Government College of Engineering and Technology (GCET), Jammu 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. The Institute was inaugurated by the then His Excellency, the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, General K.V. Krishna Rao (Retd.) on October 05, 1994 at Old University Campus Canal Road, Jammu, whereas the New Campus was inaugurated by the then Honble Chief Minister Jenab Ghulam Nabi Azad on August 12, 2006. GCET Campus is spread over 870 Kanals of land at Chak Bhalwal, Jammu which is 22 kms away from Jammu city. The Institute was established with a vision to provide valuable resources for industry and society through excellence in technical education and research. The Institute offers Engineering UG Degree Courses in Electronics & Communication, Electrical, Computer, Mechanical and Civil Engineering. The Engineering Departments are actively involved in offering Consultancy Services to various Government/Semi Government Agencies.
The Institute is offering four years B.E. Programme in Five disciplines of Engineering with an intake of 300 students plus TFW 5% per annum as approved by All India Council for Technical Education as per the following details:
Civil Engineering - 60
Mechanical Engineering - 60
Electrical Engineering - 60
Electronics & Communication Engineering - 60
Computer Engineering - 60
Besides this, the college has started Lateral Entry Scheme in B.E. 3rd Semester with an intake of 10% vide Govt. Order No. 282-HE of 2015 dated 17.09.2015 of the sanctioned intake capacity, supernumerary to the approved intake in each discipline of Engineering from Session 2015 onwards.Nine Academic Departments are involved in the Teaching/Training work from 1st to 8th Semesters i.e. Five concerned Engineering Departments and Four Applied Sciences Departments of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Humanities & Social Sciences.
So far, students of Twenty five Batches from 1994 to 2018 have already passed out from GCET whereas the students of 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 batches are presently studying in 7th, 5th, 3rd& 1st Semesters respectively. With the passage of time, GCET has earned a name for itself by providing jobs to young engineers of the state through its Training and Placement Cell. The Alumni of this Institution have excelled in various spheres and are positioned very well globally in a number of leading Government, Public Sector and Private Organizations at the State and National level, thus bringing laurels to the Institution.The Examination schedule for all Semesters (Regular/Supplementary) are being conducted in consultation with Controller of Examinations, University of Jammu, Jammu twice in a year as per academic calender of the College/University.
The campus has Boy's Hostel of 200 capacity and the construction of SC/ST Girls Hostel under AICTE and State Govt. Funding is under progress.