GCT Coimbatore: Courses, Contact Details, Facilities

Government College of Technology, Coimbatore was founded in 1945 as Arthur Hope College of Technology named after Arthur Hope by G. D. Naidu. In June 1950, the college moved to its current location in Thadagam Road, Coimbatore. In 1951, the college was renamed as Government College of Technology (GCT). The college was initially affiliated with the University of Madras, later to the Bharathiar University and since the academic year 2001-2002 to Anna University. In 1981, the college was granted autonomy for its civil and mechanical engineering postgraduate programs. Subsequently, in 1987, full autonomy for all programs was granted. The institute offers undergraduate courses leading to the degree of Bachelor of Engineering and postgraduate courses award the master of Engineering degree. Undergraduate students are admitted based on competitive student rankings in the higher secondary examination.

The vision of the college is to emerge as a centre of excellence and eminence by imparting futuristic, technical education in keeping with global standards, making the students technologically competent and ethically strong so that they can readily contribute to the rapid advancement of society and humankind. Government College of Technology admission is done based on Merit only.

Government College of Technology Highlights 
Year of Establishment 1945 
Affiliations Anna University 
Fees Details Government College of Technology Fees
Accreditations Grade 'A' accredited by NAAC 
Thadagam Main Rd, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, PN Pudur, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India- 641013 
Contact Number 0422 243 2221 
Programs Offered Undergraduate and Postgraduate

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Government College of Technology Departments

Government College of Technology, Coimbatore offers various courses through its departments.

  1. Department of Civil Engineering
  2. Department of  Mechanical Engineering
  3. Department of EE Engineering
  4. Department of EI Engineering
  5. Department of Production Engineering
  6. Department of Computer Science Engineering
  7. Department of  Information Technology
  8. Department of Industrial Biotechnology Engineering
  9. Department of Physics
  10. Department of Chemistry
  11. Department of English
  12. Department of Physical Education

Government College of Technology Courses

Government College of Technology, Coimbatore offers the following undergraduate and postgraduate programs:

Course Specialization
B.Tech Civil Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, EI Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Information Technology, Industrial Biotechnology Engineering
M.Tech Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Engineering Design, Manufacturing Engineering, Thermal Engineering, Power Systems Engineering, Power Electronics & Drives, VLSI Design, Computer Science Engineering
M.Sc Civil Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Government College of Technology Infrastructure Facilities


GCT Coimbatore has a central library of its own. The library subscribes to 89 periodical (print) and 500 e-journals. The library also houses a total of 25493 books.


The various forums and clubs include Biotech Forum, Civil Engineering Association, Computer Science and Engineering & Information Technology Association (CSITA), Electrical, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering Association (EEEIEA), Electronics and Communication Engineering Association (ECEA), Mechanical Engineering Association (MEA), Production Engineering Association (PEA), Student Branch of IEEE, ISTE chapter, Green club, Science club, Fine arts club, Orchestra, Rotaract Club, Literary and Debating Society, Tamil Mandram, Student Journalist Council. The first edition of Aperture, the student e-Newsletter of GCT was launched on 21 February 2014.

 Other Facilities include

  • Bank
  • Post office
  • Canteen
  • Medical Facilities
  • Cooperative stores
  • Transport facility

Government College of Technology Scholarships

GCT, Coimbatore Scholarships is for both the poor and meritorious students. These scholarships include:

  1. A.P.Madhavan Memorial Scholarship
    Eligibility - Final Year B.E., Student who gets highest marks (Excluding practicals) in Second and Third Year
    Amount - INR 5000/-
  2. Post Metric Scholarship for Backward Class and Most Backward Class Students from Tamil Nadu 
    Eligibility - For First-year UG students:+2 Renewal cases pass in the previous year B.Tech
    Amount - INR 100000/-

Government College of Technology Placements

The training and placement cell of the college maintains a fruitful relationship between industries and students by organising various activities. The placement cell of the college enhances students' soft skills and boost their confidence for the various challenges they will face in their career.  The placement cell trains it's students through activities like soft skills development, mock group discussions and guest lecturers etc.

Placement Procedure

  1. The Placement Cell sends invitations to potential recruiters for taking part in campus recruitment process along with the placement brochure.
  2. Interested companies respond by sending their company profile along with their requirement and remuneration.
  3. The Placement cell coordinates with the recruiters and a mutually agreeable date are selected for conducting the recruitment process.
  4. Students are informed of the company and details of interested students are sent to the company.
  5. The recruitment process is held on the planned date.
  6. Offers are awarded on the same day of the placements through the placement cell.  

