Details regarding State and Central Government funded Education and Training projects and other schemes implemented by Directorate of Technical Education are made available to all stake holders.


Higher education is of vital importance for the country, as it is a powerful tool to build knowledge-based society of the 21st Century. India possesses a highly developed higher education system which offers facility of education and training in almost all aspects of human creative and intellectual endeavors arts and humanities, natural, mathematical and social sciences, engineering, medicine, dentistry; agriculture, education, law, commerce and management, music and performing arts, national and foreign languages, culture, communications etc. The expansion in institutional capacity in terms of number of universities/colleges and teachers has provided greater access to the students to post higher secondary education. The official statistical system plays a key role in any society, especially, in a large and diverse democracy. Production and management of statistics must be independent of and distinct from the Government in order to be credible and acceptable to all sections in the society. In fact, the system must act as one of the bedrocks of society, and seek to continuously enlarge its application in the public sphere. It must play host to informed debate and give substance to open democracy and participatory governance. A key principle of the system is that it must be completely independent and transparent. In view of the above, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) initiated an All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) in the year 2011 with reference date of 30th September, 2010 to build a robust database and to assess the correct picture of higher Education in the country.

The main objectives of the survey was to identify & capture all the institutions of higher learning in the country, Collect the data from all the higher education institutions on various aspects of higher education.

To portray the status of higher education in the country, Ministry of Human Resource Development has endeavoured to conduct an annual web-based this All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) since 2010-11. The survey covers all the Institutions in the country engaged in imparting of higher education. Data is being collected on several parameters such as teachers, student enrolment, programmes, examination results, education finance, and infrastructure. Indicators of educational development such as Institution Density, Gross Enrolment Ratio, Pupil-teacher ratio, Gender Parity Index, Per Student Expenditure will also be calculated from the data collected through AISHE. These are useful in making informed policy decisions and research for development of education sector.


Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) of Government of India aims to improve the quality of Technical Education in Engineering Institutions across the country at a cost of Rs.1,550 Crore with World Bank sharing Rs.1,250 Crore and Government of India/State Governments Rs.300 Crore .
TEQIP aims to improve the quality of Technical Education by providing inputs like modernization of laboratories/workshops, library, faculty development, networking between institutions, curricula development, research and improve interaction with Industries etc., to become dynamic, demand driven, quality conscious, responsive to rapid economic and technological developments occurring both at national and international levels.
The Project Agreement with World Bank was signed on February 04, 2003 for First cycle of First phase and on April 12, 2004 for second cycle of First phase.
In the First cycle of First phase, the six states (1) Haryana (2) Himachal Pradesh (3) Kerala (4) Madhya Pradesh (5) Maharashra and (6)Uttar Pradesh were included.
Tamilnadu has been selected in the Second cycle of First phase among the seven states (1)Andhra Pradesh (2) Gujarat (3) Jharkhand (4) Karnataka ( 5)Tamilnadu (6)Uttaranchal (7) West Bengal to participate in the programme.

Launching of CIICP and its sustainability

The Canada India Institutional Cooperation Project (CIICP) is a Human Resource Development Project in Technical Education Department, launched in the year 1991 through a Memorandum of Understanding between Government of Canada and Government of India. Government of Canada through Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) funded the Project. The Project was implemented from 1993-1999 by the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) under the overall direction of Ministry Of Human Resource Development, Government of India. When the project aided by the Canadian Government came to an end in March 1999, it came under the exclusive control of Government of Tamil Nadu. The project initiatives are being replicated and implemented very effectively from the self generated fund of the Project on a sustainable and self-supporting basis in the Polytechnic Colleges in Tamil Nadu under the Policy support of Government of Tamil Nadu, without any financial commitment to the Govt.

Thrust Areas

In Tamil Nadu 127 Polytechnic Colleges are implementing the CIICP initiatives for Institution Development and carrying out various activities under the thrust areas: Strategic Planning, Management Information System, Continuing and Non Formal Education, Staff Development, Student Services, Industry Institute Interaction, Women In Development, Environment Development, Equipment Repair Centre. Some of the Polytechnic Colleges implementing CIICP have also established, One to One Linkage with Canadian Community Colleges, to share the expertise in Technical Education.

