List of Government Engineering Colleges in Kerala

Kerala has unique academic advantages because it is “Gods own country” of intellectual tradition and as well as it has rich academic heritage. It is the spice garden of the world as well. If you are planning to study in an engineering college, you might want to have a look at the amazing engineering institutes Kerala offers enormous economic and other advantages.

Admission to B Tech courses in state-run colleges is given on the basis of KEAM entrance exam, and these are mostly affiliated with APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University.  Here is a brief review of the Government engineering colleges offered by Kerala.

IIT Palakkad

Permanent campus of newly established IIT Palakkad is being built in Pudussery of Palakkad district In Kerala state. Academic activity began in 2015 in a temporary set up in Ahalia- Integrated- Campus in KOZHIPARA, in Palakkad.

Apart from B.E./ B.Tech. , the institute also offers the Post Graduate M.E./ M.Tech and Ph.D. degree to young engineers who want to excel in a particular field. Admission to B Tech courses is conducted on the basis of JEE (adv.) rank.

The Innovation Laboratory at the institute will be a student-managed hobby center that enables students to convert their new ideas and inventions into experimental products, machines, and prototypes. This facility has been aligned to the Govt policy that focuses on ‘Make-in-India’. World class facilities have been planned for the campus.

National Institute of Technology Calicut (NITC)

NIT, Calicut was originally established as REC in the year 1961. It was set up in a picturesque locale of the Western Ghats, twenty-two kilometers from the main city of Calicut. It was renamed as NIT in 2002 and declared as  “Technical Institution of National importance” in 2007. It has the status of deemed to be a University.  B Tech Admissions are based on JEE.

Courses offered by NITC include B Tech in 10 streams, B Arch, MBA, MTech, MCA MPlan and Ph.D.

An institute has a good record of internships as well as placements. Placements were good in many branches such as Computer Science &Engg, Electronics, and communication, Electrical electronics, Mechanical Engg.

Cochin University of Science & Technology (Cochi & Kuttanad)

CUSAT was established in the year 1971. It was then named the University Of Cochin. It has three campuses. Main Thikkarara campus houses School of Engineering (COE) and KMSME.

COE offers UG courses in 7 streams. PG and Ph.D. courses are also offered.

KMSME (Kunjal Marakkar School of Marine Engg) offers B Tech in Marine engg. Cochin University College of Engineering Kuttanad campus offers UG courses in 6 streams.PG and doctorate are also offered. Admissions are based on CUSAT CAT.

University organizes placements through Placement Cell. Major recruiters include Infosys, HP, Syntel, Accenture, Wipro, Capgemini and many others.

College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram

The College of Engineering, Trivandrum (CET) was founded in the year 1939, in the Travancore princely state, by the King (Sri Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma). It was a constituent institute of the former Travancore University.  Today it offers 8 UG courses. In addition, 19 PG, as well as some Ph.D. programs, are offered.  It is affiliated to Kerala University. UG admissions are based on state-level KEAM test.

The college has good placement record in many branches. Average package was around 3.5 lakhs recently.

Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology

IIST, Thiruvananthapuram is the prestigious deemed to be a University, under the Dept. of Space, Government of India. It was established in 2007 and recognized by UGC.

It offers B Tech in Aerospace engg, BTech (Avionics) as well as the dual degree of BTech +MTech/MS. Numerous PG and Doctoral programs are offered as well.  UG Admissions are based on JEE ranking.  Around 50% of B Tech students get placed in ISRO. Others opt for higher studies.

Govt College of Engg Kannur

GCE Kannur offers B Tech in 5 disciplines. Many PG Courses and Ph.D. programs are also offered. It was started in 1986. The college has good infrastructure and faculty.  UG admissions are based on state-level KEAM test. Placement cell is active, as reputed companies visit the campus to select candidates.

 Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology Kottayam

 “Rajiv  Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kottayam “  began the academic activities in the year 1991. It is governed by the state government. It has modern infrastructure as well as eminent faculty.   It got its name from our charismatic leader, Ex-Prime Minister, Late Rajiv Gandhi. It is affiliated to  KTU(APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University) as well as “Mahatma Gandhi University”.

The institute was founded for the purpose of dedicated research as well as for encouraging students to pursue  PG  academic work.

RIT, Kottayam offers B Arch as well as B Tech 5 different streams and PG courses.  UG admissions are based on KEAM test. Placement is good in certain departments.

The College of Engineering, Chengannur

The College of Engineering, Chengannur was founded By the Kerala state Govt in 1993, in Chengannur.  It is affiliated to CUSAT (Cochin University of Science & Technology) and approved by AICTE. The College offers three UG courses in engineering and two PG courses are also offered. Admissions are based on KEAM test.

Lal Bahadur Shastri College of Engineering, Kasaragod

It was established in 1993 at Kasaragod, by “L.B.S Centre for Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram” It is run by Govt of Kerala as a self-financed institute. It is approved by AICTE.

The college offers B Tech in 6 disciplines and many PG Courses as well. It has good infrastructure and faculty. Admissions to UG Courses are based on KEAM test.

Reputed companies visit campus for candidate selection. Placement is very good in some departments.

Sree Chitra Thirunal College of Engg, Thiruvananthapuram

SCTCE was founded in Thiruvananthapuram in 1995. It is among the few colleges selected for TEQIP.  The college conducts 6 UG Course and some PG Courses. Admissions are based on the state level engg entrance test.

Career guidance placement unit of college is active. Many reputed companies visit campus including Infosys, TCS, Accenture, and GM.

Government Engineering College, Barton Hill

GEC, Barton Hill was founded in 1999. UG courses in 5 streams and PG courses as well. Affiliated to KTU (APJ ABDUL Kalam Technological University). The college has moderate placements in some branches.

Government Engineering College, Thrissur

GEC, Thrissur was established in 1957. It is affiliated to the University of Calicut. The college conducts B Tech in 7 streams, B Arch, MPlan MCA and some MTech courses. Prestigious companies visit campus to select candidates

Government Engineering College Idukki

GEC, Idukki was founded in the year 2000.It offers B Tech in five disciplines. PG courses are also offered. UG admissions are conducted through state-level KEAM entrance test. Placement is moderate in some disciplines.

Government Engineering College Kozhikode

GEC, Kozhikode started in 1999. Offers B Tech in 5 streams. PG courses are also available. Career and entrepreneurship guidance is available. Placement is good in some departments.

Government Engineering College, Shreekrishnapuram

GEC, Shreekrishnapuram was established in 1999. It was started in Palakkad district, B Tech in 5, M Tech also. Alumni working in reputed companies. Career guidance and placement cell is active in training and organizing placement interviews on campus.

Government Engineering College Wayanad

GEC, Wayanad offers 5 UG courses in engg.  It is approved by AICTE. It was established in the year 1999. Placements are moderate in some depts. It was established in 1999.


Govt Engg Colleges of Kerala offer wide choices of specializations, good infrastructure, and faculty as well as unique campuses of scenic beauty. Many colleges have reasonably good placement record in at least major departments.

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