The Government Polytechnic ,Nagpur , was founded on July, 1914 . At its commencement the school had 16 students on roll. The institution has given to Engineering College presently known as V.N.I.T. Nagpur, as well as Govt. Medical College (GMC), Nagpur.
The total intake capacity of all programmes is 860 students (first shift 680 and second shift 180 ). the premises of this institute is spread over 22 acres of land with good infra-structure facilities like well equipped laboratories, Computer center, conference hall ,Audio-Visual Room, Community Hall, Gymnasium, Good play ground etc. Accommodation for 180 boys, 54 girls and 20 trainees is also available in the campus.
Govt of Maharashtra awarded academic autonomy to this institute in the year 1995. Staff development cell is established to organize training programmes for faculty members and supporting staff all over the state. Networking and Internet service, computerized Library services to staff and students are provided. Boys and Girls hostel is facilitated with Broadband internet.
The institute generates revenue every year ( around Rs.1.25 corer ) through Continuing Education Programmes, Consultancy, Testing, Hiring of facilities etc. and plans to enhance it in near future.
The World bank Assisted project was implemented at this institute from 1994 to 1999 for improvement of quality of technician education. Canada-India Institute Industry Linkage Project was implemented in the institute from 2000-2004.
The institute was awarded World bank assisted technical education quality improvement program (TEQIP) and received Rs. 2.55 corer for improvement of education, Networking of institute and services to community.
This institute received ISTE Monjee award for overall best performance in the year 1996 and best polytechnic award of Government of Maharashtra in the year 1997.
The institute is marching towards center of Excellence, which means performing high, offering academic service of excellent quality to both regular students as well as working personnel form industry.
Government Polytechnic, Nagpur is an other university. It is located at Near Mangalwari Bazar, Sadar, Nagpur in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. It offers the following educational courses, 1 unknown course, 1 Post 10th Diploma course.