Government Engineering College, Modasa was established in 1984 under theDirectorate of Technical Education, Gujarat State, Gandhinagar in North Gujarat region with a view to spread out technical education in the region and hence promote industrial development. The institute was affiliated with Hemchandracharaya North Gujarat University (HNGU), Patan from 1984 to 2007. The institute is affiliated to Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad from 2008. It is recognized by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi.
The institute was started with two under graduate courses, with an intake of 60 each. At present it runs seven under graduate courses and two post graduate courses. Each department has well established laboratories, computer centers and well qualified staff.
The institute is situated at a distance of about 100 km. towards North of Ahmadabad on Modasa-Shamalaji State Highway on the outskirts of Modasa town, the district Headquarter of Aravalli district. The college is connected by state and national Highway with Ahmadabad, Himatnagar, Baroda, and Udaipur. The campus is spread over more than 216 Acres of land having natural aesthetics and topographical surroundings.