Govt. of Goa established Government Polytechnic Curchorem with the intention of spreading Technical Education to the rural areas on 16th August 1996 at Cada Complex, Amona, as its temporary premises with the introduction of the course Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. The college comprised of 03 sheds belonging to the irrigation department. From these humble beginnings the college is imparting valuable education to all those who cross it’s threshold.
The first permanent appointments in the form of the Ex-Principal Dr. A. R. Naik (1997-1999), Ex-Principal Shri. Vivek B. Kamat (1999-2005), In-charge Principal, Shri. Ajit M. Gaonkar(2005-2018), H.O.D. Mechanical Engineering, Luis Fernandes, Lecturers – Mrs. Nisha Amonkar, Mrs. Classie Monteiro, Mrs. Preetha Rao, Mrs. Sharon Fernandes, Mr. Cruz D’Souza, Mrs. Sangita Kamat, Mrs. Padmaja Salkar and Mr. Michael D’Souza, Instructors- Mr. Sanjay Naik, Nilesh M. Jadhav and Shashikant D. Chari pioneered in giving shape to this dream. They were ably supported by the Administrative staff – Peter Gomes, Santan Cardoz, Vrunda Kamat, Maria D’Costa, Denvil Periera, Anand Gaonkar, Jose D’Costa, Vishnu Naik & Sunanda Navelkar.
The fledgling polytechnic had many teething problems. Initially, staff and students had to visit far off Institutes like Govt. Polytechnic Panaji, Bicholim, I.T.I. Canacona, ISBT-Vasco and Agnel Polytechnic-Verna to do practicals till Physics, Chemistry, Applied Mechanics & workshop laboratories were temporarily set up in the old campus.
The Constitution of students Council was written by Shri. Michael M. D’Souza, edited by lecturer Ms. Sharon Fernandes, in-charge of students’ activities and approved by the students’ council 1999. In June 1999 for the first time the students’ body was voted with use of Voting Machines.In the academic year 1998-99, Diploma in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning was introduced with 20 seats.
As there was no proper infrastructure, the first step towards constructing the Polytechnic was taken by acquiring a plot of land admeasuring 85000sq.mtr. at Cacora, Curchorem. The Foundation Stone was laid on 19th April, 2001, by the then Hon. Chief Minister of Goa & Hon. Minister for Law. taking around a year for completion for the first phase. With further development, the building now houses class rooms, drawing halls, Work shop, computer center, library and office spaces.
Government Polytechnic Curchorem offers Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Diploma in Computer Engineering, Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with AICTE approval for 60, 40 and 40 seats respectively for each.