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Visveswaraiah Technological University, Belgaum , Established on 1st April 1998 as per VTU Act 1994. Member of Association for Commonwealth Universities. Member of Association of Indian Universities. Recognized by UGC vide sanction letter no. F. 9.4/99 dated 24th August 1999 .
Visveswaraiah Technological University , Belgaum , named after Bharat Ratna Sir M. Visveswaraiah, is a dream come true of Technocrats and Academicians of Karnataka. The University is functioning and continues to function with a VISION To become an outstanding University at the cutting edge of knowledge that produces world class research and leaders for innovative Technology and Industry. The role of VTU is not merely limited to the conduct of examinations and award of degrees but something beyond this. VTU has a MISSION -To plan the development of technical education, to establish need based value based education and training in engineering and technology with a view to generate qualified and competent man power for technological and societal needs.
The University has the jurisdiction throughout Karnataka and at present 111 Engineering colleges are affiliated to it. The intake every year for Engineering under this University inclusive of PG is around 38,000. The University has 25 branches of Bachelors Degree and 54 branches of M-Tech courses. B.E (Bio-Technology) is the UG course introduced in 2002-03 in 21 colleges. In addition, the University has MBA and MCA courses. The university also offers M. Sc., (Engineering) by Research and Ph. D programmes. In the year under consideration, the University has 249 registered candidates for MSc. (Engineering) by Research and Ph. D in 80 Research Centres in 24 affiliated colleges.
The University has very successfully achieved the tremendous task of bringing various colleges affiliated earlier to different Universities, with different syllabi, different procedures and different traditions under one umbrella. The University implemented common curriculum for UG in 1998 and revised syllabi again in 2002 for all the courses and uniform procedures were adopted. As a further step in standardization, the subjects & syllabi of related branches are being made common up to the fourth semester. The University has already revised the syllabus of MBA with effect from the academic year 2001-2002 and has now revised the syllabi of all M-Tech courses & MCA. The University plans to bring in further flexibility in the curriculum, so that any changes or revisions may be introduced particularly with respect to electives, as and when the technology changes or the need arises.
The first batch consisting of approximately 13,000 students of Under Graduate BE / B-Tech., students who were admitted in the academic year 1998-99 came out of the portals of this University as graduates during the month of July 2002. Four batches of M-Tech., 3 batches of MBA and 2 batches of MCA students have so far passed out of this University. The total number of Post-Graduates who have completed their studies in this University is around 5000.
More information on: http://www.vtu.ac.in
All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) was set-up in November 1945 as a national level Apex Advisory Body to conduct survey on the facilities on technical education and to promote development in the country in a coordinated and integrated manner. And to ensure the same, as stipulated in, the National Policy of Education (1986), AICTE be vested with statutory authority for planning, formulation and maintenance of norms and standards, quality assurance through accreditation, funding in priority areas, monitoring and evaluation, maintaining parity of certification and awards and ensuring coordinated and integrated development and management of technical education in the country.
The Government of India (Ministry of Human Resource Development) also constituted a National Working Group to look into the role of AICTE in the context of proliferation of technical institutions, maintenance of standards and other related matters. The Working Group recommended that AICTE be vested with the necessary statutory authority for making it more effective, which would consequently require restructuring and strengthening with necessary infrastructure and operating mechanisms.
Pursuant to the above recommendations of the National Working Group, the AICTE Bill was introduced in both the Houses of Parliament and passed as the AICTE Act No. 52 of 1987. The Act came into force w.e.f. March 28, 1988 . The statutory All India Council for Technical Education was established on May 12, 1988 with a view to proper planning and coordinated development of technical education system throughout the country, the promotion of qualitative improvement of such education in relation to planned quantitative growth and the regulation and proper maintenance of norms and standards in the technical education system and for matters connected therewith.
The purview of AICTE (the Council) covers programmes of technical education including training and research in Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Town Planning, Management, Pharmacy, Applied Arts and Crafts, Hotel Management and Catering Technology etc. at different levels.
In accordance with the provisions of the AICTE Act (1987), for the first five years after its inception in 1988, the Minister for Human Resource Development, Government of India was the Chairman of the Council. The first full time Chairman was appointed on July 2, 1993 and the Council was re-constituted in March 1994 with a term of three years. The Executive Committee was re-constituted on July 7, 1994 and All India Boards of Studies and Advisory Boards were constituted in 1994-95. Regional Offices of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, located at Kolkata, Chennai, Kanpur and Mumbai were transferred to AICTE and the staff working at these offices were also deputed to the Council on foreign service terms w.e.f. October 1, 1995. These offices functioned as secretariats of Regional Committees in the four regions (East, South, North and West). Three new Regional Committees in southwest, central and northwest regions with their secretariats located at Bangalore , Bhopal and Chandigarh respectively were also established on July 27, 1994 .
The AICTE has its Headquarters in New Delhi which has the offices of the Chairman, Vice-Chairman and the Member Secretary and is presently housed in a building having a covered area of 38542 sq. ft. located in Indira Gandhi Sports Complex, Indraprastha Estate, New Delhi . The present building is taken on lease from the Sports Authority of India. The Government of India has allocated 5 acres land in the campus of Jawaharlal Nehru University , New Delhi , for constructing the administrative and other buildings of the Council.
More information on: http://www.aicte-india.org
The HKBK Group of Institutions was established under the aegis of the Karnataka State Muslim Federation (KSMF). The KSMF is a state-level organization working tirelessly for the betterment of the Muslim minorities in the state. It has marked its presence in all districts of Karnataka and deals with the concerns and issues of the underprivileged.
The Managing Committee of KSMF boasts of conscientious and dedicated individuals who are drawn from every walk of life. The Managing Committee has accomplished much for the minorities in the state under the guidance of Mr. C.M. Ibrahim, President of KSMF, Chairman and Founder of HKBK Group of Institutions, Former Union Minister.
The KSMF has endeavored to meet the educational needs of all minorities and the underprivileged, particularly among the Muslim community. The federation realizes that modern education especially higher education is expensive and beyond the reach of the underprivileged and deserving meritorious students among the minorities.
Therefore the federation strives to impart quality education through a strong and sound educational system. The KSMF has undertaken the responsibility of establishing colleges and institutions where the underprivileged and deserving students will have an opportunity to obtain quality education. The HKBK Group of Institutions is the federation’s first step towards realizing this mission.