India produces the largest number of engineers after China. Even with such a huge qualified workforce generated annually from the engineering stream, the I.T industry is on an aggressive and incessant recruitment spree. Firstly it implies that there still exists a huge demand-supply gap and secondly it also raises a question about the quality of engineers produced in terms of industry specific practical orientation. This presents a real challenge to the institutions offering Engineering degrees to produce technically competent engineers. The dynamic nature of the profession calls for designing education programs with a global perspective. Bachelors degree in Engineering is still considered to be the most rewarding career option which lays the foundation for imparting design and analytical skills required for the profession. The global scope of the profession has resulted in large scale transmigration in quest of greener pastures. Wherever one goes, what stands the test of time is the quality of education that has really unleashed the latent potential within and transformed it into a tangible skill.
A very serious point of concern, especially in the Indian context, that needed attention was the accessibility of institutes to the rural population. Even meritorious students at times used face financial constraints or traveling problems to get enrolled into colleges in the metros or bigger cities. There were very few engineering colleges in the rural regions which offered quality education worth the money spent.
RCPIT was set up as part of one of the self powered projects of Shirpur Education Society in 2001 with an objective to erect a truly world class institute in the rural vicinity where students from every sort of background would be benefited from the facilities that matched global standards. RCPIT was conceived by Hon. Shri. Amrishbhai R. Patel, the former cabinet minister for School Education, sports and youth welfare for Maharashtra State. The institute has grown at a remarkable pace and has gone on to become an institute of repute in the country. It is spread over 36.6 acres of lush green land providing an ambience congenial to the pursuit of high quality technical education. Every single detail of the institute has been implemented at par with global standards in accordance with the norms of AICTE, New Delhi. The strength of RCPIT lies in its state-of-the-art Laboratories, digital library, and an advanced workshop.
The institute is approved by All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi and is affiliated to the North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon (accredited 4-star status by NAAC,Bangalore).The institute has been accorded a status of Minority (Gujrathi Linguistic) by the Government of Maharashtra. It has also been included in the list of the colleges under section 2(f) 12(B) of the UGC Act.
RCPIT presently offers courses in disciplines that are oriented to modern industrial needs. And each of the course modules covers a host of subjects pertinent to the respective fields.