Continuing Education Courses

Skill-oriented, tailor-made, short-tem courses are being offered, to the students, public and employees of Industries, under Continuing Education in Polytechnic Colleges implementing CIICP. Annually, about 30,000 beneficiaries comprising students, public and industrial personnel are trained in various skills related to over 320 trades through Continuing Education Programs conducted by Continuing Education Cell of the Polytechnic Colleges. The impact of this Project is very much encouraging especially in raising the socio-economic status of the poor and uneducated youth.
In carrying out the initiatives under CIICP the Polytechnic Colleges have close collaboration with Industries such as Saint Gobain Glass India Ltd., TVS Motors, Rane Group of Companies, Ford India Ltd., Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Ltd.,

Industry oriented Training Programmes organized by SPCU

MoU was signed between SPCU-DOTE and various Industries such as Saint Gobain Glass India Ltd., Teems India Towerlines Ltd. to train and certify the students as well as engineers and professionals to provide employment in the respective Industries. The curriculum for the Industry oriented programmes were developed by Curriculum Advisory Committee comprising experts from the Industry and Polytechnic Colleges under the auspices of SPCU functioning under the control of DOTE, using an innovative process known as DACUM (Developing a Curriculum). The topics covered under this programme were Skill Development for a specific trade, Project Management, Structural Glazing Technology, Quantity Surveying, Environmental aspects such as Health & Safety, Computer Applications, Business Ethics & Communication.

Harnessing Non Conventional Energy

3-days Training Programme on Solar Energy (SURYAN) was conducted by Tamil Nadu Advanced Technical Training Institute (TATTI) as per the syllabus framed by National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), for faculty members of Polytechnic Colleges from 21st to 23rd September, 2015 at Central Polytechnic College, Chennai.
2-days Awareness Programme on Solar Energy, Solar Panel Installation and Maintenance was conducted for the staff members of Polytechnic Colleges implementing CIICP, in 3 regions during Jan.2016, in order to train the faculty of the Institutes to conduct short term courses on Solar Energy under Con.Ed.Cell of CIICP. These initiatives will help the trained students in getting jobs related to Solar energy.

1 List of Courses offered under CIICPVIEW
2 List of Polys. implementing CIICPVIEW

(Centrally Sponsored Scheme)

The Community Polytechnic Scheme (CPS) was launched in 1979 by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and was implemented during the period 1979-2007. Having successfully implemented the scheme of CPS for nearly a three decade of period (1979-2007), the MHRD introduced the scheme called as Community Development through Polytechnics (CDTP) in 2009.
This scheme was an improvement of the erstwhile scheme of CPS and 56 Polytechnic Colleges in Tamil Nadu selected as per the norms of MHRD, are implementing the scheme effectively.

Main objectives of the scheme

1. To carryout Need Assessment Surveys, to assess the technology and training needs
2. The impart Skill Development Training Programmes, to the intended target groups
3. To disseminate Appropriate Technologies, for productivity enhancement
4. To provide Technical & Support Services, to rural masses and slum dwellers
5. To create awareness among the target groups about technological advancement and contemporary issues of importance – Dissemination of information


To implement the above activities, each Polytechnic College under the Scheme has established 5 to 10 Village Extension Centres in their respective region.
All the Polytechnic Colleges prepare their own curricula to conduct Skill Development Training Programmes relevant to the region to the general public. In each Polytechnic College every year around 600 persons, both from urban and rural are benefited by undergoing the skill development programmes conducted at the Polytechnic College (Main Centre) and at the Village Extension Centres. Each Polytechnic College under the activity of Skill Development training Programme covers a minimum of Four or Six Trades / skills to a maximum of 23 programmes.
Every year around 50000 beneficiaries in Tamil Nadu are trained in different skill oriented conventional and non-conventional short term courses to be self supportive. Training is also given on entrepreneur development in order to help them to start their own business.
For more information please refer the website:

