Gurukula Kangri Vs Graphic Era for Engineering UG Courses in Uttarakhand

Choosing the right institute is not an easy task. Several things should be considered while choosing an institute. In Uttarakhand, some top-rated institutes are quite popular for engineering courses. Graphic Era (Deemed to be University) and Gurukula Kangri (Deemed to be University) are the two names that come to mind while thinking about engineering colleges in Uttarakhand. This article provides a detailed account of institutes that can help you in selecting the best college for you.

There are several institutions and colleges in Uttarakhand for higher education, especially for engineering. Graphic Era (Deemed to be University) or GEU and Gurukula Kangri (Deemed to be University) or GKV are among the best colleges for engineering in Uttarakhand. These colleges and institutes have some distinctive features based on that a student can decide their goal and land on a conclusion.

1. Graphic Era University

Graphic Era University in Dehradun, State of Uttarakhand, spread over an area of 25 acres, is a higher education institute. Graphic Era Institute was founded by Prof. (Dr.) Kamal Ghanshala in 1996 with a vision to develop an institution for quality and holistic education. Institute got the recognition of Deemed to be University under Section 3 of the UGC Act (1956) in 2008. In 2015 Graphic Era University was accredited by NAAC with a grade of 'A'. The institute offers several courses in arts, science, engineering and business such as B.A., M.A., B.Sc., M.Sc., B.Com, M.Com. B.Tech., M.Tech., B.B.A., M.B.A. and M.C.A. Besides, Ph.D. programmes in arts, science, engineering, computer application, business and management are also available.

Courses Offered by GEU

  • B.Tech Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)
  • B.Tech. Computer Science and Engineering Hindi (CSE)
  • B.Tech. Computer Science & Technology (CST)
  • B.Tech. in Computer Science & Technology (Hons.) (Specialization- Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence)
  • B.Tech. in Computer Science & Technology (Hons.) (Specialization- Cloud Computing)
  • B.Tech. Computer Engineering
  • B.Tech. in Computer Engineering (Hons.) (Specialization- Blockchain)
  • B.Tech. in Computer Engineering (Hons.) (Specialization- Cyber Security)
  • B.Tech. in Computer Engineering (Hons.) (Specialization- Information Security and Artificial Intelligence)
  • B.Tech. in Computer Engineering (Hons.) (Specialization- Artificial Intelligence and Robot Building)
  • B.Tech. in Computer Engineering (Hons.) (Specialization- Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence)
  • B.Tech. Artificial Intelligence & Data Science
  • B.Tech. Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
  • B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering
  • B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering Hindi
  • B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering Hons. (Robotics and Automation)
  • B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering Hons. (Automobile)
  • B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering (Hons) (Minor Specialization- Aerospace Engineering)
  • B.Tech, Mechanical Engineering (Hons) (Minor Specialization- Computer Science and Engineering)
  • B.Tech. Civil Engineering
  • B.Tech.(Hons.) Biotechnology with specialization in Computer Science & Biology
  • B.Tech. Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • B.Tech. Electronics and Communication Engineering Hindi
  • B.Tech. Electronics and Communication Engineering (Embedded Systems & Robotics)
  • B.Tech. Electronics and Communication Engineering (IoT)
  • B.Tech. Electrical Engineering
  • B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering (Minor specialization - Computer Engineering)
  • B.Tech. Petroleum Engineering
  • B.Tech. Biotechnology


Minimum eligibility for admission in B.Tech. at GEU is 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

Admission Process at GEU

For admission in the Engineering Bachelor's programme at GEU, the applicants must appear in the counselling /interview followed by a qualifying exam to complete the process of admission. Merit is prepared based on the % marks obtained in the 10+2 examination and JEE main score.

Campus Life and Academics

Campus life at GEU is amazing. The campus is located in a beautiful location at Dehradun. The whole campus is beautifully built, very clean and lush with gardens and greenery everywhere. It is safe and secure. Academic wise the institute is excellent. All the B.Tech. courses are good especially B.Tech. Computer Science. The curriculum is updated as per the recent advancements and easy to understand by the students. It is regularly updated as per the requirement of industries and make students industry-ready. Teachers focus on the practical aspects and students get real-life experience here at GEU. The quality of teaching is good and the teachers are well-qualified and experienced. Most of them are Ph.D. and experts in their fields. They are also with updated knowledge and well-versed with the new technology. Teachers are friendly, supportive and engage students in various activities. They also help students during exam preparation by providing notes and PDF copies of PowerPoint presentations. They always encourage students to do new things and helps them to solve their doubts and problems. They also interact with weaker students and encourage them to develop confidence in their studies. Apart from academics, several kinds of cultural events are organised on the university campus. "GRAFEST" is held twice a year.

