Highlights
  • Oct 17 2015 5:35PM

Highlights
1.Development of Technical Education
The following table gives an idea about development of technical education since 1978; in terms of type of courses, No. of institute and the sanctioned intake.

Sr. No.

Type of Courses

Year

No. of Institutes

Sanctioned Intake

1

Post Graduate Degree Course in Engineering & Technology

1978

9

584

1988

11

700

1995

14

750

2000

15

770

2005

41

2789

2010

88

6081

2015

236

19338

2

Degree Course in Engineering & Technology

1978

16

2642

1988

76

14275

1995

94

22740

2000

129

38939

2005

154

46325

2010

309

114268

2015

367

153867

3

Diploma in Engineering & Technology

1978

28

5145

1988

127

23436

1995

160

30000

2000

170

34295

2005

174

68685

2010

387

132632

2015

490

173310

 

Apart from these the intake as of 2015 in other courses is as below.

Sr.No.

Types of the courses

No. of Institutes

Sanctioned Intake

1.

Degree in Architecture

58

3547

2.

Degree in Pharmacy

161

10770

3.

Degree in Hotel management

10

530

4.

Diploma in Pharmacy

216

13815

5.

Diploma in HMCT

04

240

6.

Post HSC Diploma in Engineering & Technology

02

60

Apart from running full-time degree and diploma courses, the directorate runs part-time degree and diploma courses and correspondence courses. The details are as below 

 

 

Sr.No.

Types of the courses

No. of Institutes

Sanctioned Intake

1.

Part-time Degree in Engg.

02

480

2.

Part time Diploma in Engg.

03

400

 

 

SN

Item

1960-

61

1970-

71

1980-

81

1990-

91

1995-

96

1998-

99

1999-

2000

2000-

2001

2005-

2006

2010-

2011

2014-2015

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

1.

Engineering, Technology, Pharmacy, Architecture, HMCTColleges

7

10

 

14

 

83

 

94

 

206

226

229

273

510

 

598

 

2

Polytechnics (Engg./Tech.)

14

25

28

127

160

154

170

170

183

599

 

698

Progressive increase in No. of Student Seeking Technical Education in Institutes / Colleges over last 40 years

 


Sr. No.


Institutes Type

Progressive increase in intake

1960-61

1970-71

1980-81

1990-91

1995-96

1998-99

1999-2000

2001-2002

2005-2006

2010-2011

1

Engineering, Technology, Pharmacy, Architecture, HMCT, Colleges

952

1865

1950

17990

22740

29030

42946

45797

51405

126075

2.

Polytechnics (Engg./Tech)

1940

4140

5145

23436

30000

33000

34295

35440

43503

145294

 


2.DIRECTORATE OF INDUSTRY-INSTITUTE CO-ORDINATION (DllC)
Directorate of Industry-institute Co-ordination was established in 1996 MHRD World Bank Project has been started to look after the quality improvement of the faculty, staff as well as the students and the efficiency enhancement of Technical Education system (TES) in total. This is a separate Directorate to manage the externally funded projects for total quality management (TQM) of TES of Maharashtra.
3.STAFF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Staff Development cells are established at six lead centre polytechnics in Maharashtra state. These cells have identified training need & training facilities and design need based training programmes for the teaching faculties and supporting staff. About 475 faculty members have been trained in various areas like educational technology, content updating, computer, MIS, entrepreneurship, educational management etc. with the help of TTTI Bhopal, IIT Bombay and National Institute of Industrial Engg. Bombay.
Sufficient number of teachers arebeing deputed for post graduates and post doctoral programmes, every year. Foreign fellowship programmes are also being arranged for senior administrators and teachers engaged in teaching high-tech courses.
4.INDUSTRY INSTITUTE INTERACTION 
With fast growing needs of the industries for man-power with specialisation in specific areas it became necessary to have proper interaction with the industry. Therefore special 28 Industry Institute Interaction Cells have been established in Institutions. The main function of the cell is to promote interrelationship between industry & institution through training programmes, visiting faculty from industry, industrial visits & practical training etc.
These cells are establishing liaison with industries around for the benefit of students, teachers & support staff. A Memorandum of Understanding (M.O.U.) has been signed between confederation of Indian Industry and Directorate of Technical Education, Bombay for this purpose. Advisory committees are formed in all technical institutes for participation from industries & business houses.
5.BOARD OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION
Diploma Courses in Engineering and Technology were first run by the Institutions like Victoria Jubilee Technical Institution, Mumbai; College of Engineering Pune, Cusrow Wadia Institute of Technology, Pune etc. Initially, the examinations were conducted through the Board of Examiners (BOE) appointed by the committee of Technical and Institutional Training of the old Mumbai, province. After independence with increased stress on industrial development, a separate Directorate of Technical Education was set up by the Government in 1948 to organise and co-ordinate technical education activities at all levels. The Diploma examinations in Engineering and Technology were conducted through the Directorate of Technical Education up to 1963.
With increase in the number of institutions, courses and students admitted to various diploma courses, a need to have a separate body to conduct the examinations of these courses was felt and thus in August 1963, a separate Board of Technical Examinations for the state was established. Now this Board, named as Maharashtra State Board of Technical Examination (MSBTE), has been given an autonomous status, since 1999- 2000.
6.WORLD BANK ASSISTED PROJECT
With fast developments in technologies it was essential to revamp technicians education's at Diploma level. World Bank offered to finance the scheme of strengthening of Technician Education. World Bank Assisted Project to strengthen Technician Education was started in January 1992. The project completed on 31st October 1999.
The main components of the project are
§Capacity Expansion
§Quality Improvement
§Efficiency Improvement


The Highlights of the project are

1.     Introduction of 39 New Diploma Courses in existing institutes.

2.     Starting of two women's residential polytechnics.

3.     Introduction of Community Polytechnic Scheme in 17 Polytechnics.

4.     Development of well equipped Computer Centers in 32 Polytechnics.

5.     Introduction of 15 New Post-Diploma courses in existing institutes.

6.     Developments of six polytechnics as Lead centers, a new Concept.

7.     Academic autonomy to 15 Polytechnics.

8.     Establishment of Staff Developments and Curriculum Development Cells.

9.     Establishment of Continuing Education Department in 12 Polytechnics.

10.Modernization of Laboratories and Libraries.

11.Strengthening of BTE and DTE.


¯The total outlay of the project is Rs. 230 crores.
¯Beneficiary Institutes:51
7.BOOK BANK AND TRAINING & PLACEMENT SERVICES 
The Directorate implements some other schemes for the benefit of the students. These are Book Bank for backward class students / Training and Placement Cell in the institutions to facilitate the industry institute interaction and also help students in getting good jobs through campus interviews. The student counseling and guidance is extended to the student through these cells.