Government Polytechnic, Balodabazar is one of the premier polytechnic institutes of Department of Technical Education, Chhattisgarh and was established in the year 2014, with prime objectives of imparting quality technical education.

The first batch of students was admitted in 2014 in the Diploma Programme in 2 branches of engineering namely Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering with intake capacity 32 in each branch. The Institute started its academic programme with affiliation from All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University (CSVTU), Bhilai. Subsequently, one more branch namely Civil Engineering started functioning from the year 2017 with full intake capacity of 60 in each branch.