From Principal's desk

The purpose of education is to make good human beings with skill and expertise… Enlightened human beings can be created by teachers.”, “Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model.

- A P J Abdul Kalam

It is a matter of great pride to be the torch bearer of a century old institute which was established in the year 1908. I am greatly rejoiced and proudly place on record the fact that since its humble inception with a two year certificate course in weaving, one of the oldest textile institute of the country has now become a multidisciplinary engineering college.

Education is the manifestation of love and my most cherished possession. Education drives away ignorance and through illumination it emboldens a man to a righteous thought and action. It empowers a woman and enlarges the horizon of her mind. It energizes a society and enables a man to earn his living with respect and praise. Hence my love for it.

Today, due to the rapid social and technological changes taking place around us, the global economy is experiencing unparalleled transition. The educational scene is being revolutionized by advancements in science and technology, the media explosion, the internationalization & digitalization of education and the ever-increasing competitive world. A paradigm shift has now been observed in higher education, from 'National Education' to 'Global Education', from 'Teacher-centric education' to 'Learner-centric education'. The Indian higher education system has a new task and a challenge to ensure that the nation and the world have a broad, qualified human force at all levels, having breadth of knowledge and confidence to effectively confront the social and economic realities. Hence there is a growing need for quality engineers who can think proactively and apply themselves to solve problems in an ever-changing world. Owing to rapid social and technological changes taking place around us, there is increasing need for quality engineers who can think creatively; apply their intelligence to solve problems and to create new designs and products for the ever changing world.

Our mission is to mould highly competent technical professionals with wide range of analytic, strategic and leadership skills capable of facing the challenges of the technical world. We accord prime importance to the behavioral discipline, moral integrity and cognitive developments of our students.

I wish the best of fortune, peace and prosperity to all those who contribute to the noble task of spreading education and its manifest qualities, aims and objectives. I extend my best wishes to all students in their chosen career path. I wish them all the best for achieving greater success and scaling newer heights in their education and career ahead.

Prof. (Dr.) S. S. Mahish

History of our Institute

Govt. College of Engineering and Textile Technology, Serampore, is one of the pioneer institutions in India in the field of Engineering and Technology. The college was formerly known as College of Textile Technology, Serampore and it was established in 1908.

The Institute started with a certificate course in Weaving. After that in the year 1926 Women's section started in separate premises. Institute started B.Sc(Tech) degree course in Textile Technology in the year 1957. Meanwhile, B.Sc degree turned into B.Tech in the year 1998 and started M.Tech in Mechanical Processing of Textiles.

In the year 2000, It opened new stream Information Technology, Next year i.e. 2001 Computer Science & Engineering stream was opened successfully.

After that, It added a brand new stream Apparel Production Management in 2007.

Institute now has M.Tech courses on Mechanical Processing of Textiles(1994) & Chemical Processing of Textiles(2008).

Vision and Mission

Vision of the Institute

To be a Centre of Excellence in Technical Education through academic excellence, thereby catering to the needs of the industry and society and fostering industry ready professional minds and entrepreneurial attitude.

Mission of the Institute

  • To imbibe attitude, skill and value in students to enable them to strive for all round excellence to meet the needs of the industry and society

  • To inculcate entrepreneurial attitude and values amongst learners

  • To strengthen industrial and institutional collaboration for symbiotic relations

  • To build a family of alumni to create a network of allegiance and support for the institute