Articles about All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)

Engineering seats in India drop to lowest in a decade

28 Jul 2021

Engineering seats in India drop to lowest in a decade

Engineering seats in India have dropped to their lowest number in a decade, even though it still remains the most popular technical course across the country.

Math, physics no longer mandatory for engineering aspirants, says AICTE

13 Mar 2021

Math, physics no longer mandatory for engineering aspirants, says AICTE

Studying mathematics and physics in Class-12 would no longer be mandatory for students wishing to join engineering courses, according to new guidelines in All India Council for Technical Education's (AICTE) Approval Process Handbook for 2021-22.

30 groups in India trying to develop COVID-19 vaccine: Government

28 May 2020

30 groups in India trying to develop COVID-19 vaccine: Government

About 30 groups in India are trying to develop vaccines against COVID-19, the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Indian government, Prof K. Vijay Raghavan, said on Thursday.

Coronavirus Outbreak: CBSE, JEE exams postponed to after March 31

18 Mar 2020

Coronavirus Outbreak: CBSE, JEE exams postponed to after March 31

On Wednesday, the HRD ministry asked the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and all educational institutions to postpone the examinations till March 31, because of the coronavirus outbreak.

#CareerBytes: Popular scholarships for MTech students to know about

16 Dec 2019

#CareerBytes: Popular scholarships for MTech students to know about

Engineering is one of the most preferred professional courses in the country, but as education is becoming expensive, many are unable to afford engineering education.

Protesting JNU students clash with police; cops use water cannons

11 Nov 2019

Protesting JNU students clash with police; cops use water cannons

A violent clash broke out between police personnel and students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Monday as the latter staged a protest outside the All Indian Council of Technical Education (AICTE).

Soon, IIT Foundation will accredit engineering colleges

21 Oct 2019

Soon, IIT Foundation will accredit engineering colleges

Soon, the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) will no longer accredit engineering colleges in India.

Engineering in AI? This college offers a unique course

15 May 2019

Engineering in AI? This college offers a unique course

The boom of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has compelled several institutes worldwide to introduce it as a field of study.

#CareerBytes: 5 scholarships every engineering student should know about

26 Jan 2019

#CareerBytes: 5 scholarships every engineering student should know about

Engineering is one of the most preferred professional courses but as education is becoming expensive, many are unable to afford to pursue engineering.

AICTE to stop setting up new engineering colleges from 2020

19 Jan 2019

AICTE to stop setting up new engineering colleges from 2020

In an unprecedented move that could impact many engineering aspirants, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has decided not to permit registration of new engineering colleges from the academic year 2020-2021.

To enable quota for economically-weak, 25% hike in college seats

16 Jan 2019

To enable quota for economically-weak, 25% hike in college seats

Union Minister for Education Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday announced a 25% increase in seats across universities and colleges in the country to ensure the new caste-agnostic reservation doesn't affect the existing quotas.

PM Modi to award winners of 'India-Singapore Hackathon 2018'

13 Nov 2018

PM Modi to award winners of 'India-Singapore Hackathon 2018'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will present awards to winners of the first "India-Singapore Hackathon 2018" which aims to harness and showcase innovation potential of the youth from the two countries on Thursday.

HRD Ministry introduces Atal ranking for institutions to promote innovation

30 Aug 2018

HRD Ministry introduces Atal ranking for institutions to promote innovation

To promote a culture of innovation and research in higher education in India, the Union government has introduced Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA), Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar announced today.

Minister asks AICTE to explore internship opportunities in agriculture

25 Aug 2018

Minister asks AICTE to explore internship opportunities in agriculture

Laying emphasis on the need to create more job opportunities and enhance the employability of the youth, Junior HRD Minister Satyapal Singh today suggested the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) explore internship opportunities in varied fields, including agriculture.

7 scholarships for engineering, medical students offered by central government

08 Aug 2018

7 scholarships for engineering, medical students offered by central government

Engineers and doctors are both equally important for the development of the country.

Over 45% engineering seats remained vacant in four years: Government

07 Aug 2018

Over 45% engineering seats remained vacant in four years: Government

The dismal engineering education sector in India is far from recovery. Over 45% seats in AICTE-approved engineering colleges remained vacant in four years, government data shows.

277 'fake' engineering colleges in India, Delhi tops list

02 Aug 2018

277 'fake' engineering colleges in India, Delhi tops list

Delhi, India's capital, is one of the top rankers in several undesirable aspects: crimes against women, general crimes, drug consumption, drug trafficking, and even human trafficking.

AICTE: 42% of engineers got campus placements this year

14 Jul 2018

AICTE: 42% of engineers got campus placements this year

According to AIl India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) data, in 2017-18, campus placements for engineering students crossed the 40% mark for the first time in five years.

Modi government to replace UGC with Higher Education Commission

27 Jun 2018

Modi government to replace UGC with Higher Education Commission

In a drastic overhaul, the Narendra Modi government has announced repeal of the UGC and fresh legislation to create a new Higher Education Commission of India (HECI).

JEE, NEET may be held again in December

22 Jun 2018

JEE, NEET may be held again in December

With the formation of a new testing body, competitive exams like the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) and the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) may be held twice a year, starting this December.

