GPK-Government Polytechnic Kohima

Brief History

Government Polytechnic Kohima, formerly known as Women Polytechnic Kohima, was established in the year 1994. During the early 1980s, the Government of Nagaland felt the need to establish a polytechnic in the State Capital and thus approval of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) was obtained in 1984 to set up a polytechnic which would offer diploma courses such as: Secretarial Practice & Stenography, Electronics & Electrical Engineering and Pharmacy. However, it was not until a decade later that the Women Polytechnic Kohima was actually established and started to function as an educational Institution.
The first academic session started in July 1994. It was a modest beginning with 16 (Sixteen) girl students, 5 (five) Lecturers on part-time basis and 1 (One) Lecturer on contractual basis. The maiden academic session started with just one diploma course in “Modern Office Management” which was renamed as “Modern Office Practice” in 1996.
The World Bank Assisted Third Technician Education Project came to the North Eastern states of India in 2002. Under this Project, the Institute’s humble infrastructures were renovated and strengthened, and 2 (two) more diploma courses, namely: “Computer Application” (in the year 2002) and “Fashion Technology” ( in the year 2004) were introduced. At the same time, the name of the Institute was changed from Women Polytechnic Kohima to Government Polytechnic Kohima – thus becoming a co-educational Institute. Civil Engineering diploma course was introduced in the Institute in the year 2015.


# Year Principal
1 1992-1993 N.K. Das
2 1994-1998 Dr. R.S Limboo
3 1998-2002 Dr. P. Kilemlsungla
4 2002-2004 Rev. Dr. Imchayanger
5 2004-2008 Athili Kathipri
6 2008-2012 Er. Arjun Singh
7 2012-2014 Er. Razou vizo
8 2014(July-August) Er. Longmetang
9 2014-2017 Er. Vipulhou Lhoungu
10 2017-till date Er. Keyiekhru Rhutso
GPK-Government Polytechnic Kohima