Exclusive Q&A With : S. K. Mahajan, Director, Directorate of Technical Education
Updated on: 30 Jun 2016
S. K. Mahajan, Director, Directorate of Technical Education, shares with Vijay Pandya how establishing industry linkages has transformed technical education
Given that technical education holds the key to resolving problems like unemployment and shortage of trained manpower, how has the significance of Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) increased in recent years?
DTE has taken a lead in establishing linkage with industries to give students employability skill against trained manpower requirement in various sectors.
How would you evaluate the quality and reach of technical education across India and specifically in Maharashtra? Do you see scope for this segment developing further in future?
Quality is the vision/ mission of DTE and in future this segment is developing in Maharashtra due to involvment of industry experts at various levels, such as BOSCH, NASSCOM, MERCEDEZ BENZ, YAMAHA, ICPA, K-LAB, and others. For example, expert visiting faculty can directly conduct sessions by industry professionals.
The performance of technical employees reflects the abilities of those who trained them, what is the emphasis on ensuring high standards for teachers or faculty at DTE?