The Government Institute of Engineering, Sonipat has been functioning under different names and styles since 1942. It was started by the Defence Department to improve the quality of Surgical Instruments, which were supplied to the Defence Department. In the post war phase, the function of this organization changed to bring about development in the field of manufacturing of Surgical Instruments and Appliances. With the partition of India, the function were further enhanced to that of a training Institution with a view to feed the industry with specialized personnel at supervisory and artisan level.

Govt. Polytechnic, Sonipat was established with the aim to enhance employability of the youth by equipping them with latest technical skills for suitable employment through technical education.

To impart the quality education, three Courses viz. Electronics and Communication Engg., Computer Engg. And Chemical Engg. are under process of NBA Accreditation.