The Maharashtra government had plans to set up a new technological university, seems to have dropped the idea. Instead, the higher and technical education department is now planning to convert the Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, Raigad, in to the state's technological university.
While all engineering colleges in the state will be affiliated to this university, the state also plans to implement common syllabus and bring the employability quotient of all engineering graduates at the same level.The year long effort to set up a new technological university has sunk and finally the idea is to convert the existing university seems to be the most feasible option.
The university will have sub-centres across the state. It will be the only self-sustainable technological
university in the state. Few posts of the directors of its sub-centres need to be sanctioned.Currently, Ambedkar university is just a standalone university, which consists of eight engineering departments that include courses in chemical, mechanical, petrochemical, civil, electrical, engineering, etc.
The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in core engineering disciplines. Once the university is converted to the state's technological university, all engineering, pharmacy, architecture and hotel management institutes will be affiliated to the university. The state has around 220 engineering institutes, 110 pharmacy institutes, and around 44
colleges of architecture.The Ambedkar university in Lonere, which is an autonomous university, will have a curriculum equipped with the latest technology developments in the field.