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Goa Engineering College

Goa College of Engineering
Goa College of Engineering logo.png
MottoWork is worship
TypePublic
Established1967 (1967)
PrincipalDr. Krupashankara M. S.
Students2200
Undergraduates1900 (2015)
Postgraduates300 (2015)
Address
Bhausaheb Bandodkar Technical Education Complex
, , ,
403 401
,
15°25′23″N 73°58′48″E / 15.42306°N 73.98000°E / 15.42306; 73.98000
CampusSemi-urban, 300 acres (1.2 km2)
LanguageEnglish
NicknameEngicos
AffiliationsGoa University
Websitegec.ac.in

Goa Engineering College or Goa College of Engineering (abbreviated and colloquially referred to as GEC) is a public college in Goa, India, offering courses in engineering disciplines and affiliated to Goa University. Founded in 1967 and situated at Farmagudi plateau, Ponda, it is the oldest engineering college in Goa, with over 2,200 students.

Academics

The college started in 1967 with undergraduate courses in Mechanical, Civil and Electrical Engineering. The Electronics and Telecommunication course was introduced in 1982, Computer Science in 1988, Information Technology in 2001 and Mining in 2011.[1] All courses in the college are affiliated to Goa University.

It currently has eight masters programmes, the duration of each being two years:

Sr. No. Course Department Year of commencement
1 Foundation Engineering Civil Engineering 1986
2 Industrial Engineering (Part Time) Mechanical Engineering 1986
3 Microelectronics Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering 2008
4 Electronics Communication & Instrumentation Engineering (ECI) Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering 2008
5 Power & Energy Engineering Electrical and Electronics Engineering 2010
6 Computer Science & Engineering Computer Engineering 2011
7 Industrial Automation & Radio Frequency Engineering Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering 2012–13
8 Structural Engineering Civil Engineering 2016
9 IT and Engineering Information Technology 2017–18[2][3]

The college is recognized as a research institute under Goa University. The affiliation to Ph.D. programs in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical & Electronics, Computer Science & Engineering and Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering are recognized from academic year 2014–15 onwards.

The college has a memorandum of understanding with IIT Bombay, and many of its faculty go there to pursue Ph.D. degrees.[4]

The Farmagudi campus also houses National Institute of Technology Goa (NITG) and Indian Institute of Technology Goa (IITG).[5][6][7]

The National Board of Accreditation (NBA) has accredited four branches of the college – the Computer, Mechanical, Civil and Electronics and Telecommunications branches.[8] This means the academic curriculum and the teaching-learning process is of a good standard, with adequate infrastructure and faculty, acceptable to the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE).

A study conducted in 2006 by the magazine Dataquest India ranked the college at 75th in India.[9] In Dataquest's 2011 survey the college was unranked.[10]

As part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations, it was announced that the college would soon house an Incubation Centre for boosting entrepreneurship on campus.[11]

Campus

Goa Engineering College main building

The college has one of the largest libraries in the state.[citation needed] It is home to over 86,000 books, journals, and magazines, catering to all the subjects taught in the college. The library has a multimedia section that houses electronic modes of information such as encyclopedias. The library has a book bank facility with which students can obtain books for the entire year and return after the completion of the year, by paying a small fee.

With the largest campus in Goa, spread well over 285 acres atop Farmagudi hill, the college has five boys' and two girls' hostels, staff housing, and guest house facilities for visiting faculty and students.[12] The campus also has bicycles, donated by the alumni, for use by the staff and students.[13]

Besides the main canteen and multiple mess facilities, the college has small stalls and a restaurant that are frequented by students. The campus shopping complex has a restaurant, as well as shops that cater to student needs ranging from photocopying to stationery and other day-to-day needs. The campus has a post office and a computer center.

The college gymkhana houses a power gym, which is accessible to students during non-working hours. There is an indoor badminton court, a basketball court, and a full-length natural grass football ground that can be used as a cricket field.[12]

Notably, the Electronics and Telecommunications branch features a robotic arm - the KUKA KR-16 Industrial Robot, used in assembly lines across many industries, for training its students.[14]

Student life

The students of Goa Engineering College call themselves Engicos. However, not all post-graduate students identify themselves with this term.

The college has many active clubs:

  • The college has a Nature Club which organizes tree planting programmes in the surrounding regions and organizes treks to locations in Goa.
  • The college Photography Club has been organizing Photoflare, an international photography festival, since 2010.[15][16]
  • The college Quiz Club organizes quizzes for the college events.
  • The college Music Club conducts workshops and organizes open mike sessions at the college's festivals. It has its own music room with equipment in the Mining Department.
  • The college Literary and Debate Club organizes many small activities and helps organize TEDxGEC.
  • The college has a Coding Club.
  • The college Drama (Theatre) Club was one of the oldest clubs, and has been restarted after a gap of almost seven years (in 2018).
  • The college students founded the Astronomy Club in 2018, with the maiden event hosting Dr Vithal Tilvi, who discovered the furthest known galaxy in the Universe in 2013.[17]
  • The college also has active student chapters of the IEEE,[18] CSI, Google Developers Group (GDG Goa), Women Techmakers (WTM),[19] Goa Android User Group (GAUG),[20] Goa Technology Association (GTA)[21] and FSAI (Fire and Security Association of India).[22][23]
  • The college also had a Robotics club and a Linux User Group (which hosted Dr Stallman in 2003).[24]

