• Spoken Tutorial (ST) programme, IIT Bombay
  • Academic Master Plan
  • Main Building DTE Kerala

    Main Building DTE Kerala

  • Government Engineering College Idukki, Painavu

    Government Engineering College Idukki, Painavu

  • Government Polytechnic College Adoor

    Government Polytechnic College Adoor

  • Technical Higher Secondary School Vazhakkad

    Technical Higher Secondary School Vazhakkad

  • Main Building DTE Kerala
  • Fine Arts College Trivandrum

    Fine Arts College Trivandrum

  • College of Engineering Trivandrum

    College of Engineering Trivandrum

  • RIT Kottayam

    RIT Kottayam

  • Government Polytechnic College, Kalamassery

    Government Polytechnic College, Kalamassery

  • Technical Higher Secondary School Vazhakkad
  • Academic Master Plan - Presidential Address
  • Main Building DTE Kerala
  • TKM College of Engineering

    TKM College of Engineering

ROLL of Directors

  • Dr Indira Devi
  • Dr Vijaya Kumar K

    Dr Vijaya Kumar (Oct 2014 - May 2017)[32nd]

  • Dr J Letha

    Dr J Letha (Apr 2011 - Oct 2014)[31st]

  • Dr K P Issac

    Dr K P Issac (15/06/09 31/3/11) [30th]

  • PUNEETH KUMAR IAS(15/9/08-15/6/09)

    PUNEETH KUMAR IAS(15/9/08-15/6/09)[29th]

  • Prof GEETHA K P (1/9/08-15/9/08)

    Prof GEETHA K P (1/9/08-15/9/08)[28th]

  • PUNEETH KUMAR IAS(16/8/08-31/8/208)

    PUNEETH KUMAR IAS(16/8/08-31/8/208)[27th]

  •  K SASHIDHARA IAS (19/5/08-16/8/08 )

    K  SASHIDHARA IAS (19/5/08-16/8/08 )[26th]

  • B S MAVOJI IAS (17/10/07 - 19/5/08 )

    B S MAVOJI IAS (17/10/07 - 19/5/08 )[25th]

  • V R PADMANABHAN IAS (3/5/07 - 16/10/07)

    V R PADMANABHAN IAS (3/5/07 - 16/10/07)[24th]




  • Prof S K MOHAN (23/04/07 -2/5/07 )

    Prof S K MOHAN (23/04/07 -2/5/07 )[23rd]


  • V R PADMANABHAN IAS (7/4/07-22/4/07)

    V R PADMANABHAN IAS (7/4/07-22/4/07) [22nd]

  • Prof S K MOHAN (3/1/05 - 6/4/07 )

    Prof S K MOHAN (3/1/05 - 6/4/07 )[21st]

  • DR DHARMISHTAN K (1/6/03 - 2/1/05)

    DR DHARMISHTAN K VARUGHEESE(1/6/03 - 2/1/05)[20th]

  • Prof (Ar) K K  GEORGE (1/4/02-31/5/03)

    Prof (Ar) K K  GEORGE (1/4/02-31/5/03)[19th]

  • DR R S MONI (1/4/01-31/3/02)

    DR R S MONI (1/4/01-31/3/02)[18th]

  • DR K NEELAKANTAN (1/6/98-31/3/01)

    DR K NEELAKANTAN (1/6/98-31/3/01)[17th]

  • DR K SIVARAMAN(14/2/95 - 31/5/98)

    DR K SIVARAMAN(14/2/95 - 31/5/98)[16th]

  • PROF T OOMMEN(1/4/94 - 13/2/95)

    PROF T OOMMEN(1/4/94 - 13/2/95)(15th)

  • DR K RAMACHANDRAN(25/5/93 - 31/3/94)

    DR K RAMACHANDRAN(25/5/93 - 31/3/94 (14th)

  • PROF M P NAIR(1/5/92 - 24/5/93)

    PROF M P NAIR(1/5/92 - 24/5/93)[13th]

  • Prof BABURAJ PRASEEDOM(1/4/92-30/4/92)

    Prof BABURAJ PRASEEDOM(1/4/92-30/4/92)][12nd]

  • DR R RAVIKUMAR(1991-92)

    DR R RAVIKUMAR(1991-92)[11th]

  • DR T  R JAYARAMAN(1987-91)[10th]

    DR T  R JAYARAMAN(1987-91)[10th]

  • DR T  S RAMANATHA IYER(1986-87)

    DR T  S RAMANATHA IYER(1986-87)[9th]

  • DR P J GEORGE (1982-86)

    DR P J GEORGE (1982-86) [8th]

  • DR S VASUDEV (1973-82)

    DR S VASUDEV (1973-82)[7th]

  • Dr C P KURIYAKOSE (1971-73)

    Dr C P KURIYAKOSE (1971-73) [6th]

  • Prof T C GEORGE (1969-71)

    Prof T C GEORGE (1969-71)[5th]


  • Prof K C CHAKO (1968-69)

    Prof K C CHAKO (1968-69) [4th]

  • Pro S RAJARAMAN (1961-68)

    Pro S RAJARAMAN (1961-68) [3rd]

  • DR M V KESAVARAO (1960-61)

    DR M V KESAVARAO (1960-61) [2nd]

  • V V Gopala Krishna IYER (1957-60)

    V V Gopala Krishna IYER (1957-60)[first]


Recent Orders

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), 51 Polytechnic Colleges (45 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.

Spoken Tutorial

Spoken Tutorial (ST) programme, IIT Bombay is the Knowledge Partner of Directorate of Technical education Kerala , to provide Basic IT and Skill oriented IT/ Software courses to students for FREE of COST. Readmore


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


Vision and Mission

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.

Director's Profile

Dr. K.P. INDIRADEVI, Director of Technical Education, has a long  career of  31 years of service in teaching, research and administration in the Department of Technical Education, Government of Kerala, View Profile



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

Centre for Engineering Research and Development is established in the campus of College of Engineering, Trivandrum, with the objective of   inculcating  research culture among the students and faculty. Readmore.






Address Hours Of Operation
Padmavilasom Street, FORT P.O Mon  To  Sat  10 AM to  5PM
Thiruvananthapuram Second Saturday Holiday
Kerala India Pin 695023  
Phone No: 0471-2451200.  
FAX: 0471-2451369, 0471-2463733.