The Directorate of Technical Education was established on 14 October 1957
The Higher Education Department was formed in 1997, after bifurcation from the Education, Science & Technology Department of Secretariat
Objective of the Department:
The basic objective of the Department is to formulate polices, laws, regulations and various programmes based on the needs of the society now and then, for achieving the following goals of the Government in the field of Higher Education in Tamil Nadu:
To provide Higher and Technical Education.
To provide higher education for the youth from poor families to have an equal opportunity to pursue higher education.
To achieve the Higher Education access rate 25% by 2020.
To improve the infrastructure facilities in colleges.
To improve and enrich the syllabus.
To improve the quality of Higher Education and Technical Education
To popularize Science and Technology among the people in General and students in particular in Urban and Rural areas in this State.
To create Scientific temper among the students and encourage research activities in Science and Technology in this State.
AddressDIRECTORATE OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION (DoTE), SARDAR PATEL ROAD, GUINDY, CHENNAI - 600 025.
Phone Numbers044 - 22350525, 044 - 22351018