Government of Maharashtra (India) has established Maharashtra Engineering Training Academy (META), formerly known as Engineering Staff College (ESC) at Nashik on May 20, 1964. META conducts specialized training courses related to the field and conducts professional examinations. Only the in-service engineers of Water Resources and Public works Department working in state and Irrigation Development Corporations of the status of Chief Engineer, Superintending Engineer, Executive Engineer, Deputy Engineer and Assistant Engineer Grade-I are eligible for the training courses & professional examination of Deputy Engineer, Assistant Engineer Grade-I, Assistant Engineer Grade-II, Junior Engineer and Muster Assistant.
Training courses for the officers, including and above the rank of Deputy Engineer are conducted at META Nashik
Three additional training centers are also established under META. The training courses for the officers including and bellow the rank of Assistant Engineer Grade-II and Sectional Engineer are conducted at the three Regional Training Centers (RTCs). The training of Electrical & Mechanical branches are conducted only at RTC Pune.
The regional centers are: