Government Polytechnic, Kolhapur was established in 1961 with Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Diploma Programmes. Started in a small rented building, the Institute was soon Shifted to its independent campus of about 12 hectors covering academic building and hostels. At present,the Institute offers Diploma programmes in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering,Industrial Electronics, Sugar Manufacturing, Information Technology, Metallurgy and Electronics and Telecommunication. The Institute has the privilege of being the First Academically Autonomous Government Polytechnic in the state. Being rich with faculty of high qualifications, modernized laboratories and infrastructure, the Institute has progressed serving the industry and society. The alumni either proceed for higher education or get employed in renowned industries through regular campus interviews organized by the Training and Placement Cell of the Institute. As a National level appreciation of education of the Institute, four programmes were awarded 3 years accreditation by National Board of Accreditation (NBA), New Delhi in December 2003. Committed to the noble mission of developing technicians of high standards of excellence, the Institute is crossing broader and newer horizons of progress keeping pace with the changing global world.