The Planning Commission approved the establishment of three Technical Institutions
for Women in the Chennai state
during the Third Five Year Plan period in G.O. Ms. No.1957 education, dated 9th June 1962.
The Government decided to start a Women's Polytechnic in the Madras City during 1962-63 in the public sector. This
was an important event in the history of technical education as it opened up for Women new vistas which had hitherto been the domain of men. The first Women's Polytechnic was started in Chennai on 6th September 1962 with an annual intake of 100. The present intake is 210.
Initially the Polytechnic was temporarily housed in the Old Civil Jail Buildings at Broadway. In July 1963 the Institute was shifted to the "Bridge House" at Adyar to cope with the increase in
strength of the classes during its second academic year.
The hostel was started for 35 students in a private building at Kasturibai Nagar in June 1963. In July 1964 the polytechnic was once again shifted to the campus of the Central Institutes of Technology and the hostel was located at
"Bridge House" where more students could be provided with accommodation.
The Polytechnic has been functioning in its own buildings in the Central Institutes of Technology Campus at Adyar since June 1966. Besides Class rooms and Laboratories, the building houses the administrative office, a library, an open-air theatre,
a Production Centre for the Department of Costume Designing and Dress Making and an Auditorium.
is a project polytechnic under CIICP for the past 10 years and
the 70% of our staff members have been well trained and are
exposed to strategic planning & other developmental activities.
Also in the process of planning and implementing developmental
activities of our institution, our focus is on Quality and
Customer Satisfaction. The curriculum is need and competency
based and revised periodically according to the needs of the
industries. Hence the alumni of the Institution are well
received by the employers and the institution has a fine
reputation in the community too. Hence the alumni of the
Institution are well received by the employers and the
institution has a fine reputation in the community too. Hence
our institution with its autonomous status and ISO Certification
is well prepared for to embark on new ventures. The dynamic
leadership combined with team spirit, will help the institution
to reach great heights.
The hostel for the students is situated in the Campus itself with all amenities. The area of the Campus is 7.589 hectares.
On 18th January 2001 the Institution has been granted the licence for Quality Systems Certification by the Bureau of Indian Standards.