Pondicherry Instiute of Post Matric Technical Education


The Puducherry Institute of Post-Matric Technical Education (PIPMATE) is an autonomous Society sponsored by the Government of Puducherry established in October 1988 with the following objectives.

  • To impart Post-Matric Technical Education and Training in various Engineering subjects and make it sensitive and relevant to the changing Industrial, Technological, Social environment and Non-Engineering areas.
  • To provide an easy access to the working personnel in industry and to the weaker sections of the society, especially in the rural areas .
  • To enlarge the coverage of programmes to the new and emerging area

Management of the Society:

The functioning of the society is managed by a Governing Body. The Secretary to Government (Education), Puducherry is the Chairman and Director of Higher and Technical Education, Puducherry is the Member Secretary of the Society. Other committees such as Finance Committee, Building Committee and Purchase committee etc were constituted to advise the Governing Body in the activities of the society.

Academic Activities: Five Polytechnic colleges viz. Women's Polytechnic College Puducherry, Karaikal Polytechnic College Karaikal, Dr. B R Ambedkar Polytechnic College Yanam ,Indira Gandhi Polytechnic College Mahe & Women's Polytechnic College Karaikal ,are functioning under PIPMATE imparting 3-years Diploma courses.



Sl.No. Name of the College and courses offered Total Intake
  Women's Polytechnic College, Lawspet, Puducherry  
1 Computer Engineering 50
2 Electronics and Communication Engineering 50
3 Architecture Assistantship 30
4 Modern office practice. 30
5 Electrical and Electronics Engineering 30
Total 190
  Karaikal Polytechnic College, Varichikudy, Karaikal. Shift - I Shift - II
1 Civil Engineering 40 40
2 Mechanical Engineering 120 120
3  Electrical and Electronics Engineering 90 90
4 Electronics and Communication Engineering 60 60
5 Information Technology 40 40
6 Computer Technology. 60 60
Total 410 410
  Dr.B.R. Ambedkar Polytechnic College, Yanam.    
1  Electronics and Communication Engineering. 30
2 Computer Engineering. 30
Total 60
  Indira Gandhi Polytechnic College, Mahe.    
1 Instrumentation and Control Engineering 30
2 Computer Engineering. 30
3 Mechanical Engineering. 30
4 Electrical and Electronics Engineering 30
Total 120
  Women's Polytechnic College, Karaikal    
1 Instrumentation and Control Engineering.    60
2 Electronics and Communication Engineering.   60
3 Computer Engineering.   60
  Total 180
GRAND TOTAL 1370

All the Polytechnic Colleges functioning under the control of PIPMATE were established with the due approval of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and are affiliated to the Directorate of Technical Education, Chennai. The various norms and standards stipulated by AICTE for Polytechnic Colleges such as building, staff strength, scale of pay etc are being followed by PIPMATE Society. The laboratories, workshops etc of all the institutions have been equipped with modern sophisticated machineries, equipments and infrastructure facilities to suit the syllabus prescribed by the Board of Technical Education.

Women's Polytechnic College, Puducherry is an institution identified by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India for imparting education to Physically Challenged persons to integrate them in the mainstream of Technical Education. On this criterion, AICTE has allocated additional 25 seats over and above the existing intake exclusively for admitting Physically Challenged students. The institute is also giving short-term training courses such as vocational education, creating job opportunities for them under Centrally Sponsored scheme for the welfare of Physically Challenged students from the academic year 2001-02 onwards.

A community College is also started in the premises of Karaikal Polytechnic College,Varichikudy, Karaikal. from year the 2010,which is affiliated to the Tamilnadu open university. Initially one year Diploma courses "Home Appliances Repairing and servicing" has been started.