Central Polytechnic Chennai

Central Polytechnic Chennai

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Central Polytechnic Chennai is the largest polytechnic in Tamil nadu and its campus is the largest in Asia.


In the year 1946, the name of the institution was changed to "THE CENTRAL POLYTECHNIC, MADRAS" and the institution was then conducting seven full-time diploma courses of three years duration each in (i) Civil Engineering (ii) Mechanical Engineering (iii) Electrical Engineering (iv) Sanitary Engineering (v) Printing Technology (vi) Cinematography and Sound Engineering (vii) Fisheries Technology and Navigation. The Printing Technology section was developed into a full-fledgd Institution under the name of "Regional School of Printing, Madras" and separated from the Central Polytechnic during the academic year 1958-59. The Cinematography and Sound Engineering section was reorganised and developed into a full-fledged Institution called "The Institute of Film Technology, Madras" during the academic year 1960-61.

In the beginning, Madras Trade School was located in a rented building. In course of time, separate building for the Institution was constructed and the Institution moved to its own building at Broadway, in the year 1924. Till the academic year 1957-58 the Institution was functioning at Broadway, Madras.

Owing to the rapid expansion during the Second Five-Year Plan, the Institution had to be shifted in the year 1958-59 to Guindy, near the Industrial Estate, where new building was constructed at a cost of about rs.14 Lakhs. But...
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