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Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College – [JGEC], Jalpaiguri, West Bengal: Courses, Cutoff, Fees, Placements, Scholarships

Last updated on August 23rd, 2021 by Arunima Sethi

Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College is a government engineering college in Kolkata. It is accredited by NAAC and approved by AICTE and NBA. The college is affiliated to MAKUT, Kolkata.

The Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College offers B.Tech., B.Tech. ( Lateral ) courses in 6 different specializations and M.Tech. courses in 2 specializations. It accepts WBJEE as the entrance exam for admission to the B.Tech courses and JELET as for the B.Tech. lateral entry. For M.Tech. courses, a candidate must have a valid GATE score card.

JGEC offers 3 years B.Tech. Lateral courses for the students having a diploma in engineering or B.Sc. in non-medical subjects, in 6 different specializations – Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and in Information Technology.

JGEC Key Points

  • Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College is an AICTE approved engineering college, affiliated with MAKAUT and has accreditation with NBA and NAAC.
  • JGEC offers B.Tech. and B.Tech Lateral courses in 6 different specializations and M.Tech. in two specializations; Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering.
  • Being a government college, JGEC is well known for its affordable engineering courses.
  • The placement record is very good for the college. IBM, Infosys, Amazon, Kotak Mahindra Tata Consultancy are some top recruiters of the college.
  • The college has all modern-day college facilities like Hostel, Library, Laboratories, Canteen, Sports, Medical, etc.
  • The college has a total of 7 departments and 100 faculty members working in these departments. Faculty members include 20 Ph.D. and 31 PG degree holders

JGEC Courses and Fees

Tabulated below are the details of the UG and PG Engineering courses offered by JGEC:

Programs Programs Details Selection Criteria
Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.)
  • Duration: 4 Years
  • Fee: INR 37,473
  • Eligibility: 12th pass with minimum 45% marks
  • Specialization: Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Information Technology.
Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech. – Lateral)
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Fee: INR 30,000 (Approx)
  • Eligibility: A 3-year degree Diploma with 45% aggregate marks
  • Specialization: Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Information Technology.
Master of Technology (M.Tech.)
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Fee: INR 88,547
  • Eligibility: Graduation
  • Specialization: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering

JGEC Cutoff

Tabulated below are the details of the JGEC Cutoff 2019 for admission to its B.Tech courses:

B.Tech. Specializations General SC ST TFW General PH
Civil Engineering 1576-6430 13138-16436 29054-31782 67345-73134 4142-4506
Computer Science and Engineering 1595-3337 7984-12209 12064-36268 52811-57914 2115-2925
Electrical Engineering 2563-5242 12305-14982 31393-34535 43446-61906 3793-4297
Electronics and Communication Engineering 2763-5062 10800-14366 32935-37849 54703-64209 3484-3733
Information Technology 2789-5210 11946-15599 39550-41786 32772-75268 4600-5139
Mechanical Engineering 3147-5859 11879-14672 30813-31128 67841- 3607-3645

JGEC Placements

The placement record is good at Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College as every year around 75% of students get campus placement with an average package of INR 3-4 LPA.

  • Information Technology is the top specialization for placement as this segment gets the highest package.
  • In Placements 2019, about 60% of students got placement opportunities.
  • Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys, Cognizant Technology Solutions, HPCL, Capgemini, IEM, Tech Mahindra are some top recruiters for the college.
  • The average package offered to the students is INR 4.8 LPA.

JGEC Scholarships

Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College provides the following scholarships to its students:

Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship:

  • For the students of class 11th and 12th for higher studies. Students should have a minimum of 75% marks.
  • The student’s family income shouldn’t be higher than INR 2,50,000.
  • This is a state government scholarship.

WB Minorities’ Development and Finance Corporation:

  • This is a state government-run scholarship. Students should have a domicile of West Bengal.
  • The student should have secured 50% marks in the previous exam.
  • Family income shouldn’t be more than INR 2,00,000 per annum.

Half Free Studentship/Full Free Studentship:

  • This scholarship is for B.Tech. students whose family annual income should not be more than INR 2,50,000.
  • Under this scholarship, the college provides a waiver of tuition fees.

How to Avail JGEC Scholarship?

  • Visit the official website of JGEC – https://jgec.ac.in/
  • Now click on the Student Scholarship section on the Home page
  • Now click on Apply Now option given in every scholarship provided by the college
  • For some scholarships, you can contact the admin office.


Ques. Which engineering college is better, JGEC, KGEC, or IEM?

Last updated on August 6th, 2021

Ans. There are many factors on which students can make their decision for the colleges. All the colleges have their pros and cons. JGEC and KGEC are government colleges and situated outside of the main Kolkata city on the other hand IEM is in the prime location of Kolkata, hence has a greater advantage. Moreover, the course fee at both government colleges is very less than the IEM. The placement record is far better at the IEM as students get an average package around INR 5-6 LPA which is 4-5 LPA at government colleges.

Ques. What is the exam pattern of JELET 2021 for admission to JGEC BTech?

Last updated on August 6th, 2021

Ans. The JELET exam is mandatory for admission to the JGEC BTech course. It consists of 100 questions for 100 marks and students would have 120 minutes to complete the exam. The syllabus for the exam is different for different qualified students; Engineering and Technology Diploma Holders, B.Sc. students, Pharmacy diploma holders.

Ques. How to apply for the courses at JGEC?

Last updated on August 6th, 2021

Ans. JGEC accepts admission applications for different courses on the basis of entrance examinations. To begin with, the application students need to visit the official website of the Maulana Abdul Kalam University of Technology and register themselves. Under the admission section, they need to fill an application form by choosing a course and specialization. For the next steps submit the application form with the application fee.

Ques. How is JGEC for IT studies?

Last updated on August 6th, 2021

Ans. JGEC offers IT and CSE courses and provides good academic and placement facilities for the department. Students will get good quality knowledge for a lesser tuition fee. Every year many big companies like CTS, TCS, Tech Mahindra, Infosys, IBM, etc come to college for the campus selection, especially for IT students.

Ques. How to reach JGEC Jalpaiguri?

Last updated on August 6th, 2021

Ans. JGEC is situated at Jalpaiguri (Pin – 735102 ). There are three nearby railway stations to the college – Jalpaiguri Road Railway Station, Jalpaiguri Town Railway Station, and New Jalpaiguri Railway Station. You can get any local medium like bus, taxi, cab to reach the college campus.