University Polytechnic (Boys)

University Polytechnic


The University Polytechnic, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, is a premier institution imparting technical education to the students since its establishment in 1937. It is committed to foster technical excellence critical thinking in the students along with adherence to the vision of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan. Its roots can be traced back to 1930, when Mr. Obaidullah Durrani started industrial training in motor mechanics and machinist trade to meet the growing demands for technical education at Aligarh. Mr. Durrani supervised this technical institute from 1936-1940, which later became University Polytechnic. For many years, the Polytechnic was looked after by a senior teacher designated as Superintendent, Polytechnic. In 1961, University Polytechnic became an independent institution under the Faculty of Engineering & Technology and Mr. S. A. Abbas was appointed as its first Principal. Initially, diploma was awarded in three branches only- Civil, Electrical and Mechanical. Presently, the Polytechnic offers the following Diploma in engineering courses: 

Academic Section

Diploma Engineering Course


Duration (Years)


Architectural Assistantship



Interior Design



Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering



Advanced Dip. In Food Technology



Electrical Engineering

Computer Engineering



Electronics Engineering



Electrical Engineering



Instrumentation & Control



Leather & Footwear

Leather & Footwear Technology



Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering



About 80 faculty members serve the Polytechnic. Most of them have a masters degree while some have doctorate degrees as well. Many teachers also teach B.E. (Evening) degree level classes. The Polytechnic is providing consultancy services in civil engineering, material testing and civil works etc.

 Moreover, the Polytechnic being a part of a central university and being directly governed by the MHRD & UGC, has developed and maintained highly specialized labs of its own such as- Work Shop with CNC machines, Environmental Engineering Lab with Spectro Photometer and Atomic Absorption equipment's, Survey lab with Total Station, Food Technology lab with 50 Lacs grant, Footwear Technology lab, Computer lab, Common Facilities Centre, Library besides the usual laboratories and drawing halls catering to different disciplines. 

In addition to the diploma courses, the Polytechnic boasts of having a number of job oriented courses/training programs under the following schemes.

·         Training cum Prototype Extension Centre (TPEC)

·         Common Facility Center

The Polytechnic established Training cum Prototype Extension Centre (TPEC) for man power development and Common Facility Centre (CFC) in 1984. The TPEC is running 2-year training programme based on extensive practical works in two trades, namely "Machinist'' and ''Fitting cum Welding'', while CFC helps the entrepreneurs to become self-sufficient by providing them access to sophisticated machines at a reasonable price.

University Polytechnic, AMU, Aligarh

Vision & Mission


The vision of polytechnic is to endeavor for total quality management. The university polytechnic strives to achieve this vision by:

·          Developing a team of dedicated and competent staff inappropriate learning environment.

·         Inculcating the qualities of leadership, personality development and good citizenship in the students.

·         Strengthening industry-institution relationship through mutually beneficial and constructive interaction.

·         Strengthening community services through Human Resource Development, Technical services and Support centers.


         The University Polytechnic aims at:

·            Offering best quality technical education to students.

·            Producing skilled technical manpower meeting international standards and global requirements.

·            Ensuring optimal utilization of available resources.

·            Providing transparent and efficient administration.

·            Conducting job-oriented courses in appropriate technologies for benefit of society.

·           Interacting with industries, alumni and society by offering mutually beneficial services, creating unshakeable trust    and maintaining high moral standards.

·            Providing innovative environment to learn, innovate and create new ideas for the betterment of oneself and society.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs):

PEO1: To pursue higher education, project and development in engineering and entrepreneurship.

PEO2: To develop professional development and lifelong learning throughout the career.

PEO3: To develop a problem solving capabilities through computer techniques

PEO4: To demonstrate effective team work skills in their profession.

PEO5: To depict their practical skills in various development activities.

Program Outcomes (POs):

PO1: Basic and Discipline specific knowledge: Apply knowledge of basic mathematics, science and engineering fundamentals and engineering specialization to solve the engineering problems.

PO2: Problem analysis: Identify and analyse well-defined engineering problems using codified standard methods.

PO3: Design/ development of solutions: Design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the design of systems components or processes to meet specified needs.

PO4: Engineering Tools, Experimentation and Testing: Apply modern engineering tools and appropriate technique to conduct standard tests and measurements.

PO5: Engineering practices for society, sustainability and environment: Apply appropriate technology in context of society, sustainability, environment and ethical practices.

PO6: Project Management: Use engineering management principles individually, as a team member or a leader to manage projects and effectively communicate about well-defined engineering activities.

PO7: Life-long learning: Ability to analyze individual needs and engage in updating in the context of technological changes.

Our Motto