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AICTE Approval Process for setting up New Technical Institute

AICTE Approval Process for setting up New Technical Institute
Professional education has grown leaps and bounds in India over the last decade. Every year, hundreds of new institutes are set up in different parts of the country, offering professional courses such as Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Hotel Management etc. Lakhs of students apply for these courses each year and are willing to pay a fortune for quality education.

A significant milestone was laid down in the history of education in India in the year 2012, when Government allowed private and public companies with a turnover of at least Rs 100 crore per year over a 3-year period, to establish their institutes to cater to the increasing demand for these courses. The companies can set up new technical institution in engineering and technology, pharmacy, architecture and town planning and hotel management catering technology. This move of the Government is encouraging more and more companies to venture into the Education sector.
If you are aspiring to set up your own technical institute offering courses stated above, you must seek approval from All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) as per the process laid down in its handbook. In this article, we will summarize the approval process and also list down all important documents which are mandatory to be submitted to AICTE.
To begin with, we will briefly explain AICTE and its functions.
What is AICTE?
AICTE is a national-level advisory body which grants approval for starting new technical institutions, for introduction of new courses and for variation in intake capacity in technical institutions. It was set up in 1945 and given statutory status in 1987 by an Act of Parliament for regulating and developing technical education in the country.
What is the role of AICTE?
AICTE ensures quality development of technical education through accreditation of technical institutions. It has the authority to lay down norms and standards for such institutions. In additional to its regulatory role, the AICTE also has a promotional role which it implements through schemes for promoting technical education for women, handicapped and weaker section of the society promoting innovations, faculty, research and development, giving grants to technical institutions.
Which institutes are included under AICTE?
AICTE covers technical institutions offering post-graduate, under-graduate and diploma in various dimensions of technical education covering engineering/technology, pharmacy, architecture, hotel management and catering technology, management studies computer applications and applied arts and crafts.
What are the guidelines laid down by AICTE for setting up a new technical institute in India?

  1. New Technical Institute offering technical education shall not be established and / or started without prior approval of the Council.
  2. Management Program and or MCA Program as Institutes shall be allowed to be built on an existing Engineering/Technology/Pharmacy/ Architecture/Hotel Management and Catering Technology Institute provided minimum land required is met.
  3. Technical Institute shall be approved when it is on one continuous plot of land except for those in North Eastern states where it can spread into 3 pieces of land not far from each other by more than 1 Km.

Which documents should be submitted to seek approval from AICTE for setting up a new technical institute?
Applicant shall present following supporting documents in original along with one copy, duly attested by a gazetted officer or a first class Judicial Magistrate or Notary or an Oath Commissioner and other necessary information to the Scrutiny Committee/ Expert Committee/ LOA:
Documents to be submitted at the time of scrutiny Committee

