EDITORIAL BOARD CAREER FAIR ON WHEELS AT AMBAD
A ‘Career Fair on Wheels’ was
successfully organized jointly by
Directorate of Technical Education (DTE),
Maharashtra State Board of Technical
Education (MSBTE) and Directorate of
Vocational Education in Aurangabad region
from 15th to 18th February, 2010.
Shri Rajesh Tope, Honorable Minister for
Higher and Technical Education,
Maharashtra, was the Chief Guest of the
Inaugural Session held at Matsyodari Shri. Rajesh Tope, Minister, Higher &
Vidyalaya, Ambad. Sachin Mulay, Technical Education, lighting traditional lamp
Welcome Director, Chamber of Marathwada
New Secretary, Industries & Agriculture (CMIA), Aurangabad, Sunil Raithatta, Managing Director,
Higher & Technical Binod Roy Pvt.Ltd., Jalna and Raman Ajgaonkar, Chairman, Marathwada Association of
Education Small Scale Industries and Agriculture (MASSIA) were the guests of honor. Further, this
occasion was graced by prominent dignitaries from Technical Education such as Dr. S.
MSBTE welcomes K. Mahajan, Director, DTE, Mumbai, G. B. Dhanokar, Director, MSBTE, Mumbai and
the appointment of Shri. Mahesh S. G. Devadkar, Incharge Director (Vocational Education), Directorate of Vocational
Pathak as the New Secretary for Education & Training, Mumbai.
Higher & Technical Education The programme started with lightening of a traditional lamp at the hands of the
Department, who is also Ex- guests. Dr. Ajit Thete, Incharge Joint Director, Technical Education, in his welcome
address highlighted the importance of choosing a right career and provided tips for
Officio Member, Governing selection of appropriate career. Shri. Rajesh Tope in his inaugural address appealed to the
Council, MSBTE. The Board students to take maximum benefit of the opportunity and select career of their choice. He
looks forward to working with also told them not to have any inferiority complex, always dream for outstanding career
him to strengthen technical and work hard to achieve their goals. He further encouraged them to opt for
Entrepreneurship, thus generate employment for local people, thereby raising the
education system in the state so standard of living of people in local area.
as to create a system adapted to Industrialists present on this occasion shared their views and experiences and
the demands and challenges of provided guidance for shaping successful career of students. Dr. S. K. Mahajan advised
the 21st century. It hopes to the students on - Why to opt for Technical Education? What are opportunities available in
receive his support and positive the job market? G. B. Dhanokar enlightened the audience about the theme behind
organization of such fairs and gave comprehensive details of different courses. He said
guidance in the progressive that in remote locations, although intelligence is available in plenty, students are
endeavours of the Board. deprived of proper guidance for choosing career options as per their capability as well as
MSBTE would like to wish Mr. likings. Taking this aspect into consideration, Career Fairs on Wheels are organized
Pathak all the success in this new mainly to enable the young talents in far flung places to explore the career opportunities
in the field of Engineering.
S. G. Devadkar explained different career options available in Vocational
Education and also put forth statistical details of Courses and Institutes of Vocational
Education in Maharashtra. Madhuri Ganorkar, Deputy Secretary, RBTE, Aurangabad
Highlights of the Issue proposed a vote of thanks. Nearly 2000 students were present during the inaugural
Career Fair on Wheels The Fair moved to various other locations in the region- Ghansawangi -
at Ambad Ankushnagar - Kumbhar Pimpalgaon - Tirthpuri from 15th to 18th February 2010. At
AICTE’s Initiatives for each location 1000 - 1500 students took the benefit of the fair. During its course students
Excellence in Technical were addressed by Dr. C. S. Thorat, Principal, Government Polytechnic (GP),
Education Aurangabad, S. S. Ragate, Faculty, G P, Aurangabad, S.V. Parkunthe from I.T.I.,
Aurangabad, Dr. G. R. Sangwai, Faculty, G P, Ambad, V. A. Kulkarni, Faculty, G P, Jalna
MSBTE Online Journey : and S. B. Vishwerupe, Principal, GP, Ambad, Dr. A. V. Peshwe, Principal, G P, Jalna and
Examination Reforms Madhuri Ganorkar Deputy Secretary, RBTE, Aurangabad.
Polytechnics & Success During this fair, students aspiring for technical education were
of SEZs guided about all avenues open to them like I. T. I. courses and
Engineering diploma and degree courses. Two mobile vehicles with
Perspective Plan of Diploma posters displaying information about different courses, admission,
Te c h n i c a l E du c a t i o n eligibility criterion, website, contact numbers and pictorial
2010-2014 presentation of different careers available in technical education,
MSBTE Stall at ‘Suvarna were a part of career fair. The fair in general received an
Mobile Van used
overwhelming response from students, parents and teachers of during Career Fair
Maharashtra Darshan’ different schools.
FROM DIRECTOR'S DESK ......
Extensive Introduction of Online Processes....
We all know that 21st century is I really appreciate the endeavors of the Institutes in this
the age of Information and Computers regard. I am sure the day is not far when the entire
and wherein the concept of literacy is correspondence like main seating charts, hall tickets,
fully associated with the usage of gazettes shall be completely available on the website. All
computers and internet. Now-a-days, corrections could be made online. Marks after evaluation,
various amenities of life are available just verification, and reassessment will be displayed online.
at the click of the mouse - Single Window The students would receive their results in their mobiles.
Systems in Offices and Banks, internet Along with examination reforms, various other activities
banking, online payments for goods and services, online of the Board like curriculum development, academic
reservations for various services, e-applications, e-mails, monitoring, approval process of teachers, approval
e-tenders etc. have brought revolution in the life of the process of new Institutes and new courses would
people and society. Computerization has resulted in hopefully be soon conducted online.
tremendous saving in time and energy of the people.
I appeal to all Institutes to reorganize their activities
Over the years, MSBTE also realized the importance to promote web based online processes extensively.
of computerization and so committed itself to bring Office automation, orientation of staff and students and
reforms in activities and functions of the Board. The resource up gradation should be the priorities of every
'Examination Reform' was the first step in its journey Institute. It is the computer age and we all must use
towards IT based reforms. As a result, affiliation of the computers to maximize our efficiency. I shall be feeling
Institutes, enrolment of the students and filling of extremely contented to see my students systematically
examination forms is being undertaken today through filling enrolment forms, examination forms, verification
online process. I am fully aware of the difficulties of the forms, exemption forms and scholarship applications
Institutes with regard to its operation like load shading, online. All these learning's are an important part of
dial up networks, problems in lease line, non-availability education today.
of computers etc. However, despite these difficulties, the
Institutes have joined hands with MSBTE in its mission G. B. Dhanokar
towards putting in place online processes extensively; Director, MSBTE
MSBTE Signs MoU with MEDC
The Maharashtra State Board of Technical
Education (MSBTE), Mumbai, has signed a
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the
Maharashtra Economic Development Council
(MEDC), on 17th June 2010 to restart Industry
Education Partnership Cell (IEPC) at MSBTE. This
important MoU was signed by G.B. Dhanokar, Director,
MSBTE and Dr. C.S. Deshpande, Executive Director,
MEDC. This agreement will be effective for three years.
From MSBTE side, those present included Pramod Naik,
Secretary and Suresh Yavalkar, Deputy Secretary. Further,
this occasion was graced by Vithal Kamat, President,
MEDC and Rani Jadhav, Chairman, Tariff Authority for Mr. Vithal Kamat, President, MEDC and
Major Ports. Anil Deshpande, CEO, MEDC, T. B. Sinha, Mr. G. B. Dhanokar, Director, MSBTE, exchanging the MoU
Advisor, MEDC, V.T. Pai, Director - Finance and Sujata
Bijwe, Project Director, MEDC were also present on this
occasion. Under this initiative, IEPC at MSBTE has started
As you are aware, MEDC & MSBTE had set up functioning from 1st July, 2010. They have started
Industry Education Partnership Cell (IEPC) in 2005 for coordinating with top industries in Maharashtra to provide
providing training to faculty members of Polytechnics and Industrial Training to faculties. Duration of Training will
Engineering Colleges. In the past, IEPC had done be between 3 - 7 days and Industries' convenience would
excellent job in providing trainings to about 2000 faculty be taken into consideration while deciding number of
members in various industries in Maharashtra as well as days. The Training schedule and content will be developed
out side Maharashtra. It received a very good response by the company concerned in consultation with IEPC
from colleges and industries. It created benefits both for Coordinator. MSBTE, Industry and MEDC will jointly
Institutes and Industry. The main objective behind this give the Certificate to the faculty completing the industrial
initiative is to bring Industry & Educational Institute
together so as to familiarize faculty and students with the training successfully.
state of the art technology & management systems.
