What is AICTE ?
  • (As Passed by the Houses of Parliament)An Act

    to provide for the establishment of an All India Council for Technical Education with a view to the proper planning and co-ordinated development of the technical education system throughout the country, the promotion of qualitative improvements of such education in relation to planned quantitative growth and the regulation and proper maintenance of norms and standards in the technical education system and for matters connected therewith.

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o Promotion of Quality in Technical Education. o Planning and Co-ordinated Development of Technical Education System. o Regulations and maintenance of Norms and Standards.
Vision “To be a world class organization leading technological and socioeconomic development of the Country by enhancing the global competitiveness of technical manpower and by ensuring high quality technical education to all sections of the society.”

  • A true facilitator and an objective regulator
  • Transparent governance and accountable approach towards the society.
  • Planned and coordinated development of Technical Education in the Country by ensuring world-class standards of Institutions through accreditation.
  • Facilitating world-class Technical Education through:
  • Emphasis on developing high quality Institutions, academic excellence and innovative research and development programmes;
  • Networking of Institutions for optimum resource utilization;
  • Dissemination of knowledge;
  • Technology forecasting and global manpower planning;
  • Promoting industry-Institution interaction for developing new products, services, and patents;
  • Inculcating entrepreneurship;
  • Encouraging indigenous technology;
  • Focusing on non-formal education;
  • Providing affordable education to all.
  • Making Indian Technical Education globally acceptable.
  • To be a forward-looking organization that has an efficient, flexible and empowered manpower, sensitive to stakeholders’ expectations.

Building top-notch skilled workforce is the only remedy to reduce unemployment

National Vocational Education Qualification Framework (NVEQF), MHRD’s ambitious project, aims at creating a pool of skilled professionals by inculcating vocational education into conventional education. The development of skilled manpower for diversified sectors through short-term and structured job-oriented courses is the highlight of this project. The thrust should be on building world-class workforce, they can be utilized not only in India but also in abroad too.


The NVEQF will provide multi-level entry and exit options to students. Through this facility, they can start working after class XII and can pursue their studies at any level. He said that NVEQF will link schools, vocational institutes and colleges with one system and will provide placement assistance.


The programme will start from Class IX onwards (certification level 1) where out of 1,000 teaching hours each year, 200 hours will be devoted for vocational courses. There will be such seven levels of certification ending at the university level.

Key sectors

The courses offered under the programme include agriculture, BPO/ITeS, construction, infrastructure, manufacturing, chemical industry, banking, finance, electronics, tourism, retail, sales and marketing, telecommunications, security and facilities management, motor vehicle engineering, etc. “The programme is expected to cater to at least five million students for vocational degree and diploma every year.”

Vocational Education
Vocational Education
Vocational education or Vocational Education and Training (VET), also called Career and Technical Education (CTE), prepares learners for jobs that are based in manual or practical activities, traditionally non-academic and totally related to a specific trade, occupation or vocation, hence the term, in which the learner participates. It is sometimes referred to as technical education, as the learner directly develops expertise in a particular group of techniques or technology.Generally, vocation and career are used interchangeably. Vocational education might be classified as teaching procedural knowledge. This may be contrasted with declarative knowledge, as used in education in a usually broader scientific field, which might concentrate on theory and abstract conceptual knowledge, characteristic of tertiary education.Vocational education can be at the secondary or post-secondary level and can interact with the apprenticeship system. Increasingly, vocational education can be recognised in terms of recognition of prior learning and partial academic credit towards tertiary education (e.g., at a university) as credit; however, it is rarely considered in its own form to fall under the traditional definition of a higher education.Up until the end of the twentieth century, vocational education focused on specific trades such as for example, an automobile mechanic or welder, and was therefore associated with the activities of lower social classes. As a consequence, it attracted a level of stigma. Vocational education is related to the age-old apprenticeship system of learning.However, as the labor market becomes more specialized and economies demand higher levels of skill, governments and businesses are increasingly investing in the future of vocational education through publicly funded training organizations and subsidized apprenticeship or traineeship initiatives for businesses. At the post-secondary level vocational education is typically provided by an institute of technology, or by a local community college.

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