Govind Ballabh Pant Engineering College, Pauri (Garhwal) is an Engineering Institute established by the Government of Uttar Pradesh in 1989 for imparting Engineering Education and promoting technological environment of Garhwal region, the state and country. It started its first academic session from 1991-92 with a limited intake. The College is affiliated to Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehradun, with effect from batch 2006-07, onwards.
The institute has always been in tune to the practical problems and priorities of present scenario of the world. And as a panacea, it aims at shaping engineers, whose number can be at par with their counter parts anywhere in the country. Our students have gone on to make a mark for themselves in top notch companies in India & abroad, while other have persuaded academics in reputed institutes and Universities in India, America & other countries. Presently,the institute is an Autonomous Institute of the Government of Uttarakhand and affiliated to the Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehradun since academic year 2006-07.
The College is located in hilly terrain of Garhwal Himalayas at an altitude of about 1650 meters providing excellent panorama of natural beauty. Pauri is the divisional headquarters of Garhwal region and is well connected through roads with nearest railway stations Nazibabad and Haridwar of Northern Railway. The campus is a sprawling over 169 acres of land with thick green forest. The institute is situated near village Ghurdauri, about 13 Km from Pauri city on Pauri Devprayag road in district of Pauri Garhwal. The climate at Pauri and college campus is cold and pleasant for most of the year, except from mid December to February when it becomes freeze cold and chilly. The nearest airport is Jolly Grant (Dehradun). State and private transport buses ply on Najibabad – Kotdwara-Pauri and Hardwar - Rishikesh - Devprayag-Pauri routes. The journey by road from Najibabad/ Hardwar to Pauri takes about 4-5 hours on hilly track. From Pauri, one can travel either by bus or taxi, running from Pauri to Ghurdauri. Strategic location of the campus amidst the salubrious environment and the symbiotic connections with the nature together make it an ideal place for seriously inclined learner.
The College has been planned as residential one and in accordance with this policy has Five Boys hostels viz. Kedar, Neelkanth, Alakananda, Trishul and Kailash and two Girls Hostels namely Raman Girls Hostel and Visvesvaraya Girls Hostel. Facility for hostel accommodation is available for all the students. Wardens of the hostels are the executive heads in all the matters concerning the management of the hostel assisted by Asst. Warden under the guidance of Principal. For the smooth running of Hostel and Mess, there is a committee nominated by Warden & Asst. Warden. Each student will be provided with a cot, a study table and a chair. All the registered students are required to stay in the hostel and not to leave the hostel without prior permission of the warden. There is mess for students in all the hostels, which is managed by Mess Committee. Mess is compulsory for all the inmates of the hostel.