Govt. Polytechnic for Women, Kandaghat is the only polytechnic for women in the state of H.P.and was established in 1984. The main stress is to provide our society with quality technical education to women so that it can contribute towards the industrial development in the northern region. The Polytechnic has undergone a massive modernization and computerization under the World Bank assisted project and TEQIP project for technical education.
All courses are approved by the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE). The H.P.Takniki Shiksha Board, Dharmshala is the examination conducting body and conducts Polytechnic Admission Test (PAT) for admission to the Polytechnics in the state.
This Polytechnic,is situated on NH-22 (Shimla-Kalka highway) and is 30 KM from Shimla and 90 KM from Chandigarh. The Institute can also be reached by weekly Delhi-Shimla flight as well as through narrow gauge run Kalka-Shimla train connected to Delhi-Kalka Shatabadi Express.
The campus is spread over a land of 6.40-acres. The Institute has spacious,ventilated and well furnished lecture halls, well equipped labs and workshops. There are three girls hostel in the campus. Campus is fully residential and has all ameneties. The institute has dedicated and experienced faculty. The campus is spread over lush green land and surrounded by beautiful hills having good climate throughout the year. The environment is ideally suited for teaching- learning. The lush green campus and trees on the sides of our thoroughfare lend an enchanting view to the onlookers.