Directorate of Technical Education is dealing with all the technical education activities in the state. Currently there are 12 Engineering Colleges (9 Govt. Colleges and 3 Govt. aided Colleges), 49 Polytechnic Colleges (43 Govt. Polytechnics and 6 Govt. aided Polytechnics), 3 Fine Arts Colleges, 39 Technical High Schools, 17 Commercial Institutes and 42 Tailoring and Garment Making Centres functioning all over the state, under the control of the Directorate. In addition to this there are around 150 self financing Engineering Colleges both in the Govt. and private sector functioning in the state.
There are two Regional Directorates and one Curriculum Development Centre are functioning as under the department. A Supervisory Development Centre and an Industry Institute Interaction Cell are functioning for the well being of the faculty and students of the Institutions. There is an Examination Wing working under the department for the conduct of diploma level examinations.
The Directorate coordinates the various activities of these institutions, including maintaining the standards of curricular and co-curricular activities. Various quality assurance meassures are being taken up to maintain the quality of technical education so that the students passing out of these institutions are widely accepted all over the world. Opportunities are being offered to teachers and students to interact with the experienced and expert academicians and also to visit the various leading educational institutions all over the world.
The Directorate ensures Industry Institute Interactions through various schemes so that the actual need of the hour can be analysed and curriculum modified to suit the same. Also, it organizes Various community service activities, using the facilities, experience and expertise available in the institutions.
The State Institute of Technical Teachers Training & Research (formerly CDC )is the only centre of its kind in Kerala. It is established by the Govt. of Kerala in 1990 under the Technical Education Department for endorsing Technical Education in the state. Readmore
Technical Education Quality Improvement programme (TEQIP) was envisaged in 2003 by MHRD, Government of India as a long-term World Bank assistance programme of about 10-12 years duration to be implemented in 3 phases for transformation of Technical Education System. Readmore
Directorate of Technical Education has to maintain and enhance the quality of technical education by laying the policies, establishing and developing Government Institutions, guiding and supervising the aided private institutions, interacting with industry and national level institutions, coordinating with other departments of State Government, Government of India, Statutory Organisations and to contribute to the development of industry, society at large.
The TrEST (Trivandrum Engineering, Sceince & Technology) Research Park is established to enhance Industry-Institute interaction and to promote fundamental and applied research. The TrEST Park is modelled in similar lines to Techno Park, but by giving emphasis to research rather than commercial activities. It is to encourage industries to establish their research centre in the Research Park....Readmore
A Transportation Engineering Research Center (TRC) is functioning in the Civil Engineering Department at College of Engineering Trivandrum. The TRC emphasizes on applied research & technology transfer inorder to enhance knowledge in the field of transportation.... Readmore