Further, it is believed that such an initiative would The institutes are appealed to take maximum benefit
definitely result in better Industry-Institute networking, of this facility. They should send their faculty on a priority
which in turn would ensure optimum utilization of basis to such trainings and thereby upgrade their faculty as
resources i.e., infrastructure, investments and competence well as strengthen their networking with industry.
2 of human resources of both the entities.
AICTE’s Initiatives for Excellence in
the second year onwards in order to provide avenues to Diploma
students to pursue degree education.
Excerpts from an interview of On what qualitative parameters the permission is granted to
Dr. S S Mantha, Chairman (actg), Societies/ Trusts to start New Engg. Colleges / Polytechnics?
AICTE, New Delhi We have introduced E Governance in AICTE functioning that
ensures transparency, clarity, easier & assured communication, fast
What is your vision about Technical Education in India ? processing, facility for tracking of application by applicant,
Technical Education is an important facet of Higher Education and emphasis on self declarations by Institutions rather than
should retain an independent identity in any country. Technical inspections. Other features are
Education plays a vital role in human resource development of the Æ A strong nationwide network for upward and downward
country by creating skilled manpower, enhancing industrial communication.
productivity and improving the quality of life. Æ Effective path to direct all towards Quality.
In fact, Technical Education should lead all other Education in Æ Current Statistical data and archives to help framing policies,
setting up realistic goals in pursuit of larger interests of the Nation. perspective plans for future needs.
Technical Education should also provide a bridge for enabling Æ Complete transparency to assure all stake holders.
technologies to merge with Core Technologies in building new Æ One window approach, Online help, deficiency reports to
Inter-disciplinary and Multi-disciplinary subjects that cut across all improve.
disciplines and programs. Æ Grievance address / suggestions forum for students / parents /
What are going to be your main focus areas for coming years ? Institutes and all stake holders and well wishers
Æ Provide clean and effective administration that is transparent Æ Readiness of nationwide databases of experts in various
and accountable to everyone. technical fields for promotion of technical projects
Æ Provide facilitating mechanism for all stake holders. consultancy even at remote Institutions.
Æ Use Technology as an enabling mechanism. Æ Scope for Institute to Institute interactions - handshaking
Æ Puting a full self regulatory mechanism in place that is based for healthy educational practices help improving weaker
on self disclosure rather than based on inspections. Institutions.
Æ Enable Vocational Education in the Nation's Overall Æ Online submission of applications for various schemes
Perspective of Skill requirement. such as MODROBS, RPS, etc.
Æ Work for full membership of the Washington accord. Æ Easy processing, help and monitoring for utilization of grants.
Æ Work for Membership of Dublin and Sydney accords. Æ Online submission of applications by students for schemes
What specific steps Technical Education Board should by AICTE or by any organizations such as banks for
undertake to up-grade the Technical Education in their State? educational loans etc.
Æ Bulletin Board for latest announcements.
Æ The Board should come up with a white paper that enumerates
Æ Mail ids for Institutes / Faculty for direct communication
the strengths and weaknesses of the polytechnics in the State.
Æ Round the year applications.
Æ Should draw a 5 year plan to enhance the quality of
polytechnics based on the world standards with a student Qualitative parameters based on which the permission is granted to
centric approach. Societies/ Trusts to start New Engg. Colleges / Polytechnics are
Æ Introduce skill based value added programs for both students available in the process handbook on the website www.aicte-
and faculty. india.org>process handbook
Æ Use the centrally funded schemes for up gradation of
polytechnics effectively. How can you curb the malpractices in self financing Engg.
Æ Network with Institutions to provide facilities that the Colleges and Polytechnics?
students would need. A bill to curb malpractices in self financing Engineering Colleges
Æ Technical Boards should provide enabling & facilitating and Polytechnics and other Institutions of higher learning has been
mechanism for polytechnics to grow. tabled in the Parliament by MHRD. This bill has provisions to
effectively curb all such malpractices. However public awareness is
What specific steps Polytechnic should undertake to become important to provide clean environment, good work culture and
'Centre of Excellence'? ethical work practices.
Æ Engineering and Technology is applied Science and hence Is the NBA process really transparent?
focuses heavily on the practical skills in addition to a good
theoretical background. The Polytechnics need to focus on India provides Technical Education of the highest standards and
setting up laboratories that are equipped with contemporary maintains quality commensurate with those that exist in rest of the
tools. World. As a provisional member of the Washington accord, I would
Æ Quality in all aspects of content delivery should be stressed. assure the world that Technical education in this country caters to
Æ Skill based value addition should be stressed in addition to best of the standards.
regular courses that are taught. We have also converted our programs to outcome based and a more
Æ Teaching faculty should acquire better work skills in addition to objective assessment. Nine parameters are judged for their
improvement in educational qualifications. outcomes rather than the inputs that define them. On a thousand
Æ Best practices of Industry and Polytechnics in Europe and US point scale, 750 or above would entail a 5 year accreditation and
should be adopted where necessary. between 600-750 and no deficiencies entails a provisional
membership of 2 years. The institutions could rectify if there are
What new specific initiatives have been started under your weaknesses as observed by the experts in this period of 2 years and
guidance (with regard to Polytechnics) in recent months? return back to an application for full accreditation. A presentation of
Any interested faculty can register for a Ph. D in a QIP Centre. We all the aspects was made to the participants of the Kyoto meet that I
have now allowed all Government and Aided Institutions to become attended on behalf of my Country.
QIP centres. Faculty who meet certain minimum requirements can The new process has been in existence since June 2009. The entire
also register themselves as Ph.D Referees with the QIP Centres. process from filing an application for accreditation to its final
Polytechnics can also function in the second shift to cater to approval is now online. The payments are executed through a
inclusive and facilitative needs. A second division with an intake of payment gateway and the experts are chosen through a random 3
60 is allowed in regular day Degree Colleges has been allowed from process from a database of eminent experts.
MSBTE's Content Updating Programs
MSBTE has been extending financial support for organizing content updating programs for Polytechnic
faculty & supporting staff. During the academic year 2009-2010, many such programs were organized in the
Recent Developments in
Advance Surveying Equipments
Amrutvahini Polytechnic, Sangamner, Ahmednagar, The advancement in technology over the past few
had organized a Content Updating Program on “Recent decades has revolutionized the field of surveying. There are
Developments in Automobile Engineering” from 11th to many modern instruments and many novel techniques
16th January 2010, in collaboration with the Maharashtra available now, that helps a surveyor save both time and
State Board of Technical Education, Mumbai. The program effort. More importantly, this is achieved with an increase
was organized by Automobile Engineering Department
and coordinated by Prof. R. B. Biradar under the guidance Government Polytechnic, Thane, had organized one
of Principal Prof. V. B. Dhumal and Prof. B. D. Patil, Head week Content Updating Program on "Advanced Surveying
of Automobile Engineering Department. Equipments" from 8th to 12th March 2010. The course was
sponsored by Maharashtra State Board of Technical
The course was intended to introduce to the
participants the advanced techniques used in surveying and
focused more on the uses of and working of Total Stations
and GPS. A Total Station, used in modern surveying, is a
combination of an electronic theodolite, an electronic
distance meter (EDM) and dedicated software running on
an external computer. Some Total Stations also have a GPS
interface which combines these two technologies to make
use of the advantages of both and reduce the consequences
Inaugural Session of Content Updating Program on
Recent Developments in Automobile Engineering of each technology's disadvantages.
