Shankar Nagar Ambazari Road, Nagpur

Women's Technical Education &
Research Smt. Ratnidevi Purohit Instiutute

Incharge Principal : Mrs. Sheela Mahapatra
Initially in 1970-71 Technical courses viz Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics and certicate courses – i. Interior Decoration, ii. Receptionists & Book Keeping, and iii. Beauty Culture of Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra State, Mumbai were started in L. A.D. College for Women.

Later during the year 1976-77, technical courses were separated from L. A.D. College and were run in Women's Education Society's Technical Institute named as Women's Technical Education Institute. All the courses were AICTE approved.

The Founder Principal was Dr.(Mrs.) S.Iyengar. Later on Miss A.N. Radha was Principal of the Institute upto 2007.

in 1977 the name of the institute changed to Women's Technical Education & Research Smt. Ratnidevi Purohit institute on receipt of donation from Shri B.L. Purohit .

In 1985 the Institute was recognized as an independent full edged grant-in-aid Technical Education Institute of Directorate of Technical Education, Govt. of Maharashtra, Mumbai.

In 1996 the Institute was conferred with 'Best Polytechnic Institute Award' by Govt. of Maharashtra, the Ministry of Higher and Technical Education, Mumbai.

The Institute is dedicated to the cause of Women's Education and its aim is to make them selfsuf cient. It is the only institute in the region of Vidarbha offering job-oriented Technical Education courses to women.


Advanced Diploma in Dietetics – 1 year + Internship (B.SC /B.SC. HSC./B.A.M.S./B.H.M.S.)
Advanced Dipoma in Travel & Tourism – 1 year + Internship (entry level any Graduate)
Diploma in Interior Design & Decoration – 2 years (entry level SSC)
Diploma in Beauty Culture & Hair Dressing – 2 years (entry level SSC)
Diploma in Stenographer and Pvt. Secretarial Practice – 2 years (entry level SSC)
Diploma in Garment Technology – 3 years (entry level SSC)
Diploma in Electronics & Telecommunication – 3 years (entry level SSC)
Diploma in Information Technology – 3 years (entry level SSC)
The Institute is also running a Project, 'Community Development through Polytechnic' under Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, New Delhi.
The main objectives of the same are :
1. To carry out Need Assessment Surveys to assess the technology and training needs
2. To impart Skill Development Training to the intended target groups
3. To disseminate Appropriate Technologies for productivity enhancement
4. To provide Technical and Support Services to rural masses and slum dwellers
5. To create Awareness amonst the target groups about technological advancement and contemporary issues of importance.
Through the CDTP Scheme the institute is training around 600 students annually conducting various professional short term courses at six to ten different centres located in rural and slum areas in and around Nagpur city.
The institute is also recognized as AVI 6116 (Accredited Vocational Institute) under National Institute of Open Schooling, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India to conduct vocational courses.