GCET Jammu or Government College of Engineering & Technology, Jammu is an engineering institute located in Jammu, J&K, India. It has been imparting training to engineering students since 1994 when the REC Srinagar was relocated due to disturbances in the valley. After REC Srinagar moved to it's original place, the college continued to conduct courses in the Old Jammu University Campus. The inauguration of the college was done by then His Excellency, the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, General K.V.Krishna Rao on 5th October, 1994 at Old University Campus, Canal Road, Jammu. This is the first Engineering Institution from the Jammu region of the J&K.
The admission of students to GCET Jammu is made through a Common Entrance Test conducted by the BOPEE (Board Of Professional Entrance Examinations). This college has been approved by the AICTE. The college is affiliated to the University of Jammu.
The sanctioned strength for discipline-wise intake of B.E. Students at this institute is as under:
The college has two campuses, one at Old University Campus, Canal Road & the new campus at Chak Bhalwal. The Administration Block, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Departments, Workshop & first year classes are housed by the old campus. Computer Science, Electronics & Communication Engineering and Civil Engineering Departments are at the new campus.
Right now, this technical institution offers only a bachelor's degree course in the above mentioned branches. The bachelor's degree course consists of eight semesters. Each semester carries 1000 marks and the final percentage of the degree is calculated as the average of all the eight semesters. From first to sixth semester, the curriculum contains six theory courses (600 marks) and four practical courses (400 marks). Much of the first year focuses on the basic sciences, mathematics & introduction to the technical field. The second year is highly interdisciplinary. From fourth semester onwards the course becomes more branch oriented. After fifth semester the students are exposed to in-plant summer training in respective industries for about 6-8 weeks.
The seventh and eight semesters i.e. the final year is quite different from the rest of the course, lesser theory & more practice seems to be the aim. Both of these semesters have four theory courses (400 marks). The rest 600 marks are divided among the practical courses, summer training, technical seminar, minor project and the major project.
The placement scenario of the institute is improving with the passage of each year.
Some of the prominent companies visiting the campus are:-
1.) Tata Consultancy Services Limited.
2.) Tata Tele Services Limited.
3.) Satyam Computer Services Limited.
4.) Mahindra & Mahindra.
5.) Hindustan Construction Company.
6.) Punj Lloyd Limited.
7.) Maytas Infra. Ltd.
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