  1. Building plan of the Institution should have been prepared by an Architect registered with Council of Architecture and approved by the Competent Authority as designated by concerned State Government / UT
  2. An affidavit1, in a Format as prescribed on the Web-Portal , on a Non-Judicial Stamp Paper of Rs. 100/-, duly sworn before a First Class Judicial Magistrate or Notary or an Oath Commissioner
  3. Resolution by the applicant organization in a Format1 as prescribed on the Web-Portal
  4. Certificate1 issued by an advocate in a Format as prescribed on the Web-Portal
  5. Certificate2 issued by an architect regarding approved building plans
  6. Certificate3 issued by bank manager regarding financial status of applicant
  7. A print of the complete application as uploaded to the AICTE Web-Portal, printed there on.
  8. A receipt with official seal from the authorized signatory of the State Government as proof of submission of these documents.
  9. A receipt with official seal from the authorized signatory of the affiliating University as proof of submission of these documents
  10. Detailed Project Report (DPR) attached as a .pdf file.
  11. Registration document of the Society / Trust / A company established under Section 25 of Companies Act 1956 / PPP / BOT indicating its members, objectives and Memorandum of Associations and Rules, duly attested / certified by the concerned Authority
  12. Details of Board of Governors of the Institute constituted as per Appendix 19.
  13. Provided that in the case of a company established under Section 25 of Companies Act 1956, the MOA and Rules must contain a provision that the objective of the company is not profit making and any surplus earning shall be used exclusively for the purpose of development of Technical Institute.
  14. Provided further that in case of an application made with a proposal of PPP / BOT applicant shall submit a certified copy / duly attested by a gazette officer of the agreement / contract regarding PPP / BOT. The applicant shall also submit a certificate or endorsement from the concerned District Magistrate or the SDM, regarding such a proposal pertaining to PPP / BOT in the said area with the applicant Society / Trust / A company established under Section 25 of Companies Act 1956.
  15. Resolution by the applicant organization, pertaining to starting the Technical Campus or adding new program and allocation of land / building / funds to proposed activities in the Format1 prescribed on the Web-Portal
  16. Documents showing ownership in the name of the applicant in the form of Registered Sale Deed / Irrevocable Gift Deed (Registered) / Irrevocable Government Lease (for a minimum period of 30 years) by the concerned authority of Government or any other documents issued by the concerned competent authority establishing the ownership and possession of the land in the name of the applicant. In case, the land documents are in vernacular language, notarized English translation of the documents shall be produced.
  17. Land Use Certificate permitting the land to be used for educational purpose, from the Competent Authority along with Topo sketch / Village Map indicating land Survey Numbers and a copy of road map showing location of the proposed site of the Institution.
  18. Land Conversion Certificate permitting the land to be used for educational purpose to establish a college, from the Competent Authority along with Topo sketch / Village Map indicating land Survey Numbers and a copy of road map showing location of the proposed site of the Institution
  19. Khasra plan (Master plan) to show that the land is contiguous issued by the Competent Authority.
  20. Wherever applicable, FSI / FAR certificate shall have been obtained from the

Competent Authority as designated by concerned Municipal Corporation or the local authority that approves Building Plans, or the State Government / UT.

  1. Proof of working capital (funds) as stated in clause 2.5, in the form of either Fixed Deposits in the Bank or latest Bank Statement of Accounts maintained by the applicant organization in a Nationalized Bank or Scheduled Commercial Bank recognized by Reserve Bank of India, along with a certificate issued by the Branch Manager of the Bank
  2. Audited statement of accounts of the applicant organization for last three years, as may be applicable
  3. Site Plan, Building Plan of proposed Technical Campus prepared by a an Architect registered with Council for Architecture (COA) and duly approved by the Competent Plan Sanctioning Authority of the concerned State / UT administration
  4. Floor plans, sections and elevations of all proposed/existing buildings exclusively intended for use for the proposed campus at the permanent site with a table clearly mentioning all rooms, with carpet area of each in sq. m., as specified in Instructional, Administrative and Amenities requirements certified by the Architect registered with the Council of Architecture. Safety and hygiene precautions ensured during partial occupation, if any, certified by the Architect registered with the Council of Architecture.
  5. Phase-wise plan of construction to achieve total carpet and built up area as required for conduct of all applied / existing courses from the first to final year. This shall be certified by Architect registered with the Council of Architecture.
  6. Syllabus copy of affiliating University / Board related to the courses applied for
  7. Certificate regarding Minority Status, if applicable at the time of application. Any claim thereafter shall not be entertained
  8. Certificate of the competent authority indicating whether the land for the proposed new Institution / Technical Campus falls in the rural area or otherwise.
  9. Certificate4 issued by Sub Divisional Magistrate / Collector / Tahasildar regarding Encumbrance of the land.

