Inspite of the process of phenomenal growth of the
textile industry which was taking place at Ichalkaranji during last 25
years there was no educational institute up to 1980 which could cater a
industry's need of technically trained man power. The local industry
was facing handicapped due to the dearth of technically qualified
personnel. Different co-op. organizations from Ichalkaranji therefore
came together under the leadership of Mr. K.B. Awade (Ex. M.P.) to
educational society in 1981 with a view to start institutes and colleges
to cater to education in the field of Textiles. Engineering. Management,
Medicines and others so as to provide education facilities in various
fields to students of this rural area of western region of the
Maharashtra State and also to support the growth of Industry by
providing technically qualified professionals. The education society
thus formed was named after Late Shri. Dattajirav Kadam an ardent social
worker and veteran co-operator of this town. In this endeavor,
Ichalkaranji Municipality and a number of generous and philanthropic
citizens extended their wholehearted support.
The Dattajirao Kadam Education society as its first
step established the Textile
and Engineering Institute in 1982. This institute was permitted
by the State Government to start a Diploma course in textiles from the
academic year 1982 to 83 without any grant-in aid from the Government.
This was the first educational institute in the state to be started on
grant basis and encouraged by the successful establishment of this, the
Maharashatra State Government took a policy decision in 1983 to permit
various social and industrial organizations of the state to start
professional educational institutes, the decision which brought a
revolution in the thinking and pattern of the education in the state.
The Textile & Engineering Institute enjoys a unique
and prominent place amongst the institutions that are engaged in
education, training, research and consultancy in various disciplines of
Engineering in India . It has been catering to the needs of the industry
for the past twenty five years. The link of the institute with the
industry has been cultivated all these years & it has already carved a
niche for itself amongst the reputed engineering institutes in the
country, emphasizing value based technical education to the aspirants
who wish to enter the area of corporate world & be on the helms in the
twenty first century.
Presently the institute conducts ten degree courses
in Textiles, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering,
Information Technology and Electronic Engineering, Electronics &
Telecommunications Engineering, three diploma courses in Textiles
and seven postgraduate course in textiles as well as Mechanical
Engineering and Electronic Engineering The total student strength of the
institute is around 3000 and has 176 teaching faculty members and 285
non-teaching staff. The management has provided excellent
infrastructural facilities and a highly qualified staff. As a result of
this, very high standard of education is maintained. Apart from regular
teaching this institute is well known for its interaction with industry.
In this field it is not only known in India but also has achieved
recognition at International level with projects from Oman and Nigeria.
The D.K.T.E. society has also extended facilities in other areas of
education by starting Primary Schools, High schools, Junior college,
Physical Education College and institute of Vocational Education,
Management college, Commerce college, CBSE Curriculum school. Mr. K.B.
Awade is the Chairman of this society, Mr. R.N. Kulkarni is the
Vice-Chairman , Mr. R.V. Ketkar is the Treasurer and Dr. Mrs. S.U. Awade
is the Hon. Secretary.