MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF THE INSTITUTION
I, on behalf of all faculties and staff, welcome you heartily to the Government College of Engineering and Ceramic Technology (GCECT), Kolkata. I also congratulate you for choosing GCECT to reach the goal. This Institute (established on 3rd April, 1941), the then College of Ceramic Technology (Bengal Ceramic Institute) has been one of the oldest technological colleges in Kolkata and the only full-fledged college in India offering B. Tech, M. Tech. and Ph. D. programs in Ceramic Technology along with hands on trainings in traditional potteries and other ceramic products since its inception. The college has already completed 75 years of its glorious existence. The alumnus of the institute are well established in their professional career and spread all over the world. They are the flag bearers of the institute.
Initiating as a Diploma level institute, it was then elevated to a Degree college under Higher Education Department, Government of West Bengal and was affiliated to the University of Calcutta in the year 1962.
The institute has emerged as one of the best temples of learning and started transforming from mono-discipline institute to multi-discipline institute with the introduction of Information Technology and Computer Science & Engineering programs in 2000 and 2001 respectively. Now, the college is affiliated to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), formerly West Bengal University of Technology since 2001.
Research & Development are an integral part of this institute of higher learning. The institute has good research activities in the under-graduate level. From 2006-2007, students from different background are reaping the benefit of M. Tech. program in Ceramic Technology. The introduction of M. Tech program in Ceramic Technology has enormously increased the scope & possibilities for research and development. Almost all teachers, students and scholars of the college are involved in research and development activities. M. Tech. program in Information Technology has also started its journey since 2014.
GCECT received World Bank assistance under Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) Phase- I and successfully reaped tangible benefits by implementing various reform measures as per guidelines resulting into development and upgradation of various laboratories and infrastructure of the whole college in recent past.
The college also acquired one acre of land from adjacent West Bengal Small Industries Development Corporation Limited (WBSIDCL) to augment its infrastructure.
Recently, the college received prestigious NAAC grad ‘A’ accreditation, a certification of the quality of the institute in the national benchmark. As a consequence, the college received a substantial grant from Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA). The grant has been used for the construction of hostel and other infrastructure. Now-a-days, the college has been able to establish its proud position in the country. This college is not only providing latest technology oriented courses but also is equipped with good laboratory, library and other students’ amenities. The student get the scope of being guided by renowned and eminent faculties to build their career.
All members of GCECT will put their best effort to ensure that the student of the institute receive the best training to become globally competitive professional with all human values to be useful for the society.
Prof. Krishnendu Chakrabarty
Govt. College of Engg. & Ceramic Technology