Documents to be submitted at the time of Expert Committee

  1. Copy of the advertisement in at least one National Daily, for recruitment of Principal / Director and faculty members
  2. Stock Register of dead stock items including laboratory equipment, computers, system & application software, printers, office equipments and other dead stock items.
  3. Proof of provision of Internet bandwidth in Mbps and contention ratio
  4. List giving titles of books and volumes of each purchased for Library
  5. Copy of Invoice / Cash Memo for equipments and Library Books
  6. Copy of Invoice / Cash Memo for equipments and Library Books
  7. Details of subscription of E-Journals as per Appendix 10
  8. List and details of hard Copy of National Journals subscribed
  9. List and details of hard Copy of International Journals subscribed
  10. Sanction of electrical load by electric supply provider company
  11. Details of provision of backup power supply
  12. A certificate by an architect giving details of sewage disposal system, barrier free environment and toilets created for physically challenged and all weather approach road.
  13. Details and proof of telephone connections available at the proposed Technical Campus
  14. Details and proof about medical facility and counselling arrangements
  15. Details of reprographic facility available for students
  16. Details of all other educational Institutions run by the same society or management or by any other management to which the Chairman of the applicant Society is a member.

17. Video recording with date and time of the entire proceedings of the Expert Committee Visit, which will form part of the Expert Committee report.
Documents to be submitted after the issuance of LOA

  1. New Institutions granted Letter of Approval and the existing Institutions granted approval for introduction of new course/s division/s program/s second shift and change in intake capacity, shall comply with appointment of teaching staff and Principal/Director as the case may be, as per policy regarding minimum qualifications pay scale etc, norms prescribed by the Council and other technical supporting staff & administrative staff as per the schedule prescribed in the approval process hand book.
  2. Institutions other than minority Institutions shall appoint teaching staff / Principal / Director and other technical supporting staff and administrative staff strictly in accordance with the methods and procedures of the concerned affiliating University particularly in case of selection procedures and selection committees.
  3. The information about these appointments of staff in the prescribed Format shall be submitted to the concerned Regional Office.
  4. In no circumstances unless the appointment of all teaching and other staff is in place, the Institutes shall start the approved Technical Courses.
  5. Faculty and non-teaching staff data shall be entered as per the prescribed Format.

How can you submit the application to AICTE?
The applicant can submit his application online through the payment gateway on the AICTE Web-Portal
A unique User ID is allotted to each new applicant on payment of Rs. 5000/-. Using this ID, the applicant can upload the application on the portal in the prescribed format.
What is the processing fee for setting up a new technical institute?
The fee structure is as follows:

  1. Minority Institution- 3.5 lakhs
  2. Institution set up exclusively for women- 3.5 lakhs
  3. Institution set up in North Eastern States- 3.5 lakhs
  4. All other Institutions 5.0 lakhs
  5. Government / Government aided / Central University / State University- Nil

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Online Application for AICTE

After you complete the basic requirement for a Degree, Diploma, ITI, now it is time for documentation. You have to fill an application form, applying for a new technical institute. If you have sufficient resources, you can do the process on your own or else online application is part of our services for new technical institute. The process is long and exhausting; it requires a lot of patience and requires a heap of expertise in doing it. The toughest challenge is to solve queries and reinitiate the application process.

After you are through with the online application, now it’s time for scheduling an appointment expert visit commity for inspection. This can also be a repetitive process where an unsatisfied inspection officer may reschedule the inspection. Our services will ensure that you satisfy all the norms for an ideal degree, diploma college. Our service will also ensure that your efforts and investment will get successful results.

You can save a lot on money, time and efforts by hiring us. For any further assistance regarding a new engineering and technology, you can call us or drop a mail. We will forward you the consultancy charge and other relevant details.

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  • Site layout planning for New Institutions
  • Planning for staff hiring in New Institutions
  • Helping you with the interior of New Institutions
  • Buying Tools and Machines for New Institutions
  • Guidance related to Expert visit commitee inspection
  • Marketing and administration guidance
  • Online Application submission
  • Documantation and annexure file ready
  • Guidelines for affiliation
  • Extantion of approval

Our extensive services will solve all your doubts and help in all the stages of starting a new degree, diploma and ITI. Now you can start a new institution in anywhere with full confidence.

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