Shri. Vivek Kamat
Director of Technical Education, DTE- Goa
GEC which was established in the year 1967 has grown manifold over last 4 decades. The College today can boast of its illustrious alumni, well settled world over, in their respective fields of chosen career. While we cherish our nostalgic memories of the college life (GEC-Past: 1967 to 2000), we have been observing very closely the quantum leap it has taken in the recent years (GEC-Present: 2001 to 2015).
With the ever growing challenges posed by the Technological advancement and resultant Socio-Economical developments, it is imperative that we all join hands and put our minds together in arriving at the strategic action points for the ensuing decade (GEC-Future :2013 to 2030). This is with the sole purpose of ensuring proactive role for GEC in the Technical Education and thereby establishing its relevance in the economic development of the Nation, as a whole.
During last few years, the focus has been on development of infrastructure, be it Departmental Annex buildings, be it modernization of laboratories, establishing center of excellence, hostels, transport facilities, etc. Our College library can boast to be a valuable collection of resources not only in terms of Text, Reference books & Handbooks, but state of the art collection of online journals in various areas of engineering & technology. It is in true sense a well stacked resource center for Research in engineering field.
While we create the much essential accessories, we cannot neglect the significance of Necessaries like adequate provision of water for all its users, uninterrupted power supply, canteen & eateries and above all the much desired seamless Internet Connectivity. It had always been my endeavor to take not short-term but Long-Term measures to augment these facilities, so that we cater to not only the present generation of students but the gen-next to come.
The most crucial resource, Human resource is a point of concern for the College. With all out support from the Government, recently we have filled up about 40 faculty position; this would improve faculty strength in various key engineering areas.
On the occasion of Golden Jubilee celebration of Goa College of Engineering, I promise that we will try improving facilities and functioning of the college at all levels. More features in terms of infrastructure and beautification to bring in study and academic atmosphere need to be developed. I wish the college will take lead in taking Technical Education in Goa to the Next Level. I Request all alumni to take part in supporting the institute to achieve the set Goal.