Government Engineering College Barton Hill since its inception in January 2005 has shown valor in every stage of its existence, one better than the next. IEEE Student Branch of Government Engineering College Barton Hill is the spin-off of integrated efforts by a diligent and lively crew. The zealousness with which our members engage in various events is stupendous. We have unfailingly generated prominent professionals, widely appreciated and known for their contributions to various tech spheres. Our Student branch has come a long way off and we are certain to accomplish many more milestones ahead.

Here, at IEEE SB GECBH we have a pulsating and vibrant group of young professionals to boast of, who are constantly striving towards transformation and upheaval in the field of technology. We are consistently working to unveil innovative events and workshops to benefit all, to strengthen the technical, interpersonal and networking skills of all involved. Moreover, we try our utmost to ensure that our work benefits the society, holding close to heart one of the main ideals fostered by IEEE. To be a part of this dynamic community will truly prove an enlightening experience to every technophile out there.



Technical Empowerment

To quench the technical thirst in students and make them technically strong

Skill Development

To produce job-ready individuals with versatile skills

Contribute To Science

To contribute to the scientific community through innovations and research

Humanitarian Activities

To promote innovations and activities that benefit humanity which in turn contributes to the vision of IEEE

Joy of Volunteering

To promote volunteering among the community and bring in more volunteers for the betterment of the future

Ethical and Righteous

At the end of the day make sure the community paves the way to ethical leaders and professionals



IEEE Women in Engineering Affinity Group

IEEE Robotics and Automation Society

IEEE Computer Society

IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society

IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society

IEEE Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology



  • Project Candela – Our team built low -cost, waterproof LED lamps designed to last for more than 15 hours in the 2018 floods that hit Kerala. The lamps were disturbed in flood affected areas, and the timely intervention was widely recognized by Government Authorities.
  • Sanitizer Dispensing Unit Installation Project – Our team developed foot-operated (mechanical) as well as automatic sanitizer dispensing units, as part of our COVID project. The quality and durability of the units ensured its distribution to prominent points in the city, such as Office of Assistant Commissioner of Police, ANERT, Directorate of Urban affairs and SBI Nanthencode.
  • Darrel Chong Student Activity Award – IEEE SB GECBH won the Darrel Chong Student Activity Award in the Bronze Category for its technical flagship event, 42, hosted in collaboration with all the technical societies of the college. The event comprised more than 15 technical events, talks, webinars and projects, and was a massive success.
  • Best Emerging SBC Award at AKCSSC20 – IEEE CS SBC GECBH won the Best Emerging SBC Award at the IEEE All Kerala Computer Society Convention 2020, for their innovative ideas, valiant efforts and novel events. The SBC has been winning the award consecutively for the past 2 years.
  • Our fellow team member, Ms. Sivada M.S. has been selected to the Women in Microwave Subcommittee of IEEE WIE as the representative of India.
  • Our current Vice Chairman, Gokul C.M., has been selected as Industry Relations Lead, Student Co-ordination Team, IEEE India Council.
  •  We also have 12 of our team members holding key positions in various sections, hubs and affinity groups of IEEE across Kerala.
  • IEEE SB GECBH won the Best Student Branch Award (2017) instituted by IEEE Kerala Section at Annual General Meeting 2018.
  • Completed 15 years of volunteering since inception in 2005.
  • Winner @AISYWLC Got Talent conducted by IEEE India Council  Abirami Chandramouli & Thaniya B Nair.
  • Runner Up @ IEEE R10 SYWLC 2020 Virtual Nethack Contest – Adhithyaa G.
  •  25+ winners in various competitions conducted as part of TechX by IEEE Travancore Hub.
  • Organised more than 100 events in a single year with most number of collaborations (21) with other organisations (300% increase).
  • Successfully hosted the All Kerala APS Students Conclave (AKAPSSC) 2020 that saw a participation of 450+ students.
  •  Inauguration of Microwave Theory & Techniques Society (MTTS) & L4 DLP.
  • Achieved a cumulative participation of more than 10,000 for different events conducted in the year.
  • Achieved a retention rate of more than 70% (31% increase).

Total Strength: 246
Males: 123 | Females: 123

(as of March 29, 2021)

Prof. Josna V R

Branch Counselor

"The IEEE Student Branch of GEC Barton Hill Trivandrum has proudly made its mark on all realms of the IEEE community and beyond. With its increasing member strength, event number and quality, the SB showcases the spirit and determination of every volunteer, and every member who contributes to the development of the Student Branch. With a laudable reputation constructed throughout the global IEEE community, this Student Branch stands out in every aspect. It has always and continues to produce quality workshops, talks and industrial visits, staying true to mottos of the technical organization. Beyond the technical domain, the Student Branch's contributions through humanitarian activities via our IEEE SIGHT Chapter also promotes the vision of IEEE. It brings great pleasure to witness the stellar contributions put forth by each member. I am proud to be the Counselor of this Student Branch."

Goutham Rajesh


The IEEE Student Branch at Government Engineering College Barton Hill is dedicated to fostering a vibrant and engaging environment for its members. Through a well-rounded approach, the branch seeks to enrich the academic journey of its students by offering a diverse range of technical and non-technical activities. These encompass peer-to-peer mentoring, technical workshops, and informative talks aimed at enhancing technical proficiency and promoting STEM initiatives. Our objectives extend beyond the confines of the campus as we strive to bridge the gap between academia and industry through initiatives like the Student Transition Elevation Partnership (STEP) and Student Professional Awareness Activities (SPAA). We also endeavour to facilitate continuous growth among our Executive Committee Office Bearers by providing avenues for technical upskilling.

Furthermore, our commitment to community extends to humanitarian projects under the IEEE Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT) Chapter. Our members actively participate in events organised by higher IEEE Organisational Units and organise Distinguished Lecture Programs to facilitate meaningful connections between students and industry experts. Through these collaborative efforts, industry partnerships, and a steadfast commitment to quality education, we aspire to provide our members with diverse experiences, project-based outcomes, global exposure, and opportunities for scholarships and awards. In doing so, we aim to empower the next generation of engineers and leaders.