The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has unveiled a list of 137 accredited institutions offering degree-level Engineering courses tailored for working professionals. Additionally, the AICTE has also issued a separate list comprising approximately 174 approved Diploma-level institutions (Polytechnics) to provide Engineering courses at the diploma level for employed individuals.
This initiative aligns with the AICTE’s previous notification aimed at working professionals. The council had communicated that technical schools across India are now authorized to deliver Bachelor of Technology and Bachelor of Engineering programs to those who are actively employed.
This decision is geared towards facilitating the pursuit of education for working individuals while they continue their professional responsibilities. It will also be beneficial for students who may face financial constraints in accessing higher technical education, providing them an opportunity to attain a degree while employed.
In response to this announcement, the advisory body invited applications from institutes interested in initiating such courses. The AICTE has approved a maximum of three programs, each with an intake capacity of 30 seats, for these institutes.