1. Vision Mission
Government College of Engineering Yavatmal was established by Government of Maharashtra in 2018 by upgrading old Government Polytechnic with an objective of providing Technical education to the students from economically and educationally backward rural district of eastern Vidarbha and is in the east-central part of the state.
The Yavatmal is a Cotton City and Jowar and cotton are the main produce of the district. Out of the total Population of 20.77 lakhs, 10.9% are SCs and 21.47% are STs. In 2006, the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Yavatmal as one of the country's 250 most-backward districts (out of a total of 640). The Institute, situated on Dhamangaon road, is affiliated to the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, Lonere Dist. Raigad. Being Government, the institute is charging least fees to students as compared to other engineering institutes in the district.
“Towards technical excellence for holistic socio-economic development”
· Imparting Quality Education to Develop Globally Competitive Engineers
· Enhancing Creativity, Innovation and Promoting Lifelong Learning
· Establishing Learning Environment/ Facilities for Deepened Academic Ambience
· Developing a deep sense of respect towards the Fundamental Duties and Constitutional values, bonding with one’s country, and a conscious awareness of one’s roles and responsibilities and inculcating Ethical and Moral Values through curriculum and pedagogy
· Government Institute
· Qualified and well experienced teaching faculty
· Scholarships to socio-economically disadvantaged students
· Disciplined students from rural area
· Undernourished polytechnic upgraded to degree college recently
· Inadequate faculty and support staff
· Insufficient instructional area
· Passive support of PWD for infrastructure development and maintenance
· Obsolete and scanty equipment of old polytechnic in laboratory
· Nonexistence of infrastructure for digital learning using ICT tools
· Dependency on affiliating university for academics
· Limited financial and administrative powers
· Poor connectivity
· Availability of funding from AICTE, DST, MoE and other Govt. agencies for research & development
· Socio economic growth through Tribal development and rural students
· Start-up and incubation center to get more exposure for student to become an entrepreneur.
· Start the various sports activity and different clubs for overall student development.
· Govt. of India funding for one of the most economically backward districts of the country
· Disinterest of students towards core engineering disciplines.
3. KEY CHALLENGES
As the college is an outcome of upgradation of one of the starving Government Polytechnics in Yavatmal, there are naturally many key challenges. The recent pandemic for two years immediately after establishment of this college aggravated the situation as the college remained almost closed and the infrastructure was handed over to local administration for using it for health measures. This has resulted in delayed development at natal stage.
It is needless to mention that as the old institution i.e. Government Polytechnic caters to the diploma (vocational) education involved in training skilled and supervisory manpower, the infrastructure (except building) of old polytechnic is of no use to degree college. Furthermore, NEP 2020 has put additional impetus on HEIs to convert them in multidisciplinary education and multidisciplinary research.
In order compensate the delay and bring the institute at par with other government institutes in the state for implementation of NEP 2020, the speed for development has to be increased. To realize this, it is necessary to overcome a few challenges that have been an integral part of the institute’s constitution. There is hardly any freedom for conducting academic, administrative and financial activities on the part of the head of the institute. This lack of flexibility and freedom is likely to put tremendous restrictions in the development and change process. The state Government’s policy of encouraging the institute to become autonomous can bring shift in the governance of the institute and can make huge impetus to implement new ideas and systemic changes at all levels. However, the institute is not yet eligible for acquiring autonomy due to number of years of standing.
In order utilize this gestation period effectively, following major challenges need to be overcome.
1) Shortage of building and infrastructure and nonexistence of its maintenance
2) Obsolete and inadequate machinery and equipment
3) Unbearable Faculty/staff shortage
4) Absence of Industry-Institute Interaction
5) Networking and strengthening relationship with stakeholders
6) Hands on training and revision of curricula for Industry 4.0
7) Employability of the students
Short term Goals (2 years till 2024):
1) To fill up vacant faculty positions to empower the teaching learning environment
2) To establish/upgrade laboratory as well as teaching learning infrastructure
3) To create the campus-wide network for effective use of ICT tools
4) To improve communication among the department through intranet, networking etc.
5) To allocate and refurbish existing building infrastructure
6) To establish/practice system for implementation of outcome based education
7) To enhance employability of graduates through students training (soft-skill, Employability Skills, personality development, Higher studies awareness camp, Remedial coaching/ crash course on important subject of programming, skills envisaged in Industry 4.0 & IT-ITes future skills)
8) To increase industry projects, industry visits
9) To establish Industry-Institute Interaction for employability and entrepreneurship skills development
10) To develop student activity center through project Lab, Tinkering Labs and different clubs for students, NSS unit, mentors, Student chapters GATE club alumni association
11) To condu ct training need analysis and prepare faculty development plan
12) Establishment of Internal Quality Assessment Cell
13) Acquiring permission for distribution of funds to the departments for Maintenance of Laboratory/computational facilities (recurring funds) & Up-gradation of laboratory/ computation facilities (non-recurring funds)
Long-term Goals (till 2027):
1) To get all the UG programmes accredited by the NBA/NAAC
2) To make available state of the art library
3) To establish up to date laboratories to match the upcoming NABL standards
4) To establish industry funded laboratories in every department
5) To establish strong Industry Institute Interaction through courses and joint research projects through industry projects/ assignments, arranging expert lectures, industrial visits, Industry advisory boards and Signing of MoU’s
6) To remove deficiency in academic and administrative area
7) To enhance facilities for students for co-curricular and extra-curricular activities
8) To established Wi-Fi campus
9) To strengthen water management system in the campus
10) To enrich library facilities (digital library, journals etc.)
11) Development of seminar hall
12) Development of digitized smart class rooms
13) Submission of project proposals to AICTE/ DST/ PCB/ UGC/ MNRC etc. for institute development and department development as well as faculty training
14) Increase in faculty publication
The action plans to be implemented will focus on the overall development of students as well as faculty. Priority will be given to create outstanding academic environment and state-of-the-art facilities for curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.