering4 Years 60
Mechanical Engineering4 Years 120
Electrical & Electronics Engineering4 Years 60
Electronics & Communication Engineering4 Years 120
Computer Science & Engineering4 Years 60

For Postgraduate Courses 

CoursesDurations Intake Capacities
Engineering Design2 Years 18
Power Electronics and Drives2 Years 18
Computer Science and Engineering2 Years 18
Structural Engineering2 Years 18
Communication Systems2 Years 18

Fees Structure

For Undergraduate Courses 

I. ADMISSION FEES
CategoryTamilnadu(others)Tamilnadu(SC/ST)Other State
One Time fees during admissionRs.200Rs.200Rs.200
II. REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
CategoryTamilnadu(others)Tamilnadu(SC/ST)Other State
1.Institution DepositRs.200Rs.200Rs.200
2.Library DepositRs.200Rs.200Rs.200
III. FEE COLLECTED PER ANNUM
CategoryTamilnadu(others)Tamilnadu(SC/ST)Other State
1.Tuition FeesRs.2000Rs.2000
2.Development ChargesRs.1000Rs.1000Rs.1000
3.Special FeesRs.1500Rs.1500Rs.1500
4.Library FeesRs.100Rs.100Rs.100
5.Computer ChargesRs.1250Rs.1250Rs.1250
6.Education Media Service ChargesRs.50Rs.50Rs.50
7.Internet Society FeeRs.75Rs.75Rs.75
8.University Cultural and Professional Society FeesRs.50Rs.50Rs.50
9.Student Accident and Medical relief fundRs.100Rs.100Rs.100
10.Registration & Enrollment FeesRs.200Rs.200Rs.200
11.HSC Mark sheet verification FeesRs.10Rs.10Rs.10
12.Red Cross Society Membership FeesRs.10Rs.10Rs.10
13.Flag day CollectionRs.10Rs.10Rs.10
14.N.S.SRs.10Rs.10Rs.10
IV. ANNA UNIVERSITY FEES
CategoryTamilnadu(others)Tamilnadu(SC/ST)Other State
1.Recognition FeeRs.200Rs.200Rs.200
2.Registration FeeRs.400Rs.400Rs.400
3.Administration FeeRs.600Rs.600Rs.600
4.Sports FeesRs.100Rs.100Rs.100
5.DOTE Certificate Verification feesRs.100Rs.100Rs.100
TOTAL
CategoryTamilnadu(others)Tamilnadu(SC/ST)Other State
Total FeesRs.8980Rs.6980Rs.9480
Fees Paid at the time of counselling ANNA UNIVERSITY CHENNAI
Rs.5000Rs.1000
Balance Amount to be Paid at the time of Admission
Rs.3980Rs.5980Rs.9480

For Postgraduate Courses 

I. ADMISSION FEES
CategoryTamilnadu(others)Tamilnadu(SC/ST)Other State
One Time fees during admissionRs.200Rs.200Rs.200
II. REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
CategoryTamilnadu(others)Tamilnadu(SC/ST)Other State
1.Institution DepositRs.500Rs.500Rs.500
2.Library DepositRs.500Rs.500Rs.500
III. FEE COLLECTED PER ANNUM
CategoryTamilnadu(others)Tamilnadu(SC/ST)Other State
1.Tuition FeesRs.2000Rs.2000
2.Development ChargesRs.2000Rs.2000Rs.2000
3.Special FeesRs.1500Rs.1500Rs.1500
4.Library FeesRs.100Rs.100Rs.100
5.Computer ChargesRs.1200Rs.1200Rs.1200
6.Education Media Service ChargesRs.50Rs.50Rs.50
7.Internet Society FeeRs.75Rs.75Rs.75
8.University Cultural and Professional Society FeesRs.50Rs.50Rs.50
9.Student Accident and Medical relief fundRs.100Rs.100Rs.100
10.Registration & Enrollment FeesRs.200Rs.200Rs.200
11.HSC Marksheet verification FeesRs.10Rs.10Rs.10
12.Red Cross Society Membership FeesRs.10Rs.10Rs.10
13.Flagday CollectionRs.10Rs.10Rs.10
14.N.S.SRs.10Rs.10Rs.10
IV. ANNA UNIVERSITY FEES
CategoryTamilnadu(others)Tamilnadu(SC/ST)Other State
1.Recognition FeeRs.200Rs.200Rs.200
2.Registration FeeRs.400Rs.400Rs.400
3.Administration FeeRs.600Rs.600Rs.600
4.Sports FeesRs.100Rs.100Rs.100
5.DOTE Certificate Verification feesRs.15Rs.15Rs.15
TOTAL
CategoryTamilnadu(others)Tamilnadu(SC/ST)Other State
Total FeesRs.9830Rs.9830Rs.10330
Fees Paid at the time of counselling ANNA UNIVERSITY CHENNAI
Rs.5000Rs.1000Rs.5000
Balance Amount to be Paid at the time of Admission
Rs.4830Rs.8830Rs.5330

