Vandiperiyar “The Land of Mist” is really God's own country. Govt. Polytechnic College is one of the esteemed institutions in this area , situated in Idukki district at a distance of 5 Kilometer from the Vandiperiya,r 10kms from Kumily town and 100kms from Kottayam railway station.
Even though it is a remote area, all its geographical limitations are suppressed by the beauty of nature and its calmness. Vandiperiyar is a place with people of mixed culture since it is the border of Kerala and Tamilnadu. Both Tamil and Keralite culture is seen here and people are living in harmony.
The gift of nature is not reflected in the economy of the people living in Vandiperiyar. Majority of them are low income class and are workers of tea and cardamom estates. This economic backwardness is reflected in the education of both the old and new generation. Our polytechnic college was established in 1998 with the view of educational and social development of rural and backward people in this area is doing very good job in uplifting the new generation in Vandiperiyar by giving them proper technical education and career guidance.
Government Polytechnic College, Vandiperiyar.P.O, Idukki is the second professional (Diploma level) College in Idukki district established by the Government of Kerala in the year 1998 . The higher education sector bloomed as a result of this venture. Spread in an area of scenic 10 acres of land, this institute stands as a stalwart for the development of the district. A three-and half hour road journey from Kottayam will get you to the campus. The campus is situated in close proximity to the cool and picturesque environs of Periyar Tiger Reserve sanctuary. The institution offers Engineering Diploma courses in three disciplines namely Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering and Computer Application & Business Management. Currently the infrastructure of the College is spread in 10 acres campus at 62nd Mile Vandiperiyar. Here, the administrative block of area 981 sq.m, is situated , where the office, Library, Conference Hall and classes of the final year are functioning. The academic block of area 1222 sq.m, where the class rooms, Computer lab, Electronics lab and staff rooms are working. Also another building of 672sq.m, where the class rooms for first year, Mechanical Workshop, Science lab are working. We have constructed the ladies hostel under MHRD project assistance. Govt. of Kerala has sanctioned funds for the construction of buildings and hostel for the college.
In order to fulfill our mission we have to improve our laboratories, workshops and renovate the existing structure so that we can mold good technocrats and hence the upliftment of rural and backward people of this district Idukki.