JSS Polytechnic for the Differently Abled - JSSPDA  is the first Polytechnic of its kind in the country and only polytechnic in the state of Karnataka started in the year 1991-92 to offer Professional Education with the approval of AICTE, New Delhi for Differently Abled at Diploma Level. It was started under the World Bank Assistance Scheme of the Government of Karnataka by JSS Mahavidyapeetha. The new Buildings of the Polytechnic were inaugurated by the then Honorable Prime Minister of India  on 3rd January 1999 in the gracious presence of His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamigalavaru, the President of JSS Mahavidyapeetha, Mysuru.

Autonomous Institution: JSSPDA has been granted autonomous status since 1999-2000. As such the curriculum, scheme of examination, evaluation and award of Diploma are all governed by the rules of autonomy approved by the Department of Collegiate and Technical Education, Government of Karnataka. 

The following courses are offered as approved by the Govt. of Karnataka and AICTE, New Delhi.

Course Intake
Architecture Assistantship (AR)      60
Commercial Practice (CP)      60
Computer Science and Engineering (CS)      60
Jewellery Design and Technology (JD)      30
Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC)      60
Computer Applications (CA)      30
Apparel Design and Fabrication Technology(ADFT)      30
                                                                 TOTAL      330