Government College of Technology, Coimbatore – 2021

The Government College of Technology (GCT) previously known as Arthur Hope College of Technology was established in 1945 in Peelamedu near Coimbatore Tamilnadu in a green serene atmosphere. However, in 1950, it was moved to Thadagam Road Coimbatore, and in the next year 1951, it was renamed Government College of technology. Initially, it was affiliated with the University of Madras and then Bharathiar University, later it was affiliated with Anna University in 2001-2. In 1981 it got partial autonomy, however, it got full autonomy in 1987 for excellence in education and administration.

In this analysis, we are going to check out all the details about the institute’s students’ stats, faculty, courses offered, graduation outcomes & placements, median salary & top recruiters, infrastructures, and fees structures. All the details are authentic since we got these from the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) where GCT gave its reports.

Courses Offered at GCT Coimbatore

GCT offers a modest number of 9 courses in undergraduate programs and 11 courses in post-graduate programs in engineering science and technology.

Students Intake at GCT Coimbatore

Students Approved Intake at GCT
GCT admitted 720 students each in 2021 and also in 2020 and 700 students in 2019 at UG programs; and 198 students each in 2021 and 2020 at PG programs, respectively.
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GCT has 202 distinguished professors at its faculty, of whom 36.13% are Ph.D. holders and the faculty-to-student ratio is 1:15, that is, one professor is available for every 15 students.

GCT Coimbatore Annual Expenditures

Capital Expenditure
GCT spent Rs. 4.01 crores as capital expenditure in 2021, of which merely 1.67% spent on procuring books, journals, and e-resources for the library, a modest 22.3% spent on procuring equipment for quality research, 7.87% spent on engineering workshops, and the remaining 68.16% spent on the creation of capital assets. In 2020, the capital expenditure was Rs. 11.52 crores and it was around Rs. 2.33 crores in 2019. The spending of capital expenditure has been increased in 2021 when compared to the last two years.
Operational Expenditure
GCT spent over Rs. 26.33 crores in 2021 as operational expenditure, of which a galactic 92.51% spent on paying salaries to professors and supporting staff, merely 0.17% spent on maintaining academic infrastructures, and the remaining 7.32% spent on conducting Seminars, Conferences, and Workshops. Spending as operational expenditure was Rs. 19.89 crores in 2020 and Rs. 19.84 crores in 2019. The spending of operational expenditure has also been increased in 2021 when compared to the last two years.

GCT Coimbatore Research Details

As GCT has a good faculty and research scholar and better infrastructure for quality research, it was able to file 4 and 2 patent applications and got 3 and 2 patents in 2021 and 2020, respectively.
Sponsored Projects
As GCT has some distinguished professors and research scholars at its faculty, big companies are willing to sponsor this institution, and therefore, it received Rs. 34.2 lakhs through 3 sponsored research projects from the same number of 3 companies in 2021, and it received Rs. 6.79 and Rs. 3.07 crores through 3 sponsored projects each from 2 and 3 companies in 2020 and 2019, respectively.
Consultancy Projects
GCT received Rs. 1.48 crores through 142 consultancy projects from 90 companies in 2021, and it received Rs. 1.36 crores and Rs. 84.4 lakhs through 190 and 259 consultancy projects from 146 and 240 companies in 2020 and 2019, respectively.

GCT Coimbatore Graduations & Placements

UG Graduations & Placements
At GCT, a considerable number of 686 students got admitted to UG degree courses and 70.26% of them graduated, of whom all got placements at top companies, and the remaining 29 were selected for higher studies in 2021; 88.6% of students graduated, of whom 67.37% got placements, and 29 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and 92.13% of students graduated, of whom 76.68% got placements and 40 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PG Graduations & Placements
At the PG programs, 89.82% of students graduated, of whom 29.5% got placements at top companies and 11 were selected for higher studies in 2021; 83.24% of students graduated, of whom 49.3% got placements, and 12 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and 85.79% of the students graduated, of whom 52.7% got placements and 9 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PhD Research Programmes
In the Ph.D. research program, 125 students have been pursuing research studies till 2021, of whom 15 students graduated in 2021, 23 students graduated in 2020, and 19 students graduated in 2019.
Median Salary & Top Recruiters
Median Salary of UG Graduates: Rs. 11.5 LPA in 2021, Rs. 7.25 LPA in 2020, and Rs. 3.5 LPA in 2019 at top companies.

