About G. C. O. E. Amravati
Government College of Engineering, Amravati (GCOEA) is one of the oldest engineering institutes in state of Maharashtra, India. It is located in Amravati. Beside engineering education, it is recognized research center for Ph.D. Programs in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering for Amravati University. The student strength is around 1,700.
Government College of Engineering, Amravati, was established in 1964 by the Government of Maharashtra, along with three other Government institutes at Pune, Aurangabad, and Karad. It was initially affiliated to Nagpur University and later on shifted to Amravati University in 1982. The Institute started with three basic disciplines Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering initially. Subsequently degree programs in Electronic & Telecommunication, Computer Science & Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering and Information Technology were added as per the demand and requirements of the country. The institute started part time post graduate course in Electrical Power System in 1986 and later added four P.G. Courses in Thermal Power Engineering, Environmental, Geotechnical, and Electronics Systems and Communication. The institute also offers seven full time PG programs in Electrical Power Systems, Structures, Thermal Power Engineering., Environmental Engineering., Advanced Electronics, Computer Engineering and Geotechnical Engineering.
College campus is spread over 114 acres of land on Amravati Walgaon road. Public Work Department is responsible for construction and maintenance of buildings. Every department has its own building, two boy’s hostel and a girl’s hostel. The institute has plans for five more department building of 9000 sq. m. area and two more hostels (for girls and boys each). College at present has 10Mbit/s connectivity having campus wide networking of 1000 nodes and also WiFi spread over entire campus covering all departments, hostels and residential areas.
GCOEA provides undergraduate as well as postgraduate education. There are total seven branches, listed by order of establishment.
- Electrical and Power Engineering (1964)
- Mechanical Engineering (1964)
- Civil Engineering (1964)
- Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering (1986)
- Instrumentation Engineering (1996)
- Computer Engineering (1986)
- Information Technology (2001)
The institute was granted Autonomy by UGC in 2005–06. All eligible programs have been accredited by NBA.
The institute was ranked 45 in Outlook India’s Top Engineering Colleges of 2012 and 68 in Dataquest’s Top Engineering Colleges in India of 2011. Earlier it was ranked 5th in the list of top engineering colleges situated in the Western side of India (excluding IITs).The latest ranking of the DQ 2012 shows a steep jump of 33 spots, relative to previous ranking, to 35.
The students are also encouraged for sports, extracurricular, and co curricular activities. Organizing technical festival called Prajwalan is a regular feature of the institute. Students have demonstrated excellence in University sports.
Facilities provided are as follows
- Digital library
- Gymnasium indoor/outdoor stadiums
- Students’ canteen
- Boys and girls common room
- Health center
- Power backup though generator
- Modern data center with state of art technology and 175 Mbit/s internet connectivity
Wifi connectivity throughout the campus
- Gibic backbone connectivity within all departments, hostels and& residence with secure access
- 256 line CDOT telephone exchange for intercom system
Video Conferencing facility
- VOIP phones
- Student ERP system
Based on the inputs from all stakeholders, the vision and mission is formulated to transform institute into a research institute with strong Undergraduate/Postgraduate programs and to become a center of excellence in teaching, research, innovations and management of technology of global standards,for the overall upliftment of society.
The college provides separate boys’ and girls’ hostels. There are three buildings named Jijau Girls Hostel (established in 1994, intake capacity of 248), Shayadri (established in 1981,intake capacity of 180) and Satpuda (established in 1980, intake capacity of 180) boys hostel. Hostel admission is merit based. Various facilities provided by hostel are mess, canteen, gymnasium and reading room. Activities conducted in hostel campus include Ganesh festival, Gokulashtami and Kojagiri.