Government College of Engineering and Leather Technology is one of the pioneering Engineering College of our Country established by British Raj in the on 11th Day of March in the year 1919, just after the World War–I. The historical perspective has been dealt in the History section of this web site. This Government Institute is under the administrative control of the Directorate of Technical education West Bengal and Department of Higher Education of the Government of West Bengal. Since the inception its focus was on the teaching & research in Leather Technology & Footwear & Leather goods making, assistance to Industries and also to provide training and organize seminar/workshop to disseminate the knowledge to the stake holders. There was a gradual change in morphology of this college since 2000 when B. Tech course in Information Technology was offered by this Institute. In 2001 again another B. Tech Course in Computer Science & Engineering was offered. Keeping pace with horizontal expansion, in 2005 we looked into vertical expansion by introducing M. Tech programme in Leather Technology.
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