The Government College of Technology, Coimbatore formerly known as Arthur Hope College of Technology, was started in July 1945. The Institute is one of the premier Engineering Institutions of the Country having a very large contribution to the academic and technological developments. Ever since that prestigious moment, it has set the standard of recognition standing out as an outstanding Institution with technical expertise. This Institution offers nine UG programs and eleven PG programs with recognized research supervisors to pursue M.S. (by Research) and Ph.D. Programs in all the brances of study. All departments have well qualified staff members and excellent infrastructural facilities. This Institute is supported by World bank funding under TEQIP in the Phase II to the tune of Rs. 12.5 crores along with two centres of excellence, each granted with Rs. 5 crores. The college has received BEST COLLEGE AWARD in the year 2010 from the State Government of TamilNadu and “GREEN CAMPUS OF THE YEAR - 2013” award from Dr.Rangasamy, Chief Minister of Pondicherry on April 4.