Dr. Madhukar Dabhade.
M.Tech Ph.D (Chemical Engineering)
I feel proud and privileged in expressing my feelings about the "Institute of Petrochemical Engineering, Lonere-Raigad". This institute started in rural area of Konkan in 1982 with intake of only 40 students in single discipline is having today 480 intake in eight different disciplines of diploma courses and intake of 30 in one advanced diploma in Water Quality Management. Institute is located in region having many industrial belts such as Mahad, Vile- Bhagad, Roha, Patalganga, Nagothane, Lote-Chiplun, Khopoli etc. Hence to cater the need of these industries, Institute conducts diploma courses in Chemical Engineering, Petrochmical Engineering, Polymer and Plastics Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering, Computer Engineering and Information Technology. Looking into the quality education, students prefer to join this institute. Institute tries to mold these students as successful diploma engineer and a good human being by providing comprehensive technical education and value education. This institute is a conducted institution of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University Lonere.
Institute is having highly qualified faculty and staff members. We believe in continuous quality improvement of our faculty and staff members so as to update themselves in recent advancements in the field of Engineering and Technology. All the departments have required Laboratory facility available and they are updated regularly. Students are encouraged to participate in various competitions held in other institute or in this institute in field of culture, sports, paper presentations etc. Regular one month industrial training after fourth semester is included in curriculum so that students get acquainted with industry work culture and try to correlate theoretical knowledge with practical applications. Apart from this, industrial visits of final year students are regularly arranged in surrounding industries. Each department has their students association, which conducts department level programs such as expert talk, technical quiz/competition, engineers and teachers day celebration etc.
For the rural youth, dropouts and women three to six months duration certificate programs are conducted under the banner of Community Development Through Polytechnic (CDTP) scheme of MHRD, New Delhi. Every year around 500 youth are given training in Computer, Auto-Cad, Electrician, Welding, Tailoring and other skills through various off-campus centers located in surrounding villages and hilly areas.
With the sincere and dedicated efforts of our faculty and staff members, this institute has become well known for diploma education in Maharashtra State.