AICTE to HECI: Alphabet soup for India’s autonomy-starved technical institutions

By Arpit Arora in journalism

March 15, 2022

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  • Established in 1945 to improve the quality of technical education in India, AICTE’s authority has expanded, often at the expense of the autonomy of engineering colleges

  • AICTE’s reach is so thorough that engineering colleges have been restricted in much of their operations from curriculum design to interdisciplinary research

  • With the skills and unemployment challenges looming large, the clock is running out on India’s engineering education crisis

  • The government is working on revamping the draft HECI Bill, which got its fair share of brickbats, but it may not be enough to stem the tide


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