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All India Council For Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi

The economic progress of a country is strongly linked with Quality Education with values for All. It is therefore, necessary for our technical education to undertake periodic review of the curriculum and subject content of the technical programmes to ensure that they are up to date not outmoded or obsolete and effectively fulfill the technological requirements of the country.The beginning of formal Technical Education in India can be dated back to the mid 19th Century. The major policy initiatives in the pre-independence period included appointment of the Indian Universities Commission in 1902, issue of the Indian Education policy resolution in 1904 and the Governor General's policy statement

The AICTE was constituted in 1945 as an advisory body in all matters relating to technical education. Even though it had no statutory powers, it played a very important role in the development of technical education in the country. It had four regional committees with offices at Chennai, Mumbai, Kanpur and Calcutta. All the new schemes and proposals for starting new institutions/Programmes were approved by the corresponding Regional Committee and subsequently vetted by the Council.

There was large-scale expansion of technical education in the late fifties and early sixties and again in the eighties. While the expansion in the fifties was done with the approval of the AICTE and the Government of India, the expansion in the eighties was localised mostly in the four states of Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh and was primarily in the self-financing sector without the approval of the AICTE and Government of India. It was in this period that the National Policy on Education-1986 made a specific mention of the need to make AICTE a statutory body and stated:

Even earlier, the Education Commission of 1964. popularly known as Kothari Commission after the name of its Chairman, made the following recommendation for the proper administration of technical education:All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) was set-up in November 1945 as a national level Apex Advisory Body to conduct survey on the facilities on 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 be vested with statutory authority for planning, formulation and maintenance of norms and standards, quality assurance through accreditation, funding in priority areas, monitoring and evaluation, maintaining parity of certification and awards and ensuring coordinated and integrated development and management of technical education in the country.

The Government of India (Ministry of Human Resource Development) also constituted a National Working Group to look into the role of AICTE in the context of proliferation of technical institutions, maintenance of standards and other related matters. The Working Group recommended that AICTE be vested with the necessary statutory authority for making it more effective, which would consequently require restructuring and strengthening with necessary infrastructure and operating mechanisms.Pursuant to the above recommendations of the National Working Group, the AICTE Bill was introduced in both the Houses of Parliament and passed as the AICTE Act No. 52 of 1987. The Act came into force w.e.f. March 28, 1988. The statutory All India Council for Technical Education was established on May 12, 1988 with a view to proper planning and coordinated development of technical education system throughout the country, the promotion of qualitative improvement of such education in relation to planned quantitative growth and the regulation and proper maintenance of norms and standards in the technical education system and for matters connected therewith.
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.

"To ensure the pursuit of the highest standards at the first degree and post-graduate levels, and to provide on adequate machinery with the national and professional concern with the future development at these levels, we have recommended the setting up of a UGC-type organisation, industry and concerned Ministries. This body should have a full-time chairman, and funds should be allotted to it on a block basis." In view of the above, AICTE became a statutory body through an Act of Parliament 52, in 1987. The Council, i.e. AICTE was established with a view to the proper planning and co-ordinated development of the technical education system throughout the country, the promotion of qualitative improvement of such education in relation to planned quantitative growth and the regulation and proper maintenance of norms and standards in the technical education system for matters connected therewith. Technical education was defined as programmes of education, research and training in engineering, technology, architecture, town planning, management, pharmacy and applied arts and crafts and such other programmes or areas as the Central Government may, in consultation with the Council, by notification in the official Gazette, declare. The Act also laid down the powers, functions and structure of the AICTE.

Having vested with Statutory powers, AICTE has initiated necessary steps for planning, formulation and maintenance of norms and standards, accreditation, funding of priority areas, monitoring and evaluation of courses/programmes in the field of technical education to ensure coordinated and integrated development of technical education in the Country. In order to achieve the planned growth and to nurture quality in technical education system, AICTE has spared no effort to inculcate competitiveness to face the globalization and in generating competence and quality in technically qualified human resources to make it globally acceptable.

