Government Polytechnic, Tumkur is a premier technical institution started in the year 1958. The foundation stone of the present building was laid by his Holiness Dr. Sree Sree Shivakumara Swamigalu of Sree Siddaganga Mutt, Tumkur, in 1960 and it was opening was done by Bharatha Rathna Jawaharlal Nehru, the then Prime Minister Of India on 15th July 1962.
The college is situated on the wonderful greenish campus of about 73 acres of land in the heart of the city of Tumkur and is about 3 km from bus stand and railway station.
This polytechnic is an associate institution of Director of Technical Education [DTE]. Government Polytechnic, Tumkur has sprayed dress code for individual branches. This is compulsory for practical classes. The overcoats are available in the college co-operative society at a reasonable price.
Government Polytechnic, Tumkur is currently being offered in the following departments.
Diploma in Computer Science Engineering
Diploma in Automobile Engineering
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
Diploma in Civil engineering
Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Diploma in Electronics & Communication Engineering
Diploma in Science
Government Polytechnic, Tumkur
Teaching Facilities The learning and teaching facilities in the college are excellent. Well-equipped classrooms, workshops, computer labs, library and learning centres ensure that our students study in a pleasant environment with up to date equipment and software.
Transport The campus being 3kms from the heart of Tumkur city. The city metropolitan transport service runs city buses from important areas of city to the college.
Parking There is excellent on-campus parking with entrances to general students and visitor car parks on the right and left of the main access road. Drivers are requested to follow the directional signs and observe all parking restrictions, designated and restricted parking areas and marked parking bays for disabled drivers. Permit parking regulations must be observed. Please observe that 10 mph speed limit and give way to pedestrians.
Infrastructure The infrastructure also includes a state of art air-conditioned computer laboratory with servers and internet facilities; and workstations have welding and smithy equipments that provide hands on experience to our engineering students. Apart from this, each department has its own discipline based laboratories for study and research.
First aid Several members of staff are trained in First Aid and there are two First Aid rooms – on the lower ground and first floors. If you are involved in an accident or incident, please report this to the General Office staff who will arrange for a First Aider to be contacted.
Hostel “A home away from home” is the concept of hostel in GPT. Hostel provide the best possible comfort needed for students. The number of students accommodated in a room depends on the semester. As the concentration and privacy required is more as a student progresses to final year accordingly the accommodation is provided. There are exclusive vegetarian and non-vegetarian mess facilities. The hostelites are provided sports, gymnasium and browsing facilities.
Playground A cricket field, tennis court, basketball and volleyball court exists in the campus, apart from a host of other facilities for indoor and outdoor games. Physical education teachers plan and execute selection and training of the right teams, demonstrate and share the intricacies to ensure that the games teach team building as much as derive satisfaction of achieving success on the field through skills and sweat.
Books & Stationery This is a one-stop shop- modern, stylish and convenient way of providing all the needs of students available at GPT Co-Operative Society Ltd. Quality products sourced mostly from direct manufacturing points, ensure good pricing as well.