AICTE - All India Council for Technical Education
The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is the constitutional body and a national-level council for technical education, under Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development ( MHRD ). Established in November 1945 first as an advisory body and later on in 1987 it was given legislative status by an Act of Parliament.
AICTE is in charge for proper planning, functioning, and coordinated development of the technical education and management education system in India. The AICTE accredits postgraduate and graduate programs under specific categories at Indian institutions as per its charter.
It is assisted by 10 Statutory Boards of Studies, namely, 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. The AICTE has its headquarters in New Delhi, which has the offices of the chairman, vice-chairman and the member secretary, plus it has regional offices at Kolkata, Chennai, Kanpur, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Guwahati, Bhopal, Bangaluru, Hyderabad and Gurgaon.
Current objective :
In order to improve upon the present technical education system, the current objective is to modify the engineering curriculum as follows:
1. Greater emphasis on design oriented teaching, teaching of design methodologies, problem solving approach.
2. Greater exposure to industrial and manufacturing processes.
3. Exclusion of outmoded technologies and inclusion of the new appropriate and emerging technologies.
4. Greater input of management education and professional communication skills.
In 2009, the Union Minister of Education formally communicated his intentions of closing down AICTE and related body, the University Grants Commission (UGC). This later led to reforms in the way the AICTE approves institutes, and to establishing the National Board of Accreditation (NBA)as an independent body. As of 2012 the AICTE still operates.
Contact :
Head Office :
Delhi Office
All India Council for Technical Education,
7th Floor,
Chanderlok Building,
New Delhi - 110 001
Tel  No : 011 – 2372 4138
Fax No : 011 – 2372 4151, 2372 4157
AICTE - Western Regional Office,
Mumbai Office
Industrial Assurance Bldg., 
2nd floor,
V.N. Road,
Mumbai –  400 020.
Phone : 022 - 2283 8502, 022 - 2282 1093, 022 - 2282 8446, 022 - 2285 5412
Fax : 022 – 2285 1551
All India Council for Technical Education Website :