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THE ALL INDIA COUNCIL FOR TECHNICAL EDUCATION ACT, 1987

Title : THE ALL INDIA COUNCIL FOR TECHNICAL EDUCATION ACT, 1987

Year : 1987



It shall be the duty of the Council to take all such steps as it may think fit for ensuring coordinated and integrated development of technical education and maintenance of standards and for the purposes of performing its functions under this Act, the Council may-

(a) Undertake survey in the various fields of technical education, collect data on all related matters and make forecast of the needed growth and development in technical education;

(b) Coordinate the development of technical education in the country at all levels;

(c) Allocate and disburse out of the Fund of the Council such grant on such terms and conditions as it may think fit to-

(i) Technical institutions, and

(ii) Universities imparting technical education in co-ordination with the Commission;

(d) Promote innovations research and development in established and new technologies, generation, adoption and adaptation of new, technologies to meet developmental requirements and for overall improvement of educational processes;

(e) Formulate schemes for promoting technical education for women, handicapped and weaker sections of the society;

(f) Promote an effective link between technical education system and other relevant sys┬Čtems including research and development organisations, industry and the community;

(g) Evolve suitable performance appraisal systems for technical institutions and Universities imparting technical education, incorporating norms and mechanisms for enforcing accountability;

(h) Formulate schemes for the initial and in-service training of teachers and identify institutions or centres and set up new centres for offering staff development programmes including continuing education of teachers;

(i) Lay down norms and standards for courses, curricula, physical and instructional facilities, staff pattern, staff qualifications, quality instructions, assessment and examinations;

(j) Fix norms and guidelines for charging tuition and other fees;

(k) Grant approval for starting new technical institutions and for introduction of new courses or programmes in consultation with the agencies concerned;

(l) Advice the Central Government in respect of grant of charter to any professional body or institution in the field, of technical education conferring powers, rights and privileges on it for the promotion of such profession in its field including conduct of examination and awarding of member ship certificates;

(m) Lay down norms for granting autonomy to technical institutions;

(n) Take all necessary steps to prevent commercialization of technical education;

(o) Provided guidelines for admission of students to technical institutions and Universities imparting technical education;

(p) Inspect or cause to inspect any technical institution;

(q) Withhold or discontinue grants in respect of courses, programmes to such technical institutions which fail to comply with the directions given by the Council within the stipulated period of time and take such other steps as may be necessary for ensuring compliance of the directions of the Council;

(r) Take steps to strengthen the existing organisations and to set up new organisations to ensure effective discharge of the Council's responsibilities and to create positions of professional technical and supporting staff based on requirements;

(s) Declare technical institutions at various levels and types offering courses in technical education fit to receive grants;

(t) Advice the Commission for declaring any institution imparting technical education as a deemed University;

(u) Set up a National Board of Accreditation to periodically conduct evaluation of technical institutions or programmes on the basis of guidelines, norms and standards specified by it and to make recommendation to it, or to the Councilor to the Commission or to other bodies, regarding recognition or de recognition of the institution or the programme;

(v) Perform such other functions as may be prescribed.



(1) For the purposes of ascertaining the financial needs of a technical institution or a University or its standards of teaching examination and research, the Council may cause an inspection of any department or departments of such technical institution or University to be made in such manner as may be prescribed and by such person or persons as it may direct.

(2) The Council shall communicate to the technical institution or University the date on which any inspection under sub-section (1) is to be made and the technical institution or University shall be entitled to be associated with the inspection in such manner as may be prescribed.

(3) The Council shall communicate to the technical institution or the University, its views in regard to the results of any such inspection and may, after ascertaining the opinion of that technical institution or University, recommend to that institution or University the action to be taken as a result of such inspection.

(4) All communications to a technical institution or University under this section shall be made to the executive authority thereof and the executive authority of the technical institution or University shall report to the Council the action, if any, which is proposed to be taken for the purposes of implementing any such recommendation as is referred to in sub-section (3).


Last updated on July, 2016

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