http://aicte.ernet.in or www.aicte.ernet.in is the official website for All India Council for Technical Education(AICTE). Technical education in India contributes a major share to the overall education system and plays a vital role in the social and economic development of our nation. In India, technical education is imparted at various levels such as: craftsmanship, diploma, degree, post-graduate and research in specialized fields, catering to various aspects of technological development and economic progress.
The beginning of formal Technical Education in India can be dated back to the mid 19 th Century. The major policy initiatives in the pre-independence period included appointment of the Indian Universities Commission in 1902, issue of the Indian Education policy resolution in 1904 and the Governor General’s policy statement of 1913 stressing the importance of Technical Education, the establishment of IISc in Bangalore, Institute for Sugar, Textile and Leather Technology in Kanpur, N.C.E. in Bengal in 1905 and Industrial schools in several provinces. Significant developments include:
~ Constitution of the Technical Education Committee of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) of 1943;
~ Preparation of the Sergeant Report of 1944; and
~ Formation of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) in 1945 by the Government of India.
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