Difference between All India Council for Technical Education and University Grants Commission


The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is a department under the Ministry of Human Resource Development and the Department of Higher Education. The council’s main aim is to provide students with technical education. The University Grants Commission (UGC) is an organization that is under the Union Government of India. Their aim is to coordinate, maintain and verify the standards of education in Universities.

AICTE and its Approved Courses

Technical education plays a very crucial role in the general progress of a nation. This is true in the case of our country too. In India, Technical education is instructed at different levels of certifications like degree, post graduate degree, diploma, research and post doctoral research. The AICTE also endorses postgraduate and graduate programs under some precise categories at Indian educational institutions. It has 10 chief legal boards of studies. They are: Undergraduate studies in Engineering and Technology, postgraduate research in Engineering and Technology, Pharmaceutical Education, Hotel Management and Catering Technology. Other categories include Management Studies, Information Technology, Vocational Education and Country & Town Planning in addition to Technical Education.

UGC and its Approved Courses

The UGC carries out the NET entrance exam. It is performed for the appointment of teachers in universities and colleges. Candidates who have finished their degree in M.Phil do not need the NET degree for teaching at the graduation level. A degree in NET is also not needed by those candidates who have a PhD. They are eligible to teach at the Post graduation level with this qualification alone. Candidates who clear the UGC-NET entrance exam will get employment opportunities in many colleges and universities in our country.

Key differentiators

The main distinction between the AICTE and the UGC is that, while the former is concerned with undergraduate and postgraduate programs, the latter deals with an entrance examination, namely the National Eligibility Test. This entrance exam is carried out for the admittance of interested candidates into lecture posts in universities across India.



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10 Responses to “Difference between All India Council for Technical Education and University Grants Commission”

  1. 10

    ME (master of engg) candidates can apply for ugc net exam

  2. 9

    ME (master of engg) candidates can apply for ugc net exam

  3. 8

    ME (master of engg) candidates can apply for ugc net exam

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    A. N. Gupta:

    what is the best way to complet the B. tech(Electrical) distance cource either in aicte approved uni. or in ugc approved uni.

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    Kulbir singh:

    Diplom in electrical through distance is valid from AICTE By IASE UNI Sardarshahar Rajasthan

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    abinash kumar:

    i want to know that ksou have approvel from aicte for tech.courses .if aicte approvel is not ,then any tech. courses i will do from this university then i am able for govt. jobs

  7. 4

    Sir, i want to do diploma course in the field of electronics and telecommunication and so i went a college and they say it is approved by UGC & DEC not by AICTE . So plz tell me after completing course… is its certificate is valueable 7?

  8. 3

    ignou viep DEE coures eligible for pg course

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    Niraj kumar singh:

    I want to do MCA From lovely professional university it is approvdd by ugc but aicte can i eligible for goverment job?

  10. 1

    Is this necessary that an mba degree should be aicte and ugc approved? whether aictc is necessary for college or for both college and university? many colleges starts industry integerated mba program is it necessary that these colleges should be aicte approved?