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Apex Educational Bodies in India


When the National Network of Education (NNE) thought of a common platform for the foremost centres of excellence and governing bodies spread across the country, the task not only seemed challenging but also formidable. As we went ahead with the plan, we experienced both. Probably, the NNE is the first education portal of its kind in the country to have covered all the existing Apex Educational Bodies of India. You name it and you will find it in the list.

As the Government of India funds these Apex Bodies, it is naturally that all major policies pertaining to education percolate through these apex bodies. They formulate guidelines, dos and don'ts, etc. For instance, if you are curious to know about DOEACC (Department of Electronic Accreditation of Computer Courses), which is engaged in updating global industry relevant to computer education, you may in all probability not get the information readily available. NNE help furnishes you with all the information.

Furthermore, you may even want to know about its location and function, its modus operandi, address and phone numbers. We have in-depth information on everything, on each of these centres.

Click on the following APEX Bodies to read in detail:

  • BARC - Bhaba Atomic Research Centre
    BARC offers rewarding career opportunities to young qualified people in the areas of Nuclear Science and Technology. Chosen aspirants can pursue innovative research in Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Geophysics, Engineering and Biosciences at the centre.

  • AICTE - All India Council for Technical Education
    AICTE, a national-level council for technical education. It  governs the Boards of Architecture, Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Information Technology, Post Graduate Education and Research in Engineering and Technology, Undergraduate Studies in Engineering etc.

  • AIMA - All India Management Association
    AIMA carries out a range of management related activities and initiatives such as Distance Management Education, Management Development Programs, Research and Publications, Testing Services, and National events and competitions.

  • BCI - Bar Council of India
    BCI promotes and sets standards for legal education and grants recognition to Universities whose degree in law will serve as qualification for enrollment as a lawyer. BCI founded the National Law School of India University for research and instruction of law.

  • CDAC - Centre for Development of Advanced Computing
    CDAC carries out R & D work in design, development and deployment of advanced information technology based solution. It offers advanced computing and software development courses in Software technologies, VLSI designs, Digital Multimedia, etc.

  • CHD - Central Hindi Directorate
    CHD conducts correspondence courses for teaching Hindi language to non – Hindi speaking Indians and foreigners. CHD also prepares dictionaries and conversational books that are Bi-lingual, Tri- lingual and Multi-lingual.

  • CIAE - Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering
    CIAE in Bhopal is a nodal institute in India conductS research and development to facilitate agricultural mechanization and conservation of soil and water. It offers course in Energy in Agriculture at the M Tech level.

  • CIET - Central Institute of Educational Technology
    CIET provides and promotes educational technology especially at the school level. It publicizes alternative learning systems. Directs and coordinates the academic and technical programmes  of SIET.

  • CIEFL - Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages
    CIEFL is a National Institute for providing higher education in English and other Foreign Languages in India. It conducts various Post Graduate and Research programmes. CIEFL has three campuses – Hyderabad, Lucknow   and Shillong.

  • CIIL - Central Institute of Indian Languages
    CIIL strives to maintain the unity of Indian languages through scientific studies. It governs five centers, such as School Of Applied Language Sciences and Technology, School Of Literary, Cultural and  Translation Studies, School Of Classical Languages etc.

  • Central Library, IIT Madras
    The Central Library is well equipped with all modern facilities and resources in the form of CD-ROM, On-line databases, microfiche, microfilms, audio video cassettes, books, journals, standards, specifications, theses, reports etc.

  • CISCE - Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations
    CISCE develops effective teaching – learning provisions. Its main function is to conduct Indian School Certificate Examinations, The Indian School Certificate, and the Certificate in Vocational Education.

  • CSTT - Commission of Scientific and Technical Terminology
    CSST works for the development of uniform technology for Hindi and other modern Indian languages. It is involved in development of language technology for books and periodicals at all the educational levels - primary and Higher education besides University level.

  • COA - Council of Architecture
    COA is responsible for regulating the education and practice of profession throughout India besides maintaining the register of Architects. Any person willing to pursue 'Architecture' as a profession will have to register with the Council of Architecture.

  • CSIR - Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
    CSIR'S objective is todevelop new tools and applications for the industrial segment of the country and to accelerate the scientific and technological progress of the country.