The extensive practical sessions were arranged to
The main objectives behind the initiative were to train the participant in using these instruments in the field
bridge up the gap between teaching faculty & industry and in further processing the data using related computer
to share the latest trends in the field of automobile, to accept software. A field visit was also organized for the
the forthcoming challenges regarding development of participants to get familiar with the actual field practice of
technology, update and motivate teachers through training using modern surveying instruments.
and information and to enhance professional ideas and
standards. Resource persons included experienced and
qualified academicians as well as professionals from the
reputed organizations like Vehicle Research Development
Establishment (VRDE), Kinetic Engineering, John dere
India Ltd. and TATA MOTORS. The Course Contents
included Developments in Engine, Engine management,
Vehicle testing- Road test, Salem test, Crash test etc.,
developments in pollution control, Advance materials and
manufacturing, Globalization in automobile industry and Practical session during Content Updating Program on
Advanced traffic control systems. The course also included Advanced Surveying Equipments
a visit to Vehicle Research Development Establishment,
The faculties for the course were from leading
Ahemdnagar, the second largest vehicle testing track in the organization like M/s Lawrence and Mayo Co. Ltd.,
world. Mumbai, M/s Ensoft Systems Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, M/s P.N.
This programme was inaugurated by Mr. H.R. Shidhore and Co. Ltd., Kalyan and Government
Kshirsagar, ISO Department, Kinetic Engineering. Ltd, Polytechnic, Thane.
Ahemdnagar. The program was concluded in presence of The program was successfully conducted under the
Mr Sanjay Sasane, Deputy RTO, Nashik region. The dynamic leadership and guidance of Prof. P. B. Chikate,
program got enormous response of Faculty in Automobile/ Principal, Government Polytechnic, Thane. Prof. R. P. Goojar,
Mechanical Engineering Department from different HOD, Civil Engineering Department, was the coordinator
Polytechnics of Maharashtra such as Satara, Kuran, Dhule, of the program. Total fifteen participants from Mumbai
Panvel, Nashik, Paithan, Kolhapur, Solapur, Malegaon, and Nashik region participated in the course.
Mumbai, Indapur, Loni, and Kopargaon.
MSBTE's Online Journey: Examination Reforms
Perhaps MSBTE is the only Technical Board in the MSBTE is attempting to reduce the time used in to and
Country to which 1100 plus Institutes are affiliated running fro communication among Institutes, Regional Assessment
more than 150 programs. All the programs are revised Centers, Regional Offices of MSBTE and MSBTE itself. As
regularly and updated to keep pace with time. The Board has such it is intended to develop the software module to shift
started its online (computerization) journey long time back. from offline to online processes for above activities. The
Design, Development, Implementation of Curricula and result of reassessment of winter 2010 examination was
Evaluation through Examination are pioneer focus areas of already uploaded on website as the first step in this journey.
the Board. While the implementation of Curricula takes Display on website: MSBTE has already undertaken
place in Institutes, Examination is directly associated with display of results on website since many years. The main
activities of the Board. Examination is critical issue seating charts and hall tickets are also being displayed
pertaining to Institutes, Parents and Students. Keeping these partially. However, the efforts are being taken to make it a
stakeholders as main focal point, top officials (Director) of regular practice to display main seating charts and hall
MSBTE have rightly decided to tickets on MSBTE web site. The students shall be asked to
initially start with the download the hall tickets.
introduction of online processes Assessment of answer books: The number of
of affiliation, enrolments and Institutes and courses are increasing continuously. In the
filling examination forms. The days to come, Institutes may not increase so rapidly but to
S e c r e t a r y, M S B T E , h a s keep pace with time number of courses are bound to
immediately intiated the increase. New technology updates shall make it mandatory
implementation of ideas of to design courses in new technology areas. Number of
Director, started working as students appearing for examination is presently around 3.50
'Executive Officer' shouldering lakh. Around 12 lakh answer books are required to be
the responsibility of Board’s web assessed in every examination after every six month.
based stride. Demand of photocopies and reassessment has further
Affiliation of Institutes: Online affiliation of pressurized examiners for evaluation as the examinees are
Institutes is the first success story of Board's online journey. normally not very much satisfied. Descriptive answers and
The participation of Institutes in this regard is certainly engineering problems do not permit the examiners to give
appreciable. It is obviously hoped that the Institute stepwise marks when final answers are incorrect. They
information is correctly recorded due to online uploading. advocate what is the use if method of construction of bridge
This has also facilitated access to electronic mail addresses is correct but the bridge collapses. Shortage of examiners
and mobile numbers of every Institute which in turn makes has increased the time spent in evaluation process too.
the communication faster and direct. Computerized Question Papers and Computerized
Enrolment of Students: The students have enjoyed Evaluation shall be very ideal in today's situation. Man
enrolling themselves online. It is mandatory for every believes in machine more than in Man. But this shall require
student to communicate electronic mail address. If he has revamping of entire Education System, i.e. curricula,
not created till then, he is asked to create otherwise it is not teaching and learning methods. question paper profile,
possible for him to proceed further. The main aim is that question paper setting, answer books, methods of
genuine student shall be able to enroll himself from any answering questions, evaluation methods etc. The
corner of the country. The student should develop the sense educationists and software industries shall have to join
that Board is within his reach irrespective of where he is at hands and think on these issues as a social cause. MSBTE
that instant. shall always take lead in such noble and ambitious cause.
The correct information of e-mail address and mobile Actually, in recent years it has set computerized question
number of the student shall enable him to get status about papers through question banks. While working on marking
exemptions/ backlogs, examination time table, result etc in schemes, concept of identifying keywords for answers has
his mail box only. In real sense, he shall be directly also been developed by Board. Thus the Board is nearer to
the concept of computerized question papers and
in touch with to the Board. evaluation. It is now the turn of educationists and software
Examination forms: Online process of filling Industries to convert these concepts into programs.
examination form by every candidate is to provide Examination reform is the first step in the online
information bank to the examinee in the form of his career journey of the Board. MSBTE is very proactive towards
history since he is enrolled with the Board. In the days to web based activities. The Institutes are also coming forward
come, MSBTE is aiming to provide entire information to to join hands with Board's mission. The Board expects the
every candidate about his status in the examination while Government Institutes and well established Private
filling examination form. The student would simply fill Institutes shall play parental role for new and developing
enrolment number and the student will be able to see entire Institutes to bring them in online flow. Director MSBTE has
status in every semester he has to appear. He shall have to also appealed to all Institutes to update their resources to
confirm the subjects only he has to appear for. Online proceed further on this online journey. It is very high time to
process of examination forms has already eliminated Y adapt computerization now. Globalization has already
Coding and relived Institutes from this process. Now the motivated Foreign Universities to enter in our Country. The
further step is to eliminate Main Seating Charts, hopefully it time would come when these foreign Universities will have
shall be achieved in summer 2011 examination. to take hard efforts to compete with local Institutes, Boards
Orders of Eligibility and Exemptions: One of the and Universities. Every Indian should be proud enough to
hurdles in eliminating Main Seating Charts is offline process be educated in Indian Schools. This is a challenge before
of issuing orders of eligibility and exemptions. It is aimed to Indian education System. MSBTE is certainly a step ahead.
make it online since academic year 2010-11. The software is Now the Institutes should follow MSBTE.
