Dhaka Polytechnic Institute

Coordinates: 23°45′32″N 90°23′59″E / 23.75889°N 90.39972°E / 23.75889; 90.39972
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Dhaka Polytechnic Institute
ঢাকা পলিটেকনিক ইনস্টিটিউট
Main Gate
The Main Gate of Dhaka Polytechnic Institute
Former name
East Pakistan Polytechnic Institute

East Bengal Polytechnic Institute

Dacca Polytechnic Institute
Motto"Technology is the advancement"
Established1955; 68 years ago (1955)
AccreditationInstitution of Diploma Engineers, Bangladesh
Academic affiliations
Bangladesh Technical Education Board
PrincipalEngr. Kazi Zakir Hossain[1]
Academic staff
Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Avenue, Tejgaon Industrial Area
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23°45′32″N 90°23′59″E / 23.75889°N 90.39972°E / 23.75889; 90.39972
CampusUrban, 27 acres (11 ha)
Education systemCoeducation
ColoursWhite   Black  
Dhaka Polytechnic Institute

Dhaka Polytechnic Institute (Bengali: ঢাকা পলিটেকনিক ইনস্টিটিউট, also known as DPI) is a government technical institute in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is the largest and the oldest polytechnic academia in modern Bangladesh. The polytechnic is ranked number one on the Bangladesh Polytechnic Ranking 2018.[citation needed]


"East Pakistan Polytechnic Institute, Dacca" was established in May 1955 by Oklahoma State University-Stillwater with funding from the Ford Foundation.[3] By the mid-1960s, it had become "Dacca Polytechnic Institute".[4]


The institute operates under the executive control of the Ministry of Education acting through the Directorate of Technical Education.[5] The academic programs and curricula are maintained under the regulation of the Bangladesh Technical Education Board (BTEB).[6] BTEB functions under the Directorate of Inspection and Audit, which in turn functions under Chief Accounts Office.


A small ground of Dhaka Polytechnic Institute

The main campus is a large four-storied building. A branch of the Sonali Bank has been established for the DPI students' banking facilities, which is located at the northern corner of the main building. A large auditorium is also located inside the main campus for various events and cultural activities. The southern corner houses a Shaheed Minar.


A large well-equipped workshop is located on the main campus to enhance students' practical skills. Practical classes for Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Automobile and Refrigeration, Chemical, and Chemical (Food) are frequently held in the workshop.


DPI library[7] has a collection of 20,000 books and 10,000+ bound periodicals. Besides, 37 titles are in the current subscription list of journals. The main reading room of central library can accommodate 100 students at a time to provide reading facilities of rare and out of print books, ready reference and prescribed textbooks.

Medical center[edit]

The institute has a medical facility with a full-time medical officer (Diploma in Pharmacy) and other supporting staff. The center provides free treatment to the students and faculty.

Dhaka Polytechnic Post Office[edit]

Dhaka Polytechnic Post office is a famous post office at Tejgaon. It's located at Battala mor just after the workshop building.[8]


DPI has a stadium located close to Tejgaon Nabisco junction. The stadium is a venue for different kinds of events and matches including physical education classes for DPI students.

Cafeteria and gymnasium[edit]

DPI students attended Physical Education class

There is a cafeteria within the institute premises for light refreshment of students, staff and teachers;the institute possesses a gymnasium equipped with necessary facilities.


Dhaka Polytechnic Institute has following hostels:[9]

  • Latif Hostel[10] (It has two sections: East and West)
Dhaka Polytechnic Institute Latif Hostel


  • Dhaka Polytechnic Staff Quarter
  • Dhaka Polytechnic Teacher's Quarter

Contiguous College & school[edit]

Dhaka Polytechnic Institute Central Mosque[edit]

Dhaka Polytechnic Institute has a central mosque just beside the main building. It also has a two-storey mosque beside the Latif Hostel. Also, has a market named Dhaka Polytechnic Mosque Market (near BITAC).

Dhaka Polytechnic Institute Central Mosque

Dhaka Polytechnic Institute playground[edit]

Dhaka Polytechnic Institute Playground is so small that students can play only volleyball and cricket. It is not a big ground so students can not play properly.

Grading system[edit]

The academic year consists of eight semesters. Academic courses are based on a credit system. Each semester held 6 months. First 7 semesters based on academic education and last semester is Industrial Attachment (6 month).


Dhaka Polytechnic Institute has the following departments of technology:

  • Faculty of Civil Engineering
    • Department of Civil Engineering
    • Department of Architectural engineering
    • Department of Environmental Engineering
  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering
    • Department of Chemical Engineering
    • Department of Food Engineering
  • Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Department of Electrical Engineering
    • Department of Electronics Engineering
    • Department of Computer Engineering
    • Department of Power Engineering (Automobile & RAC)
    • NonTech Department[2]

Short designation[edit]

Student organizations[edit]

Team Karigor has participated in the NASA Space Apps Challenge 2022 National Hackathon, Bangladesh
  • DPI Rover Scout Group
  • DPI Sports Association
  • DPI Drama Society
  • DPI Photography Society
  • DPI Blood Donation
  • DPI Journalist Society
  • Team Karigor - An Innovative Team of Dhaka Polytechnic Institute
  • DPI IT Society
  • DPI Cultural Club
  • Dhaka Polytechnic Alumni Association[11]

Notable alumni[edit]


Shaheed Minar in DPI campus
Bangabandhu Chottor
DPI Auditorium
DPI North Gate
DPI South Gate

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Messages from Principal". Dhaka Polytechnic Institute. Retrieved 2016-08-31.
  2. ^ a b "Departments". Dhaka Polytechnic Institute. Retrieved 2016-08-31.
  3. ^ Institute of Research on Overseas Programs (1958). The International Programs of American Universities: An Inventory and Analysis. Michigan State University. pp. 235–.
  4. ^ Gill, Jerry Leon (1978). The Great Adventure: Oklahoma State University and International Education. Oklahoma State University Press. p. 61. ISBN 978-0-914956-14-3.
  5. ^ Directorate Of Technical Education (DTE) Archived 2008-11-19 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ BTEB (Bangladesh Technical Education Board).
  7. ^ "Basic info of library". Dhaka polytechnic Institute. Retrieved January 14, 2018.
  8. ^ "Polytechnic Post Office,Tejgaon". Wikimapia. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  9. ^ "Dhaka Polytechnic Institute, Dhaka". 2013-05-16. Retrieved 2015-07-26.
  10. ^ "Biggest Hostel of Bangladesh". Dhaka Polytechnic Institute, Dhaka. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  11. ^ "DPI Alumni Association". Dhaka Polytechnic Institute. Retrieved 2023-01-15.

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