Government College of Engineering, Salem-11, was started during the Third Five-year plan in the year 1966 due to the dream and vision of many leaders like Shri.K.Kamaraj, Shri. C. Vijayaraghavachariar and Shri.C.N.Annadurai who sought to introduce technical education in Tamil Nadu and is located on a 162 hectares site surrounded by hills under the initiation of a Legend Padmashree Muthaiyan. This was then the Third Engineering Institution in Tamil Nadu. The college is a Regional Centre for Anna University for Ph.D., and M.S., programs. The college is the Zonal Office for the conduct of Anna University Examination in the 45 colleges belonging to this Zone. Our Institution is one of the eleven technical Institution in Tamil Nadu selected for World Bank Financial Assistance under Technical Education. Since its inception, the college has striven incessantly to provide quality education and to produce skilled, knowledgeable engineers. This institution provides six UG courses and five PG courses, accredited by National Board of Accreditation. The institution is selected for World Bank financial assistance under Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme(TEQIP) Phase I,II & III to a total fund of Rs.30crores.