Vikash Sharma

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has released an important notification regarding bringing Under Graduate (UG) courses in Management and Computer Applications under AICTE regulations.

In a letter to the vice-chancellors of all State Public Universities and Principal of Colleges, the UGC categorically asserted that, “Technical Education and its related aspects are controlled and governed by the All India Council for Technical Education Act, 1987.”

The AICTE was maintaining only the Post Graduate programs in Management (MBA) and Computer Applications (MCA) till date. However, AICTE has decided to regulate institutions offering BBA, BMS and BCA courses from next academic session to maintain uniform quality and academic standards across Management and Computer Applications program.

This will be on the similar lines of Post Graduate courses/ programmes (MCA/MBA), UGC said in its notice.

AICTE has informed that approved institutions have benefits like faculty development programs, scholarship schemes for students, model curriculum, free access E-books in Indian Languages through e-Kumbh portal, Margadarshan Scheme for institutions, PARAKH- Performance Analysis and Review for Holistic Development.

According to UGC, Technical Education means the programmes of education, research and training in engineering technology, architecture, town planning, management, pharmacy and applied arts and crafts and other such programmes (or) areas as the Central Government, may, in consultation with the Council, by notification in the official gazette.