Expansion of technical education both at the degree and diploma level, enlargement of programme areas and increase in annual intake capacity is unprecedented anywhere else in the world.
In the year the number of technical institutions at degree level was 38 and at diploma level 53 with an admission capacity of 2940 and 3960 students respectively. The facilities for post-graduate courses in Engineering and technology were non-existent.
Today the number of engineering and technical institutions at degree level has risen to 150 and the polytechnics to 450 with an admission capacity of 30,000 & 70,000 students respectively. The post-graduate courses in and technology are today offered at more than 80 institutions with an annual intake of more than 6000 students.