Higher Education Department
A Principal Secretary to Government heads Department of Higher Education. Collegiate Education and Technical Education, also comes under this department. Directorate of Collegiate Education is the Government agency to make arrangements for starting new Government colleges, new courses and for payment of salary to the staff of aided colleges. Directorate of Technical Education is in charge of various institutions imparting technical education in the state including Engineering colleges, Polytechnics, College of Fine arts, Food craft institutes, Commercial Institutes, Technical high schools, Vocational Training Centres etc
The Higher Education Department aims to equip post- secondary education with new skills, a broad knowledge base and a wide range of competencies to enter a more complex and interdependent world.
The Government in Higher Education Department aims to convert Higher Education Institutions in the State into Centers of Excellence and ensure quality education through Academic Excellence. The Department of Higher Education is responsible for the overall development of the basic infrastructure of Higher Education sector, both in terms of policy and planning. The Department looks after expansion of access and qualitative improvement in the Higher Education, through world class Universities, Colleges and other Institutions.