The Regional Institute of Printing Technology, Kolkata, was founded on 30th day of July 1956 under the first 5-year plan of the Government of India. The Institute started its course curricula with some equipment prevalent at that time. Since then, several attempts have been made to keep pace with present day technology. The Institute started functioning as a sponsored Institution funded jointly by the Central and State Government and then it was taken over by the Government of West Bengal on 30th April 1980. Since then, it is running as a Government Institute under the Department of Technical Education and Training and Skill Development, Government of West Bengal. The programs are offered to students of various states of Eastern India including apart from West Bengal. The institute offers full time 3-year duration Diploma programs on Printing Technology, Multimedia Technology and Photography, that are approved by the All India Council for Technical Education and affiliated to the West Bengal State Council of Technical and Vocational Education and Skill Development.
Their vision is to be a leading regional level institute offering trans-formative and functional education in the fields of graphic communication and media technologies, that produces outcome oriented and socially responsible professionals who can contribute towards nation building. Their Mission is to cultivate an environment that encourages diversity among students and promotes lateral and creative thinking, problem solving ability and social awareness contributing towards community development, secondly to work together with other esteemed institutes, organizations and stakeholders to enhance institutional development in academic activities and finally to imbibe a sense of leadership and teamwork so that students can transform themselves into socially responsible professionals.