The Council has firmly institutionalized the implementation of various aspects of NEP 2020 in its authorized body.
The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) today announced that it has extended its stay on the establishment of a new engineering institute for two years without exception.
The decision was announced at a screening ceremony of the Approval Process 2022-23 where AICTE Chairman, Anil Sahasrabudhe has officially released the Approval Process Handbook 2022-23. Also present on the occasion were Member Secretary, Rajiv Kumar and Vice Chairman, MP Punia, who addressed the stakeholders. About the major changes in the Approval Process Handbook 2022-23 and new additions to the rules / regulations by Rajendra B. A complete presentation was made by Kakade.
The following are the exceptions under which the suspension of the establishment of a new engineering institute was extended for two years:
1. The proposal of the State Government to introduce new polytechnics in conventional / emerging / multi-sectoral / vocational areas with PPP mode will be considered.
2. Minimum annual turnover of any industry registered as a trust / society / company established under section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013 is 000 5000 Cr (previous 3 years).
3. Philanthropic organizations have existed for more than 25 years and have operated other educational institutions where the NIRF (if applicable) ranking of at least 10,000 students has been within 100 of the previous year.
The Chairman AICTE has announced that more than 40 per cent of the requirements from the organizations already approved by the Council have been approved by the NEP.
Another pastor of his cap, the council announced a technical education course in Indian language last year. As a result, last year alone, the Council approved 19 institutes / universities for conducting 26 technical courses in 6 Indian languages (Bengali, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu) in 10 states. Further, the Council announces that in order to facilitate the smooth conduct of these courses, various translated books in Indian language are being made available at the institute. The Council has set a target of printing study materials in 12 Indian languages.
Universities / Institutions (Considered as Universities) / ODL / Universities looking to launch online programs need to get approval from the concerned regulatory body. AICTE only allows ODL / online programs in Management (MBA, PGDM), Computer Applications (MCA), Travel and Tourism, Logistics and AI and Data Science.
In line with NEP 2020, AICTE allows students to have multiple entries and multiple departures in professional / vocational courses in the second / third / final year as applicable. Furthermore, the policy envisages that by 2040, all higher education institutions (HEIs) will be developed into autonomous universities with over 3000 separate enrollments. As a result, the council facilitated the consolidation of entities without restricting adoption and granted autonomy to StDM and PG. Institutions under its purview.
The current leadership of AICTE is said to be shifting from a regulatory role to a facilitator role. However, the council wants to announce that of late it has developed as an enabler. Following the orders of this council, various plans for institutional development, faculty development and student development are being implemented with positive results.
Needless to say, the Smart India Hackathon held every year has become a national technology Olympiad. The last two years of the epidemic, albeit quite severe, have demonstrated the skills of its students to provide an affordable, low-cost and local solution at a time when they are most needed. An internal example provided by the council is the conversion of the entire approval process into online mode, including document submission, verification and subsequent online meeting. This model has been praised by high-ranking government officials and has been replicated in other departments. The online approval portal has been made more powerful and user-friendly as of this year.
This academic year, the council has made a huge leap in providing access to technical education to candidates from various forums.
The council emphasizes skills-based education and allows for a large number of seats for gifted and talented students who demonstrate exceptional skills in technical education.
In addition, the council has allowed overcrowding under the PM care scheme for children who have lost both their parents during the epidemic.
In conclusion, this council has been made mandatory to maintain the quality of technical education and to safeguard the interests of its education partners. Through the implementation of these changes, AICTE envisions a better environment for the development of technical education in the country