Some of the technical skilled educational institutions are started before Independance(since 1943), by name "Occupational Institutes". Then later, these are renamed as "Polytechnics"(multiple technical skills/many technical skills). All these Polytechnics were working under "Public Instruction Department" ,since before independance to till 1959.Since number of Polytechnics and Technical degree colleges are increased, the new department called "Technical Education Department" came into existance in 1959.
The Directorate of Technical Education was under the control of the Department of Public Instruction till 1959. Because of increase in number of technical institutions particularly in the later half of the fifties, it was felt necessary to form an independent Department of Technical Education with the objective of bringing about the perfect coordination of technical education institution under one governing and monitoring body. This was felt necessary especially in the areas of maintaining standards in syllabi, examination etc,. A separate department was also necessary for the overall development of the Technical Education in the State. Thus the Directorate of Technical Education came into existence as a separate Department in 1959.
The Directorate of Technical Education ensures a planned development of technical education in the State consistent with the policies of the State and the Nation. We are committed to provide need based, quality technical and professional human resources to the industry, business and community. We will achieve our mission by
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