• 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,

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 technologiesand innovations appropriate to sustainable economic groth 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.

How to Reach

Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College (Autonomous)

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