S.No District Name of the Polytechnic Colleges  
Total 56
1 Sivagangai Annamalai Polytechnic College, Chettinad
2 Seikalathur Kamathi Amman Polytechnic College, anamadurai
3 Alagappa Polytechnic College, Karaikudi
4 Coimbatore Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya Polytechnic College, Coimbatore
5 Nachimuthu Polytehnic College,Pollachi
6 PSG Polytechnic College, Coimbatore
7 Nanjappa Institute of Rural Development & Technology, Coimbatore
8 Government Polytechnic College for Women, Coimbatore
9 Arulmigu Chandikeswarar Polytechnic College, Coimbatore
10 GRG Polytechnic College for Women, Coimbatore
11 Government Polytechnic College, Coimbatore
12 VLB Janakiammal Polytechnic College, Coimbatore
13 Kancheepuram Bhaktavatsalam Polytechnic College, Kancheepuram
14 Meenakshi Ammal Polytechnic College, Uthiramerur
15 Meenakshi Krishnan Polytechnic College, Pammal
16 Ramnad Mohamed Sathak Polytehnic College,Kilakarai
17 Thiruvallur AMK Technology & Polytechnic College, Sembarampakkam
18 Thai Moogambigai Polytechnic College, Mugappair
19 Sri ram Polytechnic College, Perumalpattu
20 Vellore TPEVR Govt.Polytechnic College, Vellore
21 Rajagopal Polytehnic College, Gudiyattam
22 Virudhunagar P.A.C.Ramasamy Raja Polytehnic College, Rajapalayam
23 Arasan Ganesan Polytehnic College,Sivakasi
24 Ramu Seetha Polytechnic College, Karaipatti
25 VSVN Polytechnic College, Virudhunagar
26 Salem Thiagarajar Polytechnic College, Salem
27 Madurai Tamilnadu Polytechnic College, Madurai
28 Government Polytechnic College for Women, Madurai
29 Rukmini Shanmugam Polytechnic College, Madurai
30 Seethai Ammal Polytechnic College, Madurai
31 KL Nagasamy memorial Polytechnic College, Madurai
32 Nagapattinam Srinivasa Subbaraya Polytechnic College, Puttur
33 Valivalam Desikar Polytechnic College, Nagapattinam
34 A.D.J.Dharmambal Polytechnic College, Nagapattinam
35 The Nilgiris Government Polytechnic College, Udhagamandalam
36 NPA Centenary Polytehnic College,Kotagiri
37 Tuticorin Bharathiyar Centenary Polytechnic College for Girls, Ettayapuram
38 Namakkal S.S.M.Institute of Textile Technology, Komarapalayam
39 KSR Institute of Technology, Tiruchengode
40 Muthayammal Polytechnic College, Rasipuram
41 Thanjavur Periyar Centenary Polytechnic College, Vallam.
42 Pattukottai Polytechnic College, Pattukottai
43 Chennai Dr.Dharambal Govt.Polytechnic College for Women, Chennai
44 Central Polytechic College, Chennai
45 Perambalur Thanthai Rover Institute of Polytechnic College,Perambalur
46 Theni Thangam Muthu Polytechnic College, Theni.
47 Thirunelveli MSPV Nadar Lakshmithaiammal Polytechnic College, Thirunelveli
48 Erode Annai JKK Sampoorniammal Polytechnic College, Erode
49 Sakthi Polytechnic College, Erode
50 K.K. Government Polytechnic College, Nagercoil
51 Dindigul RVS Polytechnic College, Dindigul
52 Arulmigu Palani Andavar Polytechnic College, Palani
53 Krishnagiri Government Polytechnic College, Krishnagiri
54 Pudukottai Government Polytechnic Colleeg, Aranthangi
55 Trichy Government Polytechnic College, Trichy
56 Cuddalore Muthiah Polytechnic College, Annamalainagar
Govt.Polytechnic Colleges 15
Govt. Aided Polytechnic Colleges 24
Self Financing Polytechnic Colleges 17

National Service Scheme (NSS)

The National Service Scheme, a permanent student youth programme had been implemented in Educational Institutions with financial assistance from the Central and State Governments in the ratio 7:5 from the year 1969 and the same has now been included in the Central Sector Schemes with 100% grants from Government of India.

The motto of NSS is Not Me But You. The overall objective is Development of Personality of Student Youth through Community Service.

A wide range of activities under this programme aim at inculcating positive values, developing leadership qualities, national integration & social harmony, promoting healthy life styles, enhancing employability skills etc. These activities are carried out under two major areas namely, Regular and Special Camping
Programmes. At present 45500 students from 348 Polytechnic Colleges spread all over Tamil Nadu are participating in NSS activities.

The Directorate has instituted 42 NSS Awards to recognize the outstanding contribution of Polytechnic Colleges (NSS Units), Programme Officers and Volunteers during the DOTE NSS Silver Jubilee Year.

The Directorate of Technical Education and the Programme Coordinator received the prestigious Indira Gandhi National NSS Award during the year 2005-06.


The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has framed a National Skill Qualification Frame Work (NSQF) which provides multiple pathways both within Vocational Education System and between General Education and Vocational Education System, which enable the learners to progress to a higher level in their respective profession. The NSQF is a boon to a highly skilled person to qualify and elevate to a higher level in the professional ladder. In short, NSQF gives credit and recognition to the highly skilled personnel and encourages them to contribute with a sense of human dignity and worth to the economic development of the country, in the context of ΓÇ£Make in IndiaΓÇ¥ and ΓÇ£Digital IndiaΓÇ¥ policies announced by the Central Govt. At present under this scheme, 6 Polytechnic Colleges offer 11 vocational courses in association with industries, approved by the AICTE in the name and style as ΓÇ£SKILL KNOWLEDGE PROVIDERSΓÇ¥ (SKPs).



