BRIEF HISTORY

Old Campus at Canal South Road

The Government College of Engineering and Leather Technology (GCELT), pioneer in the field of education and research on Leather Technology was originally started under the name 'Calcutta Research Tannery' in the year 1919 on the recommendation of Munitions Board set up by the Government of India immediately after the first World War with the aim of exploring Indigenous resources of hides, skins and tanning materials for the purpose of production of leather and leather goods and development of leather industry in the country. The college originally was situated on Canal South Road, Pagladanga, P.O. Tangra, Calcutta – 700 015. In August 1955 this college was affiliated to the University of Calcutta for imparting training in B. Sc. (Tech) course in Leather Technology and it has been recognized as a professional college under the University of Calcutta. The latest development and new schemes undertaken by the college has turned it into a big organization in the field of Leather Technology, the like of which was not found in any part of India. The main service provided by the college to the industry during 90 years of existence was supply of technical manpower and technical development.

Present Scenario...
New Campus at E. M. By Pass

The college undergoes paradigm shift in the start of 21st Century with the change in location from Pagladanga to the prime location of Salt Lake on E. M. By Pass next to the West Bengal University of Juridical Sciences in the year 1994. The mono disciplinary College dimensionally changes into a multi disciplinary one. Of late, two new disciplines in B. Tech. namely, Information Technology (IT) in 2000 and Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) in 2001 have been introduced. The affiliating University is now West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT) located in Salt Lake itself. A long awaited Two Years’ Master degree course in Leather Technology under the same University got the affiliation of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) also to start and run from the year of 2005.



Government College of Engineering & Leather Technology
LB-Block, Sector-III, Saltlake City, Kolkata-700098, India.
Phone: +91 33 23356977, Fax: 033 23358353, Email: principal@gcelt.gov.in

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