Technical Education

The Technical Education is very significant part of the higher education in any country, and is closely connected with technical and economic progress and prosperity of the country. This technical education encompasses an array of highly important and influential disciplines or fields [mentioned below], and therefore, contributes immensely and remarkably to the well-rounded economic development and progress of any country. All well-developed and affluent countries have opulent infrastructure for superb technical education. In this web-article, provided is rich, elusive, and very enlightening and beneficial information about the technical education in india, to help Indian and foreign students and professionals.

The technical education in India is planned, promoted, and updated by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). This national-level statutory body (since 1987) comes under the Department of Higher Education, the Ministry of Human Resource Development [MHRD], Govt. of India. Formulation of study curriculums of global standards, providing accreditation to technical education courses of Indian institutes, and promoting top-notch technical education in entire India, etc., are the main responsibilities of this AICTE. To meet these objectives smoothly and efficiently, AICTE is supported by many statutory bodies and boards of higher education, which are connected with various fields of this technical education. Under the canopy of technical education, come the following broad educational and professional fields:

  • Engineering and Technology
  • Business Management
  • Information Technology
  • Pharmaceutical Education
  • Polytechnic Education
  • Scientific Education and Research
  • Vocational Education and Training
  • Architecture
  • Hotel Management and Catering Technology (HMCT)
  • Town and Country Planning

Technology Education in India

The technical education of India is of international acclamation and popularity, and a large number of students and professionals pertaining to countries worldwide avail it quite creatively and profitably every year, through both the campus-based and distance learning modes. At present, there are about 3500 engineering colleges, 2450 management institutes, 1250 information technology institutes, 1150 pharmacy colleges, 125 architecture institutes, 850 polytechnics, 105 HMCT centers, and a large number of vocational and professional training institutions in India, which are located in cities nationwide. Funded by the State and Central Governments, and private organizations and associations, these institutes of technical education in India offer a variety of courses at the levels of undergraduate, associate, postgraduate, and doctoral, in the respective fields.

The following are the most renowned, internationally commended, vastly popular, and leading institutions in India for superlative and innovative courses in technical education:
  • Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)
  • Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs)
  • Indian School of Business (IBS), Hyderabad
  • Indian Institute of Science (IISc.), Bangalore
  • National Institutes of Technology (NITs)
  • Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs)
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management (IIITM), Gwalior
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing (IIITDM), Jabalpur
  • National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
  • VIT University, Vellore
  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
  • Narsee Monjee Institute of Management and Higher Studies, Mumbai
  • International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore, Bangalore
  • NIPER, Mohali
  • National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Hyderabad
  • Institutes of Hotel Management under NCHMCT (in Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, etc.)
  • Punjab University (PU), Chandigarh
  • BHU, Varanasi
  • And, many other universities and institutes of India offering courses in above-mentioned fields of technical education.