NOTE: The above-shared fees can vary from the actual fees and are subject to change. To know the exact fee structure, candidates can connect with a counseling expert at the Admission Helpline No.  9667532500

Research and Innovations

ActivityDescription
Faculty Research and PublicationsGCET faculty members actively engage in research in their respective engineering fields. They publish their research findings in peer-reviewed journals, present their work at national and international conferences, and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in engineering and technology.
Student Research ProjectsGCET encourages students to participate in research projects under the guidance of faculty members. This provides students with hands-on experience in research, develops their critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and prepares them for future research endeavors.
Collaborative Research ProjectsGCET collaborates with other institutions, such as universities, research institutes, and industries, to conduct collaborative research projects. These collaborations bring together diverse expertise and resources to address larger and more complex research challenges.
Research Funding and SupportGCET receives funding from various government agencies, private organizations, and industries to support its research activities. This funding is used to purchase equipment, conduct research projects, provide scholarships for research students, and support faculty development in research.
Research Centers and LaboratoriesGCET has established research centers and laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities to support its research activities. These centers and laboratories provide faculty and students with the resources they need to conduct high-quality research in various areas of engineering and technology.
Technology Transfer and InnovationGCET is committed to transferring its research findings into practice and promoting innovation in engineering and technology. The college works with industries to develop new technologies and products, provides consultancy services to technical institutions, and organizes workshops and training programs to disseminate knowledge and best practices.
Outreach and DisseminationGCET organizes workshops, seminars, and conferences to disseminate its research findings, share best practices, and promote knowledge exchange within the engineering and technology community. The college also publishes journals and other publications to share its expertise and contributions with a wider audience.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility CriteriaDescription
NativityCandidates must be either natives of Tamil Nadu or have completed their 12th grade or intermediate education in the state of Tamil Nadu.
DomicileOther State/Union Territory (OS/UT) candidates must have completed their 12th grade or equivalent education from a recognized board in Tamil Nadu for at least two years preceding the date of application.
Educational QualificationCandidates must have passed the 10+2 examination or equivalent from a recognized board with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.
Minimum MarksGeneral and Other Backward Classes (OBC) candidates must have scored a minimum of 45% marks in their Class 12th, while Scheduled Castes (SC)/Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates must have scored a minimum of 40% marks.
Age LimitThe upper age limit for candidates is 25 years.
Physical StandardsCandidates must have a normal color vision and be medically fit for the course they are applying for.
Additional RequirementsCandidates must have passed the English language subject with a minimum of 50% marks in their Class 12th.

JEE Main Cut-Off 2023

CategoryCutoff 2023
General90.7788642
EWS75.6229025
OBC73.6114227
SC51.9776027
ST37.2348772
PwD0.0013527

JEE Advanced Cut-off 2023

CategoryMinimum Marks in Each SubjectMinimum Aggregate Marks
Common rank list (CRL)555
OBC-NCL rank list550
General EWS rank list550
SC rank list328
ST rank list328
Common PwD rank list328
OBC-NCL PwD rank list328
General-NCL PwD rank list328
SC PwD rank list328
ST PwD rank list328
Preparatory course (PC) rank lists114

Government College Of Engineering Tirunelveli Cut-Off 2023

Civil Engineering

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SCA 
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Mechanical Engineering

CategoryCut-Off
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SCA 
ST

Electrical & Electronics Engineering

CategoryCut-Off
OC 
BC 
BCM 
MBC 
SC 
SCA 
ST

Electronics & Communication Engineering

CategoryCut-Off
OC 
BC 
BCM 
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Computer Science & Engineering

