Technical Education in Maharashtra State
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The economy of India is mainly based on agricultural processes and products with the development of industries at different levels. The economic situation is varied from place to place. However, level of unemployment with high inflation has bearing on economic conditions. The labor market and its requirement is also changing very fast due to change in industrial growth in different sectors of areas at all levels. Government is making restructuring of education. Quality consciousness has a special prominence in recent years, in education sector and particularly in technical education. Technical education contributes substantially to the Socio Economic development of the country as a whole. The development sustenance of the industrial sector is entirely dependent upon the availability of trained manpower to perform the multidimensional activities needed to keep the wheel of industry running. Thus the Technical Education Department aims towards making available these trained technically qualified hands to serve the industry & society. Equality of educational opportunities and preparing highly skilled work force for enterprises widely with excellence is also objective of Technical Education. Technical Education system is thus has to be flexible enough to adopt to rapid change. Thus precise aim of the system is to develop and transfer of technology to user systems. ROLE OF THE MINISTRY OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION
Role of the Ministry is to provide financial administrative support for maintaining high standards in technical education, alongwith co-ordinating at National & international level for continuous development in technical education and making policies for the state level technical education in accordance with the National Educational Policies & Other Economic Policies. Program of action in view of new policies has been prepared to achieve good quality education. ROLE OF DIRECTORATE OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION
The role of the Directorate is to maintain enhance the standard quality of technical education by laying the policies, establishing developing Govt. Institutions, guiding supervising the aided private institutions, interacting with industry and national level institutions co-ordinating with other departments of State Government, Government of India Statutory Organisations and to contribute to the development of industry society at large. The Directorate have its six regional offices at Mumbai, Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad, Amravati and Nagpur. These offices are headed by Joint Director of the region. ROLE OF MAHARASHTRA STATE BOARD OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION ( http://www.msbte.com/ ) It is primarily intended to conduct state level examinations of diploma courses award Diplomas. It has to see continuously improving the quality of technical education and maintaining of its standard. It also redesign the course curriculum regularly with respect to the rapid technological changes in the industries. Board of Technical Examination has its regional offices at Pune, Aurangabad and Nagpur. Looking Back ....
1845Establishing School of Engineering at Pune district with a Certificate Course 1887Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute started at Bombay. 1912College of Engineering Pune was started with Civil Engineering Course 1948-1960Combined State of Maharashtra Gujarat were having Two Engineering College 3 Polytechnics 1960Formation of State of Maharashtra
1960-197816 Engineering Colleges 50 diploma level polytechnics established 1983Govt. of Maharashtra granted permission to start Private Technical Institutions (Engineering Colleges, Polytechnics in Maharashtra) 2000In Maharashtra State there are 129 Engineering Colleges, 154 Polytechnics, 45 Pharmacy Colleges, 71 Pharmacy Diplomas...