Maharashtra Government on 9 January has announced to establish a Technological University of All Engineering and Technology Institutes that will have four divisional centres and five sub centres spread in various cities of Maharashtra.
The engineering and technological institutes which will be set up in different cities in the state will enable the students to pursue graduate and post-graduation degree courses in various disciples from these colleges.
The divisional centres of the proposed university will be built in Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur and Aurangabad and the sub-divisional centres would be constructed in Kolhapur, Solapur, Amravati, Nanded and Jalgaon cities, as decided in the Cabinet meeting.
The main university’s main centre will be situated in Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological Education University premises in Lonere in Mangaon taluka of Raigad district after the State Universities Act got amended.
On 9 January, the University got empowered to take all technological training institutions under its wings.
The state government granted Rs. 15 crore to the university to build offices and for hiring premises.
All subjects excluding those which are already imparted in civil architecture and pharmacy institutes will be included and taught by the University.
In the meeting the decision to create a commission with 11 directors to govern the vocational training institutes in Maharashtra was also taken.
The board is to conduct the examinations and will also prepare the curriculum in addition to assessing the standard and quality of institutions and for the same the state approved a grant of Rs. 5 crore to the board.