#CareerBytes: Government scholarships for Engineering students- Details here

27 May 2018

#CareerBytes: Government scholarships for Engineering students- Details here

To promote quality education in the field of engineering, the government awards various scholarships to students who want to pursue engineering based on various criteria, including their merit, community, and family's annual income.

St. Stephen's to get autonomy, transition unlikely to be smooth

19 May 2018

St. Stephen's to get autonomy, transition unlikely to be smooth

The University Grants Commission is likely to grant St. Stephen's College (SSC) an autonomous status sometime next week.

Education-institutions to face action for failing to refund fees: HRD

05 May 2018

Education-institutions to face action for failing to refund fees: HRD

Higher education institutions not returning fees in case of withdrawal of admission by a student will soon face punitive action, according to a senior HRD Ministry official.

New education policy will give Hindi its due importance: HRD

04 May 2018

New education policy will give Hindi its due importance: HRD

Language is very important for any society and the country, and the New Education Policy which is being formulated will give Hindi its due importance, Union Minister of State for HRD, Satya Pal Singh, said.

Engineering students might soon have open-book exams

29 Apr 2018

Engineering students might soon have open-book exams

The Indian education system focuses excessively on marks, and performance in final exams often determines "intelligent" and "dull" students.

UMANG mobile app for finding genuine technical education courses

28 Apr 2018

UMANG mobile app for finding genuine technical education courses

The sheer number of technical education institutes in India often fool students into enrolling for fake institutes.

India might lose over 20,000 management seats this year

25 Apr 2018

India might lose over 20,000 management seats this year

It's not only engineering colleges that are in trouble. More than 100 business schools offering MBA have applied for permission to shut down in 2017-18.

Engineering colleges' intake to reduce by 1.36 lakh seats

21 Apr 2018

Engineering colleges' intake to reduce by 1.36 lakh seats

Engineering colleges across seven states have approached All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to reduce the number of seats in B.Tech/M.Tech courses by 1.3 lakh, effective the new session in July.

Government scholarships for Engineering students: Here's all about them

09 Apr 2018

Government scholarships for Engineering students: Here's all about them

To promote quality education in the field of engineering, the government awards various scholarships to students who want to pursue engineering based on various criteria, including their merit, community, and family's annual income.

India to lose 3.1L engineering seats in four years

08 Apr 2018

India to lose 3.1L engineering seats in four years

Engineering aspirants might be in for a hard time. According to the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), there will be 80,000 fewer seats in engineering this year, expected to reduce by 3.1L in four years.

Won't open new engineering colleges, 62% seats vacant: UP Govt

20 Mar 2018

Won't open new engineering colleges, 62% seats vacant: UP Govt

With 62% seats lying vacant in engineering colleges, the Uttar Pradesh Government today said it will not open any new engineering college in the state.

IIT Kharagpur to host youth conclave for budding engineers

04 Mar 2018

IIT Kharagpur to host youth conclave for budding engineers

IIT Kharagpur is set to host the two-day 'INAE Youth Conclave' from March 23, aiming to engage budding engineers from different disciplines.

300 private engineering colleges may be asked to shut down

02 Dec 2017

300 private engineering colleges may be asked to shut down

Violence at Chennai's Sathyabama University over student's suicide

23 Nov 2017

Violence at Chennai's Sathyabama University over student's suicide

Angered over a fellow student's suicide, about 300 students of Chennai's Sathyabama University went on a violent rampage on Wednesday night, damaging hostel properties.

Supreme Court says no to technical education through correspondence courses

03 Nov 2017

Supreme Court says no to technical education through correspondence courses

In a landmark judgment affecting millions of Students across India, the Supreme Court on Friday ruled against institutes providing technical Education through long-distance courses.

HRD names 25 cleanest higher education institutes of India

16 Sep 2017

HRD names 25 cleanest higher education institutes of India

The HRD Ministry has released its Swachhta Rankings list 2017, where Higher Education Institutions (HEI) have been graded, according to their cleanliness.

A whopping 800 engineering colleges to shut down next year

02 Sep 2017

A whopping 800 engineering colleges to shut down next year

The AICTE is planning to shut down 800 engineering colleges due to plunging admission rates in these institutions, Chairman Anil Dattatraya Sahasrabudhe said.

Over 27 lakh engineering seats vacant for last 3 years

11 Aug 2017

Over 27 lakh engineering seats vacant for last 3 years

According to the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), over 27 lakh engineering seats have been lying vacant across various engineering colleges in India since the last three years.

No yoga or other sports, no engineering degree!

11 Jul 2017

No yoga or other sports, no engineering degree!

The All India Council for Technical Education has now made it mandatory to be actively involved in yoga, sports or other socially relevant activities to be awarded a degree in engineering and technical colleges and institutes.

89 of 311 institutes submitted fraudulent data to AICTE

13 Apr 2017

89 of 311 institutes submitted fraudulent data to AICTE

In a shocking news, a whopping one-third of engineering and technical institutes have been found to submit false data to the All India Council for Technical Education for getting approval.