Prof. M H Dhananjaya,
ADVISOR, Technical Education Division, JSSMVP.
In its National Education Policy, the Central Government has accorded great importance to technical education. In keeping with the national policy and responding to the local needs of the society, the JSS Mahavidyapeetha has given importance to technical education. At a time when there were not many facilities for technical education, the establishment of Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering in Mysore in the early 1960s by the JSS MVP laid a firm foundation for technical education in the private sector.
The Technical Education Division of JSSMVP provides guidance to the technical education institutes. Under the Division, there are 1 Science and Technology University, 4 Engineering colleges, including those in Mauritius and NOIDA, 4 Polytechnics (1 for women and 1 for the differently abled students), 3 Industrial Training Centres, and 3 STEPS (Science and Technology Entrepreneurs’ Park) attached to engineering colleges and some other institutions. With the able support from the management, these institutions is achieving its goal in providing trained technical manpower to the country through the qualified and committed staff members with the state-of-the-art infrastructure.