In realization of the need for skilled technicians for the development of society, Government of Kerala established Govt. Polytechnic College Pala in 1984. The institution started its journey with an intake of 15 students each in two branches, Electronics Engineering, Instrument Technology. Computer Engineering diploma course started in 1985. With the addition of Electrical and Electronics branch in 2013 the number of programs increased to four and the intake at present is 240 students. Many students who passed out from this institution have achieved great heights in their personal as well as professional life and have also brought glory to the nation with their contributions. The college is situated at Kanattupara, 2 kilometers away from Pala town in the Pala- Thodupuzha road.
“As a student, I joined this college at its infancy, there only 45 students in a batch so there was wonderful bonding among the students as well as with the teachers and I still cherish my memory as belonging to a small family-like community. In my current position, I connect to this institution in a very different role and my long association with this college takes me back along its path of growth. It has really played a significant role in molding my life and career. For what I am now l owe a great deal to my alma mater. I feel proud of being part of the team that formed the Alumni Association way back in 2005. It is gratifying to see the association reviving after its slumber for a while. Various initiatives taken by the association are medical aid to students, contribution to the college library, support of online education through the Survive COVID Era program, I hope our community continues to support our college and students in the future. As an alumnus, I will only be happy to render support for its future endeavors. “