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Government College of Engineering and Ceramic Technology

Government College of Engineering and Ceramic Technology
Established 1941
Type Education and research institution
Academic affiliation West Bengal University of Technology, upgraded to an academically autonomous postgraduate institute by UGC
Officer in charge Prof. Dr. Saikat Maitra
Undergraduates B. Tech. (CSE, CT, IT)
Postgraduates M. Tech. (CT, IT)
Location Beliaghata, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Former names College of Ceramic Technology
Sports Football

The Government College of Engineering and Ceramic Technology (GCECT), formerly known as College of Ceramic Technology (CCT), is a government funded institute, affiliated to the West Bengal University of Technology in Kolkata, India. It offers engineering courses in Ceramic Technology, Computer Science & Engineering and Information Technology. It has been upgraded to a UGC autonomous postgraduate institution. After gaining autonomy, it introduced M.Tech courses in Information Technology, apart from in Ceramics.


  • Administration 1
  • History 2
  • Admissions 3
  • Academics 4
  • Achievements 5
  • Student life 6
  • Festivals 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9
  • 10 Newspaper Articles


The college is under the Directorate of Technical Education, Government of West Bengal, which takes part in overall policy matters. The college has gained autonomy to deal with many financial matters. The overall management is guided by a ‘Governing Body’ consisting of eminent people from the industry and the Government, which is headed by an industrialist Shri. S. K. Ghosh who is an ex-student of the college. The college has gained the liberty to design and modify its syllabus, organize semester examinations and their evaluation and introduce special seminars.


It was established in 1941, by Professor Sasadhar Ray, a student of physicists, Satyendra Nath Bose and Kariamanickam Srinivasa Krishnan.


Admission is through the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE) conducted by the West Bengal Joint Examination Admissions Board (WBJEEB). Lateral admissions are through the Joint Entrance Examination of Lateral Entry (JELET), also conducted by WBJEEB.


The college specializes in Ceramic Technology.

GCECT offers four year undergraduate degree courses in the following three disciplines:

  • B.Tech in Ceramic Technology
  • B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering
  • B.Tech in Information Technology

and two year postgraduate courses in the following two disciplines:

  • M.Tech in Ceramic Technology
  • M.Tech in Information Technology


  • The Ceramic Technology and Information Technology streams are National Board of Accreditation Accredited.[1]
  • The college is an IBM Software Centre of Excellence[2]
  • Joint research project with IIT-Kharagpur- the development of jute reinforced concrete[3]
  • Joint industrial project with TISCO- Comparative study of wear mechanism of MgO –Carbon, Al2O3-MgO-Carbon and Pitch bonded Dolomite Refractories in Steel Ladle Working Environment
  • Technical tie-up with foreign universities Like Penn State University, University of Florida and Western Michigan University.

Student life

  • The students union is an association of the students that acts as a focal point of the activities of the students. Elections are held to decide the office bearers of the group.
  • The college provides hostel facilities to male students with limited accommodation. The hostel is located just opposite the college campus.
  • There is a field in front of the main college building where the students play football, volleyball and cricket.


Techtronics Logo
  • Annual cultural fest: Jagriti.
  • Annual technical fest: Techtronics.


  1. ^ [Category:Templates needing substitution checking] NBA Accredited Programmes published by NBA]
  2. ^ Institutes that are IBM Centres of Excellence by IBM Academic Initiative
  3. ^ "Projects sponsored by IIT Kharagpur". Retrieved 2012-05-22. 

External links

  • Official website

Newspaper Articles

  • ( Government College of Engineering & Ceramic Technology; report appeared in The Telegraph ( Career Graph ) on 27th Dec; 2012)
  • 10 Top TECH Schools by V. Kumara Swamy, Report appeared in The Telegraph, 11th June, 2009
  • The glossy world of ceramics by Shubhobroto Ghosh, V. Kumara Swamy appeared in The Telegraph, 12th April, 2007
  • Colours of clay by V. Kumara Swamy appeared in The Telegraph on 21st June, 2007
  • New centre appeared in Campus Buzz section of Careergraph, The Telegraph on 5 th November, 2009

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