Dr. Abhay E. Wagh
Technical Education, through Diploma, Post-diploma, Graduate and Post Graduate courses has been the doorway to careers for innumerable youth in enthralling them towards the leading light of knowledge for achieving glorious heights in life for the benefit and service of mankind. This, is the way as well adopted by various streams of education.
The Directorate of Technical Education in Maharashtra, has been established to ensure that technical institutions catering to Engineering, Architecture, Pharmacy and Hotel Management & Catering Technology courses across the State of Maharashtra confirm with the policies, rules, guidelines and strategies formulated by the Central and State governments. The Directorate has under it’s development and supervisory ambit, around 1600 Technical Education institutions across the state of Maharashtra spread across 6 regions viz. Amravati, Aurangabad, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik and Pune.
The objective of the Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra is to uphold and enhance the quality of technical education by defining policies, developing infrastructure at government institutions, guiding private institutions, enhancing interactions with industry, professional bodies and national level institutions of repute. The directorate has been instrumental in ensuring the successful implementation of various government schemes of scholarship for the economically backward, minority and women students enrolled in different courses. Adding to its kitty of financial activity, the directorate has credited itself by conducting industry funded CSR programs. It has aptly handled, disbursed and monitored the various projects like CIIILP, phases of TEQIP and have utilized the finances for the betterment of technical education in the state of Maharashtra.
Spearheading and assisting the CET cell in conducting free, fair, smooth and timely admissions to all programs has been a notable feature of the Directorate. To ensure quality enhancements in technical education, the Directorate has left no stone unturned in securing the approvals for grant of Autonomous status to institutes that have achieved excellence at par, the fruits of which are widely visible. The directorate also coordinates with other states and national departments and organizations and contributes to the coherent development of industry and the society at large.
The need for reaching vivid quality educational destinations that are available overseas so as to establish tie-ups in Maharashtra through collaborations has long been overdue. Industry Institute interactions need to be strengthened to meet the expected employability standards along with fostering need to fulfill global job essentialities. The time is ripe for indigenous innovation, to be taken on a thoughtful note for the state & nation to move forward by infusing greater enthusiasm and gusto in our youthful students and teachers.
The Directorate shall continue its quest to achieve excellence and work tirelessly to safeguard and guarantee the delivery and impart of quality, career and job oriented technical education to the energetic youth of Maharashtra.
As the Director, I look forward to continue to embrace cooperation, coordination, collaboration & corroboration from all the stake holders of technical education in the state and those at the helm at the national level for creating able technocrats for the future.
Dr. Abhay Wagh