New Delhi: “Technical Education plays a vital role in human resource development of the country by creating skilled manpower, enhancing industrial productivity and improving the quality of life of its people,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah Chancellor of AAFT University and President CEGR- Centre for Education for Growth and Research discussing the role of research & technical education in India with the members of IFTRC-International Film and Television Research Centre in a seminar organised to know more about Technical education.
Explaining the role of an important organization like AICTE-The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) Dr. Marwah said that AICTE grants approval for starting new technical institutions, for introduction of new courses and for variation in intake capacity in technical institutions.
The AICTE has delegated to the concerned state governments powers to process and grant approval of new institutions, starting new courses and variations in the intake capacity for diploma level technical institutions. It also lays down norms and standards for such institutions. It also ensures quality development of technical education through accreditation of technical institutions or programmes.
In additional to its regulatory role, the AICTE also has a promotional role which it implements through schemes for promoting technical education for women, handicapped and weaker section of the society promoting innovations, faculty, research and development, giving grants to technical institutions.
“The technical institutions under the AICTE include post-graduate, under-graduate and diploma in the whole spectrum of technical education covering engineering/technology, pharmacy, architecture, hotel management and catering technology, management studies computer applications and applied arts and crafts,” added Dr. Marwah who is also on the board of Applied Arts of AICTE
The AICTE has its headquarters in New Delhi and seven regional offices located at Kolkata, Chennai, Kanpur, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Bhopal and Bangalore. A new regional office at Hyderabad has been set up and is to be operational soon.
President CEGR Sandeep Marwah Addressed Members of IFTRC