The Government of Mizoram established Women's Polytechnic, Aizawl on the 7thSeptember 1998 with approval from All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). It is under the administration of the Directorate of Higher & Technical Education, Govt. of Mizoram. Women Polytechnic, Aizawl is one of the two polytechnics in Mizoram set up with the objectives of making available facilities for technician education, quality improvement and training in specific fields of technology specially designed for women.
Initially, the institution was run in rented building for 6 years with two courses viz. Modern Office Practice (MOP) and Electronic & Telecommunication (E&T). Fortunately, Mizoram is one of the states included in World Bank Assisted Technician Education III (Tech. Ed. III) Project. With the implementation of Tech. Ed. III Project from the year 2001, a permanent campus for the polytechnic was constructed at Durtlang, which is 5 kms to north of Aizawl. The campus is spreading with an area of 11.5 bighas in a quiet and congenial atmosphere suitable for technical studies. Apart from the infrastructure development and upgradation of the existing courses, two new courses namely Garment Technology and Beauty Culture & Cosmetology were introduced under World Bank Project.
With prior permission and assistance from World Bank, along with the regular Diploma courses, a vocational training course i.e., Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) was introduced from 15th July, 2004 offering two courses viz. TV Technician and Office Automation.
The Institute was shifted to its permanent campus at Durtlang on 5th July 2004. The construction works are expected to be over by May, 2005. After completion of all civil works, there will be several residential quarters for faculty and administrative staffs within the campus.