Directorate of Technical Education Uttarakhand
Technical Education in India has a history of over 150 years. In India, it has its root in Uttarakhand as the first ever Engineering College in India which was established in 1847 at Roorkee, now it is one of the IITs. During the post independence period there has been phenomenal expansion of Technical Education in the country. Initiatives are being taken to further strengthen the Technical Education system in terms of quality and quantity. Technical Education is offered through 4-tier education system:
Industrial and Vocational Training for skilled workers and craftsmen (ITI level);
Technician Education (Polytechnic Level);
Degree Courses in Engineering and Technology;
Post Graduate courses and Research Programmes;
The Technical Education in the state of Uttarakhand is offered through ITI’s, Polytechnics, Engineering Colleges, MBA Colleges, Pharmacy Colleges, HM&CT institutes, University constituent Engineering College and IIT, Roorkee. These technical institutions are either Government, Government Aided or Private.
Development of Technical Education should be carried out in such a manner that skilled manpower of highest quality in adequate numbers are produced which will go a long way in enhancing the economic development.