This college was started in October 1981 to fulfil the needs of the people of this region. Till then the youth of the southern districts had to go to Madurai and places farther away to pursue their engineering studies. Thus, with the starting of this college, one of the long felt expectations of the people of this area came to be fulfilled. This institution is ideally located in an extent of about 55 acres. It is about 1 km from Tirunelveli new bus stand. The college campus lies on the Tirunelveli - Trivandrum national highway.
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the government College of Engineering,Tirunelveli was formed in 1989. The Department offers B.E, M.E degrees. The Department has state of the art infrastructure and computing equipment supported by high speed Ethernet and wireless networks.The department is well equipped with excellent computing facilities, and has highly qualified faculty specialized in areas like Multimedia Communications, Wireless Networking, Image Processing, Data Mining,Software Engineering, etc.Visit us for more gcetly.ac.in