Directorate of Higher Education is a State office functioning under
the governance of Department of Higher and Technical Education, Govt.
of Maharashtra. Prior to 31/10/1984 Education at all levels in the State
was being managed by one Head of the Department called Directorate
of Education (DoE).
There was enormous growth of educational
Institutions, both at Primary/Secondary and Collegiate levels.
view to streamline the functioning of the monolithic Directorate of
Education and making it function more effectively,
Government have issued orders, bifurcating the department into the
Directorate of School Education and Directorate of Higher Education in
the year 1984 vide G.O. DEE 1083/156099/3801/ADM‐5, dated 31/10/1984.