Thursday, March 4, 2010

AICTE, AICTE Approvel for instituitions : online registration process

The All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has decided to Change to online registration process for new institutes and launched a webportal by Sibal. The AICTE will also issue unique dentification number (ID) to faculty members of the AICTE-approved institutions, a mechanism that will help check the trend of certain faculties working in multiple institutions. The bio-metric impression of each faculty member will be taken to track his movement. The All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) will also put in place a mechanism to help students lodge their grievances against the institutes. AICTE will revamp its process for approval of institutions by shifting to online mode from this month. It will not allow running of any course other than MBA and MCA in distant mode, HRD Minister Kapil Sibal said.
The web portal launched by Sibal will act as a single window system for processing of the applications of the institutions for approval. “We are putting in place a new system under which the inspection raj regime in AICTE will be over. We are moving to a regime of self disclosure in which the institutions will disclose their facilities, faculty and courses. Each student can directly interact with us through the portal if he has any problem about the institute,” Sibal said. The aspiring institutions will have to submit their applications and provide documents online, a process which will be functional from 10th January, he said.

AICTE launched Two Web Portals

AICTE launched two web portals at URLs and on January 10, 2010 as a part of its e-governance project. The portal at URL not only facilitates dissemination of information to all stake holders but also receives applications for establishing a new technical institution / an integrated campus / establishing a new technical institution with collaborations and partnerships between Indian and foreign universities/institutions in the field of technical education, research and training or converting existing AICTE technical institutions in to an integrated campus.

The last date of submission of above applications for Academic Year 2010-11 was February 10, 2010.This has been extended to March 10, 2010. Similarly, portal at is functional to receive applications of accreditation.
The last date of submission of applications for Academic Year 2010-11 for extension of approval for existing institutions along with introduction of new course/s, division/s, program/s, shift increase in intake capacity, creation of supernumerary seats for admitting foreign students/ persons of Indian origin/children of Indian workers in gulf countries, admission quota for children of Non Resident Indians, creation of supernumerary seats under tuition fee waiver scheme and closure of AICTE approved course/programme/division/institution is March 15,2010.
The procedure for submitting the above stated applications has been given on the web-portal. The applicant is required to create an account on the portal by applying for user id and password. On receiving user id and password, applicant can access application forms on the web portal. On completion of filling data and payment of requisite fees with e-payment / Pay Order application can be submitted on the web portal.
  • In order to have smooth access to web portal and easy navigation and operability following system requirements are necessary.
Desktop/PC Platform Requirements for accessing the AICTE web portal for filling applications.
  • Latest PC with atleast 1 Gb RAM, Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2 or above with Internet Explorer 6.0 or above. Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 2 (KB867801) or above or Microsoft Vista with SPI or above with Internet Explorer 7.0 and above and
  • Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.5.0 or above
  • Java Script enabled
  • At-least 2Mbps bandwidth
  • Best viewed with 1024x768 screen resolution
All applicants are strongly advised to read the Approval Process Handbook and the Help Menu thoroughly. They should also make all documents, as indicated therein, available in scanned format for uploading before attempting to apply online on the web portal.
AICTE has started three new help-lines at following numbers to assist the stake holders in filing the online applications in addition to the existing available helpline at (022-27624199) 011 - 23724195, 011 - 23721478, 011 - 23724183.
These helplines would be available with effect from Monday, the 8th February 2010 from 10 am to 5pm on all working days.
AlCTE's Web Portals are accessible round the clock (24x7).
(All the above information is available on the AlCTE/s web portal since 10/01 /2010).