Gaya College of Engineering is situated on the place of Lord Mahatma Buddha. It is one of the fast growing technical institutions in the country. It began its journey in 2008 getting inaugurated by the then Chief Minister of Bihar Er. Nitish Kumar. It is a fully Government Engineering College managed by Govt. of Bihar under administrative control of 'Department of Science and Technology, Government of Bihar'. The college is AICTE approved and is affiliated to the Aryabhatta Knowledge University, Patna. GCE presently offers under graduate (UG) courses in four streams of engineering and also some vocational courses for employment generation.
It was formerly named 'Magadh Engineering College (MEC)' from 1980 to 1994; now it is a public institute under name 'Gaya College of Engineering (GCE)'. Since inception, GCE is dedicated to the objectives of creating highly trained professional manpower in various disciplines of Engineering, Technology and Social Science. The campus is situated at Bihar State Highway-4 Shrikrishnanagar locality near Nau Mile on the outskirts of Gaya district, about ten km from the main town. The college is spread over 87 acres. There are four academic buildings, two workshop and three hostels for 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students. The area is lush green and free from pollution. Canteen and tea shop for providing food during lunch hours and all round activities is also available for day scholars. A branch of Madhya Bihar Gramin Bank is Functional here serving needs of all students.