Median Salary of PG Graduates: Rs. 5 LPA in 2021, Rs. 4.5 LPA in 2020, and Rs. 2.5 LPA in 2019.
The top recruiters of GCT are BOSCH, Tata Consultancy Services, HP, HCL, Microsoft, Amazon, Infosys, Wipro, etc.

Students Diversity at GCT Coimbatore

At GCT, a considerable 3104 students are currently pursuing their degrees, of whom 58.51% are boys, a considerable 41.49% are girls, a massive 3075 students are from within the state, and merely 29 students are from outside of the state.

Facilities on GCT Coimbatore Campus

GCT has a lot of facilities that are available for students. It has hostels, medical facilities, labs, libraries, cafeterias, a sports complex, an auditorium, a shuttle service, convenience stores, a gym, alumni associations, a bank & ATMs, lifts/ramps, etc.

Campus Festivals at GCT Coimbatore

GCT celebrates technical, cultural, and literary festivals on its campus. NIRALKALAM is a festival that is dedicated to the enrichment of the Tamil language by organizing a Hackathon for the Tamil language to compute in Tamil and winners are awarded prize money or certificates, moreover, many cultural and literary events are organized to enthrall the energetic students of GCT.


GCT is in Coimbatore, one of the industrial cities in India where the transport system is maintained well. As it is the main city in Tamilnadu, it has both a railway station and an airport. Both Coimbatore Junction Railway Station is 7.1 km away and Coimbatore International Airport is 13.9 km away from the institution are available to commute, therefore, students from any part of India and the world can reach it easily.

How to Get Admission at GCT Coimbatore

For UG courses at GCT: Candidates who passed the 10+2 exam or any other recognized exam with Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry with an aggregate of 50% in PCM (40% for SC/ST candidates) are eligible to apply, and candidates need to register in the TNEA counseling for admission to UG courses, however, the final selection is based on the rank released by TNEA that is based on merit in the qualifying exam.

For PG courses: The candidates who passed the UG degree need to take the TANCET/GATE exam and get the required ranks/scores, and they need to register in the TNEA counseling to get PG admission that is based on TANCET/GATE score/rank.

Fee Structure at GCT Coimbatore

Students need to pay approximately Rs. 40.12 K as total fees for the UG course at GCT, however, the saving grace is they can get an impressive salary of Rs. 11.5 LPA at top companies, therefore, can earn back this amount within a year.

GCT Coimbatore Scores by NIRF

Teaching, Learning, and Resources: GCT has a good faculty and better infrastructure for innovative research. Therefore, it scored 51.56%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Research and Professional Practice: GCT has a good faculty and better infrastructure and got some patents for innovative research, however, it lacks in research and professional practice, therefore, it scored 9.16%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Graduate Outcome: GCT has a conducive atmosphere for study and many students graduate at the minimum stipulated time. Therefore, it scored 55.01%, which accounts to 20% of overall NIRF scores.
Outreach and Inclusivity: GCT has students from every section and every part of India, and also it admitted a considerable number of girl students, however, it admitted fewer students from other states. Therefore it scored 49.50%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

Perception: GCT has a good faculty, better infrastructure, and a conducive atmosphere, and it is an old public institution, though it has not yet gotten much popularity like first-generation IITs and NITs, it scored reasonably 23.70%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

GCT Coimbatore got 36.54% as an overall NIRF score and ranked at number 128.

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