With the objective of providing better education opportunity for the people of Dharmapuri District, an educationally backward area mostly consisting of villages, The Government of Tamil Nadu permitted the starting of a new Government Engineering College in Bargur from the year 1994-95 in Dharmapuri District G.O. Ms 380 / Est / dated 12.05.1994, then subsequently bifurcated Krishnagiri District.
Government college of Engineering Bargur carved into existence on this red-lettered day. With motto of "Growth and Commitment through Excellence", This college has catered to the aspirational requirements of the many enthusiastic engineering students.
The college is successfully pursuing its mission of professionalizing Indian Engineering through innovative teaching, infrastructure and management. Besides promoting research and disseminating knowledge gained , it fosters cooperation between the academic and industrial communities. Regarded as the sole government engineering institution, this college has always equipped itself with the modern trends in the run for becoming a premier institution in the nearer future. The college has been approved by the AICTE (Letter No: 32- 50/IT/RC-94 dated 17.08.1994) and students intake is purely based on TNPCEE.
The College started functioning from 09-11-94 at the Govt. Polytechnic Campus, Krishnagiri as a temporary measure and admitted students for EEE and ECE branches only. College was moved from to its present campus in July 2000 when Prof Jameel was Principal i/c.
The expert committee appointed by the Madras University visited the college on 08-05- 95 for extending the affiliation. The college got affiliated to the Anna University, Chennai from the year 2001 onwards. Part time BE course was started in EEE branch in the year of 2002. The computer Science and Engineering Branch was started from 2004. From the year 2007 Onwards the College is affiliated to Anna University, Coimbatore. The Mechanical Engineering Branch was started from 2009.
50 acres of land in Madepalli Village, near Bargur was acquired for the construction of New Buildings.
A sum of Rs.7.85crores has been spent for the construction of:
1. Administrative Building.
2. Electrical and Electronics Block.
3. Electronics and Communication Block.
4. Hostels for Boys and Girls.
5. Mechanical Engineering Block.
6. Electronics and Instrumentation & Computer Science engineering Block.
7. Additional Boys Hostel.
8. Library Block.
The college started functioning at the premises near Madepalli village, with effect from 5-7- 2000. It is situated on NH-46, 13 kilometres from Krishnagiri and 3km from Bargur.