Technical Education is the backbone of well-rounded development and progress of a country. Every sector of development and economy essentially requires well-qualified, highly skilled, and well-experienced technical professionals for the desired growth and advancements. Technical education covers a variety of fields (mentioned below), development and progress in which contribute to the progress of the country. It is the reason that all developed countries of all across the world, have high standards of technical education, as per the new refining requirements in diverse sectors.
Technical Education In India
Technical education in India is quite at par with the International standards, and therefore, it has been drawing a large number of students and professionals of diverse fields from all across the world for higher and technical education every year. The Technical Education in India is planned, updated, controlled, and regulated by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). AICTE is a national-level statutory body (since the year 1987) under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, primarily responsible for the planning and maintenance of co-ordinate and integrated development, at par with the global standards, in the technical and management education system throughout the country.
Coming under the Department of Higher Education, AICTE is essentially involved in the up-keeping of its quality education standards, appropriate educational infrastructure in all across the country, and comprehensive technical education in every part of India, through its quality accreditations. For doing these all, AICTE is supported by many statutory boards of higher education related to diverse fields of technical education.
Technical Education Courses in India
A wide range of diverse technical education courses have been providing by numerous technical education institutes of India, to the undergraduates, graduates, post-graduates, working professionals, and scholars in their respective fields of interest, belonging to India and abroad. These, technical education degrees and diplomas, at undergraduate, postgraduate, and research levels, are provided by different technical education institutes located at different parts of India, in the following highly important and vital fields of development:
- Engineering and Technology
- Information technology
- Technical Education
- Pharmaceutical Education
- Vocational Education & Training
- Town & Country Planning
- Hotel Management and Catering Technology
There are a large number of institutes of technical education in India, which provide technical education courses and technical education degrees, at par with the International standards, in a variety of sectors. Most of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) offer technical education of global recognition and repute. Performance of other technical education institutes, too, has been very satisfactory. In 2008, there were about 2400 engineering colleges, and over 1200 Management Institutes approved by AICTE in all over India.
The institutions and universities of India providing technical education come under the categories of the Central Government funded institutions, State Government funded institutions, and the self-financed institutions. These technical education institutions and universities provide education in their respective field, the diverse technical education fields being mentioned above. The following technical education institutes approved and accredited by AICTE, are pioneer institutes in their fields, and provide a variety of technical education degrees for different hierarchy levels to the students and working professionals of India and abroad:
- Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)
- Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs)
- Indian Institute of Science (IISc.), Bangalore
- National Institutes of Technology (NITs)
- Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs)