The Himachal Pradesh Takniki Shiksha Board came into existence on 15th day of July,1986 under the H.P. Takniki Shiksha Board Act, 1986 (Act No.14 of 1986). Presently six Polytechnic Colleges and 66 Industrial Training Institutes / Industrial Training Centres are affiliated with this board . The board is located at Dari in Dharamshala.
As the Country is moving fast from the era of Science & Technology to the era of knowledge & information, the expectations from the Technical Education sector have also changed leading to a significant paradigm shift. The Department of Technical Education, Vocational & Industrial Training continues to play an effective and significant role in the socio-economic and Industrial development of the State. It has made impressive progress in imparting a measure of scientific temper to the Technical Education.