Government polytechnic, Bidar
The Government polytechnic, Bidar was established in 1960 with a provision of 3 diploma courses of three years duration in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering with a total capacity of 90 students. And short-term courses of One year duration in Wireman, Motor-winding and Pump mechanism are also provided in this institution. In 1983 Automobile course was started with an capacity of 30 students and in 1984 two more courses viz. Telecommunication and Commercial Practice were started with a capacity of 40 students each. This is the only institute which is providing Higher and technical education to the poorer & backward students since 1960 in this district.
Formerly the polytechnic was started in a private building in old city of Bidar. For the purpose of constructing its own building land survey.numbers 6, 7/1, 8/3, 8/4, 13, 14, 16, 17, 38 & 42 are acquired. 14 acres in 1960-61, 7.03 acres in 1969 and 6.00 acres in 1973 have been acquired. Out of total area 27.03 acres the payment was made for first phase on 1-9-1960. The institution got total land of 27.03 acres for its purposes. Out of this 1.22 acre was in dispute and remaining 26.21 was occupied by the institute. In the year 1964 its own new building was built on Bidar-Udgir Road, opposite to General Hospital, Bidar. The total cost of construction of building was Rs.10 lakhs. Good Hostel facilities have been provided. The institution was provided with well equipped laboratories and workshops with equipments worth Rs.15 lakhs.
In 1975 its library had 5750 books. And now it contains books more than 20000 . In 1975 the institution brought its First Annual Magazine. In the year 1984, second annual magazine “HOSA CHIGURU” and in 1994 third magazine “TANTRIKA KIRANA” were released.
The Government of Karnataka sanctioned Medical college to Bidar in the year 2005 and the land owned by this institution was handed over to Medical college (BRIMS) authorities. Now the Karnataka Housing Board has constructed a new building of polytechnic at survey number 21 of Mailur Bidar with a cost of Rs. 11 crores . With the financial assistance of MHRD, Government of India, New Delhi Women’s Hostel building is constructed with a cost of Rs.1 Crore.