Top Recruiters

  • L&T Infotech
  • Mico Bosch
  • Microsoft
  • Mu Sigma
  • Amazon
  • Cisco
  • Alcatel Lucent
  • Larsen & Turbo


Government College of Technology Eligibility Criteria

For each course, the Government College of Technology demands minimum eligibility. The eligibility that a student should have for applying for various courses in the Government College of Technology is given below.

Course Eligibility
  • Students are selected on the basis of state-wise rank calculated by their marks in the Higher Secondary Examination conducted by the Department of Education, Government of Tamil Nadu.
  • The candidate should have an aggregate of 45 percent in 10+2. 
M.Tech/ M.Sc.
  • The applicant must have a valid bachelors' degree.
  • The candidate must have a valid TANCET/ GATE score.

Government College of Technology Admission

For undergraduate courses:

Applications for all the UG courses are done online. The Admission are done on the basis of the government college of technology Coimbatore cut off list and GCT ac results. Admission to all undergraduate courses is carried out through the single window system of Anna University. Students can choose the courses based upon the state-wise rank calculated by their marks in the Higher Secondary Examination conducted by the Department of Education, Government of Tamil Nadu.

For Post Graduate Programs:

The Government of Tamil Nadu has nominated Anna University, Chennai-25 as its nodal agency for conducting Tamil Nadu Common Admission through the single window Counselling for M.Tech. GCT Results are published done on the basis of merit. Admission to all postgraduate courses is carried out through the single window system of Anna University. Gate Scores are valid for candidates who have written the TANCET (Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test) for M.E. degree programs. TANCET/ GATE are prerequisites for Admission to GCT for PG Courses.


Government College of Technology Hostel Details

GCT college Coimbatore facilities include a hostel for all its students. There are nine hostel blocks for the students. Out of these nine blocks, two are reserved for women and can accommodate a total of 1500 students. The hostels are named after rivers namely Palar, Ponnai, Kaveri, Bhavani, Vaigai, Thamirabharani, Vellaru, Amaravathi and Kothai.

GCT Coimbatore Highlights

Affiliate University Anna University
Institution Type Public
Faculty Student Ratio 51
Total Faculty 81
Total Area (In Acre) 100
Construction Area (Sq. M) 28500
Year of Establishment 1945
Website www.gct.ac.in

GCT Coimbatore Student Diversity

Category Muslim Minority OBC PWD SC PWD OBC Other Minority OBC Other Minority General ST OBC SC General
Male 57 4 17 93 6 16 941 209 67
Female 33 1 4 57 5 11 854 181 75
Total 90 5 21 150 11 27 1795 390 142

GCT Coimbatore PTR Table

Particulars Count
Student Enrolment(Male) 2907
Student Enrolment(Female) 1082
Student Enrolment Total 3989
Teaching Staff(Male) 54
Teaching Staff(Female) 45
Teaching Staff Total 99

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Abdulwahid120902 Batch 2021 BE Mechanical Engineering
Reviewed on Oct 02, 2021

Entrance Exams & Admissions : I entered the government college of technology with the help of my marks in higher secondary school. I attended jee exam and scored good marks. 175 is the typical cutoff for my course.

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Nandhini Mbbs Batch 2020 BSc Psychology
Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020
1 Fees
1 Academics
1 Infrastructure

Fees & Scholarships : Government College of Technology, [GCT] Coimbatore Fee Structure. The course fee is about INR 30,000 per annum.

Academics & Faculty : The quality and method of teaching is very nice and interesting.

College Infrastructure & Hostel Facilities : Hostel facili

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Raghul Mech Batch 2020 BE [Bachelor of Engineering]
Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019
1 Placements
1 Fees
1 Infrastructure
1 Campus

Placements & Internships : For mechanical, no core companies will come and pick ourself. We have to enrich ourself. And the staffs here also would not do anything for placements.

Entrance Exams & Admissions : Cut off should be feasible around 180, my cut off was 195.75 at

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Saravanan Saravanan Batch 2017 BE [Bachelor of Engineering]
Reviewed on May 28, 2018
5 Placements
5 Infrastructure

Placements & Internships : Key companies are IT and some core companies. The average salary is INR 10000. The scholarships are so helpful for students.

College Infrastructure & Hostel Facilities : There are four hostels, there is a lot of hostel students are here. The classroom

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Radha Rocky Batch 2018 BTech Biotechnology
Reviewed on Apr 18, 2018
2.5 Placements
5 Fees
3.5 Academics
1.5 Infrastructure
2.5 Campus

Placements & Internships : 1. No internship 2. Biocon, TCS, Hyundai, Zifo, Bosch like companies. 3. INR 2.5 Lac per annum to INR 8.5 Lac per annum 4. Excellent alumni network.

Entrance Exams & Admissions : 1. Students from Tamilnadu residential and have to apply and atten

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