     This scheme will be run by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to train the unemployed youth in Engineering Skills through AICTE approved Engineering Colleges and Polytechnic Colleges. The Technical Institutions / Polytechnic Colleges have to utilize their existing infrastructure for offering the skill courses in the off-college hours such that the unemployed youth enrolled for these courses shall acquire adequate skills under the National Skill Qualification Frame work (NSQF) and find suitable placement / self employment. Under this initiative the council will give grant-in-aid to the Institutions as per terms and conditionsstipulated under the scheme.

     Under this scheme, all eligible institutions will have to offer skill training for around 250 hours to a batch of 100 students based on National Occupational Standards (NOS) in Engineering Skills, which may be seen on


The Directorate of Technical Education, Chennai conduct Short-term Skill Training Programme for rural unemployed youth through identified Polytechnic Colleges in selected trades in collaboration with Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation. The duration of the training programme is 396 Hours (i.e. 6 hrs. per day for 3 months). The training programme has been designed & developed meticulously by the Expert Group with appropriate curriculum containing adequate practical work to suit the needs of the employers. The successful candidates will be given Government Certificate.


The list of training centres and the selected qualification pack (trades) are as under:

Name of Training Centre
Qualification Pack / Trade
P.S.G Polytechnic College Coimbatore - 6410041. Melting Assistant / Helper
2. Sewing Machine Operator
Arasan Ganesan Polytechnic College Sivakasi 626130Machining Assistant (or) Helper Level 2
Periyar Centenary Polytechnic College Thanjavur 6134031.Helper Electrician
2.Sewing Machine Operator
The Seshasayee Inst. of Technology Trichy 620010Trichy 620 010 Field Technician ??ç?? Air Conditioner
CSI Polytechnic College Salem 6360071.Fitter - Fabrication
2. Automotive Service Technician Level 3
Arulmigu Senthilandavar Polytechnic College, Tenkasi 6278111.Plumber (Maintenance and Servicing)
2.Welding Assistant
V.Ramakrishna Polytechnic College Chennai 6000191. Automotive Service Technician Level 3
2. Helper Electrician
Kongu Polytechnic College Perundurai 6380521.Plumber (Maintenance and Servicing)
2.Field Technician ??ç?? UPS & Inverter
Sri Venkateswara Polytechnic College Vellore 6320111.Helper Electrician
2. Machining Assistant (or) Helper Level 2
KSR Institude of Technology Thiruchengode 6372511.CNC Operator / Machining Technician Level 3
2.Embroidery Machine Operator
SSM Polytechnic College Komarapalayam 6381831.Ring Frame Tender
2.Shuttle less Loom Weaver - Rapier
Mohamed Sathak Polytechnic College Kilakarai 6238061. Welding Assistant
2. CNC Operator / Machining Technician Level 3
Sudharsan Polytechnic College Pudukkottai 6225011.Lathe Operator
2.Plumber (General)
Sri Nallalaghu Nadar Polytechnic College, Chennai 600066Welding Assistant
Chendhuran Polytechnic College Pudukkottai 622 5071.Manual Metal Arc Welding / Shielded Metal Arc Welding
2.CNC Operator ??ç?? Turning
Excel Polytechnic College Komarapalayam 6373031. Helper Electrician
2. Automotive Service Technician Level 3
GRG Polytechnic College Coimbatore 6411071.CNC Operator Vertical Machining Centre
2. Sewing Machine Operator
Sri Rengeswara Polytechnic College Namakkal 6370131. Automotive Service Technician Level 3
2. Helper Electrician
Thiagarajar Polytechnic College Salem 6360051. Plumber (Maintenance and Servicing)
2. Helper Electrician
Mother Terasa Polytechnic College Pudukkottai 6221021. Helper Electrician
2. Machining Assistant (or) Helper Level 2
Latha Mathavan Polytechnic College Madurai 6253011. Helper Electrician
2. Automotive Service Technician Level 3
Jayam Polytechnic College Dharmapuri 6368131. Helper Electrician
2. Plumber (General) Helper
Arulmigu Palaniandavar Polytechnic College, Palani 6246011. Helper Electrician
2. CNC Operator ??ç?? Turning
Sri Balamurugan Polytechnic College Palani 6246131. CNC Operator ??ç?? Turning
2. Electrical Assembly Operator ??ç?? Control panel
Annai Velankanni Polytechnic College Cuddalore 6071061. Welding Assistant
2. Automotive Service Technician Level 3
AMK Technological Polytechnic College, Chennai 600123Field Technician ??ç?? Air ??ç?? Conditioner


The successful candidates are placed at different Firms / Organizations by the concerted efforts of the Principal, Training Coordinator and Programme Officers of the Training Centres concerned.