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Difference Between UGC and AICTE

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UGC and AICTE are two apex organisations that cater for the higher studies in India.

One of the main differences between University Grants Commission (UGC) and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), is that the later one basically deals with technical education.

When talking of UGC, it is the apex body that approves universities in the country. UGC provide funds for affiliated universities and colleges. The UGC also conducts exams, known as NET, for appointing teachers in colleges. The headquarters of UGC is in New Delhi, and there are six regional offices at Hyderabad, Pune, Kolkata, Guwahati, Bhopal and Bangalore.

The AICTE is only a statutory body, which deals with co-ordinated development and proper planning of the technical education system in the country. All the Engineering, MBA and Pharmacy colleges are affiliated with the All India Council for Technical Education.

The AICTE, which was established in November 1945, has its headquarters in New Delhi. The UGC was established in 1956 as a statutory body of the Union Government. However, UGC was formally inaugurated by the Education, Natural Resources and Scientific Research Minister, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, in 1953.

While technical institutions are overlooked by the AICTE, the other universities and colleges fall under the UGC.

When talking about the function of the University Grants Commission, the UGC ACT says that the first function is to look into the financial needs of universities. It then allocates and disburses grants to these universities. Well, the other academic functions come only after these functions. On the other hand, the AICTE ACT gives priority to undertaking surveys in various fields of technical education at all levels. The funds’ allocation and disbursement comes second to this.

Another difference that can be seen is that the UGC is free to do whatever it likes, but AICTE is not free from the intervention of the Human Resources Development Ministry.


1. One of the main differences between AICTE and UGC, is that the former is exclusively formed for technical education.

2. While technical institutions are overlooked by the AICTE, the other universities and colleges fall under the UGC.

3. UGC approves universities in the country. It provides funds for affiliated universities and colleges. The AICTE is only a statutory body, which deals with co-ordinated development and proper planning of the technical education system in the country.

4. The AICTE was established in 1945, and the UGC in 1956.

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  1. sir,can you please tell me that whether the galgotia university is AICTE APPROVED or UGC APPROVED.reply soon

      • It is ucg approved but i want to know weather ucg is better than aicte or not please reply me soon..

        • Dear Editor,

          Before the Summary Section of this article you have written “Human Rights Development Ministry”, where as it isn’t for Rights it is for Resource..

          So it is Human Resource Development Ministry..it is responsible for Education in India….


          • Dear Mr. Akhil Sharma,

            I have not found Human Rights Development Ministry anywhere in this page written by the editor. So, please check atleast twice before you write anything which can be seen by anybody and can disfigured the image of the editor and can ask question about his knowledge and his incredibility.

      • Sir,
        What is the difference between UGC and NCTE
        Pls, tell me sir
        Acharya nagarjuna university B.ed certificate is valueable or not for Odisha student

    • Sir , can you explain me .. Is it possible that UGC can give the technical certificate ..! Because I’m the student of diploma mining but in mining it is must required technical certificate kya ugc provide karti hai aict approval certificate.. Because in mining without technical certificate you can’t give the overman entrance examination …

    • I need information about aicte &ugc instute which is the best….

    • Galgotia university is a ugc approved university whereas galgotia college at the same time is a aicte approved college

    • Respected sir
      My son doing B-voc+ACCA integrated course in ISDC center trivandrum. Their B-voc degree is from jain university kochi. We paid 60,000 Rs to jain university kochi. And around 40,000 we paid in ISDC. Actually they said that it is a JGI Group-ISDC venture. Jain B-voc students get 9(f1 to f9) papers exemption in ACCA if they complete the B-voc degree successfully. My doubt is weather the jain university kochi course have UGC affaffliation
      Sir please reply soon

  2. Sir, Please Tell Me Subharti University Se MBA Ki Value Hai ?

  3. I am a student of diploma branch mining in Mewar university this university is not approved dgms can I got job or not please give me answer as soon as possible sir

  4. Currently I am pursuing a B.Tech in Civil from Giani Zail Singh College is constituent with Maharaja Ranjit Singh State Technical University which is without AICTE approval but UGC approved. Can I appear in GATE exam & All government & Private job ?

  5. I completed my polytechnic from kalinga university raipur.. Am i able to do any job

  6. Hi sir,
    I am doing mca from anna university (part time) complete after join college lecture, this possible please tell me the ans my mail id.


  7. Sir/madam,
    I am completed Nttf in DHARWAD sir I want to learn B.Tech so plz give me information which college will gave seat in belgaum

  8. sir..please tell me..is mtech in gitam vizag is worth for embeded systems or vlsi?please help me

  9. please help to know…will doing AICTE based program add value to my CV after having 10 yrs of experience. Im planning to EpMBA from thane college.

  10. Sirrr,
    I want to kn that nifs and nafs both have UGc and AICTE approved…………so sir plz tell me which have more value in my brother’s future because he wants to start his carrier in fire and saftey management……plz sir rply soooon

  11. i want to kn that M.Sec.Nursing is higher education (high grant commission)

  12. I need information about government polytechnic silli are aicte approved. Please conform me yes or no

  13. is engg degree are complasary to AICTE or UGC are also valid for engg degree


  15. In our local area a university is going to run B Tech course without AICTE approve. Is this possible? Without AICTE.

  16. B.ed should be UGC approved or AICTE for teaching in school.

  17. Plz plz plz help me change my course B.com L.L.B into B.B.A or B.C. A

  18. Dear Sir,

    I am doing b.tech from kalinga university[last year].
    Am i eligible to take exam of SSC CGL 2017 or not ?
    can u tell me please am i eligible for every govt/psu exams or not ???

