College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram

The College of Engineering, Trivandrum was established in 1939 as the first Engineering College in the then Travancore State. The institution owes its foundation to the bold and inspired vision of Sree Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma, the then Maharaj of Travancore. Initially the College was housed in the former office and bungalow of the Chief Engineer (present PMG Office). Maj T.H Mathewman, a Britisher was the first Principal, Started as constituent College of Travancore University, the College has an initial intake of 21 students each for Degree and Diploma courses in Civil, Mechanical and Electrical branches.

Over the years, the intake of students increased and as of now with eight full-fledged departments offering eight undergraduate, 19 postgraduate and doctoral program under the University of Kerala, the College has around 3500 students, 285 teaching staff and 290 non-teaching staff. The college was ranked 18th overall among 100 Top Engineering colleges of the country by Dataquest-CMR Top T-Schools Survey 2011

The College of Engineering, Trivandrum, commonly known as CET, is situated in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala. The Institution has gained approval of All India Council for Technical Education and is an affiliated to Kerala Technological University, Thiruvanathapuram.

It is one of the few technical institutions in South India, which admits students mostly on a merit basis through an All Kerala Engineering Entrance Examination. There is Lateral Entry Scheme to admit meritorious Diploma holders to the Second Year/Third Semester of the B.Tech courses to acquire a Degree in Engineering based on a State level entrance examination.

  • Year Started 2004
  • Approval AICTE
  • Affiliation Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT)
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  • Fax 0470 2627400
  • Type Aided
  • Location College of Engineering Attingal, Thiruvanathapuram 695101
    Phone: 0470 2627400
  • Course B.Tech undergraduate streams
    Electronics and Communication Engineering
    Electrical and Electronics Engineering
    Computer Science and Engineering