Residential Women's Polytechnic College, Payyanur was established under World Bank Assisted Technician Education Project (WBATEP) in 1991. Electronics & Communication, Electronics & Instrumentation, Computer Engineering and Computer Application & Business Management are the four emerging Diploma level programmes offered in this Institution. It is the only Govt. polytechnic college for women in the state of Kerala with a "residential" status.
Residential Women's Polytechnic College, Payyanur aspires to become a centre of excellence at par with international standards, in the field of technician education, aiming the empowerment of women, by imparting high quality education & training, research and continuing education, catering to the needs of Business, Industry and Community, through dedicated effort of the faculty, students and stake holders, keeping its commitment to the society and environmental protection.
Residential Women's Polytechnic College provides high quality equitable and accessible training and education and contributes to the social and economic development of the society in general, and to the women community in particular. Specifically, it serves the human resource requirements of the Industry, Business and the society through post – secondary technician education, continuing and non formal education and training programmes that respond to the rapid technological and social changes. It strives to achieve this mission with the help of a dedicated and competent staff team in an appropriate learning environment.
The institution is situated on a serene hill top at Muthiyalam, 5 Km from the Payyanur town and the NH17, spread in an area of scenic 20 acres of land. RWPC Payyanur has very good infrastructural facilities, namely building with adequate space, class-rooms and laboratory. The main building has plinth area of 7248 square meters. All the class rooms are smart class rooms with LCD projectors and internet connectivity.
A placement and Guidance Cell is functioning well in this institution since 2007. Cell was inaugurated by the then Vice Chancellor of Kannur University, Dr. P Chandramohan. Placement cell is organizing various programmes to enhance the employability skills of passed out students. Cell invites companies to the college and hosts campus interviews.