Govt. Engineering College Trivandrum Alumni Association (GECTAA) was established in 2007 with the objective to enable seamless integration of the Alumni with the College to help advance the vision and mission objectives of the College. GECTAA serves as the venue for the alumnus to interact with the college and to contribute towards the development of the College.
Objectives of GECTAA include –
- To ensure maximum participation and involvement of the alumni in the growth of the College.
- To create and promote the goodwill of the college in all possible forums
- To help the placement unit of the college in ensuring higher placements for the students of the College.
- To conduct programs deemed necessary for the welfare of the alumni and the college students.
- To conduct programs or activities deemed necessary for the constructive involvement of the Alumnus of the College in the activities of the college.
All the college students who completes the full time BTech / MTech degree course from GECB is accorded the membership to GECTAA. All the members of GECTAA constitutes the General Body of GECTAA. GECTAA is governed by the Executive Council appointed by the General Body. Executive Council consists of 15 members including 5 office bearers – President, Vice President, General Secretary, Treasurer and Joint Secretary. Principal of GECB by virtue of the position is the President of GECTAA. Remaining office bearers and Executive Council Members are members of GECTAA appointed by the General Body. Apart from the alumni, Executive Council will also have a minimum of two faculty representatives in the Executive Council.
GECTAA conducts its activities in accordance with the strategic objectives of the college. Initiatives are categorized under three broad categories – Alumni Connect, Student enablement & Social Responsibility.
ACE (Assistance for Continued Education) scholarships are instituted for the benefit of the meritorious students who are financially backward. Nominations are sought from all eligible students and the scholarship is decided by the panel of experts. TK Divakaran Memorial Endowment is instituted by the fomer Principal, Prof. Sheela S, for the topper in Civil Engineering.
GECTAA partners with the College Career Guidance & Placement Unit towards the enablement of the students for career opportunities and higher education guidance. Soft skills sessions, Career guidance talks, Talks by Industry Experts, Experience Sharing session by eminent alumni, Training programs are a few such initiatives.
Every organization and individual needs to have a social commitment. This is the core message that is imparted by the college to all the students. In keeping with the spirit of the education received, GECTAA dedicates a significant focus to the social responsibility initatives as well. The key initiative undertaken by GECTAA is Rural Connect – Help & assistance to school students in the backward areas by enabling them with logistical support and guidance.