CategoryCut-Off
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Counselling Process

Counselling Registrations

Step 1: Create an Account

  • Click on the “Registration” link
  • Enter your personal details, including name, date of birth, contact information, and educational qualifications
  • Choose a username and password
  • Confirm your registration by clicking on the verification link sent to your email address

Step 2: Complete the Application Form

Log in to the TNEA website using your username and password

  • Fill in the application form with the required information, including academic details, reservation category, and preferred TFC for certificate verification
  • Upload copies of your 10th and 12th mark sheets, along with any other relevant certificates
  • Review your application carefully before submitting it

Step 3: Pay the Registration Fee

  • Select the appropriate payment method: online payment or demand draft
  • Make the payment of Rs. 500 for General category or Rs. 250 for SC/SCA/ST category belonging to Tamil Nadu
  • Save the payment confirmation receipt for future reference

Step 4: Submit the Application

  • Once you have completed all steps, click on the “Submit” button
  • You will receive a confirmation message upon successful submission of your application
  • Print or save a copy of your application for your records 

Registration Fee details

Category Fees Structure 
For General categoryRs. 500
For SC /SCA /ST category belonging to Tamil NaduRs. 250

Counselling Process 

Step 1: Check Eligibility

  • Ensure you meet the eligibility criteria for TNEA 2023.

Step 2: Registration

  • Create an account and fill up the registration form with the required details.
  • Upload the necessary certificates and make the registration fee payment.

Step 3: Merit List Preparation

  • The TNEA authorities will prepare a merit list based on the marks obtained in the relevant subjects.
  • The overall rank and community rank will be published on the official TNEA website.

Step 4: Counselling Rounds

  • There will be four rounds of counselling for TNEA 2023.
  • Each round will have four stages: choice filling, allotment, confirmation of allotment, and reporting to college/TFC.
  • Candidates will participate in each round based on their rank.

Step 5: Choice Filling

  • During choice filling, candidates will list their preferred colleges and branches in order of preference.
  • The order of choices is important as it determines the allotment process.
  • Candidates can fill any number of choices within the available options.

Step 6: Allotment

  • Allotments will be based on the order of choices, rank, and available seat matrix.
  • Candidates will receive provisional allotment orders if they are allotted a seat.

Step 7: Confirmation of Allotment

Candidates can choose from various confirmation options after receiving their allotment:

  • Accept and Join: Satisfied candidates can download the allotment order and report to the allotted college for admission.
  • Accept and Upward: Satisfied candidates can wait for allotment in their preferred choices in the upward movement.
  • Decline and Upward: Dissatisfied candidates can decline the allotment and wait for upward movement.
  • Decline and Move to Next Round: Dissatisfied candidates can decline the allotment and participate in the next round.
  • Decline and Quit: Dissatisfied candidates can decline the allotment and withdraw from further counselling.
  • Upward or Move to Next Round: Candidates with no allotment can opt for upward movement or the next round.

Step 8: Reporting and Fees Payment

  • Candidates who have accepted their allotment must report to the allotted college/TFC within the specified time frame.
  • Candidates must pay the necessary fees, except those exempted due to reservation or scholarships.
  • Failure to report or pay fees will result in cancellation of the allotment.

Step 9: Upward Movement

  • Upward movement allows candidates to retain their allotted seat while waiting for better choices.
  • Seats vacated by non-reporting candidates will be pooled for upward movement.

Step 10: Subsequent Rounds

  • Candidates who decline their allotment or are not allotted a seat will move to the next round.
  • The counselling process will continue until all seats are filled.

Document Requirement

  • 10th Mark Sheet
  • HSC First year (+1) Mark sheet
  • HSC Second year (+2) / Equivalent Mark sheet
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Details of Government school studied from Sixth to Twelfth standard for 7.5% Government School Students Reservation.
  • Permanent Community Certificate for ST, SC, SCA, MBC & DNC, BC and BCM (either Permanent card or electronic form / digitally signed e-Certificate)
  • Nativity Certificate (only in electronic form / digitally signed e-Certificate) (if applicable)
  • Income certificate (if applicable)
  • First Graduate Certificate (only in electronic form / digitally signed e-Certificate) and First Graduate Joint Declaration (if applicable)
  • Srilankan Tamil Refugee Certificate (if applicable)
  • Candidates who have applied for special reservation
  1. Relevant certificates for Son / Daughter of Ex-service men with Parent’s discharge certificate and ID card 
  2. Differently abled persons should bring Medical Certificate obtained from Medical Board (Consists of 3 Doctors
  3. Eminent sports persons should submit all sports achievements certificates with necessary forms.

