DIRECTORATE OF TECHNICAL
Activities of the Directorate
of the Directorate
Technical Education System in the State functions directly
under the Higher Education Department of Government of Kerala.
The policy decisions of the Government in the Technical
Education sector are carried out with the supervision of
the Minister for Education. The Principal Secretary Higher
Education, through necessary executive orders implements
the scheme in the sector. The Directorate of Technical Education
is the Administrative Department facilitating the Government
orders. Engineering Colleges, Polytechnics, College of Fine
Arts, technical High School, Commercial Institute, Food
Craft Institutes etc are the functional units coming under
the purview of the Technical Education System in the State.
In addition to these, there are also other collaborating
units like Industry Institute Interaction Cell, Supervisory
Development Centre, State Board of Technical Education and
Centre for Curriculum Development.
Directorate of Technical Education
Directorate of Technical Education at Thiruvananthapuram
is having the Administrative Control of its functional units
in the State. Two Regional Directorates at Kozhikode and
Kothamangalam are also functioning under the Directorate.
the Department of Technical Education has administrative
and financial control over the following institutions.
Government Engineering Colleges
. Private aided Engineering Colleges
. Government Polytechnics
. Government Women's Polytechnics
. Private Aided Polytechnics
. Fine Arts Colleges
. Supervisory Development Centre
. Government Technical High Schools
. Government Commercial Institutes
. Vocational Training Centres
. Food Craft Institutions
. Food Craft Extension Centre
. REC, Kozhikode
Activities of the Department
Imparting Technical Education at Doctorate, Post Graduate,
Graduate, Diploma and Certificate level through Government
and private technical institutions like Engineering Colleges,
Polytechnics, Technical High Schools, Commercial
Institutes, Fine Arts Colleges etc.
· Formulation, implementation and monitoring
of plan schemes.
· Sanctioning of salary and other grants to
Government and aided institutions.
· Recognising private aided institutions,
which are conducting courses with the permission of Government.
· Arranging Apprenticeship Training to the
Graduate and diploma holders in Engineering/Technology.
· Selection of teachers for higher studies
and various courses under quality improvement programme.
· Conduct of Diploma Examination in all Engineering
disciplines and Certificates Examinations in certain specialized
of the Directorate
implement, administer and monitor all activities in the
field of Technical Education the State consistent with State
and National Policies.
.Recommend to Government on the basis of proper need analysis
the establishment of new Technical Institution. consistent
with the norms laid down by All India Council for Technical
Education and other concerned Agencies.
.Plan and initiate the introduction of new programmes in
existing Technical Institutions based on human resource
needs of the State/Nation.
.Prescribe and periodically invaluate and revise curricula
for Diploma and Certificate level programmes.
.Ensure the availability of adequate staff and infrastructure
in the Institutions.
.Repair the annual budget for Technical Education in the
State consistent with the Development priorities.
.Arrange disbursement of funds to
various Institutions and ensure their proper utilization.
.Conduct examinations and award Diploma and various.
the recruitment and promotions of all categories of Staff
and administer their costings and transfers in compliance
with the rules.
teachers for higher studies and various courses under Quality
Apprenticeship Training for the Graduates and Diploma Holders