Maharaja’s Technological Institute is the oldest polytechnic college in Kerala. Located in the heart of Thrissur, the cultural capital of the state, if basks in the glory of being the oldest polytechnic in Kerala. More than 900 students pursue their Diploma studies in this prestigious Institution. It offers diploma courses in five different branches of Engineering – Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Electronics and Computer. Around 130 dedicated staff members also work here.
After the Second World War, the then Maharaja, founded this institution as a training center for war veterans. Later it developed into a polytechnic. Initially, diploma courses in Civil, Mechanical and Electrical engineering branches began in 1947-48. Later on Electronics and Computer courses began in 1990s. When the Directorate of Technical Education was formed under Government of Kerala, in 1964, MTI came under the administrative control of the Directorate.
Maharaja’s Technological Institute is a premier technical education center in Kerala targeting the rural people. Even though, the institution is located in the heart of Thrissur town, it is surrounded by a number of villages. This institution serves as Nodal Polytechnic for the Thrissur District in which there are six other Polytechnics. The college has hostel facilities for men and students from distant rural locations, pursue their higher studies here.
MTI boasts of an excellent performance record in various diploma examinations conducted by Technical Education Department. Our students have bagged several coveted prizes in Inter-poly arts festivals, sports and games events. MTI has been the champion in the Inter-poly volleyball championships in 2012 and 2013. NCC and NSS units in the college often bring laurels and glory to MTI.
MTI won first price in Inter Polytechnic Ats Festival “IDAM 2018” held at Kanhangad. Student of Civil Engineering bagged first prize in the all Kerala polytechnic project competition “Techyan 2018” held at KGPTC,Kozhikode.