Rajshahi the silk city and the holy land of saint Shah Makhdum (R), in one of the oldest city of Bangladesh, is familiar by the name of “Education City”. Rajshahi Polytechnic Institute is one of the prominant member of this “Education City”. It was established in 1962 with a few number of students in two technologies.
The institute is located in its own campus in Sopura, the industrial area of Silk City, at the north side of the Rajshai Stadium and Railway Station. The historic river Padma flows on the southern side of the city.
Rajshahi Polytechnic Institute offers Diploma-in-Engineering Courses in various technologies. Traditional departments like Civil, Mechanical and Electrical flourished here during its early days, recently the emergent technology like Electromedical and Mechatronic are flourishing fast. Earlier all diploma programmes were three years long but from 2000 all the programmes are standardized as four years. Graduated from the prestigious institute, thousands of diploma engineers are working both at home and abroad.