being prepared. The students/Institutes shall be able to (Contributed by Shri. R. N. Vaidya, Deputy Secretary, 5
apply online. The regional offices shall issue orders online. MSBTE, Mumbai)
MSBTE Sponsored State Level Student Activities
Technical Quiz Technical Paper Presentation
Absolute Pharma Intellect - 2010 IT-SPARK - 2010
J.S.P.M.'s Jayawant Institute of Pharmacy, Pune Government Polytechnic, Jalgaon
Mrs. M. A. Chigteri, Deputy Secretary, Mr. D. S. Bonde, Principal, welcoming
Pune, lighting the traditional lamp Dr. M. S. Mahajan, Retd. Principal
Electronic Engineering Quiz YANTRICA 2010
Bharti Vidyapeeth Institute of J.T. Mahajan Polytechnic, Faizpur, Jalgaon
Technology, Navi Mumbai
Mr. P. B. Patil, Principal, addressing
Mr. Sam Elangalloor, CEO, Airtel (Western Hub) inaugural session
distributing prizes to winners
Civil Engineering Quiz E-tycoon'10
MET'S Institute Of Technology Polytechnic, Nashik Government Polytechnic, Aurangabad
Mrs. M M Ganorkar, Deputy Secretary, Dr. C. S. Thorat, Principal, delivering
Aurangabad, inaugurating the Technical Quiz welcome address
Technical Project Exhibition
Techera 10 Mech-Technobrain- 2010
Anjuman-I-Islam's Abdul Razzak Kalsekar Guru Gobind Singh Polytechnic,
Polytechnic, Panvel Nashik
Chief Guest inaugurating the Winners of first prize with their project
Role of Polytechnics in Success of SEZs
Overview of SEZ : developing various customized courses for industrial
workforce based on the need of concerned zones. Thus,
In order to enhance foreign investment, promote MSBTE's efforts will help the polytechnic produce enough
exports from the country and to provide a level playing field diploma holders with the right skills needed by industries in
to the domestic enterprises and manufacturers to be the SEZ. Meanwhile, MSBTE's 'special skills' will also come
competitive globally, the Government of India announced handy in designing customized training programs for the
the introduction of the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Policy SEZ's administrators. These skills have been cited as the
in April 2000 and later on passed the SEZ Act in 2005. competitive edge behind the success of SEZs in China and
Special Economic Zones (SEZs) are specifically delineated Vietnam. Thus, MSBTE could start preparing a 2-phase
duty-free geographical region that has economic laws that training package for various SEZ coming up in Maharashtra.
are more liberal than a country's typical economic laws. The package would include : a) Training Program for the
Besides, offering exemption from most of the duties and SEZ administrators; and b) Development of technician
taxes, SEZs intend to attract investors who want to setup training for the industrial workforce. The MSBTE package
business without any license hassles and long process of that could be tailored for SEZs would also comprise of
approvals. Thus, by offering privileged terms, SEZs attract Consultancy Services, 'Train-the-trainer' Programs, and
investment and foreign exchange, spur employment and guidance to develop a vocational training arm at
boost the development of improved technologies and Polytechnics located within SEZ.
As mentioned above, one of the main objective behind Shenzhen Polytechnic: A Success Storey
setting up of SEZs is to generate employment which implies
that it would require skilled workers for the jobs which will Founded in 1993,
be generated. So it is high time for our Policy Makers to lay Shenzhen Polytechnic
groundwork for preparing suitable manpower, thus ensuring (SZPT), China, is one of
their supply when required. the excellent higher
education institutions for
SEZs Manpower Requirement & Role of Polytechnics full-time technical and
vocational education and
Till date, Maharashtra has 110 formally approved training. It is located in
SEZs - the highest in the country - of which 58 have been Shenzhen, the first and
notified. In total 15 SEZs are operational. Keeping in view largest Special Economic Zone in China. It is started by the
the facts that a number of approved Special Economic Zones Shenzhen Municipal Government, mainly focusing on
are at various stages of implementation and manpower will cultivating young generation with highly standardized
be the key for successful & viable operation of these SEZs, applied professional techniques for the front line of
formulation of certain broad guidelines to govern future production, construction, management and services.
manpower requirement of these zones is a must. To cater to SZPT has played an important role in the success of
the huge requirement of technical manpower of upcoming Shenzhen SEZ. It has been extremely proactive in reaching
industries in various SEZs, special efforts need to be made out to Industry. It collaborates extensively in teaching and
on promoting new technical institutions especially research with local and overseas Companies. It has also
Polytechnics, upgrading existing ones and maximizing forged close links with industry and commerce for
industry-institution linkages. In fact the developer shall be consultancy and technology transfer. At the other end,
made responsible for setting up technical education Industries located in Shenzhen SEZ provide close
facilities on need basis in non processing area which will intellectual and talent support to SZPT.
include Polytechnics. Even the Polytechnics located in
nearby areas of each Zone could also provide qualified Within Shenzhen Polytechnic, there are 13 schools
manpower to the units coming up in the Zone. which cater to 92 specialties. Each specialty has 3 or more
off-campus practice bases and is overseen by a Specialty
Consequently, the possibility of Maharashtra Management Committee. In all about 80 Specialty
emerging as a major 'SEZ Hub' necessitates initiation of Management Committees have established close relations
elaborate planning for Quality Manpower & Human with 1000 or more enterprises in Shenzhen. Besides,
Resource Development catering to the needs of these zones. SZPT's Industrial Training Center includes 28 training
Technical Education quality improvement shall be taken up laboratories and 116 branch laboratories.
on a mission mode by setting up Specialized Units such as
Technical Education Strategic Planning Unit (TESPU) in SZPT has 25,788 full-time students together with 150
collaboration with the Industries Department to promote students from Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and some
Technical Education in our State. Polytechnics and ITIs in foreign countries. It employs a team of 1397 working staff,
and around SEZs should be oriented towards the sectors among which 845 are full-time teachers. In addition, it also
coming up in these zones. Since the employment generated contracted with 1395 academic and skilled engineers and
in these SEZs will be for highly skilled personnel, the technicians as part-time teachers.
training in Polytechnics wherein candidates will be trained Moreover, SZPT pays high attention and efforts to
for diploma equivalent in engineering (Chemical, internationalization. Seven foreign languages, including
Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, etc.) would ensure sufficient English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian and
availability of skilled labor of specific requirements. Spanish, are taught in SZPT. As a result pass-outs of SZPT
For a start, the Maharashtra State Board of Technical are fully prepared, preferred by Multi National Companies
Education (MSBTE) could be roped in to help the located over there.
Polytechnics to beef up their training and teaching SZPT is an excellent example of close Industry -
programs. The role of MSBTE in this regard should be to Institute Partnership. Over the years, it has contributed a lot
plan training programs to develop the capabilities of towards the success of Shenzhen SEZ. Today, SZPT has
administrators and the industrial workforce for the SEZs. emerged as a model Institution in China, rewarded with 7
MSBTE could be handed over the responsibility of many awards.
Plumbing Services : New Elective in Civil Engineering
Modern Construction Industry has 3. Sketches, diagrams and simple and complex
finally recognized the importance of plumbing drawings need to be made available for
plumbing as a Science rather than a Skill students to study. For this, help can be taken from
of an uneducated plumber. In advanced designers of skyscrapers, 5 star hotels, multiplexes etc.
countries, there is no dearth of designers that can be incorporated in syllabus and be made available
who specialize only in plumbing to students through notes.
arrangements of high rise buildings to 4. CD and Plumbing Code currently provide
make feasible the complex demands of today's industry in photographs which do not give clarity about the topic
terms of aesthetics, functionality and safety. In fact many under reference.
organizations in India too have started hiring services of 5. Explanation of various applicable international
such designing firms. In a way, the timing of introduction standards needs to be provided to students especially if we
of ‘Plumbing Technology’ as a subject could not have expect them to handle world class projects in India and
been better. abroad, as many Indian Construction Houses have started
Having taught this subject in first year of its operations in Middle East, Europe and North America.
introduction and appreciating the fact that the 6. We should design practical classes for students with
introduction of the course is still in its infancy, I wish to a lab in which they can be familiarized with various tools
make following suggestions for improvement in syllabus. and their functions. They can also make a small network
of plumbing lines. Designing of plumbing lines can be
1. We need to identify text books for students to study made a part of these classes. This could pave way for
from, rather than let notes or CD monopolies the study students to think up of taking up a project along these lines
material available for students. Notes are offshoot of texts in future.
and cannot be a substitute for books. These are some of my humble suggestions which
2. Notes, as all notes, are bullet points with no I feel will go a long way in helping to improve the contents
explanation for each bullet. Some of the topics, of our syllabus and generate a large number of
mentioned as a one word bullet, are so vast that even I, as a entrepreneurs in this industry for our country.
faculty, was not sure where to start and to end at what Jyotsna N. Thorat - Shingte
point. We need to define boundaries for various topics. Lecturer, Civil Engg., Govt. Polytechnic,
Good plumbing increases the life of of various drawings, plans, and elevations etc. of various
the structure. For a Civil Engineer, before plumbing fixtures and appliances which help the students
constructing any structure, it is important to understand the terms more clearly and visually.
to plan and organize the services relevant
to plumbing during the planning stage About the wastes generated in the society, the
only, so as to avoid any unforeseen detailed stepwise information such as the generation,
difficulties/problems which affect the collection, transportation, treatment and disposal is
quality and the aesthetic appearance of the structure. In explained in the systematic way in this elective. It also
fact, it is very important for him to have proper includes the information of various appliances and
knowledge and information about the 'Plumbing gadgets that are used now-a-days to maintain the proper
Services'. The introduction of the subject "Plumbing functioning of the plumbing system.
