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An Introduction To All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)

The All India Council for Technical Education is administering authority for technical education in India; viz, Engineering, Computer Science, Pharmacy, Biotechnology and Management etc. All institutes offering higher education in the country require to be approved from AICTE for conducting classes and award of certificates.


The AICTE was set in 1945 and now comes under the purview of Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India. The council is also affiliated with Department of Higher Education, Government of India. The Head Office is located in New Delhi while Branch Offices are spread across India in following locations

Thiruvananthapuram, Kolkata, Chennai, Kanpur, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Guwahati, Bhopal, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Gurgaon

For administration of higher technical education in the country the AICTE is assisted by UG Studies in Eng. & Tech., PG and Research in Eng. and Tech., Management Studies, Vocational Education, Technical Education, Pharmaceutical Education, Architecture, Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Information Technology, Town and Country Planning.

Are you planning to take admission in one of the technical institute of higher education in the country?

Here is List of AICTE Approved Institutes

The AICTE also looks after functioning of Foreign Campuses in India, those offers Higher Technical Education in the country.

What else AICTE does beyond approval of technical courses and technical institutions?

The AICTE implements various scholarship programs and conducts Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) and Graduate Pharmacy Test (GPAT).

More details about AICTE are accessible through official website http://www.aicte-india.org/