AICTE Launches Full-Time Masters & PhD Programs for Diploma Faculty

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Posted on May 24, 2024


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The All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has launched full-time ME, MTech, and PhD programmes, under the Quality Improvement Program (QIP). Interested candidates can apply for the programs at the official website —

Admission process

AICTE is currently inviting applications under “AICTE-QIP-PG Certificate Programme” from the faculty members of AICTE approved institutions. Based on the applications received, AICTE will be allotting the applicants to the respective host institution for the selection process.

Further, the PG Certification Programme could be commenced by the concerned host institution, if and only if a minimum of 30 candidates are admitted into a course.

Admission timeline

Applicants may submit their applications till June 6th, since the concerned institute will hold interviews on June 18–20. The program will start on June 30 when the institute sends the list to AICTE by June 20. AICTE will then release the results on June 24.

The program’s on-campus (mandatory) period will run from June 30 to July 12, while the online portion (perhaps with on-campus participation as well) will run from July 14 to December 11. After that, the final assessment by the relevant institution will take place between December 21 and December 26, and the required on-campus work will take place between December 14 and December 26. The final result will be announced on January 13

Areas under programme

AI/ML/Data Science/Data Analytics, Augmented- (AR) / Mixed- (MR) / Virtual Realities (VR) / Cyber Physical Systems, IoT & Drone Technology, Intelligent Transport Systems, Robotics, 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing.

Eligibility criteria

Admission guidelines for AICTE-QIP-PG Certificate Programme are as follows:

— Full time Regular / Permanent faculty members of AICTE approved Degree Level / Diploma level institutes, belonging to CORE Engineering disciplines like Mechanical, Civil, Material/Metallurgical, Electrical and Electronics, Chemical etc.

— The teaching experience of minimum 5 years at graduate/diploma level at AICTE approved institution.

— In addition to the above minimum eligibility, criteria of respective host institution shall be applicable.

The duration of AICTE-QIP-PG certificate programme(s) will be six months. The batch size should be 50 candidates at one identified host institution per session. The course(s) will be offered through hybrid mode. Out of the total six months duration, a minimum of four weeks will have to be conducted offline.

In these programmes, enrolled candidates will be allowed two casual leaves in one session, and medical leave of maximum of one week per session. Students should mandatorily have 80 per cent attendance for lectures (inclusive of off campus and on campus) and 90 per cent attendance for Lab works to appear for final evaluation and certificate.