College Infrastructure

The graphic era provides excellent infrastructure probably the best in the whole Dehradun. It is a huge and beautifully built campus that has almost all the necessary infrastructure, facilities and equipment required in a well-established campus. All classrooms are smart classrooms on the campus. Classrooms are big, well-ventilated and equipped with well-maintained smart boards and projectors. Washrooms are hygienic. The campus is fully wi-fi enabled so that students can do access the internet anytime and anywhere without any interruption. In whole campus sitting area has also been maintained here and there for students' comfort. For separate courses, separate buildings are there.

Hostel facility is available separately for both boys and girls students. Hostel rooms are big and clean. Neat and clean bathrooms are there in the hostel. Hostel mess is good to provide quality food. The canteen area is also hygienic. The hostel warden is strict with rules and regulations. Though hostel facility is there the students who want to take a rented accommodation, many cheaper PGs and flats are also available around the college. Gymnasiums are also in each hostel. Some other basic facilities like cafeteria, ice-cream parlours, small parks, gardens, medical facility/ dispensary, banks, parking area etc. are also present on campus.
Labs are equipped with all the necessary equipment and have the sitting capacity of more than 100 students. The college has one well-maintained big central library of 3 floors having many famous and popular books of national and international authors. It is highly maintained and always remain open.

As far as sports facilities are concerned, the institute has all almost all kinds of sports facilities like a basketball court, cricket ground and football ground etc. Indoor games facilities such as badminton, billiards, carrom, and table tennis are available.

The university also offers a transport facility. College buses for specified locations within Dehradun city are available for students and staff. For it, a nominal fee is added to the fee structure.

Placements Opportunities

Institute offers good placement opportunities especially in B.Tech Computer Science which is the most important feature of this institute. All most 85-90% of students get selection every year as the institute has tied up with several well-known companies. Every year many big companies come to recruit students at a very promising package. Some of them are Adobe, Amazon, Byjus, HDFC, HSBC, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Naukri.Com, Oberoi Hotel, Patanjali, Radisson, Reliance General Insurance, Sapient, SBI Life, SNS Design, TATA Consultancy Services, Tech Mahindra, Tommy Hilfiger, Vedantu, Vijaya bank, Webkul, Wipro, Yamaha Motors, Zee News, ZTE etc. The average salary package is 6 LPA, however, the highest salary package to date is around 50 LPA in B.Tech. Computer Science. The placement process is very simple and easy and teachers and other college staff also support a student. They have an active training and placement call for the smooth conduction of the placement drive. Overall it depends on the student's calibre and skills. If a student will work hard he/she will get a good placement very easily for sure. Apart from this institute also helps in getting a scholarship for higher studies from foreign universities.

Contact Details

Graphic Era (Deemed to be University)
Bell Road, Clement Town Dehradun, Uttarakhand
Telephone: +91-135-2643421, 2642727
Hostel Helpline Number: +917302000104

2. Gurukula Kangri (Deemed to be University)

Gurukula Kangri (Deemed to be University) or GKV is a public central deemed to be university and fully funded by UGC. The Faculty of Engineering & Technology (FET) was established in 2000. At that time, B. Tech. in Computer Science & Engineering was introduced with an intake capacity of 40 which was increased up to 60 in 2001. In the same year (2001), B.Tech. Electronics & Communication Engineering was started. While B.Tech. Electrical Engineering was introduced in 2002. In 2009, B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering was added.

Courses Offered by GKV


To be eligible for admission in B.Tech. at GKV, the candidate must have passed 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Biotechnology or Biology or Technical Vocational subject from any recognized Board or University of India or foreign country or as per eligibility decided by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) or Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB). Besides, he must have passed CRL/AIR of JEE Mains - 2020 conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), New Delhi.

Admission Procedure

Admission to the B.Tech. programme are made strictly following the rules and regulations made by C.S.A.B./JoSAA through CML/AIR of JEE Mains. The candidates who have been allotted seats through central counselling (JoSAA/CSAB) need to fill the application form online on along with a prescribed fee. Thereafter, a category-wise merit list shall be prepared and the candidates will have to appear in the counselling.

Campus Life and Academics

Campus life is cool at GKV. Teachers are highly qualified, knowledgeable, well-experienced in their respective fields. They provide quality teaching and support students. The course curriculum is updated regularly in the coordination of current industry demand, hence, prepare students for industry. Apart from the teachers, other staff and seniors are also very helpful and supportive.

College Infrastructure

The GKV campus is very huge with scenic beauty. It is quite as located in outskirts of the city. The infrastructure of the GKV is non-contemporary yet beautiful. There are lots of greenery, which is well-maintained. Classrooms are big, airy, and projectors are also available in some of the classrooms. Wi-fi facility is also available in hostels, computer centres and library. The library is available on the campus. It is not very big but contains books and journals that are required by the students. A large collection of books and lots of digital stuff are available in the library. Hence it is good as compared to other colleges/institutes in the region. Departmental libraries are also there.

