Government Polytechnic Tumkur, also referred to as GPT Tumkur, was established in 1958. The institute offers Diploma courses in 6 specializations. Admissions to these courses are solely merit based. The DTE Karnataka conducts the counselling process for all the polytechnic colleges of Karnataka. The basic eligibility criteria is a 10th pass with at least 35% marks. 

GPT Tumkur Highlights

Established | Type 1958 | Government
Recognised by AICTE
Course Diploma
Admission Criteria Merit Based
Application Mode Online
Official Website

GPT Tumkur Courses

GPT Tumkur offers 6 Diploma courses. The details of the courses are as mentioned below. 

Course Details
Diploma Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: 10th pass with 35%
Specialisations: Automobile Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering
Total Intake: 360
Selection Criteria: Merit Based
Fees per annum: INR 4270 

GPT Tumkur Admissions

Admissions to the courses are solely merit based. The process is conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education, Karnataka. The steps to apply are mentioned below. 

How to Apply?

  • Visit the official website of DTE Karnataka (
  • Click on Portal under Candidate. 
  • Fill in the required details, generate and validate the OTP and log in. 
  • Click on Accept, and then fill in the details to complete profile creation. 
  • Upload the required documents and photographs. 
  • Select preference order of colleges. 
  • Click on Submit. 

Documents Required

  • All Marksheets
  • Lifetime Certificate (if applicable) 
  • Passport size photograph

GPT Tumkur Facilities

Some of the facilities offered by the institute include:

  • Hostel
  • Library
  • Computing Facilities
  • Sports

GPT Tumkur FAQs

Ques. How do we contact GPT Tumkur ?

Ans. The mailing address of the institute is BH Road, beside Tumkur University, Tumakuru, Karnataka, 572103. You can also contact them at 9448748368 or email them at 

Ques. What are the ways of reaching GPT Tumkur?

Ans. GPT Tumkur is 7 minutes from Railway station road, and it takes 38 minutes from bus stand Road, Gubbi. 

Ques. What is the reservation policy of GPT Tumkur?

Ans. The reservation policy is as follows: 

Category Reservation
SC 15%
ST 3%
C-I 4%
C-IIA 15%
C-IIB 4%

Ques. What is the admission criteria for lateral entry into GPT Tumkur?

Ans. Lateral Entry admissions are conducted by DTE Karnataka through a Common Entrance Test (DCET). Candidates can apply for the same online. 

Ques. What are the steps of Profile Creation?

Ans. The steps of profile creation are: 

  • Basic Details
  • Claim Details
  • Upload Claim Documents
  • Mandatory Documents 
  • Photo
  • Option Entry
  • Option Districts
  • View Profile