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Various Professional Councils

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
All India council for Technical Education has been established under the AICTE Act, 1987. The council is authorized to take all steps that are considered appropriate for ensuring coordinated and integrated development of technical education and for maintenance of standards. The Council may, amongst other things:      
i.  coordinate the development of technical education in the country at all levels;       
ii. evolve suitable performance appraisal system for technical institutions and universities imparting       
       technical education, incorporating norms and mechanisms for enforcing accountability;      
iii. lay down norms and standards for courses, curricula, physical and instructional facilities, staff pattern,
       staff qualifications, quality instruction, assessment and examinations;       
iv. grant approval for starting new technical institutions and for introduction of new course or
         programmers in consultation with the agencies concerned. 
Website:www.aicte.ernet.in

Courses Under AICTE:

1)  Degree in Engineering
2) Diploma in Engineering
3) Management
4) Pharmacy
5) Architecture
6) Hotel Management & Catering
7) MCA
8) ME
9) M TECH


Medical Council of India (MCI)
The Medical Council of India was set up by the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956, amended in 1993. The council is empowered to prescribe minimum standards for medical education required for granting recognized medical qualifications by universities or medical institutions in India. The Council is empowered to make regulations relating to:

i.            the course and period of study, including duration of practical training to be undertaken, the subjects of examination, and the standards of proficiency therein to be obtained in universities or medical institutions for grant of recognized medical qualifications;
ii.            the standard of staff, equipment, accommodation, training and other facilities for medical education; and
iii.            the conduction of professional examinations, qualifications of examiners, and the conditions of admissions to such examinations.

The Council is also responsible to give its recommendations to the Central Government for establishing new medical colleges, opening of new or higher courses of study and increase in admission capacity in any courses of study or training. 
Website:www.mciindia.org

Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR)
ICAR has established various research centers in order to meet the agricultural research and education needs of the country. It is actively pursuing human resource development in the field of agricultural sciences by setting up numerous agricultural universities spanning the entire country. It provides funding to nearly 30(Thirty) State Agricultural Universities, one Central University and several Deemed Universities. These universities employ about 26,000 scientists for teaching, research and extension education; of these over 6000 scientists are employed in the ICAR supported coordinated projects. 
Website:www.icar.org.in

National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE)
   The National Council for Teacher Education is a statutory body set up under the National Council for Teacher Education Act, 1993 to facilitate planned and coordinated development of the teacher education system in the country, and for regulation and proper maintenance of norms and standards in the teacher education system. The mandate given to the NCTE is very broad and covers the whole gamut of teacher education programs including research and training of persons to equip them to teach at pre-primary, primary, secondary and senior secondary stages in schools, and non-formal education, part-time education, adult education and distance (correspondence) education courses. The Council, under Section 12 is responsible for the following activities and functions: 

          i.            to coordinate and monitor teacher education and its development in the country;
ii.            lay down guidelines in respect of minimum qualifications for a person to be employed as a teacher;
iii.            lay down norms for any specified category of courses or trainings in teacher education;
iv.            lay down guidelines for compliance by recognized institutions for starting new courses or training;
v.            lay down standards in respect of examinations, leading to teacher education qualifications; and
vi.            examine and review periodically the implementation of the norms, guidelines and standards laid down by the Council.
   The Council is empowered to grant recognition of institutions offering courses or training in teacher education. 
Website:www.ncte-in.org


Dentists Council of India (DCI)
Dentists Council of India, constituted under the Dentists Act, 1948, is a Statutory Body incorporated under an Act of Parliament to regulate the dental education and the profession of Dentistry throughout India. The Council is responsible for according recognition to dental degree awarded by various universities and also for maintaining uniform standards of dental education in India. The Dental Council of India (DCI) lays down minimum requirements in respect of staff and infrastructure and prescribes the syllabus and the scheme of examinations. 
Website:www.dciindia.org

Pharmacy Council of India (PCI)
The Pharmacy Council of India, also known as Central council, was constituted under section 3 of the Pharmacy Act, 1948. The PCI controls pharmacy education and profession in India up to graduate level. The Council prescribes the minimum standard of education for qualification as pharmacist. The Council prescribes:

i.            The nature and period of study of practical training to be undertaken before admission to an examinations;
ii.            the equipment and facilities to be provided for students undergoing approved courses of study;
iii.            the subject of examination and the standards therein to be attained; and
iv.            any other conditions of admission to examinations. 
Website:www.pci.nic.in


