The All India Council for Technical Education, or AICTE is a statutory body and a national-level technical education council that reports to the Ministry of Higher Education. It was founded in November 1945 as an advisory group and later given statutory recognition by an Act of Parliament in 1987. It is responsible for the proper planning and synchronized development of India’s technical-related education systems.
It is supported by ten Statutory Boards of Studies, which include UG Studies in Engineering and Technology, PG and Research Studies in Engineering and Technology, Management Studies, Vocational Education, Technical Education, Pharmaceutical Education, Architecture, Hotel Management, and Catering Technology, Information Technology, Town and Country Planning, and Town and Country Planning.
AICTE’s activities are generally carried out through bodies such as the Scrutiny Committee, the Expert Committee, the Appeal Committee, the Hearing Committee, the Vigilance Committee, the Ethics Committee, and any other Committees that may be required occasionally.
This academic body is in the process of appointing experts in a variety of fields, including technology, engineering, architecture, pharmacy, applied arts and crafts, hotel management, catering technology, law, finance, and pure sciences, among many others.