In a remarkable turnaround, engineering diploma admissions have experienced a significant increase over the past four years, according to the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE). The DTE has responded to this positive trend by launching a dedicated online portal for the 2023-24 admissions session.
Admissions for engineering diploma courses filled only 41% of seats in 2018-19, but this number rose to an impressive 85% in the recently concluded 2022-23 session. To capitalize on this encouraging response, the DTE aims to streamline the admission process through the new portal.
Efforts such as counselling, awareness campaigns, and radio interviews conducted in schools have played a vital role in boosting admissions. The DTE has also expanded specialized course offerings, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, mechatronics, automation and robotics, cloud computing, computer engineering, and the Internet of Things, with the addition of 2,460 seats statewide.
Technical education director Vinod Mohitkar said, “Various activities like counseling, meetings, awareness campaigns, advertisements, and radio interviews were conducted in the schools.”
These initiatives highlight the DTE’s commitment to providing industry-oriented technical education, equipping students with the skills necessary for today’s job market. The dedicated portal for the 2023-24 session will ensure a smoother and more accessible admissions process, opening doors for aspiring students in the field of engineering.