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This paper presents an overview of the salient features of today’s technical education and the growth and development of technical education in India from the eighteenth century. The nineteenth century has witnessed the birth many branches of engineering and technology in addition to the classical one of civil and mechanical. It also provides and insight into the Technical Education before independence from Vedic period. A detailed survey of growth of technical education and development of technical institutions has been made various commissions and committees on Technical Education have been briefly explaining and their recommendations. After independence Government has appointed various committees to suggest the growth and development, has also been discussed. National Policy on technical education challenges of Technical Education, Quality improvement and industry-Institution collaboration in Technical Education, Research and development, scientific and Industrial development as well as the National Policy of Education (NPE) and other vital facets has also been discussed. AICTE framed rules, regulations and guidelines in all India level in Engineering have been reviewed. At the end of the paper National Knowledge Commission has been discussed. The paper also enumerates various recommendations of committees appointed by central Government.
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