Technical education in India contributes a major share to the overall education system and plays a vital role in the social and economic development of our nation. In India, technical education is imparted at various levels such as: craftsmanship, diploma, degree, post-graduate and research in specialized fields, catering to various aspects of technological development and economic progress.
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 of 1913 stressing the importance of Technical Education, the establishment of IISc in Bangalore, Institute for Sugar, Textile and Leather Technology in Kanpur, N.C.E. in Bengal in 1905 and Industrial schools in several provinces. Significant developments include:
List of AICTE Approved Institutes in India
Constitution of the Technical Education Committee of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) of 1943;
Preparation of the Sergeant Report of 1944; and
Formation of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) in 1945 by the Government of India.
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.
List of universities /Institutions approved for technical education programme through distance education mode
Name of Institution
|Period of Approval|
|1||Prof.G.Ram Reddy Centre for Distance Education ,Osmania University,Hyderabad,Andhra Pradesh||MCA||3 Years||A candidate should qualify ICET-2007 and pass the qualifying examination with Mathematics, as one of the subject in the degree course.Others who passed the qualifying examination without Mathematics as one of the subject in the Degree course are eligible for admission if they pass the 10+2 Examination with Mathematics||1 Year|
|2||Guru Jambheswar University of Science & Technology,Hisar,Haryana||MCA||3 year||Bachelor's Degree||1 Year|
|1 year under lateral entry scheme||M.S.c.( Computer Sc.) / M.Sc.(Software) / M.S.c.(IT) / MIT||1 Year|
|MCA (5 Years integrated course after 10+2)||5 Years||10+2 or equivalents examination from Board of School Education , Haryana /CBSE or any other Board recognized by Board of School Education Haryana/CBSE or 3 years of Diploma from Board of Technical Education ,Haryana or its equvalent from recognized Board.||1 Year|
|3||GITAM Centre for Distance Learning ,GITAM University,Vishakapatnam,Andhra Pradesh||MCA||3 Years||1. The candidates should have passed the Bachelors Degree of any University other than BFA & BOL of any university recognized by GITAM an equivalent thereto.A candidate with professional qualification such as B.E. /B.Tech / B.Pharm / B.Sc. / BA/ B.com / Medicine / Law / CA / ICWA / ACS / AMIE / AIETE etc. are also eligible, provided they passed Mathematics as one of the subjects at intermediate or 10+2 Level. 2.The candidate should have appeared for GAT examination conducted by GITAM University and obtained a rank 3.Admissions to the programme shall be made on the basis of the rank obtained , subject to the fulfillment of eligibility criteria.||1 Year|
|4||Padmashree Dr.D.Y.Patil University,Navi Mumbai||MCA||3 Years||Any graduate from a recognized university.However , the students who have not pursued Mathematics as a distinct subject at 10+2 are required to pursue and pass the CS-60 course concurrently.||1 Year|
|5||Karpagam University,Coimbatore,Tamil nadu||MCA||3 Years||Any graduate from a recognized university.However , the students who have not pursued Mathematics as a distinct subject at 10+2 are required to pursue and pass the CS-60 course concurrently.||1 Year|
|6||St.Peter's University,Chennai,Tamil nadu||MCA||3 Years||Relevant Degree||1 Year|
|7||Allahabad Agricultural Institute-Deemed University (AAI-DU),Allahabad,UP||MCA||3 Years (6 Sem)||Graduate in any discipline||1 Year|
|8||Jaipur National University,Jaipur , Rajasthan||MCA||3 Years||Any graduate from a recognized university.However , the students who have not pursued Mathematics as a distinct subject at 10+2 are required to pursue and pass the CS-60 course concurrently.||1 Year|
|9||Subharti College of Distance Education,Swami Vivekanand Subharti University,Meerut,UP||MCA||3 Years||Graduation with Mathematics at Graduation Level||1 Year|