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Technical Education plays a vital role in human resource development of the country by creating skilled manpower, enhancing industrial productivity and improving the quality of life. Technical Education covers courses and programmes in engineering, technology, management, architecture, town planning, pharmacy and applied arts & crafts, hotel management and catering technology.  

The technical education system in the country can be broadly classified into three categories – Central Government funded institutions, State Government/State-funded institutions & Self-financed institutions. The 65 Centrally funded institution of technical and science education are as under:      

 
IITs | 15|
IIMs | 13|
IISc., Bangalore| 1|
IISERs| 5|
NITs| 30|
IIITs| 4|
NITTTRs| 4|
Others (SPA, ISMU, NERIST, SLIET, NITIE & NIFFT, CIT)| 9| TOTAL| 81|
 
 
Besides the above, there are four Boards of Apprenticeship Training (BOATs).  
The Central Government is also implementing the following schemes/programmes: -  
(i)      Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) assisted by the World Bank. (ii)     Indian National Digital Library for Science & Technology (INDEST).  
There is one Public Sector Undertaking, namely, Educational Consultants India Ltd. (Ed.CIL) under the Ministry.  There are also Apex Councils, namely the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Council of Architecture (COA).

IMPORTANCE OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION.

Education is important for every individual in a nation. It plays a vital role to change the stare of a country. No country could bring a revolution in it unless its everybody are educated enough to meet the challenges. Education makes a man realize about himself and his goals and how to achieve that goals. Basically, Education is divided into three groups. The Education which teaches the concerns of a society is called Social Education. The Education which develops a...