Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University
Institute of Petrochemical Engineering, Lonere

Dr.Madhukar A. Dabhade.
About the University
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University is one and only one of its kinds in the State. The University is located at Lonere, the place located in the ranges of Western Ghat, at the foot of Raigad fort, the place from where Chhatrapati Shivaji administered his major activities. It is autonomous in nature and Unitary in its character. It is established in the year 1989 by the Government of Maharashtra. Although relatively young, the University is making its mark in the field of research and technological services through its dedicated faculty and disciplined students.
About Institute of Petrochemical Engineering( IoPE)
The Institute of Petrochemical Engineering was established by government of Maharashtra under the World Bank Assisted Project. This Institute is a conducted institution of the University running Diploma Courses in eight streams of Engineering and Technology and one Advanced Diploma in Water Quality Management. All the diplomas are awarded by the University.The Institute extends its services to the society through a scheme of "Community Developments through Polytechnic" sponsored by MHRD, New Delhi by educating the dropouts and empowering them with technical skills. Institute has a separate building complex with build up area about 10300 sq.mt.
Diploma Program Year of Establishment Intake
Diploma in  Chemical Engineering 1982 60
Diploma in Petrochemical  Engineering 1992 60
Diploma in  Plastic and Polymer Engineering 1992 60
Diploma in Instrumentation 1994 60
Diploma in  Electrical Engineering 1995 60
Diploma in Electronics and Telecommunication  Engineering 1995 60
Diploma in  Computer Engineering 1995 60
Diploma in  Information Technology 2001 60
Advanced Diploma in Water Quality Management 1999 30
Advanced Diploma in Water Quality Management   one year after diploma or B.Sc.
Certificate level course: Nursing Assistant (duration of 10 month) with the support of association of Raigad Medical Chapter
Community Development Through polytechnic: Short term Course
Basic computer  Fundamental 3 Months
Computer Hardware and Maintenance 3 Months
Tally 3 Months
Auto Cad 3 Months
Electrician 6 Months
Garment Making( Tailoring/ sieving m/c) 6 Month
Present Industry- Institute partnership:
Initially M/s Ion Exchange (India) limited Mumbai collaborated with us for  Advanced Diploma program in water Quality Management. Presently support is in the form of providing three months training. Now M/s Wipro Water  is also supporting for training and also providing jobs
Very good Linkage with Mahad and Roha MIDC for providing one months training to diploma students
In next year planned to start Effluent Treatment Operator course along with Mahad MIDC
  M/s. Mahindra CIE, Pune & Naandi Foundation (NGO) Hyderabad (Soft skill training       Provider).
Made agreement with Aegis Knowledge Trust training skill provider in telecommunication sector under PMKVY Scheme to start various courses in January 2016
Faculty Strength:
                     Teaching faculty                                                           58
Non Teaching Faculty                                                  55
   Total Students Enrolled in Academic year 2016-17    1440
In order to transfer appropriate technologies and technical skills to the rural youth and thereby improving employability of rural youth, a scheme of Community Polytechnic was introduced in the year 1993. This Scheme has been sponsored by the Govt. of India through the Ministry of Human Resource. Under this scheme various skill based short term technical courses in welding, carpentry, wirman, computer literacy, tailoring etc were offered at the main centers in the campus as well as at the extension centers upto 2007.
MHRD in the year 2010, once again launched a scheme of Community Development Through Polytechnic (CDTP). Under this programmes, various skill based training is imparted to local community.  Institute has started following training programmes in the campus
Computer Awareness
Computer Maintenance and Hardware
Certificate Course In Rugna Sahayaka Prashikshan (Nursing) 

Also, at various extension centers, skill based training porgrammes on welding, electrician, modern agriculture are already started.

With a view to empowering rural female youth in the nearby villages through suitable employment, a certificate course in Rugna Sahayak prashikshan has been strated in the year 2002 in collaboration with Association of Medical Consultant, Raigad Chapter. This is nine month training program. Training is arranged in nearby hospitals

To transform the institute into a seat of learning and contemplation so as to provide comprehensive technical education at Diploma and Post Diploma level and create world class technicians oriented towards lifelong learning


We in this institute commit ourselves to realize our vision through continuous quality improvement of faculty and staff adopting a vibrant curriculum and scientific delivery and a culture of transforming a appropriate technologies to rural areas and the underprivileged people.
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