The Directorate of Higher Education was entrusted with the
responsibility of the Management of Non ‐ agricultural Universities
and its Degree Colleges of higher education in the faculties of Arts,
Science, Commerce, law, Education, and Non ‐ AICTE in the State.
The picture presented below will show the scenario of the higher
education system in Maharashtra.
In 1969, the State Government introduced 10+2+3 education systems
and started the number of Senior Colleges in the State to impart
Higher Education. These colleges increased immensely after the
Directorate of Higher Education was formed on 31‐10‐ 1984.
Consequently, the administrative responsibilities of the Director of
Higher Education have enormously increased, and the centralized
management of all the colleges has become very difficult from the
State level Directorate located at Pune. Thus the need was felt to
decentralize the organization, which has resulted in the creation of
10 regional offices in the State to oversee the functioning of colleges
in the respective regions. The ten Regional Joint Director offices are
at Mumbai, Panvel, Pune, Kolhapur, Solapur, Aurangabad, Nanded,
Jalgaon, Amravati, and Nagpur.