Government Engineering College, Wayanad (GECW) was established by the Government of Kerala in 1999. From its humble beginning in the campus of Government College, Mananthavady the institution has grown to a prestigious institution for higher education in the northern part of the State. Three undergraduate course viz. Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering and Architecture were offered at the beginning. The college now offers B.Tech courses in Computer Science &Engg., Electronics and Communication Engg., Electrical and Electronics Engg and Mechanical Engg. (The architecture course was shifted to GEC Trissur). An M.Tech.course in Communication and Signal Processing is also being offered from 2011 and M.Tech course in Computer Science & Engineering Network & Security from 2014 onwards. GEC Wayanad is the only Engineering College in the backward district of Wayanad. Nine Hundred and Fifty Seven (957) students are pursuing their UG and 54 PG students are in M Tech courses in the GECW campus. Part Time B. Tech course is started in ECE branch. With a dedicated faculty and talented students, GEC Wayanad has the capacity to become the technology hub of this remote area of the State. The installation of High Performance Computing System is over and initiated steps to sign MoU with C-DAC to enhance the utility of this lab. Several items were received under this package and the installation is on the way. Modernization of various laboratories and workshops is almost complete.
During 2014-15, an amount of Rs.311.13 lakh was spent under TEQIP and Rs.1573707/- under state fund for the procurement of new machineries and equipment. The total expenditure under various heads was Rs.591.46 lakh under TEQIP(under all heads) and Rs. 65498065/- under state fund (plan, non plan and special funds).
Started B. Tech course in Mechanical Engineering, additional batch in Electronics and Communication Engineering, new M Tech in Computer Science and Engineering and part time program in Electronics and Communication Engineering.
Hon. Chief Minister Shri.Oommen Chandy inaugurated boys hostel on 19.8.2014 and Hon. Minister Kum. P.K. Jayalakshmi inaugurated professor’s quarters and Hon. Minister for Education, Shri. P.K. Abdu Rabb inaugurated stadium on the same day. The foundation stone for N.G.O. Quarters were laid by Hon. M.P. of Wayanad Mr. M.A. Shanavas, Chairperson of Women’s Commission Smt. K. C. Rosakutty laid the foundation stone of the new ladies hostel on 19.8.2014.