First of all, let me tell you what DTE actually is. Directorate of Technical Education, is the conducting body of entrance exams and counselling for admission, of various under graduate and post graduate colleges or universities in Maharashtra. There are so many colleges and universities in the state of Maharashtra, which accepts admission on the basis of DTE Maharashtra exams. To name one exam, MCH CET is conducted by DTE to take admissions for engineering colleges of Maharashtra.
Talking about the role of Directorate, it is established to maintain and enhance the quality and standard of technical education of Maharashtra state. This job is done by framing policies, developing government institutions and supervising or guiding the private or aided institutions altogether. DTE also interacts with industry and national level institutions, and also coordinates with other departments of State Government, Government of India Statutory Organizations to contribute to the development of industry society at large.
Top Participating Colleges
Around 374 aided, un-aided, and government institutes take admission on the basis on entrance exams conducted by DTE Maharashtra. The most famous government autonomous college which accepts the score of exam conducted by DTE is Government College of Engineering, Amravati. This institute has 11 departments which offer a host of courses from where you can choose your undergraduate, post graduate and doctoral programs. Hostel and other important facilities are at par with the best in the business. Placement is also at a steady rate here. Fees being minimalist, this institute can be of your choice, if you cannot pay the high fees structure of other institutes. Recently, it was ranked 37 across India, in 2016 survey done by India Today. Outlook India also ranked the institute on 45th place in the list of Top Indian Engineering Colleges of 2012.
Beside engineering education, it is recognized for research center for Ph.D. programs in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering for Amravati University. The student strength is around 1,700 here.
Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
Seventy-seven years old, this is one of the best colleges offering courses in chemical science. There are 11 departments which offer undergraduate, post graduate, doctoral and post graduate diploma courses. To get through the UG courses you must pass the MHT CET. Excellent facilities of hostel, library and other amnesties are available. Institute of Chemical Technology was the first institute to be granted the elite badge by the government of the state of Maharashtra. ICT has a very strong and celebrated research culture. The first ever Ph.D. in India in engineering was awarded by the ICT in 1941. It has strong relationships with the industries and many government as well as industry sponsored projects take shape in ICT. In 2011, the Ministry of Textiles sanctioned ICT as National Centre of Excellence in Sportswear with a grant of ₨ 24.5 crore for researching sports-related apparel and goods. With this, it has become the first institute in India to conduct research on sports fabrics.
College of Engineering, Pune
It is ranked 21st among ‘Top 100 Engineering Institutes for Research and Teaching’ in India by National Institutional Ranking Framework (MHRD) in 2016. NBA accredited for UG course in CE, Computer Engineering, EE, E&T, IT, I&C, ME, Metallurgy Engineering, Production Engineering (Sandwich). The colleges is in collaborations with companies and National or International universities for joint research, and exchange programs. There is a separate Training and Placement Cell which acts as a facilitator and councilor for placement related activities. COEP also offers students training to face the job interviews and group discussions.
DTE warns about fake institutes
Recently, DTE Maharashtra released an official notification to make students aware of the fake universities and colleges in Maharashtra. DTE notified that the authority wouldn’t take responsibilities for the discrepancies but urged the parents to properly verify the credentials of the institutes before admission. The director of DTE, Subhas Mahajan said, “There is a list of websites where students and parents can check the list of approved courses and institutes, this list can be accessed at www.dtemaharashtra.gov.in. If students are unable to access the list on the website, they can call the DTE regional directorates or helpline numbers.”
DTE Maharashtra believes that it is always better to warn the students before they start their hunt for a good college. Students always look for the fancy claims and get floored by fake colleges. Many a times, it becomes a sham and turns out to be headache for DTE. So, DTE decided to warn all of the students, beforehand, that there are many live fake institutions you should be aware of, and must do your research about the affiliation of a college or institute.