Polytechnic Education came under National Framework of Technical Education soon after independence to bridge the gap between Engineers and Workmen towards industrialization. Therefore, State Board of Technical Education has been constituted vide Goverment Order No. 75/Dir dated 31st May, 1955 under the Department of Science & Technology, Government of Bihar, Patna.
Its basic role is to smoothen the process of managing the Diploma & ITI Colleges in the state, establishing new technical institutes, registering the students, conducting their examination, evaluation, publishing the result and issuing certificates to the Students.
There are 13 permanent affiliated Polytechnic Colleges in the state whereas 2 institutes provide part time diploma courses while there are 6 such institutes which have got provisional affiliation trough the council. These institutes deal many subjects like Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Telecommunication, Information Technology, Cutting and Tailoring Toys and Dolls, Machine Embroidery and Hand Knitting.