• Overview
  • Message from the Head
  • Mission and Vision
  • History and Heritage
  • How To Reach

About the Institute

Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College(JGEC) is a premier institute for quality technical education in India. Established in 1961, the college has produced many talented engineers till date. It holds the distinction of being the second oldest engineering college in West Bengal.

JGEC is affiliated to MAKAUT, and the courses conducted by it have the approval of the All India Council for Technical Education(AICTE) and accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA). The College Conducts Bachelor's degree in 6 Branches and Master's degree in two branches of Engineering.

Message from the Head of the Institute

Today the world economy is experiencing an unprecedented change . At present India stands as world’s third largest economic power, Indian Entrepreneurs emerging as global entrepreneurs. India’s knowledge has made it as a preferred destination for out sourcing knowledge services from India, India fast emerging as a destination for world class R&D Centres and Innovation hub. New developments in science and technology, media revolution, internationalization of education and the ever expanding competitive environment are revolutionizing the education scene. So my young friends we should therefore conjointly explore new horizons and to develop a place synchronically where we can plank our contributions to make our India of dream. At JGEC we have a tradition of nurturing leadership qualities alongside developing capabilities to challenge the state of art technologies. Therefore we are decisive with the challenge to repose you in the fly in the face of a four year of enthralling life . I wish you academically a very highly rewarding student life at JGEC and hope you will accomplish the pride and prestige of Jalpaiguri Govt. Engg. College to a great distance.

Dr. Amitava Ray,
Email: principal@jgec.ac.in

History and Heritage

Established on 7 August 1961, the Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College is the fifth oldest of all technical institutions (centrally and state funded) besides the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (1856, Formerly Bengal Engineering and Science University), Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (1951), Jadavpur University (1955) and National Institute of Technology, Durgapur (1960, Formerly REC Durgapur) in the state of West Bengal. JGEC Central Building In the Initial years JGEC was under the University of Calcutta. For the period between 1963 and 1999, the college was affiliated to the University of North Bengal ,which handed over the rich mantle of technical excellence to the West Bengal University Of Technology, Founded under the West Bengal University Of Technology Act, 2000.[1]
In 2012, the institute was granted complete autonomy[2][3] by the University Grants Commission, India, thus giving it the freedom to set its own curriculum and manage its own finances.[4] With affiliation to the West Bengal University Of Technology, the institute is now an autonomous engineering college under The Government of West Bengal.

Mission And Vision

Our Vision

To be a provider of globally competitive, high quality technical human resources. To promote and significantly contribute towards development of technologies and innovations appropriate to sustainable economic growth and enrichment of quality of life.

Our Mission

To Develop itself into an institute of world class reputation and advance knowledge and educate students in the areas of technology.

Core values

Eco friendly campus and sustainability: A Green Campus is a place where environmentally friendly practices and education combine to promote sustainable and eco-friendly practices in the campus. These strategies need to be incorporated into the institutional planning and budgeting processes with the aim of developing a clean and green campus. Jalpaiguri Govt. Engineering College is striving continuously for making its campus green and clean, by imposing sustainable and eco-friendly thinking into both academics and student activities. it stands against extravagance in utilization of its resources. Considering several eco-friendly issues, it has made couple of plans deliberately, for developing an altruistic academic ambience.

Continuous Improvement: A continual improvement process, also often called a continuous improvement process is an ongoing effort to improve products, services, or processes which we are trying hard. Jalpaiguri Govt. Engineering College assimilates various improvement measures into its administrative policies to enhance small but incremental changes into each of its activities, leading to continuous improvement.

Participatory decision making: Participative decision-making is the extent to which employers allow or encourage employees to share or participate in organizational decision-making. Jalpaiguri Govt. Engineering College provokes decision making comprises concurrent manner of sharing individual opinion and viewpoints. Leadership quality: The most important qualities of a good leader include integrity, accountability, empathy, humility, resilience, vision, influence, moral & ethical responsibility and positivity. “Management is about persuading people to do things they do not want to do, while leadership is about inspiring people to do things, they never thought they could.” Jalpaiguri Govt. Engineering College encourages team work, group discussions etc. so that students can build leadership quality within themselves. Honesty and integrity: Having honesty and integrity in the workplace is one of the most important qualities of great leadership.

Freedom of thought and expression: Freedom of thought (also called freedom of conscience or ideas) is the freedom of an individual to hold or consider a fact, viewpoint, or thought, independent of others' viewpoints. Academic excellence: Academic excellence is the demonstrated ability to perform, achieve, and/or excel in scholastic activities. Academic excellence has been identified with achieving high grades and superior performance and benevolence. But academic excellence is more than just making good grades. Till date, Jalpaiguri Govt. Engineering College has produced a lot of successful students, who are placed in so many leading organizations (national & international), all around the world. Accountability and transparency: Accountability and transparency are two important elements of good governance. The notion of transparency refers to Govt. order, Office order issued from Principal’s office, BOG resolution etc. for the stakeholders.

Encouragement: The action of giving someone support, confidence, or hope which is given by us all. Jalpaiguri Govt. Engineering College regularly organize motivational lectures by inviting reputed and successful persons. Social responsibility: Social responsibility is an ethical framework and suggests that an entity, be it an organization or individual, has an obligation to act for the benefit of society at large. Social responsibility is a duty every individual has to perform so as to maintain a balance between the economy and the ecosystems. as a part of social responsibility, Jalpaiguri Govt. Engineering College offers free education to children of economically backward classes, inhabiting locally around the campus.

How to Reach

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