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Government College of Engineering and Technology, Jammu

Government College of Engineering and Technology, Jammu
GCET Jammu main building
Established 1994[1]
Type Govt. Engineering Institution
Students 640[2]
Location Jammu, J&K, India
Campus Rural
Acronym GCET
Common Lecture halls, GCET Jammu

The Government College of Engineering and Technology, Jammu (GCET, Jammu) is an engineering institute located in Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India. It offers the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) in Computer Sciences, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Electrical Engineering. It was established in 1994 and is the first engineering college in the Jammu region of the Jammu and Kashmir. Currently Dr. Sameru Sharma is serving as principal of the college.

The Government College of Engineering and Technology, Jammu (GCET) was established in the year 1994 under All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) norms vide Notification No.F-18-1/93-AICTE/910 dated: April 30, 1993 and is affiliated to University of Jammu, Jammu. The inauguration of the college was done by the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, General K. V. Krishna Rao on 5 October 1994 at Old University Campus, Canal Road, Jammu. Now, New Campus of GCET has also come up on an area of 869 Kanals of land at Chak Bhalwal, Jammu near Amb Ghrota which is 22 km from Old University Campus, Canal Road, Jammu. The complete College has been shifted to New Campus now.

Admission process and branch strength

The admission of students to GCET Jammu is made through a Common Entrance Test conducted by the BOPEE (Board Of Professional Entrance Examinations). This college has been approved by the AICTE. The college is affiliated to the University of Jammu.

The strength for the intake of B.E. students is:

  • Civil Engineering 30 seats
  • Mechanical Engineering 30 seats
  • Electrical Engineering 30 seats
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering 30 seats
  • Computer Engineering 40 seats

College authorities and Jammu University are preparing and the proposal is made to increase the intake capacity in various branches due to the construction of GCET Jammu new campus which can accommodate more students.


The Bachelors Degree course consists of eight semesters. Each semester carries 1000 marks and the final percentage of the degree is calculated as the average of all the eight semesters. From first to sixth semester, the curriculum contains six theory courses (600 marks) and four practical courses (400 marks). Much of the first year focuses on the basic sciences, mathematics and introduction to the technical field. The second year is highly interdisciplinary. From fourth semester onwards the course becomes more branch oriented. After fifth semester the students are exposed to summer training in industry for 4-6 weeks.

The seventh and eight semesters i.e. the final year, is different from the rest of the course, with less theory and more practice. Both of these semesters have four theory courses (400 marks). The other 600 marks are divided among the practical courses, summer training, technical seminar, minor project and the major project.

See also


  1. ^ "Government College of Engineering & Technology - Jammu". Retrieved 2012-06-05. 
  2. ^ "Government College of Engineering & Technology - Jammu". Retrieved 2012-06-05. 

External links

  • Bhaderwah - The Heaven on Earth
  • new website
  • Official website
  • Unofficial student website
  • Google site
  • Google group
  • List of engineering colleges under University of Jammu
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  • Old campus on
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