All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE): News

16 Jul 2022


NIRF Ranking 2022 flags major shortcomings in engineering colleges

The seventh edition of the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), which was issued on Friday, revealed some discouraging data regarding India's engineering colleges.

30 Mar 2022


PCM in class 12 not mandatory for admission in architecture

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has announced that physics, chemistry, and maths (PCM) will no longer be mandatory subjects in class 12 for admission to undergraduate courses in architecture.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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).

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.

19 Jan 2019

Padma Shri

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.

16 Jan 2019

Lok Sabha

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.

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.

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

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.

12 Aug 2018


#CareerBytes: 7 scholarships for engineering, medical students offered by government

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

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.

02 Aug 2018

West Bengal

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.

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.

27 Jun 2018

Narendra Modi

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

21 Apr 2018

Madhya Pradesh

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.

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.

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.

20 Mar 2018

Samajwadi Party

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

11 Jul 2017

Narendra Modi

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.

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.

Heartwarming at times, heartless at others, Delhi for you!

Christmas is round the corner and the capital city is already soaked in the festive spirit.

11 Nov 2016

Rajiv Pratap Rudy

Skill Development Ministry looks to snag AICTE

The Skill Development Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy proposed measures to take over AICTE from the Human Resource Development ministry.