Prof. Bhaskar J. Iyer

“Excellence happens not by accident; it is a process… .”

A P J Abdul Kalam

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world….”

Nelson Mandela

Government Polytechnic – Ahmedabad (GPA), established in 1957, is one of the pioneer institutes in Diploma Engineering Education in the state of Gujarat. The institute offers 3 year diploma courses in 13 different branches under Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) and is affiliated with Gujarat Technological University (GTU). The institute is located in the heart of the World Heritage city of Ahmedabad and has been for years, the first choice among students for their admission.

In the current scenario, industrial development has improved our standard of life and livelihood both. The predominant reason for this attainment can be attributed to such educational institutions like ours, which have raised the quality of professionals. However, the industrial setup being dynamic, has high expectations from educational organizations when it comes to knowledge, skill and its application for problem solving with an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility among students. Whereas our society also has great expectations of its own like role of educational institutions to further the knowledge of the community and to encourage and develop scholarship and learning.

Our institute has highly qualified, self-motivated and knowledgeable faculty members in each department. It has developed an inherent culture of achieving excellence in academics and innovation with one of the highest number of Proof of Concepts (PoCs) under Gujarat Govt’s Student Startup and Innovation Policy (SSIP 1.0 & 2.0) among Government Polytechnic institutes of the state. In May 2021, four diploma programmes got NBA Accreditation for 3 years till 30th June 2024. These diploma programmes are Computer Engg, Civil Engg, Electronics & Communication Engg and Mechanical Engg. Thus, our diploma engineeringinstitute has consistently strived for excellence both in academics as well as research too.

Our institute’s major focus and concern have always been our students and we strive to impart the best knowledge in respective fields for promoting and pursuing multidisciplinary diploma engineering in the most disciplined manner. Every student of our institute has been amongst some of the best talents of our vibrant state of Gujarat. Many of our alumnae have established themselves as entrepreneurs while some have continued higher studies with well-known institutes both in India as well as abroad. Thus they have carved a niche for themselves in various technical fields throughout our state, our nation and even abroad.

As the head of my institute, I am proud to say that our institute’s professionals/alumnae have consistently lived up to such expectations of both industry and society, since its inception and will continue to do so in future too.

Late Shri Abdul Kalam believed that excellence is a process and that students play a significant role to transform India into a developing country.I extend my best wishes to all staff members and students of GPA for their endeavour to achieve global standards of education and make us all proudby contributing to nation-building.I also extend my best wishes to both faculty members of both Automobile and IC Engg programmes for getting NBA Accreditation during this year itself. Just like the great Nelson Mandela did, we too, at GPA, believe that education is the most powerful weapon which we can use to change the world and thus make it a better place to live in.

I express my sincere gratitude to all our stakeholders for their continued support, cooperation and active involvement to make GPA a citadel of Technical Learning.


Prof. Bhaskar J. Iyer
Government Polytechnic Ahmedabad