Directorate of Higher Education is the nodal agency sponsored and activated by Ministry of Higher Education, Government of Maharashtra. Directorate is headed by the Director of Higher Education and office is located at Central Building, Pune. There are 10 Regional Joint Directors. The office of the Joint Director Higher Education Solapur is the regional office. In 1984 Government of Maharashtra has bifurcated “Higher & Technical Education Department” from “School Education Department”. The main purpose was to increase the facilities & raise the standard of Higher Education in the fields of Arts, Science, Commerce, Law & Education at Graduation & Post Graduation level.
By the Maharashtra Public University Act 2016 all the Universities are equally empowered to function. Which enables Universities to effectively carry out the responsibility & more equal distribution of facilities for higher education to bring about excellence in higher education. The main objectives of this office is to provide bridge role among Ministry of Higher & Technical Education, Director of Higher Education, Universities in the Region & Non Government Colleges.