Services" by MSBTE for the final year diploma students However, it is said that practical knowledge is more
of Civil Engineering has helped a lot to overcome this important than theoretical one. So, the students would
need of today's Civil Engineer. Actually, the main have been more benefited if there would have been a
purpose behind its introduction is to make the students separate plumbing lab. But as the subject is new and
aware of the importance required to be given to the introduced for the first time, everything is not possible at
plumbing services in Civil Engineering field. the first attempt. But in the coming years, I hope the
The subject contents of this elective cover almost all colleges will make available a separate plumbing lab
the important information related to the plumbing. The which will be well equipped with all the instruments of
introduction to plumbing, plumbing services, plumbing plumbing.
system, plumbing appliances, fixtures etc. are all The MSBTE has tried their best to cover each and
explained in the most simple and understandable every aspect relevant to plumbing in this elective so as to
language in this elective. The proper ways to plan & provide us with all the necessary and useful information.
install the plumbing system so as to maintain the quality It is a must for a Civil Engineer to have the knowledge
and aesthetic appearance of structure is also included in about the plumbing services. The detailed description of
this elective. Besides, it includes the importance of the various terms used in plumbing will definitely help all
sanitation, the precautions to be taken for proper the students in their working life and I am sure, this will
sanitation, the hazards resulting due to improper prove as a boon for all of us; THE CIVIL ENGINEERS.
plumbing, its effects on human health etc. As it is said that
"Good plumbing ensures good health", so for better Mutha Gaurav Abhay
quality of life, the plumbing services must be considered VI Semester, Civil Engineering
during the planning stage only. The subject also consists Government Polytechnic, Ahmednagar.
MSBTE's Perspective Plan for 2010-2014
Development of Human Resource is a prerequisite in Æ Identify growth requirements of diploma education
preparing Maharashtra for the knowledge-based economy for next 5 years in the State of Maharashtra.
and sustaining high growth rate. Maharashtra's capability Æ Formulate mechanism for allocations of courses to
and capacity in the management of new knowledge and various institutes, based on human resource
technologies will be determined by the quality of its human requirements of Industry.
resources. With increasing globalization, State will be Æ Develop MSBTE Organization to meet the goals and
facing more competition in trade and investment and its objectives.
workforce will have to be equipped with a strong base in Æ Enable the Institutions to achieve the goals &
education and training as well as possess a range of generic objectives of the Diploma Education.
skills including communications and thinking abilities. The
competent and skilled technical manpower have to be Highlights of Report
developed with strong ethical and moral values and
commitment to excellence. Part-I - Development Approach, Alignment &
Integration of Strategies
The 'Perspective Plan' of Diploma Technical Æ Setting up context for development of Perspective
Education shall guide development of Technical Education Plan, elaborating Scope, Approach & Methodology
in the Maharashtra State over the next five years followed.
(2010-2014). It will compliment the ambitious drive of the
State to be the best State for business environment in India. Æ Review of Present status of Diploma Education in
This updated Perspective Plan builds on DTE and Maharashtra, Governance structure & MSBTE
MSBTE's long tradition of excellence in technical deliverables.
education and the significant progress arising from the Æ Establishing alignment & linkage with Vision,
initial Strategic Planning. This perspective plan has been Mission & Quality Policy of MSBTE.
prepared taking into consideration National Knowledge Æ Identifying present & future challenges for developing
Commission's (NKC) recommendations to Hon'ble Prime long term & short term strategies & objectives.
Minister of India, that greater opportunities for Higher Æ Quality Perspective to initiate development of
Education be made available to each and every student of Quality Assurance Plan addressing Quality concerns
our great nation by expanding the quantum of Higher and at Diploma Technical Education.
Technical Education in terms of facilities in the next five Part-II - State, Region and District wise Capacity
years vis-à-vis employment opportunities generated as per Augmentation Plan.
the GOI's 11th Five Year Plan and other National
Æ Critical analysis of various important aspects such as
Employment Reports by Industrial Confederations.
students Intake analysis, Enrollment Analysis,
Eligible Student Analysis,
Æ Demand Supply Overview, Demand Analysis,
Validation & Mapping.
Æ Recommendation for State, Region and District
intake Capacity Augmentation Plan.
Æ Course Category wise State, Region & District level
Part-III -Integrated Development Plan
Æ View on excellence in technical education
Æ Organizational Development: Approach, process &
Æ Infrastructure & Resources: Resources Planning as
Governing Board Members, MSBTE, reviewing per growth oriented plans, Resource Augmentation,
Perspective Plan Report Infrastructure Planning & Augmentation.
Æ Migration towards e- Governance.
With focus on development of Technical Manpower Æ Business Development - Approaches & Model.
on both dimensions - qualitative and quantitative - as the Æ Benchmarking.
technical manpower is very back bone of industries and Æ Execution of Perspective Plan.
services sector and taking into consideration development
of industry and economy in last five years, Director,
MSBTE has established a committee which took initiative A presentation on Perspective Plan was made during
to develop this perspective plan in stipulated time. Review the Governing Council Meeting of MSBTE held on 6th
based approach with collaborative & consultative process July 2010. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Rajesh Tope,
is followed. It was decided to develop 'Perspective Plan' in Minister, Higher & Technical Education. Ms. Varsha
three parts considering the total scope & time lines. Gaikwad, State Minister, Higher & Technical Education
and Mr. Mahesh Pathak, Secretary, Higher & Technical
Education Department were also present during this
Objectives of the Perspective Plan meeting. MSBTE was highly appreciated by Minister and
Æ Plan the development of technically sound diploma other Governing Council Members for undertaking the task
level human resource to comply with the growth of preparing a comprehensive ‘Perspective Plan' for
prospects and potentials. Diploma Technical Education for 2010 to 2014. 9
INSTITUTIONAL NEWS : STUDENTS
National-level Technical Symposium Techno-Stream 2010
Students of Dr. Panjabrao
Mechanical Engg. of D e s h m u k h
Yavatml - Rahul M. Amravati, organized
D a f , R a h u l G. ISTE Approved -
Nimsarkar, Akash State Level Paper
P. Karluke, Akshay Presentation
G. Shewalkar and Competition,
Sachin G. Bhuyar T E C H N O -
Winning team along with
have bagged the First Prize Distribution during STREAM 2010 on
their project and trophy Prize at National- Techno-stream 2010 20th February, 2010.
l e v e l Te c h n i c a l The programme was
Symposium in Project Presentation held at Datta Meghe inaugurated by Mr. W. P. Raut, Treasurer, Shri Shivaji
Institute of Engineering, Technology & Research, Sawangi, Education Society, Amravati. In his inaugural address
Wardha on 18th February 2010. The topic of their project Dr. Raut appreciated the effort and stressed the need of
was Vacuum Lifting Machine. such program to expose the students to recent trends in
Elecrama-2010 engineering and technology.
Students of B. L. Pro-UTsav'10
Patil Polytechnic, “Pro-UTsav'10”
Khopoli, Raigad, a National Level
got Second Prize on Project Exhibition
23rd January 2010 at cum Competition,
Engineer Infinite, a sponsored by
pioneering event MSBTE,was
concurrent with organized by the
Elecrama-2010. The Department of
Winning team displaying their event promotes the Electronics &
project at Elecrama-2010 students to build and Telecommunication
demonstrate a Inaugural Session of “Pro-UTsav’ 10” o f K . K . W a g h
working model covering the spectrum of electricity Polytechnic, Nashik,
generation and transmission, switchgear, protection and on 26th & 27th February, 2010. The event got a good
control, automation in power engineering. Over 428 entries response from various institutes from all over India.
were received from 198 Institutions and the winners were Students had come together to exchange their ideas and
felicitated by Hon'ble Minister, Shri. Vilasrao Deshmukh views developing synergies towards national integration.
with citations and cash awards.
