Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education (MSBTE) is an autonomous Board of Government of Maharashtra. Faculty development, students’ development, curriculum development, Industry-Institute-Interaction, Domestic & Foreign Collaborations, National level Conventions, Academic Monitoring, Preparation of Perspective Plan, Preparation of Vision for MSBTE etc. are the parameters to enhance the quality of Technical Education in Maharashtra. Over the years, MSBTE has extended its role in all these directions, but in future I would like to strengthen its working by making it outcome based wherein the deliverables are identified through feedback received from various stakeholders.
Since my joining MSBTE office, I have already initiated several steps to improve access, equity and quality in polytechnics both in Government as well as in the private sector. I feel that it is high time that institutes imparting diploma education should work towards enhancing the employability skills among their students. I would also like to pursue introduction of Finishing School within Polytechnic to improve the quality of our pass-outs. Another important aspect where I would like to focus now is Good Governance. Consequently, my top priority will be to attain complete computerization of MSBTE activities as well bringing transparency in its various operations through E governance. I feel there is an urgent need to introduce an innovative mechanism to boost up confidence, knowledge and skills amongst the diploma students so that they can successfully face the challenges of today’s world.