Government Engineering College, Thrissur – 2021

Government Engineering College, Thrissur (GECT), formerly known as Government Engineering College Trichur, was established in 1957 as a public institution in Ramavarmapuram Thrissur Kerala in an area of over 75 acres in a serene sylvan atmosphere to provide quality education in engineering and technology, nurture a passion for research, and create the professional for the well-being of society and the nation. It is the second-oldest engineering institution in Kerala affiliated with the University of Calicut and whose courses are approved by the AICTE, and whose programs are accredited by the NBA.

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 fee structures. All the details are authentic since we got these from the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) where GECT gave its reports.

Courses Offered at GEC Thrissur

GECT offers a decent number of 9 courses in undergraduate programs and a considerable number of 18 courses in postgraduate programs in engineering science and technology, respectively.

Students Intake at GEC Thrissur

Students Intake
GECT admitted a considerable number of 580 students in 2021 and 490 students each in 2020 and 2019 at UG programs and a decent number of 180 students each in 2021 and 2020 at PG programs, respectively.
Government Engineering College, Thrissur 2021 - Student intake Graph1
Government Engineering College, Thrissur 2021 - Student intake Graph
GECT has 217 distinguished professors at its faculty, of whom 40.09% are Ph.D. holders and the faculty-to-student ratio is 1:12, that is, one professor is available for every 12 students.

GEC Thrissur Annual Expenditures

Capital Expenditure
GECT spent Rs. 4.97 crores as capital expenditure in 2021, of which a modest 10.38% on procuring books, journals, and e-resources for the library, a considerable 63.39% on buying new equipment and software for quality research, merely 1.03% on engineering workshops, and the remaining 25.2% on the creation of capital assets and other expenditures. In 2020, the capital expenditure was Rs. 1.98 crores and it was around Rs. 2.88 crores in 2019. The spending of capital expenditure has been increased in 2021 when compared to the last two years.
Operational Expenditure
GECT spent over Rs. 42.37 crores in 2021 as operational expenditure, of which a massive 90.19% on paying salaries to professors and supporting staff, merely 9.22% on maintaining academic infrastructures, and the remaining 0.59% on conducting Seminars, Conferences, and Workshops. Spending as operational expenditures were Rs. 36.74 crores in 2020 and Rs. 42.84 crores in 2019.

GEC Thrissur Research Details

Patents Details
As GECT has good faculties and research scholars, better infrastructure, and a conducive atmosphere, it was able to file 1 patent application each in 2021 and 2020, respectively, however, none was granted to it.
Sponsored Projects
As GECT has some distinguished professors and research scholars at its faculty, some big companies are willing to sponsor this institution, and therefore, it received Rs. 85.6 lakhs through 8 sponsored research projects from 5 companies in 2021. In 2020 and 2019, it received Rs. 48.65 lakhs and Rs. 1.1 crores through 13 and 6 sponsored research projects from 4 companies each, respectively.
Consultancy Projects
GECT received Rs. 2.02 crores through 294 consultancy projects from 171 companies in 2021, and it received Rs. 82.91 and Rs. 41.06 lakhs through 136 and 66 consultancy projects from 88 and 49 companies in 2020 and 2019, respectively.
Government Engineering College, Thrissur 2021 - Sponsored Projects & Consultancy Projects

GEC Thrissur Graduations & Placements

UG Graduations & Placements
At GECT, a considerable number of 555 students got admitted to UG degree courses and a bulky 78.2% of them graduated, of whom 74.39% got placements at top companies, and 24 were selected for higher studies in 2021; a considerable 74.95% of students graduated, of whom 77.16% got placements and 23 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and a significant 80.75% of students graduated, of whom 69.49% got placements and 95 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PG Graduations & Placements
At PG programs, a massive 91.76% of students graduated, of whom merely 34.78% got placement and 6 were selected for higher studies in 2021; a whopping 91.11% of the students graduated, of whom barely 33.54% got placements, and 3 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and a huge 96.09% of students graduated, of whom 44.94% of student got placements, and 14 students were selected for higher studies in 2019.
Ph.D. Research Programme
In the Ph.D. research program, a considerable number of 111 students have been pursuing research studies till 2021, of whom 11 students graduated in 2021, 5 students graduated in 2020, and 4 students graduated in 2019.
Median Salary & Top Recruiters
Median Salary of UG Graduates: Rs. 3.7 LPA in 2021, Rs. 3.5 LPA each in 2020 and 2019 at top companies, respectively.

