Why this Blog?
The necessesity of this blog is necessary in today's situation of technical education in India. As evident in the previous post "AICTE Act 1987" AICTE as a body has been created to regulate technical education in India.
While AICTE has been successful to some extent in regulating the technical education in India it has been a utter failure in bringing the qualitative dimension to its pursuit. In all these years AICTE has failed to learn from the accreditation processes of countries like USA, UK, Australia, Canada where the process in much more transperent and does not smack to disbelief in applicant institutions. Today all AICTE policies, procedures and rules originate from disbelief in applicant institution a reminder of a classical British Raj era. If even after more than 50 years of independence our Government cannot belive in us when would it start?
Moreover in its work to regulate technical education in India, it is becoming demonic everyday. Interesting, funny, stories of sloppy out of date AICTE standards is a matter of institutional folklore. The reason none of these things are discussed openly is because of fear of AICTE.
Through this blog, I wish to bring about comments about the AICTE functioning to the fore with a hope that some day someone from AICTE will see this blog take note of the same. AICTE's recent diktat of Mandatory disclosure is one such area.
AICTE says that without its approval:
- no new Technical Institution or University Technical Department shall be started ; or
- no course or programme shall be introduced by any Technical Institution, University including a Deemed University or University Department or College or ;
- no Technical Institution, University or Deemed University or University Department or College shall continue to admit students for Degree or Diploma courses or programmes ;
- no approved intake capacity of seats shall be increased or varied ;
In advertisements released in leading dailies AICTE has arbitrarily declared that any thing to do with “Technical Education” in India should come through AICTE approval.
In effect AICTE is saying that no one can teach any thing of technical nature in India without requesting their majesty the AICTE. While on AICTE website there are published norms only for Undergraduate and post graduate courses, they have included all sorts of technical education in the advertisement.
The intent and meaning of the advertisement sounds as if that if someone is teaching Applied Mechanics to a group of 4 students in his house, he too will need to go to AICTE for approval.
This kind of arbitrary behavior needs to be checked and the purpose of this blog is to invite public opinion on this aspect.
I invite all the stake holders from the technical education community to join me in blog to voice their clear, concise opinions vis-à-vis AICTE and hence this blog. All kinds of comments are welcome except the ones blaming an Individual or using bad language.