Deccan Institute of Technology (DIT) Kolhapur has become a land-mark institute for students of Interior Designing, Landscaping & everything else that goes with architecture, construction & development activities of land. Established in 1996 under a registered trust from the funds that were raised to honor Late Mr. R. S. Beri , a renowned architect of Kolhapur on his 75th birthday, has completed 15 glorious years in the field of education. The founder trustees are Ar. Pramod Beri (Founder President), Er. Subhash Kulkarni (President), Late Ar.C.S. Waichal (Ex. President), Er. G K. Deuskar (Secretary), & Mr. R. R.Doshi ( Tresurer) a Tax consultant. After the recent demise of Ar. C. S. Waichal his equally deserving son Mr. N. C. Waichal has stepped in his shoes. Er. Ramesh Powar, Er. Prakash Devalapurkar & Mrs. Varshadevi Nadgonde are additional Trustees.
Initially the institute aimed at training the very much needed semi-technical workers like plumbers, supervisors etc.some of these courses are still continued, however many more societal needed courses in landscape, valuator etc were added under the aegis of Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education, Maharashtra State Board Vocational of Education.
The institute started its journey in 1996 from New polytechnic college area to a small flat that was converted into classrooms. Today it has well organized training studios on the top floor of Cosmos Commercial Complex building near the central bus stand. The set up is well furnished having necessary training aids & other amenities that a training institute should have. Dedicated teaching staff & competent visiting faculties, who are practicing in their respective fields of architecture , interior designing and valuation are our assets that we can boast of.
The keen interest & involvement of every trustee in the day to day academic & administrative activity of the institute is ever appreciable. The fee structure is kept affordable to most sections of society.The Board of Trustees is do consider cases that need partial or even full exemption. They are selfless in their approach & there is no commercial angle to their motive of running this institute since they treat this as their social obligation.
The institute offers courses to class X, class XII passouts,graduates & engineers that should benefit the desirous student fraternity who want to venture into the branch valuation, architecture,interior designing, landscape development & site supervision.