Median Salary of PG Graduates: Rs. 4.55 LPA in 2021, Rs. 3.5 LPA each in 2020 and 2019, respectively.
Government Engineering College, Thrissur 2021 - Median Salary & Top Recruiters
The top recruiters of GECT are Bosch, Indigo, Idea, Huawei, Accenture, TCS, Reliance, SAP, Federal Bank, Yahoo, L&T, Infosys, Mahindra, Oracle, etc., who are looking for fresh graduates at GECT for their companies.

Students Diversity at GEC Thrissur

At GECT, a significant number of 2634 students are currently pursuing their degrees, of whom 62.38% are boys and a decent number of 37.62% are girls; a massive number of 2600 students are from within the state, and the remaining merely 34 students are from outside of the state.
Government Engineering College, Thrissur 2021 - Students Diversity

Facilities on GEC Thrissur Campus

GECT has a lot of facilities that are available for students. It has hostels, hospitals, labs, libraries, cafeterias, a sports complex, a gym, an auditorium, a wi-fi campus, IT infrastructures, an alumni association, transport facility, convenience stores, a post office, banking facilities, lifts/ramps, etc., that are available for students to utilize.

Campus Festivals at GEC Thrissur

GECT celebrates the DYUTHI as the national level techno-cultural management fest for 3 days where a plethora of pleasant cultural events like Footloose – music events, Enigma – battle of bands event, and Roadies – adventure event are organized to exhilarate energetic students, along with workshops on various topics which give a broad and in-depth knowledge in engineering science and technology. Furthermore, many symposiums, conferences, and webinars are organized to keep the students’ knowledge updated.

YUKTHI is the annual exhibition, technical events, project expo, and informal events where a gamut of technical events and a spectrum of colorful informal events like Project Expo, Paper Presentation Competitions, Line Follower, Robowar, etc., are organized for two days in August on the campus to induce the interest of the students in engineering and technology and make them well-versed in these fields, and cultural events make them creative and give them recreation and rejuvenate after spending a long time in studies. Moreover, many technical events and other non-technical events are organized by GECT to make students engaged in engineering and science.


GECT is in Thrissur, the serene sylvan city in Kerala, which has a decent transport system with a major railway station, however, it doesn’t have an airport, but students can use Cochin International Airport which is at a distance of 56.7 km away from the institution available for travel by air and Thrissur Railway Station which is at a distance of 6.5 km away from the institution available for travel by train. Therefore students from anywhere can commute to this institution easily.

How to Get Admission at GEC Thrissur

For UG courses at GECT: Candidates who passed the +2 exam or any other equivalent exam in PCM subjects with at least 50% in Mathematics alone and at least 50% marks in PCM combined need to take the KEAM entrance exam conducted by CEE, and admissions are given based on the merit in both the entrance exam (50% weightage) and qualifying exam in PCM subjects (50% weightage).

For PG courses: The candidates who passed the UG degree in the respective stream from the AICTE- and UGC-approved institutions with 60% marks with the valid-GATE scores/ranks are eligible for admission to PG courses. However, if sufficient GATE-qualified candidates are not available, then seats are given based on the marks in the qualifying exams up to six semesters.

Fee Structure at GEC Thrissur

Students need to pay around Rs. 48180 as total fees for UG courses at GECT, however, the saving grace is they can get a decent salary of Rs. 3.7 LPA at top companies, so they get back this amount within a year.

GEC Thrissur Scores by NIRF

Teaching, Learning, and Resources: GECT has a good faculty and good infrastructure for innovative research, therefore it scored 60.69%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Research and Professional Practice: GECT has some distinguished professors and research scholars, and was able to file some patent applications, however, it has lacked in research and professional practice. Therefore it scored 3.88%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Graduate Outcome: As GECT has a conducive atmosphere for study, many students have graduated at the minimum stipulated time allocated. Therefore it scored 50.29%, which accounts to 20% of overall NIRF scores.
Outreach and Inclusivity: GECT has students from every section and every part of India, and it has admitted a decent number of girl students. Therefore it scored 51.95%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

Perception: GECT has a good faculty, good infrastructures, and a conducive atmosphere, and its graduation outcomes and placements at top companies are also good, however, it has not yet gotten much popularity like first-generation IITs and NITs, therefore it scored 2.87%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.
Government Engineering College, Thrissur 2021 - Scores by NIRF

GEC Thrissur got 34.91% as an overall NIRF score and ranked at number 156.

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