In less than a year, Apex court rolls back it’s stance on AICTE

Last year on 25th April, the Hon’ble Supreme Court said that the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has no role to play in the technical & management courses offered by Universities. This has not only limited the powers of AICTE but has put a serious trouble for the education institutes which were subjected to dilemma on whether to follow UGC or AICTE guidelines.

In less than an year, the Supreme Court has rolled back it’s stance by giving the wings back to AICTE. For the next academic year the AICTE will take over the authority over the technical & management institutes. This includes colleges offering B.E or B.Tech and MBA or PGDM courses. For now, AICTE approval is a must whether one opts for an UGC approved University course or an autonomous course.

It is believed that the intervention of AICTE will ensure quality of the education offered by the technical & management courses, since the required expertise to lay norms isn’t with in the reach of UGC.

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