Dr. Ajudhia Nath Khosla, former Governor of Odisha was a doyen of the DAV movement in Odisha. His wife Smt. Sushilavati Khosla, donated a sum of rupees one lakh from her savings to the D. A. V. Trust, in whose collaboration the D. A. V. trust started the "S.K.D.A.V. POLYTECHNIC FOR WOMEN" at Rourkela in the year 1967 under their private management to impart diploma education exclusively to girl students in the locality. The entire endeavour was unique and the first of its kind in the state. The institution came under the management of the Govt. of Odisha with effect from 01.04.1974 and later on, in 1990, was shifted to the Govt. building. In year 2011 the name of the institute has been changed to "SKDAV GOVERNMENT POLYTECHNIC,Rourkela".
Originally the Institution imparted Diploma education in Electronics & Telecommunication, Library Science and Commercial Practice. The course in Commercial Practice continues till date with change in name of Commercial Practice to Modern Office Management. In 2001 & 2006, new branches Information Technology & Electrical Engineering were introduced respectively. In 2010 new branch on Civil Engineering has been Introduced.
Now from the year 2013 the institution has been converted to a co-education to impart diploma education to both boys & Girls.
The Shushilavati Khosla Dayananda Anglo Vedic Government Polytechnic is located in the city municipal area of the steel city Rourkela (Odisha). The institution is about 3km from the Rourkela railway station. It is close to the state highway connecting Rourkela to Sambalpur and is at a walk able distance from the Rourkela airstrip.
To empower the human resource at grass root level through strengthening Technical Education.
To produce the best and efficient technicians for meeting the day to day challenges of industries and allied organizations.