The U.T. of Puducherry, has its significance due to late Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru who has envisaged a special status for Puducherry, to preserve the window to the French culture in India. The U.T. of Puducherry comprises of four regions viz. Pondicherry (Puducherry), Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam. Pondicherry and Karaikal are enclaves in Tamil Nadu State; Mahe forms an enclave in Kerala, and Yanam in Andhra Pradesh. The U.T. of Puducherry has several reputed industries and is poised for a spectacular growth, due to the industrial friendly policies and tax benefit provided by the Government. Accordingly, several renowned industries located in Puducherry, look for well trained technicians to meet their human resource needs.

To meet the demands, Karaikal Polytechnic College, Karaikal, was established in the year 1988 to fulfill the long cherished ambition of the people of Karaikal and to meet the demand of technicians due to the rapid industrialization in and around Karaikal region of the Union Territory of Puducherry. The administration of the Polytechnic College is managed by Pondicherry Institute of Post-Matric Technical Education (PIPMATE) and governed by a Governing Body under the Chairmanship of the Secretary to Govt. (Education), Govt. of Puducherry and with Director of Higher and Technical Education, Govt. of Puducherry as the MemberSecretary.

Karaikal Polytechnic College is located on the national highway at a distance of about 130 km. south of Puducherry, enroute to the famous town of Velankanni and very near to temple town of Thirunallar. It is functioning in an elegant, architectdesigned, spacious buildings, built under the World Bank Assisted Technician Education Project-“Tech-Ed-II”. It houses spacious laboratories equipped with hi-tech state-of-art equipment’s, a fully equipped students centre, a well-developed playground, a Learning Resource User Centre etc. and all other facilities required for all round development of the students.