Explore Our History


The history of Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) could be traced back to 1963, when it started out as Ngee Ann College. Its founder, The Ngee Ann Kongsi, had envisioned setting up a quality educational institution to link the Chinese-speaking community to its cultural roots during the colonial-rule era. The College had since morphed into a full-fledged polytechnic, a public institution overseen by an independent Council.

Five decades on, the Polytechnic has become a leading institution of higher learning, anchored on its core strengths of pioneering a broad-based and holistic learning approach, forging strategic alliances and providing enriching overseas experiences to prepare its students for a global workplace. The transformation of Ngee Ann Polytechnic has been a spectacular one, as evident in the key milestones recorded here.


Founding Years


Changing Focus


Renamed to Polytechnic


Pioneered e-Learning


Rapid Growth

Academic Schools

The year when they were set up

  • School of Business & Accountancy Established 1963
  • School of Engineering Established 1969
  • School of InfoComm Technology Established 1982
  • School of Film & Media Studies Established 1989
  • School of Life Sciences & Chemical Technology Established 1989
  • School of Interdisciplinary Studies Established 2001
  • School of Health Sciences Established 2005
  • School of Humanities & Social Sciences Established 2005
  • School of Design & Environment Established 2012

Leadership Over the Years​

Our Council Chairpersons

Photo of Prof Kee Choo Chong 

Prof Kee Choo Chong

Chairman (1968 – 1983)

Photo of Dr Hiew Siew Nam 

Dr Hiew Siew Nam

Chairman (1983 – 1995)

Photo of Mr Choo Chiau Beng 

Mr Choo Chiau Beng

Chairman (1995 – 2003)

Photo of Mr Tan Hup Foi 

Mr Tan Hup Foi

Chairman (2004 – 2011)

Photo of Mr Tang Kin Fei 

Mr Tang Kin Fei

Chairman (2011 – Present)

Our Princip​als

Photo of Prof Liu Yin Soon 

Prof Liu Yin Soon

Principal (1963 – 1970)

Photo of Dr Lee Chiaw Meng 

Dr Lee Chiaw Meng

Principal (1970 – 1975)

Photo of Mr Khong Kit Soon 

Mr Khong Kit Soon

Principal (1975 – 1982)

Photo of Mr Chen Hung 

Mr Chen Hung

Principal (1983 – 1989)

Photo of Dr Tan Gee Paw 

Dr Tan Gee Paw

Principal (1989 – 1995)

Photo of Mr Khoo Chin Hean 

Mr Khoo Chin Hean

Principal (1995 – 2000)

Photo of Mr Chia Mia Chiang 

Mr Chia Mia Chiang

Principal (2000 – 2014)

Photo of Mr Clarence Ti 

Mr Clarence Ti Boon Wee

Principal (2014 – 2021)

Photo of Mr Lim Kok Kiang 

Mr Lim Kok Kiang​

Principal (2021 – Present)