Technology has become a part of every moment of life. A lot of developments and innovations in technology are ever occurring and one has to cope up with these developments. Moreover, the development of a country is linked to the advancements made in technology and the technical know-how obtained, and these technological advancements are very much dependent on the technical education and the human resource available.
Prior to 1983, the number of polytechnic institutes were limited in Maharashtra due to the fact that there wasn’t considerable demand for engineering/diploma holders because of various reasons. But with the automation in engineering industry and the introduction of advanced technology in the infrastructural development in general, heavy demand for technical manpower has been felt across the world and consequently demand for conventional branches is rapidly increasing.
Various national & international level companies like IBM, Infosys, Satyam, Wipro, Reliance, L&T, Jindal Group, Adani Electricals, Finolex, Tata Power, RCF, Maharashtra Seamless, etc., have become boon in the state. The chemical industries in and around Raigad District have also created tremendous job opportunities to the aspirant engineers.
SMT. GEETA D. TATKARE POLYTECHNIC located at- Gove, Post: Kolad, Tal: Roha, District: Raigad on Mumbai-Goa highway was established in 2012-13 by giving due consideration to the above mentioned scenario. The Institute can boast of the credit to have fulfilled the norms laid down by AICTE, DTE and MSBTE; the affiliating bodies in the realm of technical education. It is surrounded by some leading chemical industries, mechanical and power companies namely; Reliance, Adani Power, Jindal, Maharashtra Seamless, Posco Steel, Sudarshan Chemicals and many more small scale industries.
At present, the Institute runs five courses in Diploma Engineering viz: Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, Chemical and Computer with the intake capacity of 60 seats in each course. In our Institute, we provide adequate infrastructural and instructional facilities to the diploma students for the implementation of curricular programmes and help each one to achieve their full potential. The Institute has central Library with the collection of more than 4000 books of varied interests, well-equipped Laboratories, a complete Workshop and there is also a provision for high-speed internet facility to the students with more than 150 computers which are all connected in LAN. It is also customary in the Institute to organize workshops, symposia, seminars, guest lectures, etc., to impart knowledge of soft skills, interpersonal skills and special skills to the students throughout every academic year.