Technofest 2010” TECHNOMET'10
“ Te c h n o f e s t Electrical Engg.
2010 - International o f MET's BKC,
Level Project Nashik, organized a
Competition and district level Paper
Exhibition” was Presentation
organized on 27th Competition
February 2010, by TECHNOMET' 10
Thakur Polytechnic, on 4th March, 2010.
Kandivali.This The program was
Inaugural Ceremony of Technofest 2010 event was sponsored Prize Distribution Ceremony
during TECHNOMET'10 graced by the
by MSBTE, aimed presence of Chief
at showcasing projects developed by final year students of Guest Dr. Omprakash Kulkarni, leading scientists in
various Polytechnics, Engineering Colleges in India and renewable energy resources, Nashik. Bhagyashree
abroad. More than hundred projects were selected for this Chavan and Snehal Khairnar of K. K. Wagh Women's
Project Competition and Exhibition. This platform Polytechnic bagged the first prize for presenting a paper on
provided an opportunity to the students to present their Steganography, while second & third prize was won by
technical awareness and presentation skills. group of Kartik Rao with Piyusha Jahagirdar & Pritesh
National Level Technical Festival 2010 Kedar with Pritesh Bhavsar from MET's Institute of
Pranav Chokda, third year student of Computer
Engineering Department of Gramin Shikshan Prasarak State level Project Competition
Mandal's Gramin Polytechnic, Vishnupuri, Nanded was The students of sixth semester diploma in Electronics
awarded with two First and one Second prize for his and Telecommunication Engineering, Government
technical expertise and knowledge in "National Level Polytechnic, Sakoli, namely - Jay Karmani,
Technical Festival 2010" organized by M. G. M. College, Prashant Tembhare, Bhavin Pardhi, Harshal Kore and
Nanded, on 17th Feb 2010. He presented his papers on Ms. Suchita Paranjape - won the Best Project award in
10 Nanorobotica and Antimatter (Propulsion). three consecutive competitions. The project titled
INSTITUTIONAL NEWS : STUDENTS
“ RT O b a s e d Board Courses such as Information Technology, Dress
Vehicular Adhoc Net Designing & Garment Manufacturing and Professional
work" was prepared Courses such as Beauty Culture, Tailoring and Hobby
under the guidance of Courses. The Meena Bazaar presented a variety of clothes,
P r o f . D i l i p jewellery, gift articles, accessories, cosmetics, food items
Brahmankar, Prof. and games. Many items were prepared by the girls and put
Ms.V.N. Nitnaware on sale. The exhibition offered an excellent platform to girls
and Prof. V. D. and women to showcase their talent & skills. The event
Alagdewe of witnessed an overwhelming response and was well received
Electronics and by students, parents, guests and visitors.
Winning team with their Principal
and Guides Telecommunication
Department. The Expert Lecture on "Value Based Management"
project was adjudged best project in UTTHAN 2010 An expert
organized by Marathi Vidnyan Sammelan securing first lecture on “Value
position. The same project was also adjudged best in state Based Management”
level competition PRAYAS orgainsed by Yashwantrao was given by
Chavan College of Engineering and JIGYASA - 2010 state Mr. Kalpesh Bhat
level competition organised by Priyadarshini College of on 6th March 2010
Engineering, Nagpur, securing second position in both in SSVPS's B.S.
competitions. Deore Polytechnic,
Students from Electronics and Telecommunication Dhule. Mr. Bhat
Engineering Department of Amrutvahini Polytechnic, Guests lighting the traditional lamp stressed the need for
Sangamner, Ahmednagar participated in the Project before delivery of lecture incorporating values,
Competition held on 3rd March 2010 at G. H. Raisoni ethics and living
College of Engineering and Management, Wagholi, Pune. skills in managing the mega projects. He said these
Project titled “Sun Tracking System” made by students - incorporations have a long lasting impact on the minds of
Gaurav Dongare, Santosh Aher, Pradeep Shinde, those involved. He illustrated the concepts using an
Babasaheb Sangale - got 'Second Prize' in the competition example of construction of Akshar Dham at Delhi.
under the guidance of Ms. M. V. Kanwade and Prof. B. L. Mr. Kunalbaba Patil, Chairman Jawahar Shetkari Sahakari
Kulkarni, HOD, Electronics and Telecommunication Sutgirani, Dhule, Swami Anand Jivan of Swami-Narayan
Department. Temple, Dhule, Prof. P. B. Kachave, Principal SSVPS's
BS Deore Polytechnic, Dhule and Dr. R. S. Jahagirdar,
Techno Vision 2009-2010 Principal, SSVPS's BS Deore College of Engineering,
“Techno Vision Dhule were present on the occasion. About 1000 Students
2009-2010", an Inter- attended the lecture. The Question Answer session at the
departmental Paper end was very informative and interactive for the students.
C o m p e t i t i o n w a s “Save Energy Save Life” Rally
organized by ‘Save Energy
Electronics and Save Life' should be
Telecommunication the motto of
Department of everyone to avoid the
Student presenting Paper during R a j a r s h i S h a h u consequences of
Techno Vision 2009-2010 Maharaj Polytechnic, Global Warming. To
Nashik, on 6th March 2010. Evaluation was done by Prof. generate awareness
B. M. Rajole and Prof. A. P. Meshram, Electronics and about energy
Telecommunication Department, K. B. G. T. Engineering conservation in the
College, Nashik. In all, 36 students participated in the Students, Faculty and Staff s o c i e t y, E n e r g y
competition. Department wise winner and runner up teams participating in Green Rally Conservation Rally
were appreciated by giving prizes and certificates. was organized by
Rajarshi Shahu Maharaj Polytechnic, Nashik, on 20th
Exhibition cum Meena Bazaar February, 2010. The forte of the rally was that all the
A n j u m a n - I - students and staff members were in green dress. Green
Islam's Polytechnic atmosphere was created with the help of green rally which
for Girls, Pune, aimed at increasing awareness about importance of
o r g a n i z e d a n greenery and trees to keep earth free from pollution.
Meena Bazaar" on National Level Chai Kando Competition
30th January 2010.
The event was Swati Hotkar, a student of
inaugurated by SVSMD'S Polytechnic College,
Visitors at various stalls during Ms. Nalini Sengupta, Akkalkot, got a Bronze Medal in Chai
Meena Bazaar Principal, Vidya Kando Competition organized at Delhi.
Va l l e y S c h o o l , She got this medal at National level
Pune. The exhibition was an exotic display of Technical competition. 11
INSTITUTIONAL NEWS: FACULTY
Training on Recent Trends in Energy Utilization Faculty Development Programme
Training on 'Recent Gramin Shikshan Prasarak Mandal's Gramin
Tr e n d s i n E n e r g y Polytechnic, Vishnupuri, Nanded, had organized a
Utilization', sponsored "Faculty Development Programme" to enhance and
by MSBTE, Mumbai, improve the quality & skills of faculties, on 20th March
was conducted during 2010. The training program was attended by more than
22nd to 26th March forty faculties. The institute has invited an eminent
2010 at Govt. personality Prof. Dr. Kahalekar Shambhunath, S.G.G.S
Polytechnic, Nashik. College of Engineering, who guided the faculties on how
Eminent industry to improve teaching skills. The training was conducted in
Participants of training on persons from and various sessions in which faculties from various
Recent Trends in Energy Utilization a r o u n d N a s h i k departments tried to find the solution towards quality
conducted the program for lecturers from various improvement in teaching. The training program also
Polytechnics. In all, 17 lecturers were benefited from this included laboratory maintenance, equipment
Programme. maintenance, skillful handling of equipment, time
management for practicals and soft skills development.