Placement and Alumni Networks

AspectDescription
Placement RateGCET consistently maintains a high placement rate. In the academic year 2021-2022, 60.19% of eligible students secured employment within a year of graduation.
Recruiting CompaniesVarious reputed companies from diverse sectors, including IT, electronics, manufacturing, and infrastructure, actively recruit at GCET through campus placements. Some of the top recruiters include Tata Consultancy Services, Wipro, Infosys, Cognizant, HCL Technologies, and Zoho Corporation.
Average Salary PackageThe average salary package offered to GCET graduates depends on the student’s academic performance, chosen field of engineering, and prevailing market conditions. In the academic year 2021-2022, the highest salary package offered was 8.6 LPA, and the average salary package was 3.2 LPA.
Alumni NetworkGCET boasts a strong and actively engaged alumni network. Its alumni hold prominent positions in various industries across India and abroad, including technology, finance, manufacturing, and consulting.
Alumni AssociationThe GCET Alumni Association plays a vital role in connecting alumni, organizing events, providing mentorship opportunities, and maintaining a strong bond with the institute’s alumni community. The association organizes regular events, such as alumni meets, seminars, and workshops, to promote networking and knowledge sharing among alumni. It also provides mentorship opportunities for current students, connecting them with experienced professionals in their respective fields.

Contact Details 

Government College Of Engineering Tirunelveli

  • Address– Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu 627007, India
  • Email ID: principal@gcetly.ac.in
  • Contact No- 9667532500

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the admission process for undergraduate courses at GCET?

Admission to undergraduate courses at GCET is based on the Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA) ranking. Students must qualify the 10+2 examination and appear for the TNEA counselling process.

What are the minimum marks required for admission to GCET?

The minimum marks required for admission to GCET vary depending on the course and the category of the student. However, in general, students should score at least 60% in each subject of the 10+2 examination.

Q. Are there any reservations or quotas for admission to GCET?

A. Yes, there are reservations for various categories of students, including Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, and Persons with Disabilities. The reservation percentage for each category is as per the Government of Tamil Nadu regulations.

Q. What courses are offered at GCET?

A. GCET offers undergraduate courses in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, and Computer Science and Engineering. The college also offers postgraduate courses in Engineering Design, Power Electronics and Drives, Computer Science and Engineering, Structural Engineering, and Communication Systems.

Q. What is the faculty-student ratio at GCET?

A. The faculty-student ratio at GCET is 1:15.

Q.What kind of placements do GCET graduates get?

A.  GCET graduates are placed in various industries, including IT, electronics, manufacturing, and infrastructure. Some of the top recruiters include Tata Consultancy Services, Wipro, Infosys, Cognizant, HCL Technologies, and Zoho Corporation.

Q. What kind of facilities does GCET have?

GCET has a well-maintained campus with well-equipped laboratories, classrooms, and libraries. The college also has a sports complex, a hostel, and a canteen.

Q. Does GCET have Wi-Fi connectivity?

A. Yes, GCET provides high-speed internet connectivity throughout the campus.

Q. Does GCET have a medical facility?

Yes, GCET has a well-equipped dispensary with a resident doctor to provide medical assistance to students and staff.

Q. What kind of extracurricular activities are available at GCET?

A. GCET offers a variety of extracurricular activities, including sports, cultural clubs, and social service organizations.

Q. Is there a lot of interaction between students and faculty at GCET?

A. Yes, GCET encourages interaction between students and faculty. The college has a number of mechanisms in place to facilitate this interaction, such as regular faculty office hours, student-faculty mentoring programs, and student-faculty committees.

Q. Does GCET have a strong alumni network?

A.  Yes, GCET has a strong and actively engaged alumni network. Its alumni hold prominent positions in various industries across India and abroad.

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