ArdorComm Media Group

Dr. D. V. Jadhav, Joint Director, Technical Education, Regional Office, Pune, Govt. of Maharashtra highlighted few initiatives taken in the field of technical education by Government of Maharashtra

“Polytechnic has reached from 50% to 85% in Maharashtra and the number of the figure in engineering education has these two around 1.17 lakh in this academic year” said Dr. D. V. Jadhav, Joint Director, Technical Education, Regional Office, Pune, Govt. of Maharashtra at ArdorComm New Normal- Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2023” held in Pune, Maharashtra on 24th November 2023.

Kindly highlight few initiatives under your leadership and by the department in the field of Technical Education.

Hon’ble Director Dr. Vinod Mohitkar has initiated many initiatives especially to promote technical education, the opportunities for the students for technical education, the government scheme for peace reimbursement, even the admission procedure so that maximum students can benefit from this one and the outcome of this mission in polytechnic and engineering colleges. Polytechnic has reached from 50% to 85% in Maharashtra and the number of the figure in engineering education admission has these two around 1.17 lakh in this academic year. Apart from that the skilling initiative we are taking that DT has made the MoU with Infosys, they offered the free program on springboard platform for the skill-based learning. Also, through CSR funds Infosys goes through the foundation 176 hours program, offered to the students for skilling and values. Nasscom is also offering a program for skill education to the students of Maharashtra and Technical Education where the students do have not to pay any charges for that they have to learn the online way and we are trying for this so that students’ employability will be enhanced through this. Apart from that the government has many initiatives for fees reimbursement through the Central Government and State Government and all these schemes are available DVT portals the student can directly apply and get the benefits.

When it comes to the implementation of the NEP, What initiative you are taking? What message you would like to give to the academicians and educators?

Maharashtra has become the first state in the country to implement the New Education Policy (NEP) curriculum in engineering education. We have taken the advantage of AICTE credit framework and issued the guideline in terms of GR and around 59 autonomous college in Maharashtra has started implementing autonomous curriculum from the academic year 2023-24 and all affiliated colleges or universities will be implementing from the next academic year. We have conducted workshops for all the stakeholders, and feedback was taken, accordingly, the guidelines were taken.

You witnessed the summit, where the representation was from the government, academicians, educators & the corporate, how does such forums help us to engage better & learn more?

See corporate is one of the major stakeholders what are their expectations and what is today’s curriculum if there is a gap that has to be bridged. Corporates can give feedback to the university and autonomous colleges. Apart from that some Institute may have one practice some may not have so this is a platform for sharing their best practices. We expect that policyholders and decision-makers can frame the policy. Such a platform for exchanging thoughts and coming up with a better policy and better implementation and expecting even the revised outcome that if any lack is observed that can be care taken. This is a platform for that so I congratulate the team of ArdorComm for having this initiative bringing all these on one platform for one complete day for exchanging ideas.

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments