Government College Engineering (GCE), Keonjhar came into existence in the year 2006 as a constituent college of Biju Pattnaik University of Technology (BPUT),Odisha. Presently, this college is one of the premier technical institute in the state and is funded by the government of Odisha. The main objective of the institution is to produce quality technocrats in various streams. Government of Odisha has recognized this institution as a leading institution of repute and has a plan to develop it as a centre of excellence. At present, the campus consists of four number of institutional academic block and a workshop block. As the architectural plan suggests, one more academic blocks, halls of residence, staff quarters, Administrative Block, parks and playgrounds will be developed in subsequent phases of construction.
The present campus of Government College of Engineering ,Keonjhar is located in the beauties of rich green Keonjhar district. The institute has it sprawling campus of over 45 acres at the foothills of mountain near Judia ghat amidst sylvan surrounding in the outskirts of Keonjhar city with NH no.6 & NH no.215 running along its two sides .Centrally located with many cities & industries of importance the college is well connected in roads with Bhubaneswar (217 km) ,Cuttack(185 km),Rourkela (210 km),Sambalpur (230 km), mining hub Barbil (70 km),Jamshedpur (174 km),Kolkata (354 km). Nearest railways station is Kendujhargarh (5 km) & nearest airport is Bhubaneswar (240 km).The districts is blessed with rich mineral resources, lush green forest, natural landscapes, beautiful waterfall and rich biodiversity. The area is spiked with hills and ridges and dimpled with verdant valleys.