Government Polytechnic Nirsa Dhanbad was established in 1961 and it is affiliated to State Board of Technical Education - Jharkhand. The Institute is approved by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. The institute is located at a distance of 2 kms from Dhanbad railway station linked by roads and it has a sprawling campus of about 100 acres of land. The institution has grown and expanded steadily, so much so that today it is not only the largest engineering college in Jharkhand, but one of the biggest in the country. The college ranks among the top in the country in the quality of its graduates and in the number of top jobs held by its degree. The institute have the placement cell and they place all their students successfully through campus recruitments with organizations matching the individual’s aspirations and talents. The placement cell is actively placing the students in esteemed organizations with the help of training cell by inviting eminent personalities from the industries. The Institute provides good infrastructure facilities such as Library, Canteen, Auditoriums, Seminar rooms, Laboratories, Sports, Transport, Hostel accomodation.
The college offers diploma course in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Mining Engineering.