Technical Education of Goa, prior to 1963, was under the Department of Technical Education, Portugal, in Portuguese medium. The Institution was known as “Scola de Industrial e Commercial” Certificate Courses were conducted in different vocations.
After the liberation of Goa in 1961, Technical Education developed rapidly and trained the following manpower:
- Skilled worker/Craftsmen
Government Polytechnic, Panaji, was started in August,1963. The ‘Institute of Escola de Industrial e Commercial’ was upgraded to the Polytechnic status. The Institute started with three branches namely Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering with 40 seats each. The Institute was shifted to the spacious campus at Altinho in 1968.