Joint Photo Session of Shri Purnendu Basu, Hon’ble MIC and Mr. P.D. Pradhan, IAS, Commissioner, TET &
SD Department and the staff members of Jalpaiguri Polytechnic Institute.



Mechanical Workshop visit by’ Shri Purnendu Basu, Hon’ble MIC, TET & SD Department
at Jalpaiguri Polytechnic Institute on July’2018



Inauguration of Ladies Hostel by Shri Purnendu Basu, Hon’ble MIC, TET & SD Department,
at Jalpaiguri Polytechnic Institute


From the Principal's desk

It is indeed a moment of great pleasure to prepare for a write-up for our website. Jalpaiguri Polytechnic Institute has traveled a long path since its inception in the year of 1950 and produced thousands of students spread all over the country. But as one grows it slows down and the same is true for an Institution also. To keep pace with time, introduction of new ideas and thoughts are must and that is why the endeavor has been taken to host this website.

History of JPI

Technical education was one of the foremost priorities in the education policy when the country was struggling to stand on its own feet after independence. After the partition of the country, north Bengal witnessed a huge influx of displaced people from across the border. It was felt at that time that technical education might partly address the problem of growing unemployment among the Diaspora. At the same time, the tea industry- a pivotal economic force at that time in this region- needed technical experts in good numbers. With such a backdrop, His Highness Dr. Kailash Nath Katzu, Governor of West Bengal on The 15th August 1950, inaugurated the Jalpaiguri Polytechnic Institute. Some of the prominent tea-tycoons at that time played active roles in establishing the Polytechnic.
The Polytechnic has the hostel facilities for both boys and girls. There are three numbers of hostel for boys and one for the girls – all are located within the Polytechnic campus ( see Campus Map).Each of the hostels is equipped with a kitchen, dining room, students’ ‘common room’ and a telephone connection. There is a steady demand of hostel rooms among the students who come from outside though some opt for group-stay in rented houses in the vicinity of Polytechnic campus. The details of the hostels along with the present occupancy are tabulated below.
The Community Polytechnic Cell attached with Jalpaiguri Polytechnic Institute was established on 01.12. 1987. It is a scheme of the Human Resource Development Govt. of India under the Directorate of Technical Education & Training Govt. of West Bengal and Monitored by Department of Community Development & Rural Technology, National Institute of Technical Teacher’s Training & Research Kolkata. The motto of this scheme is to develop manpower by imparting training program in different remote areas. Manpower development was started from September 1998 and continued up to 1989. It was restarted from March 1993 and continuing from that date.