All India Council for Technical Education(AICTE)

All India Council for Technical Education(AICTE)

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All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) was set up in November 1945 as a national-level apex advisory body to conduct a survey on the facilities available for technical education and to promote development in the country in a coordinated and integrated manner. And to ensure the same, as stipulated in the National Policy of Education (1986), AICTE was vested with:
• Statutory authority for planning, formulation, and maintenance of norms & standards
• Quality assurance through accreditation
• Funding in priority areas, monitoring, and evaluation
• Maintaining parity of certification & awards
• The management of technical education in the country
The purview of AICTE (the Council) covers programmes of technical education including training and research in Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Town Planning, Management, Pharmacy, Applied Arts and Crafts, Hotel Management and Catering Technology etc. at different levels.
The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is a statutory body, and a national-level council for technical education, under the Department of Higher Education.AICTE is responsible for proper planning and coordinated development of the technical education and management education system in India.
The AICTE comprises following bureaus, namely:

  • e-Governance (e-Gov) Bureau
  • Approval (AB) Bureau
  • Planning and Co-ordination (PC) Bureau and Academic (Acad) Bureau
  • University (UB) Bureau
  • Administration (Admin) Bureau
  • Finance (Fin) Bureau
  • Research, Institutional and Faculty Development (RIFD) Bureau
  • Apart from this there are 10 Board of Studies dealing with technician, vocational, undergraduate engineering, postgraduate engineering and research, architecture, town and country planning, pharmacy, management, applied arts and crafts, hotel management and catering technology education.

For each bureau, adviser is the bureau head who is assisted by technical officers and other supporting staff. The multi discipline technical officer and staff of the Council are on deputation or on contract from government departments, University Grants Commission, academic institutions, etc.
As of 2016-17 There are 3288 Engineering Colleges,2450 Management Institutions,1241 Master in Computer Application Institutions,1034 Pharmacy Institution,115 Architecture Institutions are approves by AICTE.
Check Complete List of AICTE Approved colleges here

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