Dhaka Polytechnic Institute

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Dhaka Polytechnic Institute
ঢাকা পলিটেকনিক ইন্সটিটিউট
Former name
East Pakisthan Polytechnic Institute
Motto "Progress and Service"
Type Public
Established 1955 (1955)
Principal Ganesh Chandra Majumder[1]
Academic staff
Location Tejgaon, Dhaka, 1208, Bangladesh
23°45′32″N 90°23′59″E / 23.75889°N 90.39972°E / 23.75889; 90.39972Coordinates: 23°45′32″N 90°23′59″E / 23.75889°N 90.39972°E / 23.75889; 90.39972
Campus Urban, 27.00 acres (0.11km2)
Nickname DPI [3]
Website dpi.gov.bd

Dhaka Polytechnic Institute (Bengali: ঢাকা পলিটেকনিক ইন্সটিটিউট, also known as DPI) is a government technical institute in Dhaka, Bangladesh.


East Pakistan Polytechnic Institute, Dacca was established in May 1955 by Oklahoma State University-Stillwater with funding from the Ford Foundation.[4] By the mid-1960s it had become Dacca Polytechnic Institute.[5]


The institute operates under the executive control of the Ministry of Education(MOE) acting through the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE).[6] The academic programmes, curriculams are maintained under the regulation of the Bangladesh Technical Education Board (BTEB).[7] BTEB function under Directorate of Inspection and Audit (DIA), which in turn function under Chief Accounts Office (CAO), and it function under MOE.


Dhaka Polytechnic Institute has the following departments:

  • Architecture
  • Civil
  • Chemical
  • Food
  • Computer
  • Electrical
  • Electronics
  • Environmental
  • Mechanical Technology
  • Automobile
 Refrigeration and Air conditioning
  • NonTech Department[2]

Grading system[edit]

The academic year consists of eight semesters. Academic courses are based on a credit system. The grading system:

Grading system in DPI Class interval Letter grade Grade point
80-100 A 4.00
75-79 A 3.75
70-74 A- 3.50
65-69 B 3.25
60-64 B 3.00
55-59 B- 2.75
50-54 C 2.50
45-49 C 2.25
40-44 C- 2.00
0-39 F 0.00

Medical Center[edit]

The institute has a Medical Center with a full time Medical Office and other supporting staff. The Center provides free treatment.


Dhaka Polytechnic Institute has following hostels:[8]

  • Latif Hostel The Biggest Hostel of South Asia
  • Dr. Kazi Motahar Hossain Hostel
  • Zahir Raihan Hostel
  • Maniruzzaman Hostel (Currently reserved for few teachers )
  • Kazi Nazrul Islam Hostel (Currently leased to Ceramic Institute)
  • Aziz Hostel Currently leased to Bangladesh University of Textiles
  • Ladies Hostel


  • Dhaka Polytechnic Staff Quarter
  • Dhaka Polytechnic Teacher's Quarter

Contiguous School[edit]

  • Dhaka Polytechnic Laboretory School

Dhaka Polytechnic Institute Central Mosque[edit]

Dhaka Polytechnic Institute has a central mosque just beside the main building.

Student Organizations[edit]

  • DPI Rover Group
  • DPI Scout Group
  • DPI Sports Association
  • DPI Drama Society
  • DPI Photography Society
  • House of Volunteers : DPI
  • DPI Blood Donation
  • DPI Debating Club

See also[edit]

(BUET), Dhaka

(DUET), Gazipur. (Formerly known as BIT).


  1. ^ "Messages from Principal". Dhaka Polytechnic Institute. Retrieved 2016-08-31. 
  2. ^ a b "Departments". Dhaka Polytechnic Institute. Retrieved 2016-08-31. 
  3. ^ content
  4. ^ Institute of Research on Overseas Programs (1958). The International Programs of American Universities: An Inventory and Analysis. Michigan State University. pp. 235–. 
  5. ^ Gill, Jerry Leon (1978). The Great Adventure: Oklahoma State University and International Education. Oklahoma State University Press. p. 61. ISBN 978-0-914956-14-3. 
  6. ^ Directorate Of Technical Education (DTE).
  7. ^ BTEB (Bangladesh Technical Education Board).
  8. ^ "Dhaka Polytechnic Institute, Dhaka". 2013-05-16. Retrieved 2015-07-26. 

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