  • DCI - Dental Council of India
    DCI, a statutory body has representatives of the Central Government, State Government, Universities, Dental Colleges, Medical Council of India and the Private Practitioners of Dentistry. It was constituted with a view to regulate the dental education, dental profession and dental ethics.

  • DOEACC - Department of Electronics Accreditation of Computer Courses
    The courses of DOEACC commence from Certificate Level and goes up to Masters level. The society also offers horizontal level entry at higher level.In the scheme, not only can students enroll but working too.

  • Directorate of General Shipping
    The Director General of Shipping is the statutory Maritime authority of government of India. The directorate is responsible for administration and management of activities taking place in Indian sea waters.

  • DTE Maharashtra - Directorate of Technical Education
    DTE Maharashtra manages and directs technical institutes - engineering colleges, polytechnics, industrial training institutes, and technical high schools of the state. The directorate has to ensure that a candidate gets the right sort of professional training in his/her chosen discipline which must meet to modern Industry demands.

  • FTTI - Film and Television Institute of India
    Film and Television Institute of India (FTTI), National School of Drama (NSD), Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI), and Shri Ram Centre for Performing Arts (SRCPA)are the apex institutes under films and dramatics.

  • ICPR - Indian Council of Philosophical Research
    The main objectives of ICPR are to establish, administer and manage the Indian Council of Philosophical Research. The Governing Body (GB) and the Research Project Committee (RPC) are the main authorities of the Council.

  • IIAS - Indian Institute of Advanced Study
    IIAS is a residential centre for research and encourages promotion of creative thought in areas which have deep human significance, and provides.an environment suitable for academic research.

  • IIFT - Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
    IIFT has evolved itself into a complete business school, offering Management Programmes in various streams of International Business. Besides, offering full time programmes in Management, it also offers part-time programmes for working professionals.

  • IISc - Indian Institute of Science
    IISc is a leading institution of research and advanced instruction. Besides offering formal education the institute also offers short term programmes for engineers and scientists. The Continuing Education Programme of the institute covers a wide range of topics.

  • ISRO - Indian Space Research Organisation
    The objective of ISRO is to develop space technology and its application to various national activities. ISRO has operationalised two major satellite systems namely Indian National Satellites (INSAT) and Indian Remote Sensing.

  • ISI - Indian Statistical Institute
    ISI is well equipped for imparting teaching and training of mathematics, statistics and allied disciplines. The institute now comprises over 250 faculty members and over 1,000 supporting staff and several modern-day gadgets.

  • IGNOU - Indira Gandhi National Open University
    IGNOU delivers quality higher education, in various disciplines, through distance mode. 35 countries are the takers of its undergraduate, post graduate and certificate programmes.

  • IPR - Institute for Plasma Research
    The plasma research activities of IPR institute includes, Studies on high temperature magnetically confined plasmas, Basic experiments in plasma physics, and Industrial plasma processing and application.

  • ICAI - Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
    ICAI is contributing towards education, professional development, and maintenance of high accounting, auditing and ethical standards.

  • ICSI - Institute of Company Secretaries of India
    ICSI  develops and regulates the profession of company secretaries. It is the ONLY institute which offers this course and awards the certificate bestowing the designation of company secretary to  qualifying mebers of the institute.

  • IEG - Institute of Economic Growth
    IEG is recognized as one of the leading research institute in the areas of economics and social development. It broadly focuses on Agriculture and rural development, Environment and resource economics, Labour and welfare, etc.

  • IMSc - Institute of Mathematical Sciences
    IMSc carries out research in frontier areas of mathematics, physics and computer sciences. Research at IMSc is well supported by Department of Atomic Energy Government of India and Government of Tamil Nadu.

  • IOP - Institute of Physics
    IOP carries out research tasks in theoretical and experimental areas of High Energy, Nuclear, Atomic, Molecular and Condensed Matter Physics, etc.

  • JNV - Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas
    JNV's are fully residential and co-educational schools covering classes VI to XII. Education in these Vidyalayas is free for all enrolled students including lodging, boarding, text books, uniforms etc.