Laboratories are well-equipped and have almost all the necessary equipment. Hostel facility for boys is available on the main campus of Gurukula Kangri and is clean and hygienic. There are 2 hostels available one for first-year students and the other for second, third & fourth-year students. Gym, mess, and medical facilities are also there in the hostel. Food quality that is served in the mess is above average and can be improved. 24 hrs electricity, wi-fi facility is available. For day scholars, a canteen facility is available. Mess and bus facilities are also available for the students availing the hostel facility. Apart from this, an auditorium facility for events and seminars, a guest room for visiting faculty and students are also there. The IT infrastructure of the institute is excellent.

The sports facility is also available for the students such as volleyball court, badminton court lawn tennis court and basketball court. Playing ground is also available for other games like cricket, football, kabaddi, etc. Institute also organise some sports events such as "Gurukul Premier League (GPL)" for cricket and "Engineers Super League (ESL)" for football etc. A techno-cultural fest "Jnanagni fest" is an annual cultural and technical event held at FET, in which many students participate. Student clubs are also there.

Placements Opportunities

Placements opportunities are also offered by the institute. Almost 40-50% of students get placement each year. But most of the candidates who try for on-campus placement get hired by recruiters. Companies that come to recruit students are mostly IT-based companies includes BHEL, TCS, Infosys, Cisco, Wipro, Tech Mahindra, IBM, Tata, etc. Hence, B.Tech. Computer Sciences and B.Tech Electronics and Communication students get placed easily. The average salary package is 3-4 LPA and the highest salary package is 10 LPA. The internship facility is also very limited in GVK. 30-40% of students are offered an internship. Internship opportunities are offered to the students from the first year. Some companies such as Bolt-IoT and Internshala, offer Internships to the students. However, students can apply for internships themselves. Scholarships are also available for students that are granted based on the government of the state from which students belong.

Contact Information

Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidayalaya
P.O Gurukula Kangri,

Reporting Address for Offline Classes:
Faculty of Engineering & Technology,
10 Km Haridwar – Delhi Marg (Near Shani Dev Mandir),
Shradhanandpuram, Bahadrabad – 249402,
Haridwar (U.K.)

For Query related to B.Tech
Phone: 07455025008
Official website:

Comparison between GKV & GEU

When we compare these universities, we can see that some of the specific features are there which make them unique. These features are:


Based on the above description, both colleges are having good infrastructural facilities, faculties, etc.

Course Curriculum

As per the reviews available online for courses of GEU, all the B.Tech courses are very good and especially B.Tech. Computer Science is excellent. While that of GKV, courses are also good.

Course Fee Structure

Gurukula Kangri (Deemed to be University) is a public central deemed to be a university and is fully funded by UGC while Graphic Era (Deemed to be University) is a private university. Hence, the Course fee at GKV is less to that of GEU. Fee structure of B.Tech. courses at GKV is Rs.92,050/- (including Rs.2000/- caution money) while at GEU course fee varies between Rs.1,64,600/- to Rs.2,84.400/- (excluding admission fee-Rs.10,000/- and caution money Rs.5000/-). However, GEU offers scholarships and discounts to the students so it is also affordable as the institute provides all facilities to the students hence, it seems value for money.

Hostel Facility

When we compare hostel facilities in both these institutes it can be inferred that the hostel facility of GEU are promising because they provide a hostel facility on the main campus. While that of GKV, it is available on the main campus of Gurukula Kangri for B.Tech. students against limited seats. At GEU, both types of AC and Non-AC rooms are available in hostel and hostel fees ranged from Rs.78,000 to Rs.1,30,000 per annum (including food) based on AC/Non-AC room and one-seater/two-seater/three-seater room. On the other hand, in the GKV hostel fee is Rs.12,000/- per annum and mess charges Rs.24,000/- per annum. Hostel fee structure shows that GKV is more affordable.

Transport Facility

The transportation fee levied by GEU is only Rs.2500 that is to be paid yearly. While at GKV the candidates will have to pay a fee of Rs.4000/- annually for transportation and this facility is only available for hostellers only.

Accreditation & NIRF Ranking

Graphic Era is a good university as it is NAAC-accredited and A grade university. Further, it is also better than GKVVK because of Its NIRF ranking. GEU placed at 75 ranks in engineering college while GKVdidn't gets any rank. GEU is also superior to GVK due to its placements records.

Co-Education System

A very important feature of GEU is that it has seats for both boys and girls while GKV engineering courses are for boys only.

Placement Opportunities

The most impressive feature of GEU is placement opportunities. It offers almost 90% placement opportunities to the students each year. While from GKV about 40-50% of students get placement.


Based on the above comparison, it can be inferred that GEU indeed has all the facilities and NIRF ranking and is the better option than GKV. But the candidates, who have a limited budget and want to get quality education at an affordable fee, can choose GKV also.


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