Student associations, based on their departments, are as follows:

  • MESA – Mechanical Engineering Students Association[17]
  • ENEXSA – Electrical and Electronics Engineering Students Association (previously known as ELECTRA)
  • ACES – Association of Civil Engineering Students
  • CURSOR – Association of Computer Engineering Students[25]
  • INTENSA – Information Technology Students Association[26]
  • ASSETS – Association of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering Students
  • MINESCO – Mining Engineering Students Council

These associations conduct events, technical and non-technical, once or twice per semester. They also come together to organise Spectrum, the college's technical festival.

The students also celebrate religious festivals Ganesh Chaturthi and Christmas every year on the campus.[27]

Cultural and non-academic activities

Happenings

Happenings is the cultural festival organized by the college.[28] Started in 1981, it is officially the oldest college festival in Goa.

The college has rock shows by Zero and Millennium in 1997, Parikrama in 1998, Pentagram (in both 1996 and 1999), Ezee Meat in 1997, Brahma in 2000, and Moksha, PDV, Psychomotor, Metakix, Sceptre in 2004. Rock machine, now known as Indus Creed, was the first band to ever play in GEC.

In 2008, Happenings became the biggest youth festival in Goa so far, and the event was hosted at Farmagudi. The biggest attractions were Jal from Pakistan performing for the Pronite on 22 February and two bands, Decibel (from Delhi) and Fahrenheit performing for the rock show on 23 February.

In 2009, two fresh and famous bands performed for the rock show, namely Bhayanak Maut and Reverse Polarity, both from Mumbai.[29]

After a break of six years, Happenings was officially organized again in 2014. Happenings 2015, a two-day event witnessed a pronite by local band Within Ceres and a DJ night featuring the GEC Alumni Anish Sood.

In the year 2016 the venue of Happenings was shifted outside college campus for the first time in its history. Happenings 2016 was held at Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium. The Happenings 2016 pronite witnessed a performance by a local band, The 3 Horsemen, and the DJ night organized in association with Vh1 Supersonic featured Lost Stories.

The Happenings 2017 pronite was organized in association with Coke Studio and featured bollywood sensation Jonita Gandhi, while the DJ night, in association with Vh1 Supersonic featured Zaeden.

Happenings 2018 had a pronite witnessed a performance by Akash Mangueshkar, the Kingfisher Voice of Goa, 2014. The DJ night, in association with Vh1 Supersonic featured internationally acclaimed DJ Shaan.[30]

Spectrum

Spectrum is the technical festival organized by the college.[31][32] It was started in 2016, after a decision to merge the technical events organized by the individual student associations of each department.

Spectrum 2017 pronite featured Sapan Verma and Sorabh Pant from the comedy group EIC.

Spectrum 2018 pronite was held in association with Sunburn and featured Sartek and The Unknown.

Tandav

Tandav is an annual inter-departmental cultural and sports event, in which all branches of the college fight for a trophy.[33]

TEDxGEC

TEDxGEC is Goa's second TEDx event and was started in 2016. Its first event featured four eminent personalities: Kanan Tandi, an expert in body language; Gaurav Padte, a social worker, awarded by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his work in cleaning up the Fatorda Stadium; Marietta Rodrigues e D'Souza, a clinical psychologist and counsellor from Sharada Mandir School, who spoke about teenage love; and Somu Rao, President of Goa Science Forum and Former National Secretary of Federation of Indian Rationalists Associations, who spoke about godmen and rationality.[34][35]

Their second event open to the general public was a Salon event titled "TEDxGECSalon: ARTiculate". Held in 2017, it featured alumni DJ Anish Sood and filmmaker Aditya Jambhale, along with noted artist Dr Subodh Kerkar.[36][37][38][39]

Other notable events

  • Richard M Stallman, founder of the GNU Project and the Free Software Foundation, visited the college Linux User Group in November 2001.[40]
  • The college celebrated its golden jubilee year in 2016-2017. A clock tower, funded by alumni, was erected on this occasion.[41][42]
  • AICSSYC (All India IEEE Computer Society Students and Young Professionals Congress) 2018 was hosted by IEEE GEC Chapter.[18]

Notable alumni

List of Principals

  • Dr. Vivek Kamat (2009-2013)[47]
  • Dr. R.B. Lohani (2013-2014)[48]
  • Dr. Vinayak N. Shet (2014-2018)[49]
  • Dr. Mysore Sethuram Krupashankara (2018 onwards)[4]

Gallery

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