- 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 6 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 and 7.0 crores under TEQIP Phase III.
- 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, Government 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 institution 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.
"By Education I mean an all round drawing out of the best in child and man-body, mind and spirit" - Mahatma Gandhi
The ultimate goal of education is the discovery of the meaning of life and the fulfillment of life and all mankind as well as for oneself.
Government College of Engineering, Salem not only focuses on the theoretical curriculum, but also concentrates in the development of a student personality, extra-curricular