Technological Institute is the oldest Polytechnic
in Kerala state .Located in the heart of Thrissur,
the polytechnic was started as a war technicians training
center by the Government of India during world war
Maharaja's Technological Institute
is a premier technical education center in Kerala
targeting the rural people. Even though, the institution
is located in the heart of Thrills town, it is surrounded
by a number of villages which are backward. This institution
serves as a Nodal Polytechnic for the Thrills District
in which seven polytechnics are located. The college
has hostel facilities for men, which attracts students
from distant rural locations.
The college also has continuing education
center catering to the need based skill requirements
of industry and society. As most of the students hail
from remote areas, additional training is given through
NSS, NCC, ISTE activities so as to build up their
self confidence, interpersonal skills and awareness.
Special care is given to the requirements of ladies
students especially those from the rural sections
of the society through Women in development programmers.
As the institute nears its platinum
jubilee steps are afoot to effect all round development
by improving the infrastructure, including starting
of out reach centers and bringing in more subjects
to face the challenges of the new millennium.
Even though newer courses were added,
technology and syllabus upgraded and intake increased,
proportionate increase in civil infrastructure has
not taken place. An Electronics and Computer block
were built with the aid of World Bank during 1993.
But even this is inadequate for the current requirements.
Except for the Electronics Block, all other buildings
are over 50 years old. Most buildings have asbestos
roofing, which, as your good self are aware, is obsolete
and unhealthy. Water leak in rainy season and excruciating
heat in summer have to be borne by the students. These,
along with asbestos dust, also cause damage to costly,
modern equipment. As per the AICTE norms asbestosroofing
is not allowed for educational buildings. The building
often requires extensive maintenance, which is uneconomic
in the long run.
M.T.I being the nodal polytechnic
of Thrissur district, chance interviews of polytechnic
admissions and other district-level departmental functions
are held here. The students strength o the institution
is 1200, but it still has only an auditorium with
a capacity of 200. The shortage of space results in
students and guardians crowding queues overflowing
to the road, especially during admission procedure.
Hence it is vital that an auditorium of capacity of
at least 750 is essential. In view of the poor physical
condition of the building and its inherent limitations,
it is requested that the present building may be replaced
by a better quality one, with higher capacity. In
view of the paucity of space, it is also suggested
that a multi-storied building may be constructed,
with provisions to incorporate our class rooms of
capacity 60 each, Laboratory for Civil Engineering,
Two Drawing halls for 60 students each, Seminar Hall
for 100 students, and an auditorium for at least 750
students. MTI, Thrissur is in Diamond Jubilee year.
We are now living in an era in which educational institutions
are changing, facing global competitions and challenges.
In such a scenario, an august educational institution
like MTI, in the government sector, having a reputation
of its own, needs to be revamped and modernized to
keep up with the current trends Considering the importance
of this institution and gravity of the situation..