Although EEPIS officially opened in June, 2,1988 by the President of Indonesia at that time, Suharto its history dates back to 1985 when JICA preliminary Study Team for grant aid and technical cooperation came to EEPIS. The head of the team was Prof. Y. Naito (Tokyo Institute of Technology) came. At that time they were also supported by JICA Curriculum Study Team. Then, in 1987 JICA Technical cooperation started, after observed the possibility of cooperation (1986).
This time, The first group of 5 lecturers were sent to colleges of technology in Japan. In March, 15, 1988 EEPIS building and educational equipment were officially granted to Indonesian Government and officially opened in June, 2, 1988. Since this year, our first class has started and then many lecturers were sent to colleges of technology in Japan. Many groups of Japanese Expert also arrived to support us. In 1988, EEPIS was named Politeknik Elektronika & Telekomunikasi, in order to meet the demand of graduation, who can give guidance in handling operation, control, maintenance and proper application of new technology and equipment.