The Department of College Education was set up in 1958 for the administration and development of College education in the Rajasthan State. In 1958 there were only 40 Colleges (24 Government, 13 Aided and 3 Unaided) under its Control. The Department is working under the control and administration of the Commissioner, College Education, Rajasthan, Jaipur.

The department plays an important role in bringing about the quantitative and qualitative improvement in the higher education in the State.

Important Activities of the Department

The budget distribution and the control of expenditure in Government Colleges is done by Directorate. The placement of teaching and non-teaching staff, service matters and the academic control of all colleges is done by the Directorate.

The Directorate helps the colleges in obtaining development grants from the U.G.C. and also helps in implementing programmes like N.S.S., Scouting, youth Programmes etc. It also provides grants for organization of the academic conferences and seminars. The deputation to refresher courses and other academic programmes is also done by the Directorate.

The Directorate deals with government and private colleges affiliated with 6 Universities.

Colleges under Directorate of College Education in Rajasthan Numbers
Government Colleges 219
Unaided Private College 1600 (As on 1.08.2017)
BEd Colleges 813

Organizational Structure

The Department of Higher Education is being administered at Secretariat level by Principal Secretary, Joint Secretary, Asst. Secretary and an OSD.

The Department of College Education (Commisionerate of College Education) is headed by Commissioner (IAS). There is one Additional Commissioner (RAS). There are 5 Joint Directors (PG Principals) and 3 Deputy Directors and 11 Assistant Directors in the department. The Department has six zonal offices situated at Ajmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Bikaner, Kota and Jaipur.  The Department has posts of Chief Accounts Officer and DLR.

The Head Office of College Education Department has following sections:

A. Establishment Section

There are approximately 4000 teaching staff / officers and 3500 non-teaching employees working in the Department. This section deals with:

B. Planning & Coordination Section

Planning section undertakes the work of planning, monitoring and coordination between the Directorate and the colleges. Work related to plan expenditure of government colleges is carried out by this section. Information and proposals from various government colleges related to opening of new colleges, subjects, posts and up gradation of colleges is obtained and compiled at Directorate level. These proposals are sent to government for approval. The important functions undertaken by planning section are as follows:

C. Academic Section

D. Legal Section

The Legal Section maintains record of the entire legal cases related to the department filed in the Supreme Court, High Courts, Civil Court, District Courts, session courts or tribunals. The cases are usually related with employees of the Department. All details like Court wise details, OIC wise details, decision, contempt are maintained in the section.

E. Accounts Section

F. Personnel Section

The Personnel section is dealing with Principal, Vice-Principal and Non-Gazetted staff for DPC / Seniority / Screening purpose and compilation of ACR's of Rajasthan Education Service officers (Collegiate branch) and employees.

G. Private Institutions Section