This is the oldest and premier institute of Uttar Pradesh . It was setup in 1892 for imparting training initially to Railway employees and was then called INDISTRIAL SCHOOL . It was located in Charbaugh area near Lucknow Junction Railway station . Later it was renamed, between 1911-1960, as Government Technical Institute (G.T.I.) . During this period several courses of certificate and Diploma level were started, many of them were discontinued. In the year 1961, All India Council of Technical Education brought about uniform pattern and consequently this Institute was renamed as Government Polytechnic, and shifted to the present location . It is situated on Faizabad Road , near Gomti Nagar at a distance of 10 km. from Lucknow Jn. Railway station. The present campus measured 46 Acres of land.