Technical Education in India has a history of over 150 years. In India, it has its root in Uttarakhand as the first ever Engineering College in India which was established in 1847 at Roorkee, now it is one of the IITs. During the post independence period there has been phenomenal expansion of Technical Education in the country. Initiatives are being taken to further strengthen the Technical Education system in terms of quality and quantity. Technical Education is offered through 4-tier education system
" To impart qualitative, employment-oriented modern techinical education in working and hands on training mode to youths at low and affordable cost. "