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Government College of Engineering and Leather Technology

Government College of Engineering and Leather Technology
College of Leather Technology
Established 1919
Type

Education and research institution

Academic affiliation West Bengal University of Technology
Principal Dr. Buddhadeb Chattopadhyay
Academic staff 50
Undergraduates 450
Postgraduates 35
Location Block-LB, Sector-III, Salt Lake City
Campus Urban
Approvals AICTE
Nickname GCELT
Website http://gcelt.gov.in

The Government College of Engineering and Leather Technology, often called GCELT, is an institute in engineering courses such as Computer Science & Engineering, Information Technology and Leather Technology. The college is affiliated to the West Bengal University of Technology and is approved by AICTE.

Contents

  • Principal 1
  • History 2
  • Courses 3
    • Undergraduate 3.1
    • Postgraduate 3.2
    • Certificate 3.3
  • References 4

Principal

The principal is Prof. Dr. Buddhadeb Chattopadhyay

History

The Government College of Engineering and Leather Technology was established in year 1919 on being recommended by the Mutation Board after the First World War to use indigenous resources of hides, skins and tanning materials for producing leather goods and the development of leather industry in India.

It was known as Calcutta Research Tannery and was renamed to Bengal Tanning Institute in 1926. The institute became affiliated to Calcutta University and introduced a Certificate Course in tanning. In 1955, the B.Sc. (Tech) course in Leather Technology was introduced. The name of the institute was changed in 1958 to College of Leather Technology.

In 1999-2000, apart from the B.Tech in Leather Technology that it was offering, the college started offering B.Tech. in Information Technology and in 2000-2001 B.Tech. in Computer Science & Technology.

Courses

Undergraduate

Undergraduate programmes are approved by the All-India Council for Technical Education and the West Bengal University of Technology. The undergraduate leather technology programme is National Board of Accreditation (NBA) accredited.

B. Tech

  • Computer Science & Engineering (40 seats)
  • Information Technology (40 seats)
  • Leather Technology (30 seats)

Postgraduate

The postgraduate programmes are approved by the All-India Council for Technical Education and the West Bengal University of Technology.

M. Tech

  • Leather Technology (30 seats)

Certificate

The course is affiliated to the West Bengal State Council of Technical Education.

Certificate Course

  • Two-year advanced certificate course in shoe and leather goods making

References

Official website

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