Government College of Engineering, Salem-11, was started during the Third Five year plan in the year 1966 and is located on a 162 hectares site surrounded by hills .
GCE,Salem was then the Third Engineering Institution in Tamil Nadu. The first batch of students was selected for the academic year 1966-1967.The institution offers 6 UG and 5 PG programmes.
GCE,Salem is a recognized center for research under Anna University for Ph.D., and M.S., programs. All the departments have well qualified faculty members and excellent infrastructural facilities.
GCE,Salem is supported by World Bank Financial Assistance ,TEQIP phase II to the tune of 17.5 crores.
GCE,Salem has excellent computer facilities with Internet Connectivity in all the departments.
GCE,Salem is one of the participating institution in Quality Enhancement in Engineering Education (QEEE) programme offered by Department of Higher Education ,MHRD,Goverment of India.
GCE,Salem hostels are provided with the Wi-Fi access.
GCE,Salem has strong tie-ups with R&D labs & Industries.The industrial experts frequently interact with the instituion for making the students industry-ready.
GCE,Salem is thus growing from strength to strength and gaining recognition for its contribution to the cause of Engineering Education.