GCECT (An Autonomous Institution Under MAKAUT) (NAAC accredited A Grade Institution)
Govt. College Of Engineering & Ceramic Technology was established in 1941 by Professor Sasadhar Ray who was an eminent and educationist and the first Principal of the college. At that time the college was named as Bengal Ceramic Institute Calcutta, which later on flowered into College of Ceramic Technology. Professor Ray was one of the pioneers in spreading ceramic education in India. He obtained his M.Sc. degree in Physics in 1930, as a student of Prof. Satyendranath Bose, from the University of Dacca having been place first in Class. He was a research scholar under Prof. K. S. Krishnan-F.R.S. in the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science and served as a supervisor in Peripatetic Demonstration for Scheme of the Govt. of Bengal to popularize the ceramic manufacturing processes in the villages. He also worked for a brief period in the Industrial Research Laboratory, Dept. of Industries, Government of West Bengal.
I, on behalf of all faculties and staff, welcome you heartily to the Government College of Engineering & Ceramic Technology, Kolkata. The Institute (estd. 3rd April,1941) , the then College of Ceramic Technology ( Bengal Ceramic Institute) has been one of the oldest Technological colleges at Kolkata and in 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.