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What is the full form of AICTE

AICTE: All India Council for Technical Education

AICTE is a national level council for technical education and management in India. It is a statutory body of Government of India which has the authority of planning and coordinating the development of technical education throughout the country. It provides the approval for colleges who runs University affiliated Engineering and Management degree program. It is the only authority to provide approval to open a new technical college.

AICTE full form


AICTE is created in 1945 to plan and promote the growth of technical education in India. Later, according to 1987 Act, it gets the constitutional status. It has head quarter in New Delhi and its regional offices are in Kolkata, Kanpur, Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Guwahati, Gurgoan and Bhopal.


It was created to open new technical institutes in India. It offers new courses in technical institutes. It recognizes colleges providing degree in engineering. It is also responsible for maintenance of technical standards, accreditation of quality assurance and evaluation of technical education.

AICTE monitors the following courses:

  • Bachelors and Masters of Engineering (B.E, B.Tech, M.E, M.Tech)
  • Bachelors and Masters of Architecture (B.Arch, M.Arch)
  • Bachelors and Masters of Pharmacy (B.Pharm, M.pharm)
  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Masters of Computer Application (MCA)
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