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The Department of Technical Education was established under G.O.Ms.No.1166, Education Department dated 5-6-1957 to bring about coordinated efforts for the development of Technical Education by pooling of Engineering Colleges from the Director of Public Instructions and the Polytechnics from the Department of Industries and Technical Examinations from the Commissioner of Government Examinations.

Now the Department of Technical Education which was previously under Higher Education Department was transferred to the newly created Department of Skills Development and Training for the implementation of ‘Andhra Pradesh Employment of Local Candidates in the Industries/ Factories Act, 2019’.