Government Polytechnic Latehar was established in 1994 and it is affiliated to State Board of Technical Education. It was established by the department of Science and Technology to promote the academic growth among the member of the tribal community in particular, and to serve as a valuable human resource for industry and society in general. The Institute is approved by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. The institute is located in Latehar district which is about 105k.m. away from Ranchi accessible by Ranchi - Daltenganj road and from this road the institute is about 3 km north on Latehar - Kura road. The institute provide value added education in engineering, technology and management by elevating the student community with latest and advanced curriculum, better infrastructure and teaching-learning environment. A variety of teaching and learning techniques are employed to impart knowledge and skills to students at Government Polytechnic Latehar in its various departments. The Institute provides good infrastructure facilities such as Library, Canteen, Seminar hall, Laboratories, Classrooms, Auditorium, Computing facility, Transport, Hostel accomodation.
The college offers diploma course in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Information Technology and Electrical Engineering.