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All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) was set up in November 1945 as a national-level apex advisory body. Its main objective is to conduct a survey on the facilities available for technical education and to promote development in the country. AICTE is entrusted with the following:
  • Statutory authority for planning, formulation, and maintenance of norms & standards
  • Quality assurance through accreditation
  • Funding in priority areas, monitoring, and evaluation
  • Maintaining parity of certification & awards
  • The management of technical education in the country 

History of AICTE

1943: Constitution of the Technical Education Committee of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE)

1944:  Preparation of the Sergeant Report

1945:  Formation of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)


The AICTE Act was constituted to provide for the establishment of an All India Council for Technical Education with a view to proper planning and co-ordinated development of a technical education system throughout the country, the promotion of qualitative improvements of such education in relation to planned quantitative growth, and regulation & proper maintenance of norms and standards in the technical education system and for the matters connected therewith.

Bureaus and Cells of AICTE

The following are the Bureaus and Cells within AICTE to facilitate its smooth functioning:


  • Approval
  • Administration
  • Finance
  • Policy & Academic Planning
  • Research Insititution & Faculty Development (RIFD)

  • CMAT
  • e-governance
  • PMSSS-Jammu & Kashmir
  • GPAT
  • Skill Development
  • Grievance Redressal
  • Legal
  • Vigilance
  • Estate Management
  • RTI
  • Parliament
  • Internal Audit
  • Hindi

Important Links

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Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national level entrance examination conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) every year as per the directions of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. 

Registration Start Date
Date : 20th October 2017

Registration End Date
Date : 25th December 2017

Exam Date
Date : 20th January, 2018

Result Declaration

Announcement of All India Merit List
Date: 17th February, 2018

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All India Council for Technical Education
Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj,
New Delhi -110070

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