Difference between AICTE and AIU?

Explaining AICTE

All India Council for technical education and management is a statutory body set up by the Government of India. This institution has been constituted with a view to promote quality technical education, get involved in planning and coordinated development of technical education system also work on regulations and maintenance of norms and standards.

On the notification of 1st May it is notified that the examination will be held taking care of following circumstances;

  1. Ensuring the health, safety and security of the students, faculty and super visors to continue academic activities.
  2. Conducting the examination and declaration of results.
  3. Facilitating the students to participate in further admission, placement, research and training etc.
  4. Charting out a plan for the next academic session

Explaining AIU

Association of Indian Universities constructed by the government of India with a view to be delegated to B-schools who are offering PGDM (the diploma in management which in actual is a P.G programme reserves the power to give rights to students to apply for Govt. exams) .The degrees awarded by the AIU approved universities is positively accepted by the UGC, New Delhi also the same degrees will enable you to study abroad showing the same certificate.

Here we have listed some AIU accredited Universities which provide courses like PGDM;

  1. Apeejay School of Management
  2. Asia-Pacific Institute of management
  3. DPC Institute of Management
  4. Fore School of management
  5. GINM Punjabi Bagh
  6. IILM Institute for higher education
  7. JIMS
  8. NDIM

Major Difference between AICTE and AIU

“PGDM is offered by an autonomous institute wherein it should be approved by AICTE. Since institutes secure autonomy they design their own curriculum, which is based on contemporary/future industry requirements instead of following University syllabus which may be outdated.” Even IIMs and XLRI’s don’t offer MBA degrees. They give only PGP Diploma or PGDM since they are autonomous and independent bodies. Typically if any PGDM is to be equivalent to MBA then the college offering the PGDM course must have accreditation from AIU (The Association of Indian Universities).

Last Updated: 14 Dec 2020


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