Smt. Durgabai Deshmukh Government Women's Technical Training Institute, Hyderabad, is more poularly known in its short form SDDGWTTI. The college is named after Smt Durgabai Deshmukh, a pioneer who worked tirelessly towards women's education and empowerment. The college has always tried to live up to this noble vision. Therefore the mission of this college has been to impart quality technical education to women and to produce good technicians who are industry ready.
History of the Institution:
The college was started by the Women Development and Child Welfare Department in 1976 as an I.T.I. hence the name technical training institute. Certificate courses in Radio and TV servicing , Watch and clock repair , Draftsmanship civil and printing & dyeing were offered. The idea was to encourage technical skills in women and make them employable. The certificate courses were replaced by diploma courses in 1980, which was the International year of women with two branches of Civil and Architecture. In 1999 under the World Bank Aid, Diploma in Computer Science was was also started. In 2008, Diploma in Electronics & Communications Engineering was started keeping with changing trends and demands. Thus the college has its genesis in the Women Development and Child Welfare Department's aim to provide quality technical education available to women. The college is still run under the aegis's of the Women Development and Child Welfare Department.
The college is centrally located in the heart of Hyderabad. It is close to Ameerpet the educational hub of the city. Due to this proximity, connectivity to the college by bus is a major advantage . The upcoming metro rail will make travelling to the college even more faster, easier and accessible. The adjacent metro station which is envisioned to be a women's station will make travel safe and hassle free for the girl students of the college.
Location and transport options available make the college a very attractive choice for students. The icing on the cake is the new building coming up with airy class rooms, fully equipped labs, well stocked library, playground, clean washrooms and an open auditorium.
It is the only government polytechnic exclusively run for women in the twin cities. The college also caters to the educational needs of the deprived sections of society by reserving 70% seats to orphans, semi-orphans and destitutes, who come here through orphanages, NGOs and other trusts. All the expenses which include food, accommodation, books, uniform, and exam fees is borne by the Women Development and Child Welfare Department. While fulfilling its primary aim of serving these children the college also offers 30% seats to candidates successful in POLYCET. The percentage of reservation varies according to the demand and may sometimes be equally divided as a 50% for both categories.
The college offers the following courses:
The intake in all these courses is 60 with 30 % seats for POLYCET candidates and 70% reserved for students who are selected by the Women Development and Child Welfare Department.
Best practices of the institution:
● We have well experienced, dedicated and highly qualified staff, including a few doctorates.
● There is continuous monitoring of students.
● Special attention is given to academically weak students with regular remedial classes conducted specially for them.
● Parent -teacher meetings are conducted regularly.
● Class toppers are awarded prizes by teachers as a token of encouragement
● Extra Curricular activities are conducted regularly to tap the talent and potential of students
● Various days as given in the academic calendar are conducted regularly. Eminent persons in various fields are invited to give lectures to enlighten students.