Before the liberation of Goa, the seat of Technical Learning was centered on a Institute called 'Escola de Industrial e Commercial' (Industrial and Commercial School).
In June 1963, as per the recommendations of the Chandiraman Committee, the Industrial and Commercial School was upgraded into a Polytechnic, with an intake capacity of 120 students and was affiliated to the Board of Technical Education, Maharashtra.
The premises of the old Industrial and Commercial School, though sufficient to start the Polytechnic, were inadequate to house it permanently. Accordingly a site was acquired at Altinho, Panaji and a comprehensive scheme of construction of buildings for the Polytechnic was implemented from 1964-65 onwards. The main building was ready for occupation by the end of the year 1966 and the institution was partially shifted to its new premises in June 1967. A year later, the Workshop building was completed and the Boy's Hostel was ready and occupied by 1969. In January 1969 a suitable plot of land situated in front of the main building was acquired for a play ground for the Institution. The Polytechnic had now reached the full stage of development.
With the partial shifting of the Polytechnic to the new building and the closure of classes at the old 'Escola de Industrial e Commercial', a Technical High School Centre was opened in place of the old school, catering to the needs of vocational students in the secondary schools in the locality.