The state government has decided to start six new engineering colleges across Maharashtra. In Dec 2016, state cabinet cleared the proposal for upgrading six polytechnic colleges as engineering colleges, increasing the total number of government-run engineering colleges to 14. The polytechnic colleges that will be upgraded as engineering colleges are Ratnagiri, Yavatmal, Dhule, Solapur, Latur and Jalna.
“All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) approved state government decision to start six new engineering colleges across Maharashtra. ”
The move will help increase the intake capacity for degree courses at government-run colleges up to 4,650 from the existing 3,000.
While upgrading polytechnic colleges, the existing diploma courses need to be terminated and this will be done in phases. In case of Latur and Yavatmal district, the polytechnic college for girls will be converted into co-ed, while the other one will be upgraded to an engineering college. Both districts have two polytechnic colleges.
At present there are 8 state government colleges. There is huge shortage of quality faculty in most of these state government engineering colleges. The recruitment of faculty is state government colleges is conducted by MPSC. MPSC conduct faculty recruitment with lengthy and outdated method most of the questions are from local textbook and Recently MHRD has revised faculty recruitment norms and most of faculty recruited on the basic of GATE score. Employ ability and quality education is serious concern is most of the private engineering college. At present there are more than 4200 engineering college is India out of it