  19. UGC approved
    Certificate is valid or not
    In government job

  20. sir i am studying in Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University,but my college name is College of Poultry Production and Management….course is B.Tech(Poultry Technology)…this course not get a AICTE ,ICAR approval and UGC approval..i am not eligible for any competitive exam…pls tell me sir solve these problems quickly soon…..

  21. UGC certificate is value for higher study like MBA, m.com

  22. dear, the institution of civil engineers India at Ludhiana Punjab approved from MHRD, Aicte or UGC? its approval is valid? all institutions must be approved from Ugc??

  23. Sir i am doing polytechnic final year in rkdf university bhopal. I think b tech complete in this clg.ya another clg,university plzz share me your opinion

  24. Sir,I want to know doing Agbsc in having which approved colleges is better whether UGC or ICAR or AICTE

  25. Sir can you tell me whether malviya national institute of technology is aicte approved or ugc

  26. sir can you please tell that i should take admission in ip university or mdu ?
    in both of them whose value is better in terms of placement ?

  27. sir can you please tell that i should take admission in ip university or mdu ?
    in both of them whose value is better in terms of placement ?

  28. sir can you please tell that i should take admission in ip university or mdu ?
    in both of them whose value is better in terms of placement ??

  29. sir for diploma which is better UGC or AICTE

  30. Monad university se diploma engg course valid h gov job me like
    Ye university acute se approved nii hai place help me

  31. sir mai monad university se diploma engg kiya hu kya mai gov job me apply kr skta hu
    pls help me

  32. Sir let me know if I can take admission in B. Tech in mining under UGC Approved college or university. Can I get govt job at any coal mine as well as other mining sector.
    Uttam Kumar Shyamal

  33. Dear Sir,
    Can you guide me whether ‘Acharya Institute of Technology, Soldevannahalli, Hesargatta road, Bangalore’ comes under AICTE Approved or UGC Approved ?

  34. Dear Sir,
    Can I get refund fees in ‘Acharya Institute of Technology, Soldevannahalli, Hesargatta road, Bangalore’ if I cancel my admission before the Course begins.

  35. Mmu mullana is NAAC A grade accredited university is it recognized by ugc or not?

  36. Hello sir,
    Here the information is given about established AICTE 1945 and UGC 1956 , but I search another side there given information is that AICTE 1956and UGC 1945. So I am totally confused which one is correct information . Can u plzz help me .

  37. Is it good and applicable for all the jobs of polytechnic….. If I do my polytechnic to UIT college..

  38. Indian institution of engineers (IIE) is alocated by Govt. Of India – Ministry of corporate affairs. If I will complete Btech their, it’s certificate is valid or not.

  39. Sir please tell me in both better AICTE or UGC because I don’t know who is better in both.

  40. Sir Maine UGC board se diploma in engineering ki h, UGC board ko bhi aicte kah sake h,
    Please tell me,
    Koi bhi vacancies aati h usme aicte mangte h. kya Main usme apply kr skta hu

  41. Hi
    My son completed 4years b tech with 22 papers failed in Kerala.
    Is there any universities complete course faster .
    Please advise

  42. Sir ,
    Please tell me Acharya Nagarajuna University got NCTE or not.
    And whose value is better AICTE OR NCTE
    I am from Odisha
    Pls, tell me sir

  43. Indian Institution of (IIE), Btech Mining course is genuine or not, any body can explain about it?

  44. Sir,
    I want to know Btech Mining certificate is valid from Indian Institution of Engineers

  45. Sir Jain university from Bangalore is AICTE approved or not ?

  46. I m Saurav Mishra from Bihar .
    sir , please give me ur opinion about BRABU , Bihar university . Is it approved by either AICTE or not . can i do BCA from that University , ples give me ur advise .

  47. Sor, i need to know weather it good to study in UGC or AICTE?
    IS THERE IN ANY difference in the qualification after study in these ?

  48. Dear sir/madam,
    I completed my diploma (later entery)from IASE University Rajesthan is AICTE r UGC Approved, eligible for all govt job.pls tell me sir/madam.

  49. Dear Sir,

    If Master of Technology Course running by UGC approved university,But if they do not have a Approved of AICTE, then those programs are valid for a government or a private job.

  50. Sir,
    Please which is higher authority in between UGC and AICTE

  51. whether AICTE rules are Applicable to UGC approved institution/university?

  52. I have a query. If I do DISTANCE MBA, it should be UGC recognized or ACITE. 2nd thing, if I do PGDM then it should UGC recognized or ACITE in order to get it equivalent to MBA Degree.

  53. Can we do polytechnic in mechanical engineering from ugc university

  54. Sir which is better option as UGC OR AICTE as we want to study engineering

  55. Sir,I want to know doing B.sc_Ag at Sri Sri University, CuttackAgbsc,Odisha. whether this university is UGC or ICAR or AICTE.

  56. Hello sir
    Himalayan educational institution & management (heimt) is government approved or not

  57. Sir kgisl college of technology is approved by AICTE BE Computer Science & Engineering ?

  58. I applying pwd electrical supervisor license I have diploma electrical engineering UGC approved university but not conserving UGC

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