AICTE permits working professionals to upgrade academic credentials through B.Tech and Diploma programs
New Delhi : In an effort to help working professionals pursue their higher education, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has now officially permitted them to pursue diploma, BTech/BE degrees from AICTE-affiliated institutes. This initiative is a continuous education programme for in-service persons that will help them in their professional upgradation.
In order to streamline the admission process and on the directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court, AICTE has come up with proper guidelines for the institutes and decided to extend the last date for admission till 30th October, 2023.
AICTE constituted a committee of experts for the assessment and final selection of Institutes, who are keen to offer courses for working professionals for the academic year 2023-24 only in the approved disciplines having NBA accreditation. Based on this assessment, a total of 137 AICTE approved Institutes from Pan India including aspirational districts, North East states, Hilly areas and J&K have been selected to offer 306 courses in the B.E/B.Tech program. In total, 9180 seats are available for diploma holder working professionals who can now pursue B.E/B.Tech degree.
Similarly, 174 AICTE approved Institutes from across the country including aspirational districts, North East states, Hilly areas and J&K are selected to run 360 diploma courses for ITI working professionals. A total of 10800 seats are offered for ITI working professionals to pursue for diploma courses.
Guideline for Institutes offering courses for working professionals:
● Institutes can offer only AICTE approved courses/disciplines, (NBA accreditations for B.E/B.Tech courses)
● Maximum three courses can be offered by an Institute.
● Only four Institute per district are allowed to offer courses.
● Intake of maximum 30 students is allowed per course.
● Admission of minimum 10 students in each course is mandatory to run the courses/programmes.
With this decision, AICTE will support the professionals who want a flexible study schedule. The professionals working in recognized industries or organizations with minimum one-year work experience will be eligible for the programmes/ courses. It is mandatory for an applicant to submit an NOC from their employer to pursue a degree/ diploma.
AICTE instructs all state governments to ensure that all Institutes complete the admission process for regular students and working professionals before the last date i.e. 30th October, 2023. It is important to note that the last date for admission will remain the same for all States/UTs. Interested candidates who are interested in upgrading their education qualification can take admission before the last date.
For more details, visit: https://www.aicte-india.org/