The Government College of Engineering and Ceramic Technology (GCECT) is a premier engineering college that is recognized for imparting quality to engineering studies and set new standards. The college standing as a government body has proven its mettle on the grounds of quality over the time. The college undertakes engineering courses in Ceramic Technology, Computer Science & Engineering and Information Technology The College has received affiliation from the West Bengal University of Technology in Kolkata, India.
Government College of Engineering & Ceramic Technology, GCE&CT (formerly College of Ceramic Technology), was established in the Year 1941, by Professor Sasadhar Ray, an eminent educationist of that time with the objective of imparting knowledge and training for developing skilled technical manpower for serving the Ceramic and Allied Industries. The College initially started with Diploma and Certificate Courses in Ceramic Technology. In the year 1962, B. Sc. (Tech) Degree Course in Ceramic Technology was introduced under the affiliation of University of Calcutta which later was converted to B. Tech degree in Ceramic Technology in 2000. Finally, in the Year 2001, B. Tech. Degree was introduced under West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT). Moreover, B. E. in Information Technology (IT) was introduced under University of Calcutta in the year 2000. Then, another new discipline in Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) was also introduced in the college, and both IT & CSE (B. Tech.) degrees came under the banner of WBUT from 2001. The College also offers M. Tech. Degree in Ceramics with limited number of seats. All the above courses are affiliated to AICTE, New Delhi. GCE&CT is the oldest Ceramic College in India and one of the few colleges that has got the opportunity to be headed by people who have got international recognition. The college is under the Directorate of Technical Education, Govt. of W.B., which takes an active part in overall policy matters and certain financial sanctions. The college has recently gained autonomy to deal with many financial matters and the overall management is guided by a Governing Body consisting of very eminent people from the industry and the Government, which is headed by a renowned industrialist Shri. S. K. Ghosh who is also an ex-student of this college. Shri Ghosh, with his right expertise, can take this college to greater heights in future. Accomodation : The university offers a wide range of On Campus and Off Campus Accommodations to the Student. Placement : The immense success achieved by the college has also been reflected in the field of campus recruitment of students. Presently, students of the college are already being recruited from the 3rd Year of their B. Tech. Course. The stream of Ceramic Technology undergoes 100% recruitment and that of IT and CSE has also achieved commendable success in recent years. Renowned companies like Saint Gobain Glass (India) Ltd., Jindal South West Steel Ltd., Essar Steel Ltd., Jindal Stainless Steel Ltd., Steel Authority of India Ltd., Grindwell Norton, MECON, CUMI, Tata Refractories Ltd. et al. have already arrived at the college for campus recruitment this year.