History of the institute dates back to early fifties. It was initially started as as a vocational training institute offering six months Mistry Course and 1 year Sub Overseer course. The institute was then managed by SRC Ltd under social welfare department. Shri G. V. Hingorani, Shri Raibahadur and Shri Navalkishore Kamani had been the principal of this institute.
In the year 1961, the Management of Institute was taken by Maitri Mandal and Institute was known as Gandhidham Civil Engineering Institute.Offering three year diploma course in civil engineering, this was under the guidance and leader ship of founder principal Late Shri Hari Daryani. The course was very much successful at that time when township of Gandhidham and Adipur were under construction.
Over and above his success as a civil engineer and good administrator, Late Shri Hari Daryani was a highly optimistic and sensitive poet and had a strong sensitivity for human emotions. He felt the need of centre of excellence of technical education in the backward district of Kachchh, which can serve as beacon light for the peoples not only this district but of whole of Gujarat state. He conceived plan for full fledged diploma level college for the first time in Kachchh district. He initiated talks with Late Shri Prabhudas Tolani a business man from Bombay and requested him to do something for the cause of education in the kachchh district.
A strong need was felt for women's education in Kachchh district and hence a full fledged Home Science Faculty as a part of Polytechnic. Diploma in Home Science course was started in 1973. Further A diploma course in Computer Aided Costume Designing & Dress Making was introduced in 1993. LRC Building was constructed. A community polytechnic wing was started under the grant from Ministry Human Resource Development; to take up the projects of rural developments in entire kachchh district. For development of management and entrepreneurship quality of pass outs from Tolani Colleges, Nodal centre for entrepreneurship and management development was started.
Prof. K. Venkateshwarlu
From Nov 2013