HISTORY OF THE
G. B. Pant Polytechnic
was established in 1961. It was named after Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant, a
renowned freedom fighter and an able administrator. This Polytechnic flaunts
its name in the international arena by being the biggest Polytechnic in Asia.
The institute is housed in a plot of area of more than 13 acres. It is self
dependent as it consists of spacious Academic Complex, cosy Residential
Complex, Library, Workshops and lush green playgrounds.
The institute was
started with three conventional branches of engineering diploma courses (three
years duration) i.e. Electrical Engg, Mechanical Engg & Civil Engg in 1961.
Later on, in 1966 diploma course in Automobile Engg course was added followed
by Production Engg in 1979. In 1972, the Post Diploma Course in Refrigeration
& Air-Conditioning of 1 ½ years duration was introduced followed by
Part-Time evening diploma courses of four years duration in Electrical,
Mechanical and Civil Engineering to provide continuing education to the in
service ITI passed students who are unable to join full-time day diploma
courses but still wish to upgrade their knowledge and skills.
G. B. Pant Polytechnic,
Okhla Phase III, New Delhi-110020, is located in the Okhla Industrial Estate
near Nehru Place in South Delhi. A number of buses plied by DTC like route
number 433, 480, 47, 429 etc, and ‘Bahri Mudrika’ connecting the different
parts of the city, the nearest bus stop is Chandiwala Estate or Govindpuri
Metro Station. The institute is also connected to Badarpur-Central Secretariat
Metro services. The nearest metro station is Govinpuri Metro Station.