Indian Nursing Council (INC)
The Indian Nursing Council is a statutory body constituted under the Indian Nursing Council Act, 1947. The Council is responsible for regulation and maintenance of a uniform standard of training for Nurses, Midwives, Auxiliary Nurse-Midwives and Health Visitors. Amongst other things, the Council is empowered to make regulations for:

i.            prescribes the standard curricula for the training of nurses, midwives and health visitors; and for training courses for teachers of nurses, midwives and health visitors, and for training in nursing administration;
ii.            prescribes conditions for admission to above courses; and
iii.            prescribes standard of examination and other requirements to be satisfied for securing reorganization. 
Website:www.indiannursingcouncil.org


Bar Council of India (BCI)
The Bar Council of India is empowered to make rules to discharge its functions under the Advocates Act 1961. An important rule-making power is with reference to laying down guidelines for the standards of professional conduct and etiquette to be observed by advocates. The Bar Council of India Rules may prescribe for a class or category of person entitled to be enrolled as advocate. The Bar Council of India can also specify the conditions subject to which an advocate must have the right to practice and the circumstances under which a person must be deemed to practice as an advocate in a court. 
Website:www.barcouncilofindia.nic.in

Central Council of Homoeopathy (CCH)
The Central Council of Homoeopathy was established under the Homoeopathy Central Council Act, 1973. The Council prescribes and recognizes all homeopathic medicine qualifications. Any university or medical institutions that desires to grant a medical qualification in homeopathy is required to apply to the Council. The Council is responsible for constitution and maintenance of a Central Register of Homoeopathy and for matters connected therewith. All universities and Board of medical institutions in India are required to furnish all information regarding courses of study and examination. The Council is empowered to appoint inspectors at examinations and visitors to examine facilities. 

Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM)
The Central Council of Indian Medicine is the statutory body constituted under the Indian Medicine Central Council Act, 1970. This Council prescribes minimum standards of education in Indian Systems of Medicine viz. Ayurved, Siddha, Unani Tibb. The Council is responsible to maintain a Central Register on Indian Medicine and prescribes Standards of Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Code of Ethics to be observed by the practitioners. The Council is empowered to appoint medical inspectors to observe the conduct of examinations, and visitors to inspect facilities in colleges, hospitals and other institutions imparting instruction in Indian medicine. The Council is responsible to frame regulations with respect to:

i.            the courses and period of study, including practical training to be undertaken, the subject of examinations, and the standards of proficiency therein to be obtained in any university, board or medical institution for grant of recognized medical qualifications;
ii.            the standard of staff, equipment, accommodation, training and other facilities for education in Indian medicine; a
iii.            the conduct of professional examinations, etc. 

Council of Architecture (COA) 
The Council of Architecture was constituted under the provisions of the Architects Act, 1972, enacted by the Parliament of India. The Act provides for registration of Architects, standards of education, recognized qualifications and standards of practice to be complied with by the practicing architects. The Council of Architecture is responsible to regulate the education and practice of profession throughout India besides maintaining the register of architects. Any person desirous of carrying on the profession of "Architect" must register himself with Council of Architecture.

The registration with Council of Architecture entitles a person to practice the profession of architecture, provided he holds a Certificate of Registration with up-to-date renewals. The registration also entitles a person to use the title and style of Architect. The title and style of architect can also be used by a firm of architects, of which all partners are registered with COA. Limited Companies, Private/Public Companies, societies and other juridical persons are not entitled to use the title and style of architect nor are they entitled to practice the profession of architecture.

The practice of profession of an architect is governed by the Architects (Professional Conduct) Regulations, 1989 (as amended in 2003), which deals with professional ethics and etiquette, conditions of engagement and scale of charges, architectural competition guidelines, etc. Pursuant to these Regulations, the Council of Architecture has framed guidelines governing various aspects of practice.

The Council prescribes qualifications and standards of education being imparted in institutions imparting architecture education. It set forth the requirement of eligibility for admission, course duration, standards of staff & accommodation, course content, examination, etc. These standards as provided in the said Regulations are required to be maintained by the institutions. The COA oversees the maintenance of the standards periodically by way of conducting inspections through Committees of Experts. The COA is required to keep the Central Government informed of the standards being maintained by the institutions and is empowered to make recommendations to the Government of India with regard to recognition and de-recognition of a qualification. 
Website:www.coa-india.org

Distance Education Council (DEC)
Distance Education Council was constituted under statute 28 arising from Section 25 of the Indira Gandhi National Open University Act, 1985. The Distance Education Council (DEC) is responsible for the promotion and coordination of the Open University and distance education system and for determination of its standards. The Council provides academic guidelines to promote excellence, encourage use of innovative technologies and approaches, enable convergence of all systems and sharing of resources through collaborative networking for access to sustainable education, skill up gradation and training to all.