ALL INDIA COUNCIL FOR TECHNICAL EDUCATION
7th Floor,
Chanderlok Building
Janpath,
New Delhi-110 001

AICTE EPABX Numbers: 91-11-23724151 to 91-11-23724157

AICTE Fax Number: 91-11-23724183

http://www.aicte-india.org

Notifications of All India Council For Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi
  • Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) 2016 Notification and Exam Date

    Last appliction date: Dec 10, 2015
    All India Council For Technical Education (AICTE) invites applications for admissions to Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) for the academic year 2016. GPAT-2016 is a national level examination conducted by the All India Council for Technology Education (AICTE) to offer admission in post-graduate pharmacy courses and awarding a few other fellowship/scholarships to pharmacy graduate. GPAT 2016 is conducted by All India Council For Technical Education (AICTE). Eligibility Criteria:
     
    Published on Nov 05, 2015
  • Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2016 Notification and Exam Date

    Last appliction date: Jan 01, 1970
    All India Council For Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi invites applications for admissions to Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) for the academic year 2016 - 17. Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is an 6 monthly exam conducted for admissions to Management Courses in Indian colleges. CMAT is conducted by All India Council For Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. CMAT is the test for admission in MBA Programmes in AICTE approved institutions and University Departments of the states, and one of the five tests for PGDM programmes for 2016-17.
     
    Published on Nov 02, 2015
  • GPAT 2015 Notification and Exam Date

    Last appliction date: Jan 12, 2015
    All India Council for Technical Education invites applications for GPAT for the year 2015. Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) 2015 is conducted by All India Council for Technical Education. GPAT-2015 is a national level examination conducted by the All India Council for Technology Education (AICTE) to offer admission in post-graduate pharmacy (M.Pharma) courses. GPAT Eligibility Criteria: Interested candidates should fulfill following eligibility criteria:
     
    Published on Nov 15, 2014
  • CMAT 2015-16 Notification and Exam Date (Second Test)

    Last appliction date: Jan 15, 2015
    All India Council For Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi invites application for CMAT for the year 2015-16. CMAT is an 6 monthly exam conducted for admissions to Management Courses in Indian colleges. CMAT is conducted by All India Council For Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. AICTE announces the schedule for conducting National Level Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) Second test for academic year 2015-16 to select suitable students for admission in management programmes. The candidates are given two opportunities to appear in
     
    Published on Nov 08, 2014
  • CMAT 2015 schedule announced by AICTE

    Last appliction date: Aug 25, 2014
    All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) today announced the dates for conducting Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) in 2015. Candidates who are interested in pursuing management courses for academic year 2015-2016 will have to qualify for CMAT. Each candidate can appear two times for this exam - best score of these two exams results will be used for admissions in 2015. First exam will be held in September 2014, and second one will be in February 2015. Eligibility:
     
    Published on Jul 04, 2014
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  • Pragati and Saksham Scholarships 2015 announces by AICTE

    Pragati and Saksham Scholarships 2015 announces by AICTE Scholarship Details Pragati scheme is for girl students and Saksham Scheme is for differently abled students who are admitted in the first year of their degree/diploma for the academic year 2015-16. Eligibility Eligibility for Pragati Scheme: => Scholarship is available only for One Girl per family. => Family income should be less than Rs. 6 Lakhs per Annum.
     
    Published on Nov 02, 2015
  • Prime Ministers Scholarship Scheme 2015

    Prime Ministers Scholarship Scheme 2015 Scholarship Details Applications are invited from the eligible candidates from Jammu & Kashmir for admission to under graduate degree level program in General and Engineering stream in the Institutes approved by UGC under section 12B of UGC act or by AICTE and located outside the state of J&K under special scholarship scheme for J&K for the academic year 2015-16 Number of Scholarships available under the scheme: 5000 Eligibility => He/She should be the domicile of Jammu and Kashmir
     
    Published on Jun 16, 2015

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