Gandaki College of Engineering and Science (GCES) is a tertiary education facility in the beautiful city Pokhara. It was founded in 1998 and officially inaugurated in 1999. The college runs under the non-profitable Public Education Trust, and is affiliated to Pokhara University, located inside the premises of Gandaki Boarding School (GBS), Lamachaur, Pokhara.
Currently the college offers Bachelors Engineering program in Software Engineering (B.E. Software) and Computer Engineering (B.E. Computer), and Masters of Information System Engineering (M.Sc. ISE). The college is a non-profit institution owned by the Ministry of Education, Nepal and is managed by the GBS/GCES Public Education Trust.
Gandaki College of Engineering and Science has always been driven by the mission of becoming an international center of academic excellence with its motto "Knowledge, Character, and Service". The programs at the college prepare students for different areas in the field of Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, and specialized field of Information Systems Engineering. They not only prepare students to excel in their subject matters, but open wide domain of ideas and knowledge, values, and research skills as well.
A unique feature of the college's academic programs is the focus in projects and practical along with sound theoretical background. Students utilizing this opportunity are exceptionally well prepared for the industry jobs, imparting entrepreneurial and research skills. Gandaki College of Engineering and Science is refining engineering education via the integration of methods, research projects and creative learning.
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ESTD: 1998 AD
Message from Mr. Birendra Khadka
Dear Students, Parents and Well Wishers
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Gandaki College of Engineering and Science (GCES). The College has tried to capture the ideas from diverse academic disciplines applied to the engineering filed.
Gandaki College of Engineering and Science (GCES) was established in 1998 AD as the first community technical college aimed at generating engineering technicians under the umbrella of Gandaki Boarding School (GBS) and affiliated to Pokhara University. It has been functioning as a non-profitable educational institution and has been registered under Public Education Trust. The college is committed to the development of highly skilled engineering manpower in various disciplines as per the country’s requirement. Now, it offers Bachelor level programs in Engineering.
The vision of the college is: “Becoming more responsive to the ever-changing needs of the students and the engineering Profession”. The College is experiencing a period of significant growth because it offers an impressive range of academic resources. The family of GCES seeks to empower students to develop a passion for lifelong learning and nurture them by engaging their intellect, emotions and natural curiosity. We develop student’s competence and motivation such that it will enrich self-esteem.
Our daily work includes creating a safe and supportive environment in which all learners can pursue academic and social learning experiences and fulfill their unique potentials. The College is enormously benefited by the wide range of perspectives and talents brought in by the students, faculty and staff from a variety of backgrounds. The College also offers a wide range of social, cultural and recreation activities with the hope that students take a little time from their studies to enjoy some of these benefits as well.
As the Campus Chief, I express my commitment to the highest quality in Bachelors and Masters programs and ensure that these programs are built on a sound foundation of excellence and innovation. The College creates a common platform for students, professionals, industrialists and entrepreneurs to co-ordinate and communicates for the technology development and empowerment of Engineering Education.
The college resides inside the beautiful campus of the around 240 ropani of land, along with the Gandaki Boarding School, in the yard of beautiful snow-capped mountains around, and the unique natural landscape of Lamachaur. It is 4 km North-West from the centre of Pokhara valley.
The college has its main academic building Dr. PV Chandy Building equipped with facilities of modern amenities like Modern Computer Labs, and other required labs, Library with sufficient books, and digital library, well equipped ICT Centre, Sporting Facilities and Swimming Pool.
Class rooms are spacious, well- ventilated with natural light and adequate electrical facilities. Ergonomically designed furniture, teaching aids like LCD, OHP etc. are used in teaching - learning process. The spirit of classroom training encompasses the fundamentals of theoretical and conceptual learning through interactive sessions of case studies, assignments, quizzes and presentations.
Computer Lab and ICT Center:
Along with the labs and workshops as per required by the curriculum, GCES has an excellent IT infrastructure with Computer Labs and Internet facility. It has specious computer labs with specialized proprietary and open source software as per the curriculum. Along with the computer labs, it has ICT center with modern facilities in which virtual classes, seminars, conferences and workshops can be conducted.
GCES has an excellent and well organized library with a lot of textbooks and reference materials including quite a large number of rare technical books provided by our supporters from homeland and abroad. To maintain up-to-date information in a wide range of disciplines, the library subscribes to various national and international journals, daily newspapers and monthly magazines. The state-of-art library includes a computerized library information system and extensive collection of e-books, software tools, CDs/DVDs etc.
Recreation and Sporting Facilities:
GCES strongly feels recreation and sports activities are equally essential for students. It has an excellent facility of indoor games like basketball, badminton and table-tennis, and outdoor games like Football, Volleyball and Cricket. Various sporting events are organized by different batches of students every year. Special cultural programs are organized around the year also which provide the students with an opportunity to perform stage programs like- drama, poetry, singing and dancing.
Exposure to real projects in the real working environment is essential for students before they complete their study and apply for jobs. Hence, industrial relations are essential to impart what students are really required to do. GCES has very good relationship with IT industry as a result of which students can have access to the industrial exposure and experiences. Experts from those companies/industries make regular visits to the college for the special workshops/training/seminars.
For Bachelors of Computer Engineering/ Bachelor of Software Engineering programs:
Students should have scored minimum of "C" Grade in all subjects in 10+2 (Secondary Level) or students who have passed I.Sc. or 10+2 (Science), or I.E. or equivalent 2nd division or above from University or boards recognized by Pokhara University are eligible to apply.
For Master of Science in Information System Engineering (M.Sc. ISE) program:
Students who have passed Bachelors of Engineering degree in Software Engineering/Computer Engineering/ Electronics and Communication/ Information Technology/ Electrical and Electronics Engineering or equivalent with minimum of 2.0 CGPA or equivalent will be eligible to apply.
Being a non profit organization, Gandaki College of Engineering and Science (GCES) supports academically bright and needy students with financial assistance to students. Scholarships are awarded to academically bright, economically disadvantaged, but intelligent and self-motivated students. These scholarships are provided primarily after an evaluation of students’ previous academic records and their financial needs as assessed by the scholarship committee.
GCES provides scholarships on both undergraduate and graduate level as per government rule, and these scholarship students are selected by the Pokhara University.
GCES provides scholarships to the academically bright and needy students with some financial assistance. These scholarships are awarded to the academically bright, economically disadvantaged, intelligent and self-motivated students, and are reviewed in each semester.
Every year, entrance examination topper students, and semester topper students are awarded with scholarships according to college rules and regulations.