Mr. A. B. Patil, Principal and Mr. D. V. Chawak, Vice Staff Development Cell (SDC) of K. K. Wagh
Principal at Institute of Technology, Ulhasnagar, won Polytechnic, Nashik, organized a session on "Technical
"Best Paper Award" in Electronics Engineering Group at Teachers' Skills & Use of IT" on 16th January, 2010.
a State level Conference on 'Emerging Trends in Mr. Vivek Sawant,
Technology' organized by Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Managing Director,
Technology, Navi Mumbai, on 19th March 2010. The title MKCL in his address
of their paper was "Use of RFID Technology in Rural focused on basic
Development". Mr. M. S. Kavedia (Lecturer, Electronics teaching learning
Engg.) of the same college presented a paper titled at processes, advanced
"Smart Dust" in this conference. methods of making the
students learn, the
Mrs. Manjiri Gharat, Vice-Principal of K M meaning and purpose
Kundnani Pharmacy Polytechnic, Ulhasnagar, was invited Mr. Vivek Sawant addressing faculty of Education, effective
as a resource speaker at 'Indian Pharmaceutical of K K Wagh Polytechnic classroom presentation,
Association (IPA) Convention, 2010' held on 13th & 14th use of IT by teachers,
March, 2010, at Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai. motivation and attitude building of the learners and
The Theme of the Convention was "India - Surging various learner centered activities. He described how the
Forward as the Global Pharma Destination". During this use of IT in teaching could be helpful and effective.
convention, she delivered talks on "Community
Pharmacy Practice: Issues & Concerns" & "Role of
Pharmacist in TB control". In this convention, Mr. Sunil During this event, women employees of
Chavan, another faculty from same institute presented a Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education
paper on "Use and Misuse of Emergency Contraceptive (MSBTE) namely Sujata Otavanekar, Bhakti Pol, Shobha
Pills: A Survey of Community Pharmacist in Thane Upsham, Shobha Kamble, Asha Raut, Shubhangi
District of Maharashtra". Junghare, Jyoti Shelke, Manisha Sanap, Shraddha Keni
and Ashwini Shewale had performed a group dance titled
"Mangala Gour" which was highly appreciated by the
MSBTE NEWS spectators. In admiration of their performance, the
organizers awarded them a 'Trophy of Appreciation'.
Women Employee's Achievement
Ministerial Staff Training
On the occasion
of 'International MSBTE had
Women's Day', Brihan organized a Music
Mumbai State Therapy Program
G o v e r n m e n t titled "Symphony" for
Employees Union had their Ministerial Staff
organized a 'Cultural in January 2010 at
Show' on 8th March, Alibaug. "Symphony"
2010 at the auditorium is an exclusive
Women Employees performimg of Marathi Sahitya program to reduce
Ministerial Staff attending training stress level, promote
dance “Mangala Gaur” Sangh Mandir, titled “Symphony”
Girgaum, Mumbai. wellness, enhance
The program was mainly organized to give memory, improve communication, express feelings,
encouragement to the artistic and cultural skills of alleviate pain & promote physical rehabilitation by music.
'Women' employees of various Govt. Organisations. The The program was conducted by M T Educare Pvt. Ltd,
prominent guest to grace this occasion included Pratima Mumbai. In all, 120 staff members of MSBTE ( H. O. ) and
Joshi, Reporter, Maharashtra Times, Mumbai, and its Regional Offices in Mumbai, Pune, Aurangabad and
Dr. Shilpa Rao, HOD, Thyroid & Cancer, K.E.M Hospital, Nagpur have attended this program conducted in four
12 Mumbai . batches.
Reinforcing the `Spirit` to Grow...
Growth is where you wish and growth You believe when you feel and experience.
remains irrepressible when it is pressed by the I experienced in last three decades that the
spirit within. Thus said someone sometimes preparation through practicals that
and it became the creed of my life. I am I underwent during polytechnic years is more
Dhananjay Balwantrao Bapat. Erstwhile, a fruitful than the days I spent in earning a
humble diploma holder in Civil degree. Be it a simple task to sharpen a pencil
Engineering and now a successful builder, or to fold a drawing sheet or be it a job to
developer and a name to reckon with in survey a medium tank project with complex
counts, measures and minutest details,
Second Capital of Maharashtra- Nagpur. everything you learn enters your blood when
It's not to boast, but to evaluate the growth I you `practice` it physically and that's the
achieved that I compare with the days bygone and I say- specialty of diploma. I remember our teacher
spirit leads to growth! Mr. O. S. Bihade Sir. He always gave thrust on practical's
I recall my past that was full of bricks and bats and I and was of the opinion that practical's provide you a
hope for the future with reinforced spirit which made me a confidence to face the challenges with ease. He used to say
tough metal to face any adversity in those days. The days that, “you may come across an assignment you never
have changed, but spirit remained same...Indomitable. learned about. But keep your spirits high, since you have
undergone a practical experience that remains the backbone
Friends, Dhananjay Bapat, who is now a Managing of any profession. You will be at ease anywhere and in any
Editor of Tarun Bharat, an oldest Marathi daily of Vidarbha situation.” To my utter satisfaction (and surprise too) his
and D. B. Bapat who was Diploma in Civil Engineering words came true so many times and my spirit kept high to
three decades ago carry no relation apparently. But, they are move ahead even when I fumbled for a few moments. That
not separate entities. Dhananjay Bapat is same, who is what one needs in a job or entrepreneurship. It was with a
obtained diploma as a need and marched ahead with his confidence that I marched ahead and never was compelled
own spirit of growth as a creed. In those days, it was to look back or take a pause.
decided by elders that I should go for it as polytechnic was We were not taught accounting etc. in diploma
rightly available in our hometown Yavatmal and with a curriculum. They are necessary for self employment.
hope that I would start earning in just three years. I became Government jobs are scarce now. Hence there is no point to
a diploma holder engineer in 1979. opt for a degree course unless one aims to go for higher
studies in engineering. I think and propose to make diploma
Then came the turn to climb a ladder, obtain a degree in engineering more meaningful and perfect by introducing
when it was not at all planned. It's a long story. Me, my elements of accounting, costing, marketing and
parents never thought of this sort. Still things went in that applications of computer. I, having no knowledge of such
direction and I joined College of Engineering, Karad and complex things, went ahead on the basis of practical
got B. E. (Civil) degree. I found basic difference in degree knowledge provided by diploma. My studiousness came to
and diploma after `graduating` in Civil Engineering and my rescue at times. If the curriculum is revised regularly to
after going through the experiences. In my opinion, suit the need of the day, upcoming diploma holders could
degree is just academic and theoretical and diploma is still dream of a better tomorrow.
simply applicable practical's ! I am a Rashtriya Swayam Sevak. About a decade
Degree can get you a government job if graduation is back, Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Mahashibir took place at
a required qualification and a promotion, if at all avenue is Khapri near Nagpur. I was in charge of the total temporary
open. My tenure as a civil engineer for 27 years has been township to be built in about 130 acres against all odds. But
very exciting and rewarding. But, basic reward, in my eye, I did everything that was required including good roads,
is my diploma that gave me a chance to learn through drainage, water supply, water storage, tents etc. From
practical's and not only through the books with diagrams, conceptualizing, dimensioning, planning and finally up to
values and equations. Practicals were given priority. the implementation, every step had been meticulous and
thus marvelous since I was the person with professional
Barring initial 5 years when I worked in private companies, training and experience. This assignment gave a different
I am self employed for last 22 years and shall remain so in turn to my life and my social circle widened manifold since
future. Having built many dwelling units in Vidarbha and then. Having earned enough to cater my needs and arranged
Nagpur, I have not less than ten flat schemes to my credit something for the future, I have dedicated my life into the
along with many contracts of private companies including two spheres now- my family and my social life. An
State Bank of India and a prestigious assignment of engineering diploma holder with a humble middle class
Hindustan Lever Factory at Yavatmal. background, that is me, became a President of Rotary Club
To bag Hindustan Lever assignment, my being of Nagpur (West) and presently I am Managing Editor of
Tarun Bharat. All credit goes to the practicals and
graduate engineer proved useful. Rest everything I got
experience in diploma years and the reinforcement of the
through was only on the basis of practical knowledge. On instinct and an indomitable spirit inculcated in my nerves in
the path to success, struggle always remains inevitable. My those days.
