In the coming academic year 2016-17, 3 new Government Polytechnic Colleges are going to be established in Chhattisgarh. In these colleges, there will be a total of 540 seats available. These colleges are going to be open in Bemetara, Surajpur and Kondagaon of Chhattisgarh State.
With the aim to promote Youth Development Institution of Bemetara one institute will be established under the Policy of Chhattisgarh State Government. Rest of the two institutions will be part of Central Government's Policy of Sub-Mission Yojna.
When Chhattisgarh was announced a separate state, there were only 10 Government Polytechnic Colleges. But now along with Private colleges there are total 52 colleges of Polytechnic in the state. Out of which 31 colleges are Government and 21 are Private colleges
According to Technical Education Minister Mr. Prem Prakash Pandey, the Districts selected have no Polytechnic colleges. Central Government is going to establish Polytechnic institutions under Sub- Mission on Polytechnic Skill Development scheme.
Head of the Technical Education Department Smt. Renu Pillay said, "the institution of Bemetara and Kondagaon will have 60-60 seats for Civil, Electrical and Mechanical branch. Whereas for the Polytechnic college of Surajpur there will be 60-60 seats for Civil, Electrical and Mining Branch. So in total there will be 540 seats this academic session".
There is continuous increase in the number of students opting for Polytechnic courses in Chhattisgarh so these new colleges will encourage the students. Now the number of students have increased from 1,495 to 8,614.
Now, State Government has decided to open one college of Polytechnic in all the 27 Districts of Chhattisgarh.