Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College was established in the year 1961. This institute is the first engineering institute of the state. The college is affiliated to West Bengal University of Technology & is approved by AICTE. The college is situated at the outskirts of Jalpaiguri town & hence has a very cool enviornment to study. The college provides facilities like central library, computer labs, health care unit, gymnasium. There are 5 hostels in the campus to accomodate students. The institute is supported by a team of experienced faculty, skilled technical staff and excellent non-teaching staff. The College has excellent infrastructure which includes modern lecture halls with audio-visual aids.