Government Polytechnic Vikasnagar was established in the year 2008. The institute is approved by AICTE. It is an affiliated college of the Directorate of Technical Education Garhwal. GPT Vikasnagar offers various courses at diploma level. The candidates are required to meet the GPT eligibility criteria before applying to the desired course. The candidates are required to appear for Uttarakhand JEEP exam to get admission to the course. GPT Vikasnagar has a separate placement cell on the campus to assist the students in getting the job they desire. The institute offers multiple facilities including a well-stocked library with journals and reference books, departmental based laboratories for the student and an excellent IT infrastructure facility for the students
The institute is located at Vikasnagar Vill-Jashowala, Sahaspur, Dehradun, Uttarakhand. The nearest railway station is Dehradun Train Station which is 32 km from the institute.