case was no exception. Grabbing every smallest
opportunity, I intended to make my mark in the Dhananjay Bapat
construction field and that gave impetus to the strong Director, Dhanraj Constructions &
foothold that I cherish presently. Managing Editor, Tarun Bharat, Nagpur
MSBTE Stall at ‘Suvarna Maharashtra Darshan’
A three - day Mega Exhibition Departments, Government Agencies
“Suvarna Maharashtra Darshan” was and Self - Help Groups. The exhibition
inaugurated by Governor also displayed craft and culture of the
K. Sankaranarayanan in the presence state.
of Chief Minister, Ashok Chavan,
Deputy Chief Minister, Chhagan
Bhujbal, and Speaker, Dilip Walse-
Patil on 1st May, 2010 at Shivaji Park,
Dadar. The exhibition was organized
by the Directorate General of Visitors enquiring about MSBTE Courses
Information and Public Relations to
celebrate 50 years since the State's handout in the stall was well
formation in 1960. appreciated by the guests and visitors
to the stall. The Board was also
Outlay of MSBTE Stall at the Exhibition
awarded with a 'Certificate of
MSBTE participated in this Participation'.
mega exhibition under the umbrella of
Higher & Technical Education
Department. This expo was a good
opportunity for the Board to showcase
its courses and activities to the visitors.
The response to the Board activities
Enterance of Suvarna Maharashtra was really commendable and
Darshan-Mega Exhibition hundreds of people of all ages,
especially students and parents, were
The exhibition has put on show seen walking into its stall during all Pramod Naik, Secretary, MSBTE, visiting
40 stalls of various Government three days. The impressive display of Board’s stall
Advance Diploma in Advance Diploma in
Hospitality Management Robotics & Industrial Automation
Due to Liberalization & Globalization, there is an In recent years, Robotics has taken the automation
of manufacturing processes to new heights in almost all
increase in competition in every field of business activity,
but more so in the area of Sales & Business Promotion. the industry segments ranging from automotive to
Hospitality Management Professionals are well equipped electronics, consumer goods & telecommunication. Use
with the skills to tackle the new challenges faced by Salesof Industrial Robot for automation of various operations
& Business Promotion Department of a Company. and processes offers the benefits of higher productivity,
better capacity utilization, higher & consistent quality
The Course : The Advance Diploma in Hospitality and reduced manpower requirement and cost.
Management is intended to train the personnel in various
hospitality management skills pertaining to control of The Course: Realizing the importance of integrating
economic activities, managing of warehouses and Robotics with Industrial Automation to cater the present
need of Indian industry, MSBTE has started a full time
distribution systems, undertake marketing activities such Advance Diploma in Robotics & Industrial Automation.
as advertising, sales promotion, sales force management, This is unique multidisciplinary course having better
marketing research, product development and design, career prospects for students. On successful completion,
event management, etc. Students completing this course students will be well equipped with knowledge of
can take active initiative & interest in promotion of any Industrial Automation, Robot Design and its
business through rigorous marketing and sales promotion Programming, Microprocessor & Micro Controllers and
drives during Trade Fairs, Sales Exhibitions, Shopping Computer - Interfacing for various control operations.
Malls, Business Conferences, Product Launches and
Business Events etc. Job Potential: Jobs of Junior Robot Programmer,
Automation Engineer, Maintenance Engineer, System
Job Potential : After its successful completion, one could Designer, Marketing /Sales / Trading of Robots and
be employed in any Industry as Sales Promotion Officer, Automated Systems and Service Engineer for automated
Sales/Business Promotion Manager or as Event Manager. plant are available in the Industry. Besides, pass out can
Course Duration : One & Half Year - Full Time start consultancy work for low cost automation.
Admission Eligibility : Any Graduate from a recognized Course Duration: One Year - Full Time
statutory University/ Board in Maharashtra OR its Admission Eligibility: Passed Diploma / Degree in
Equivalent or Diploma/ Degree in Hotel Management & Mechanical Engineering from a recognized statutory
Catering Technology from a recognized Board/ U n i v e r s i t y / B o a r d i n M a h a r a s h t r a O R i t s
MSBTE’s CAREER FAIRS 2010
MSBTE has been regularly organising 'Career Fairs' at district and taluka places in the last few years. This
section contains photographs of career fairs held in various Polytechnics across Maharashtra since January 2010.
Vivekanand Education Society's Polytechnic, Chembur Government Polytechnic, Sakoli,
and Manohar Phalke Polytechnic , Sion, Mumbai, on 26th February 2010.
on 18th & 19th June 2010.
Sou Venutai Chavan Polytechnic, Faltan,
Gramin Shikshan Prasarak Mandal's Gramin Polytechnic, Vadgaon, on 14th February 2010.
Vishnupuri, Nanded, on 13th February 2010.
Vidya Vikas Pratishthan Polytechnic, Soregaon,
SSVPS's B. S. Deore Polytechnic, Dhule, Solapur, on 15th February 2010.
on 25th February 2010.
Government Women Polytechnic, Tasgaon, K. B. P. Polytechnic, Kopargaon, Shingnapur,
Sangli, on 20th February 2010. on 20th February 2010.
VISITORS' PHOTO GALLERY
(This photo gallery contains photographs taken during the visit of eminent persons to MSBTE, Mumbai)
Ms. Varsha Gaikwad, State Minister, Higher & Ms. Varsha Gaikwad, State Minister, Higher &
Technical Education, Maharashtra Technical Education, Maharashtra
Ms. Gaikwad glancing through Board's brochures Ms. Gaikwad viewing ‘Exam Section’
and lab manuals documents of MSBTE
Ms. Sandhya Satwadi, Regional Director, CII Western Region Dr. R. Krishnakumar, Vice Chancellor,
& Mr. Firdose Vandrewala, CMD, (HIRCO) YCMOU, Nashik
CII & MSBTE officials discussing area YCMOU's Presentation on possibility of collaboration
of Joint Action with MSBTE
I am very much impressed with the format and content of MSBTE Newsletter has come out very well. In today's
Newsletter of MSBTE. It looks immensely valuable, positive and competitive world, it has become very important to be in touch
constructive in nature and provides information about developments with the global happenings. The Newsletter is providing good set
in technical education. It provides faculty a platform to share their of information & coverage, which can gratify the reader's
views, expertise and achievements with students and Industry. It also expectations.
showcases news about students' achievements in various extra Although, it is an excellent initiative, there is always a room
curricular activities. It is for betterment. We are very certain that
my suggestion that its
contents should be made The MSBTE Newsletter is an excellent initiative. Various the future issues will definitely be
improved versions. It will be a feast to
more in tune with the efforts are being taken to make our Polytechnics world class. all the readers like us.
contemporary industrial Several experts and renowned speakers expressed their views &
culture and economic opinions about making the system at par with international Finally, I would like to share my
e n v i r o n m e n t . T h e standards; which will help in nurturing the future of the suggestions :-
success story acts as a Polytechnics in Maharashtra as well as India. I, as a technocrat from Ü In my opinion, although the overall
motivating factor for Industry and being connected to an institute feel that the fresher's lay out and look of the Newsletter is
e n t r e p r e n e u r s h i p must join the Industries with more practical knowledge and positive good, but slight alteration in font type
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students. I wish all To make our Polytechnics world class, we must have dedicated attractive and clear.
success for coming faculty with more practical industrial know-how. Each Polytechnic
issues and will be should regularly arrange Industrial Visits, Faculty Trainings and Ü The new column- QUIZ may be
thankful to you if you put Expert / Guest Lectures from the Industries, Industrial Laboratories added - which can increase the interest
me on your mailing list. and Pilot Plant Facilities. The interested students should be and participation of Readers.
encouraged for participation in paper presentation and project Ü Comics / Jokes / Cartoon related to
S P Gadge exhibitions, with financial and morale support. Technical field can add flavor to it.
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Nagpur Training and Placement Officer, Mohan Ladukar
Anuradha Engineering College, Corporate IT, Raymond Ltd.,
Chikhli, Buldana Thane
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