  • KHS - Kendriya Hindi Sansthan
    KHS promotes the Hindi language by teaching Hindi language to the non-Hindi speaking population of our country in order to propagate it as their second language.

  • MCI - Medical Council of India
    MCI sets standard of higher qualifications in medicine and recognition of medical qualifications in India and abroad. It deals with medical colleges and hospitals and medical professionals of the country.

  • NAAC - National Assessment and Accreditation Council
    NAAC certifies institutions of higher learning (Colleges, Universities, Institutes, etc.) in the country but, it does not include the institutes providing technical education.

  • NBA - National Board of Accreditation
    NBA conducts periodical evaluation of the technical institutions and programmes on a periodical basis according to specified norms and standards as recommended by AICTE council to it.

  • NCERT - National Council for Educational Research and Training
    NCERT undertakes Research, Developemental activities, and Training.It  provides assistance to the government at the centre and at state levels on the academic matters.

  • NCTE - National Council of Teacher Education
    NCTE sets up norms and standards for teacher's education right from pre-school teacher education to post graduate level teacher education. It plans, coordinates and implements innovative ways to educate teachers.

  • NIFT - National Institute of Fashion Technology
    The Government of India  established NIFT. It is acknowledged as the hallmark of Indian Fashion Industry across the country.

  • NIOS - National Institute of Open Schooling
    NIOS caters to the educational needs of the children out of school, school drop-outs and socially and economical backward section of the learner population.

  • NITIE - National Institute of Industrial Engineering
    NITIE teaches materials management, work studies, inventory control, shop floor management and personnel management to India's industry professionals.

  • NLM - National Literacy Mission
    NLM was established to make everyone self reliant in reading, writing and arithmetic, and to make them aware of the development issues affecting the society.

  • NUEPA - National University of Education Planning and Administration
    NUEPA focuses on planning, management and capacity building in educational policy, through research, training, consultancy and dissemination. It has nine academic and one administrative unit.

  • NVS - Navodaya Vidyalay Samiti
    NVS manages co-educational residential schools known as Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas across the country, for imparting education from class VI to XII.  e education at Navodaya Vidyalaya is free of cost.

  • PCI - Pharmacy Council of India
    PCI prescribes, regulates and maintains minimum educational standards for the training of pharmacists uniformly in the country. Any institute providing pharmacy education in the country requires registering with Pharmacy Council of India.

  • RSS - Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan
    RSS develops, propagates, and encourages Sanskrit learning and teaching in and around the country. It imparts various educational programs in Sanskrit through its various affiliated institutions.

  • RIT - Regional Institute of Technology
    RIT Jamshedpur is a seat of scientific & technological learning. It offers B.Sc.(Engg.) and other Postgraduate courses. NRI Admissions are also taken.

  • RCI - Rehabilitation Council of India
    RCI maintains and standardizes the standard of training professionals. It has a National Program Policy in the form of Primary Health Center and Bridge Courses.

  • SPJMIR - SP Jain Institute Of Management and Research
    The course curricula offered by the SPJMIR similar to top ranked business schools of the world like Harvard, etc. The institute workS in close cooperation with Industrial sector and hence provides best training for its students.

  • SINP - Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics
    SNIP offers a number of Research, Doctoral, and Post Doctoral Programs in Physics and Nuclear Physics.

  • SIET - State Institute of Education Technology
    SIET was established to promote quality in primary education through INSAT-1B.

  • TTTI Bhopal - Technical Teacher's Training Institute
    TTTI has developed as a centre of excellence in the area of technical education. It offers post graduate education in Technician field, along with several other related courses and projects.

  • UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization
    UNESCO dealt with science and technology programmes in eleven South and Central Asian countries. Later, it also incorporated communication, education and culture programmes.

  • UPSC - Union Public Service Commission
    UPSC conducts competitive examinations on all India basis for recruiting to the various posts in the fields of civil services, engineering, medical and forest service.

  • UGC - University Grants Commission
    UGC has been co-ordinating, determining and maintaining standards of university education and teaching in the country.

  • VCI - Veterinary Council of India
    VCI regulates Veterinary practice and Veterinary education across the country.

  • XLRI - Xavier Labour Relations Institute
    XLRI emphasizes also on fellowship and research programs apart from training management graduates.

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