About the Institute
Government Polytechnic at Bicholim started functioning as an independent Institute from the year 1992, prior to which the Department of Mining Engineering was functioning as a branch of Government Polytechnic Panaji, at Bicholim. Now this is a pioneering Institute of technology with spacious and beautiful campus at Mayem, Bicholim with good infrastructural facilities
- Public Information Officer : Mr. Ashish Prabhu, Lecturer in Mechanical Engg
- Assistant Public Information Officer : Mr.Rohan Naik, Lecturer in E & C Engineering
The citizens may obtain the required information from Information Officer during office hours on all working days.
Appellate authority : The Principal.
The Institute offers five Diploma Programmes of three years duration each viz.,
|Sr. No.||Course||Year of starting||Sanctioned Intake|
|1||Diploma in Mining Engineering||1992||20|
|2||Diploma in Mechanical Engineering||1992||–|
|3||Diploma in Civil Engineering||1996||30|
|4||Diploma in Electronic & Communication Engineering||1997||30|
|5||Diploma in Electrical Engineering||2006||30|
Presently the total strength of the students studying at the institute in various courses/programmes is approx 450(2009-2010). The Institute follows the service rules of the Government of Goa. The State Government has contributed in providing necessary infrastructure to the institute. It has a well equipped labs and work shop with equipments and machinery sufficient enough to provide technical skills to the students. It has a Learning resource Utilisation Centre which houses a library with 8000 books in Engineering disciplines, journals & periodicals as well as institute projects, a reading hall, study room and Technical journal section The Polytechnic also has a Seminar hall, which is used for organizing cultural events, and enough space for indoor games. The Institute also has hostel facilities for boys only. The institute provides necessary training to staff and arranges campus interviews for students. Also feedback from the industries regarding the needs of industries is obtained and an effort is made to acquaint the student of it. The institute is proud of the fact that the placements of our pass outs have been quite good. The rapport of institute with industries has been growing rapidly every year. A classic example of this is the introduction of industrial sponsorship scheme for students of diploma in Mining-by-Mining industries wherein the entire expenses of the three-year diploma course would be borne by the sponsoring industry with a condition that the student should serve them at least for two years. Also, to get hands on experience, the final year students are deputed for training in industries on Saturday, public holidays and even during vacation so as to get a feel of the industrial environment.
The Procedure Followed
The Principal of the polytechnic is responsible for over all planning and management of the academic & administrative activities of the institute including optimal utilization of resources. Principal is the implementing authority of plans and policies of the Govt. notified from time to time.Heads of academic department are responsible for administrative and academic activities of department. The Principal performs the duties of the office at the institute level. The Institute follows the service rules of the Government of Goa.
Channel of Supervision and Accountability
The Principal is the Head of the institute. Some cases are disposed at the level of Principal and the cases, which require approval of Director or Govt., are sent to DTE by the Principal. Every officer/Official is accountable to the higher-level officer.