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The Government Engineering College Thrissur (GECT or Thrissur Engineering College) is a technical education institute in Kerala, India. It is the second oldest engineering college established in Kerala and the first engineering college to be established after the formation of Kerala State. The college is affiliated to the calicut university.In 2009, Mint (newspaper) rated GECT among the top 50 government engineering colleges in India. Reccaanit gave an Excellent grade to the college during its survey of engineering colleges in Kerala for 2009.In its 55 years of existence, GECT has produced thousands of engineers of which many are eminent scientists, CEOs, entrepreneurs and top company executives as mentioned in the Distinguished Alumni page below. Started in 1957 offering fewer courses, GEC Thrissur has marched ahead and one of the most sought after technical education centre in Kerala. Affiliated to University of Calicut , college campus is spread over an area of 75 acres and located at Ramavarmapuram, 5km from Thrissur town and 6km from Thrissur railway station. Prof.S. Rajaraman, a civil engineer of international repute and author of many engineering books was the first Principal. He along with Prof. M.P. Mathew and Prof. V.S. Nair (the then Head of the Departments of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering respectively) formed the triumvirate that gave the college a strong footing and set the pace for the onward growth and development of the college. Besides the regular B-Tech courses, college also offers a Post-graduate Course in Computer Applications (MCA), and Post graduate programmes in various subjects. Courses offered by college has been accredited by the National Board of Accreditation