The Government College of Engineering and Technology, Jammu (GCET) was established in the year 1994 under All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) norms vide Notification No.F-18-1/93-AICTE/910 dated: April 30, 1993 and is affiliated to University of Jammu, Jammu. The inauguration of the college was done by the then His Excellency, the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, General K.V.Krishna Rao on 5th October, 1994 at Old University Campus, Canal Road, Jammu.
This was the first Institute of its kind in Jammu region.s going on. The College New Campus was inaugurated by the then Hon’ble Chief Minister Jenab Ghulam Nabi Azad on August 12, 2006 and as per his directions on that day, three Engineering Departments of Civil, Computer, Electronics & Communication Engineering stand shifted and are fully functional at New Campus, Chak Bhalwal, Jammu. So far, students of Eleven batches from 1994 to 2004 have already passed out from GCET whereas the students of 2005, 2006 & 2007 Batches are presently promoted to 7th, 5th & 3rd Semesters respectively, whereas, admission for 1st Semester (2008 Batch) is under process. The Examination schedule for all Semesters (Regular/Supplementary) are being conducted in consultation with Controller of Examinations, University of Jammu, Jammu twice in a year as per academic calender of the College/University.