In order to cater to the requirement of middle
level workers in the industry and the engineering sector, the first
Polytechnic was established in the State in the year 1958 at Srinagar.
In the year 1960 a similar polytechnic was established at Jammu.
With the growth in population and the economy,
it was felt that the participation of women in the labour and employment
sector was far from at par with men and need was felt to provide
exclusive training facilities for the Women. Thus, the first Women's
Polytechnic was established at Srinagar in 1986. A similar Polytechnic
was established at Jammu in 1988. Another Women's Polytechnic has
subsequently come up at Jammu in the private sector.
While the Govt. was attempting to consolidate the
technician training facilities in the state, as a significant development,
the Private Sector entered the training sphere in a big way. This
has given a tremendous boost to the area of technician training
and consequently sufficient facilities are available to the youth
for such trainings, within the state. It has also been thus possible
to diversify the areas of training, which will consequently increase
the employability of the youth at large.
As on the date, there are 12
Polytechnics functioning in the State.
Essentially, the Courses approved by the AICTE
are conducted in the Polytechnics of the State but for one Post-Diploma
Course in Rural Technology, which is of 2-year duration. All other
Diploma level Courses are of 3-year duration. To know about the
Courses conducted in the different Polytechnics of the State please
here to know about the number of seats available against respective
descipline in each Polytechnic Institute if the state of Jammu &