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All India Council for Technical Education

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is the statutory body and a national-level council for technical education, under Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development.[2] Established in November 1945 first as an advisory body and later on in 1987 given statutory status by an Act of Parliament, AICTE is responsible for proper planning and coordinated development of the technical education and management education system in India. The AICTE accredits postgraduate and graduate programs under specific categories at Indian institutions as per its charter.[3]


It is assisted by 10 Statutory Boards of Studies, namely, UG Studies in Eng. & Tech., PG and Research in Eng. and Tech., Management Studies, Vocational Education, Technical Education, Pharmaceutical Education, Architecture, Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Information Technology, Town and Country Planning. The AICTE has its headquarters in 7th Floor, Chanderlok Building, Janpath, New Delhi, which has the offices of the chairman, vice-chairman and the member secretary, plus it has regional offices at Kolkata, Chennai, Kanpur, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Guwahati, Bhopal, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Gurgaon.[4]


In its 25 April 2013 judgement the Honorable Supreme Court said "as per provisions of the AICTE Act and University Grants Commission (UGC) Act, the council has no authority which empowers it to issue or enforce any sanctions on colleges affiliated with the universities as its role is to provide guidance and recommendations


Head Office

Nelson Mandela Marg,

Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110070

Phone: 011-26131576-78,80


AICTE-Western Regional Office,

Industrial Assurance Bldg.,

2nd floor,  V.N. Road, Churchgate, 

Mumbai – 400 020

Phone: 022-22855412, 22821093



AICTE – Southern Regional Office,

‘Shastri Bhavan’, 26, Haddows Road,

Nungambakkam, Chennai – 600 006

Phone: 044-28279998, 28275650, 28232754




AICTE-South Western Regional Office,

P.K. Block, Palace Road,

Bangalore – 560 009

Phone: 080-22205979, 080-22205919, 080-22208407



Central Regional Office,

All India Council For Technical Education,

Airport Bypass Road,

Gandhi Nagar, Bhopal – 462 036

Phone: 0755-2744313-16



All India Council For Technical Education A-1-2,

Quarters,Chameli Baug, Campus of M.S.University Baroda,

Vadodara- 39002 (Gujarat)

Phone: 0265-2750648, 2750614



AICTE – North Western Regional Office,

Building, Dakshin Marg, Sector  36-A,

Chandigarh – 160 036

Phone: 0172-2613326, 2661201



AICTE - Northern Regional Office

Government Polytechnic Campus Adjoining Directorate of Tech.

Education Office, Vikas Nagar, Zoo Road, Kanpur-208024

Phone: 0512-2585012,2585014,2585018



AICTE – Eastern Regional Office

Govt. College Of Engineering  & Leather Technology Campus,

LB Block, Sector – III, Salt Lake City, Kolkata – 700 098



AICTE – South Central Regional Office

West Block Nos. 201-204 & 221 to 224,

2nd Floor Swarna Jayanti Commercial Complex Ameerpet,

Hyderabad 500038 Telangana

Phone: 040-23341036, 040-23340113, 040-23345071



AICTE North East Regional Office,

Assam Engineering College Campus,

Jalukbari, Guwahati Assam - 781013

Phone: 0361-2570104



College of Engineering,


Phone: 0471-2596363, 2594343, 2592323