Technical Education in Maharashtra State

INTRODUCTION

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 in Maharashtra State

Technical education contributes substantially to the Socio-Economic development of the country as a whole. The development & sustenance of the industrial sector depends 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 a highly skilled workforce for enterprises widely with excellence is also the objective of Technical Education. Technical Education system thus has to be flexible enough to adopt to rapid change. Thus the 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 coordinating 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. In view of new policies, programs of action have been prepared to achieve good quality education. 

ROLE OF THE 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 & coordinating 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 BOARD OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION

It is primarily intended to conduct state-level examinations of diploma courses & award Diplomas. It has to see continuously improve 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. 

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