Govt. Polytechnic for Women, Kandaghat is the only polytechnic for women in the state of H.P.and was established in 1984. The main stress is to provide our society with quality technical education to women so that it can contribute towards the industrial development in the northern region. The Polytechnic has undergone a massive modernization and computerization under the World Bank assisted project and TEQIP project for technical education. All courses are approved by the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE). The H.P.Takniki Shiksha Board, Dharmshala is the examination conducting body and conducts Polytechnic Admission Test (PAT) for admission to the Polytechnics in the state.