Government Polytechnic College, Kannur is one of the major Technical institutions in Kannur district situated at Thottada, Kannur. It functions along with other educational institutions ITI, ITI (women) , THS, SN College, Chinmaya Institute of Technology, National Institute of Handloom and Textile Technology, SN Trust Higher Secondary School, St.Francis EM Shcool etc, which carries a creditable record of supplying several technicians, technologists, architects and a group of talented persons to the nation. Government Polytechnic College, Kannur was established in the year 1958 . The institution stands 7 kilometers from Kannur City. At present the institution is in a campus of 22 acres.