Government College of Engineering, Salem

Quick Facts

Rating in Engineering
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  • Estd. Year: 1966
  • Total Faculty: 81

Ranking / Rating

This College is accredited by NAAC B+ (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) validity is 01 Nov 2023 and the score is 2.58 .

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Exams and Cutoffs

TNEA Counselling
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Engineering and Architecture (B.E /B.Tech)

Median Package 2.65 Lakhs

Engineering and Architecture (M.E /M.Tech.)

Median Package 3 Lakhs
Disclaimer: Placements showed above are cumulative of all the UG and PG courses in a stream as on the year 2018.


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Student Reviews

3.75/5 2 Reviews

Heaven in the real life and Ready to grow with self-explore

Posted on 21 Aug' 17 by Anonymous
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Batch of 2013 | BE Metallurgical Engineering
Best place to study and enjoy the college life. Giving lot of self expertise opportunities to make strong contender in the competitive world. Low Fees and cool environment. Best of hostel experience. One of the oldest insinuation in Tamilnadu. Offering the best and unique courses. Unique and highly demanding Metallurgy course is pride of the college.
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One of the best college in tamilnadu

Posted on 25 Jan' 17 by Anonymous
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Batch of 2016 | BE Metallurgical Engineering
Half of the Faculties are not upto the mark (worst). self study is best. Good infrastructure. Best hostel experience. one of 3 colleges which offer metallurgical engineering in tamilnadu with good placement. college culturals are mediocre and not well organised.
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Questions related to Government College of Engineering, Salem

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General Information

Government College of Engineering, Salem, NH 7, Banglore Highways, Salem, Tamil Nadu - 636011
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About College:

India has several of these institutes termed as the Government College of Engineering, suffixed by the name of the city it is located in. These were usually started when none others existed in the entire region for the topic of engineering. Many of them are also amongst the most respected in their region. Most states in India have some version of these. Usually, these colleges come under the jurisdiction of the respective state government. One of them is the Government College of Engineering in Salem (GCES), an industrial city in the state of Tamil Nadu. This one was started in the year 1966, as part of the Third Five- year Plan. 

The Government College of Engineering, Salem has been affiliated to the Anna University, based in the state capital of Chennai. This affiliation ensures approval from the UGC (University Grants Commission). Earlier the college had stints as affiliates to the University of Madras and later with the Periyar University. The college now has increased autonomy in terms of operations and curriculum. The total campus of the GCES spans over one- hundred and sixty- two acres of land. The college has also been accredited by the NAAC (National Assessments and Accreditation Council). A separate IQAC (Internal Quality Assurance Cell) has been created to this end, to ensure that all the terms of the NAAC are complied with.

The GCES is also a key facilitator of a Ministry of HRD initiative with the World Bank. It is a programme titled TEQIP (Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme). Courses are offered here at the GCES at both the UG as well as PG levels. At the undergrad level, B. E. programmes in engineering are available for the areas of- Civil, Mechanical, Metallurgical, Computer Science, Electrical & Electronics and for Electronics & Communication. At the master’s level, the courses get more technical. So, the M.E. programmes are available for the areas of- Structural Engineering, Thermal Engineering, Thermal Technology, CAD/ CAM (Computer Aided Design/Manufacturing) and for Power Electronics & Drives. 

Admissions to the various programmes at the UG level, is via the TNEA (Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission) paper. The GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) scores are considered for the M.E. level admissions. The entire academics here at the GCES is run by a cohort of ten academic departments, each with expertise in its own area. Six of these ten departments are for the areas in which the B.E. degree may be pursued in here. The other four come under the broad headline of Science and Humanities. These take care of the fundamental sciences of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, plus the English language courses. 

The Government College of Engineering, Salem has also always believed in providing benefits to the broader society. The students here have likewise been instilled with such value. And that is why the students of this college have been active participants in national schemes such as the NSS (National Service Scheme). Research too plays a very important role here. To facilitate that, the library here is one of the best stocked within the region. Besides the physical books on display, it also provides digital access to en number of international academic journals for research and academic purposes. Several conferences and seminars are also held here on campus. There is also a thriving student life on campus, with several clubs and committees taking care of students’ co- curricular and extra- curricular needs. 

The campus has much to offer. There are hostel facilities for both boys and girls. Banking facilities with ATMs may be availed immediately outside the college’s campus. There is a sports field where cricket and football may be played. Facilities are also there for indoor sports. The gymnasium may also be used by all. A large auditorium is there to facilitate major events, at both intra and inter college level. The campus is Wi- Fi enabled. A health centre is also there to cater to medical emergencies. Hygienic food is prepared at the college cafeteria. The college even has its own transport to ferry students to and from the campus. A convenience store is also located within campus.

The college even publishes its own in- house magazine titled the GCE Chronicle. This is more of a student- driven initiative. Another unique aspect on campus is the presence of a planetarium, built back in the year 1979. The campus placements have also been healthy over the years. Some of the key recruiters over the recent seasons includes the likes of- Apollo Tyres, Bharath Forge, Afcons Infrastructure, Delphi TVS, Hero Motor Corp, ITD, JSW, L&T Constructions, NTT Data, OCSAC Systems, PSK Infra, RANE Group, Star Trace, Sundaram Fasteners, TCS, Sobha Developers and several more. The college rankings have also improved as a result of all this. The Careers 360 magazine has placed the GCES within the AAA+ category among engineering colleges. 

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