Engineering colleges in Goa are under the ambit of the Directorate of Technical Education, Goa. The DTE is responsible for facilitating new technical education institutions and courses in Goa. It also helps to manage and control technical education institutes through rules and regulations of statutory bodies like AICTE, PCI, COA, etc., as approved by the state government.

Goa has several institutes of repute like the National Institute of Technology and Birla Institute of Technology and Science. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Goa, is all set to start its first academic year this year.

Admissions to engineering colleges in Goa this year is based on the Goa Common Entrance Test (Goa CET) conducted by the DTE, Goa.

The Goa CET 2016 will be held on 10.05.2016 (Physics and Chemistry paper) and 11.05.2016 (Mathematics paper). The entrance exam is conducted online and the medium of instruction is English. The engineering entrance will comprise papers in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. There will be 75 questions from each section, carrying one mark each. The duration for each paper is 2 hours. There will be no negative marking for the paper.

In this new series of articles, we will take a look at engineering colleges in Goa that admit students on the basis of their performance in Goa CET.

In this particular article, let us take a look at the Goa Engineering College, Farmagudi.

The Goa Engineering College is based in Farmagudi and is affiliated to the Goa University. The institute was established in 1967 and is the oldest engineering college in Goa. The institute is accredited by NAAC and approved by AICTE, New Delhi.

The institute is spread over 300 acre campus and has all the necessary infrastructure like a library, seminar halls, hostels, sports infrastructure and transport facility. It has state of art workshops and labs for the benefit of the students. The college has a photography club and a nature club and regularly conducts cultural and technical fest. The college also has a training and placement cell to guide students during internships and final placements.

The institute offers undergraduate programs in Civil Engineering, Computer engineering, Electrical & Electronics engineering, Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering, Information Technology, Mining Engineering and Mechanical engineering. The student intake for various branches is –

Civil Engineering                                                      60

Mechanical Engineering                                          60

Electrical and Electronics Engineering                   60

Computer Engineering                                             60

Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering  60

Information Technology                                            60

Mining Engineering                                                   30

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