Govt. Polytechnic - Hamirpur was established in 1963 to impart technical training leading to diploma level certificate. Initially, three diploma courses viz. Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering, were offered by the polytechnic. Subsequently, Diploma in Computer Engineering and Diploma in Information Technology were introduced in 2000 and 2001 respectively.
The institute is located near Hamirpur town on N.H. 88 sprawling in an area of approximately 13 Hectares.
Govt. Polytechnic - Hamirpur is arguably among the best polytechnics of Himachal Pradesh. The institute is equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories and workshops, spacious and well-ventilated classrooms, playground, hostels, residences, bank, post office, canteen, and guest house etc.
A well-designed curriculum is implemented by a team of well-qualified and experienced faculty according to a pre-planned schedule. H.P. Takniki Shiksha Board conducts the examinations of all the courses run by the institute and awards the diploma to the students on successful completion of the course. Frequent house tests, class tests, quizzes, seminars, and projects are carried out for comprehensive and continuous evaluation of the students.