All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)

AICTE is the statutory body and a national-level council for technical education, under Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development. They are organizers for Smart India Hackathon 2017 and have identified 16 problem statements for this initiative.
15 Problem Statement
Total Submissions : 9

AICTE grants approval for establishment of new technical institutions and starting of new courses in the field of Engineering and Technology, Management, Pharmacy, Architecture etc. At present the criteria for grant of approval for such courses is based mainly on infrastructure available as per the minimum norms prescribed by AICTE (Approval Process Handbook). However due to lack of information on employment potential for the proposed courses AICTE is giving approval and the students pass out from such Institutions/Branches of Engineering/Management/Pharmacy etc remain unemployed. At present, there is no mechanism available to find out how to estimate/forecast employment potential for any branch(s)/course(s) in Engineering/Management/Pharmacy etc on short term and long term basis by correlating data from various sources and formulating computer program/application using neural networks OR any other programming tools.

Development of Application Software to estimate/forecast employment potential of Graduates/Post Graduates in different branches/courses on short term and long term basis by correlating data from various sources could be useful for granting approval along with infrastructure and other facilities.

Sample data required: No

Total Submissions : 4

AICTE approved courses in the field of Engineering and Technology, Management, Pharmacy, Architecture etc are affiliated to different Universities and are conducted as per the syllabus prescribed by these Universities. There are more than 100 such universities in the Country affiliating the same course(s). However, the structure of the course, content and scheme of the course differs widely from University to University, resulting in variation in the academic standards of the same degree approved by AICTE at the time of admission to higher studies and employment in India and abroad. Therefore there is a need to develop an application to map structure, content and scheme of the courses at present run by affiliated Universities and map important features and compare with a standard curriculum of highest standard. This would help AICTE to develop and enforce uniform academic standards all over the country for all its approved Courses.

Development of Application software to map structure, content and scheme of the courses run by affiliating Universities (with mapping of important features) and compare with a standard curriculum could be useful to develop and enforce uniform academic standards all over the country for all its approved Courses.

Sample data required: No

Total Submissions : 5

AICTE data base has information about Faculties and students of AICTE Approved Institutions including Aadhaar, PAN and Bank Details. Aadhaar & Aadhaar Seeded Bank Account Details are maintained by UID & NPCI (National Payment Corporation of India). Currently there is no common facility that exists to verify the Aadhaar,  Aadhaar Seeded Bank Account Details from UID & NPCI and PAN.

Availability of such an functional application software for automating the process of collating the information on Aadhaar, Aadhaar Seeded Bank Account Details and or PAN received from faculties/students for verifying these details from UID & NPCI. As such, the availability of functional application software will be extremely useful.

Sample Data Required: Yes

List of all colleges – 2012-2013 https://data.gov.in/catalog/list-colleges-aishe-survey
Total Submissions : 10

Statement: The working model should provide integration between National Academic Depositary, Digital   Locker & Instant Aadhaar (Aadhaar Portal). This App will provide the link between Aadhaar Number & Roll Number and the students should update the data of “Aadhaar Number” along with “Roll Number” on National Academic Depositary (It is like Linking roll. no. with Aadhaar No.). This will help in Verification of AICTE Approved Institutes, Verification of Students and Message service for students like job alert etc.

Availability of such an Application would be useful (Design and Development) for Integration of Biometric details (Aadhaar instant App.) and Digital locker information (digilocker App.)/National Academic Depository (MHRD) of students record on a single mobile App.

Sample Data Required: No

Total Submissions : 10

AICTE website consists of lot of information on approved institutions, different schemes of the Government, Rules and Regulations, etc., related to Engineering and Technology, Management, Pharmacy, Architecture, Arts and Crafts. By using latest web designing tools with latest innovative ideas the present website of AICTE may be made very attractive and user friendly.

Organization will look for attractive website design with latest innovative ideas covering all activities of AICTE with user friendly concept.

Sample Data Required: Yes (Ref: www.aicte-india.org)

Total Submissions : 6

AICTE website consists of lot of information on approved institutions, different schemes of the Government, Rules and Regulations, etc., related to Engineering and Technology, Management, Pharmacy, Architecture, Arts and Crafts. By using latest Innovative Ideas, Mobile App may be developed for providing some of the important/frequently required useful information like, approved & unapproved institutions, etc., which are presently displayed under Statistics (Dashboard).

Organization will look for attractive Mobile App developed with latest innovative ideas to display/provide information on some of the important activities of AICTE with user friendly concept.

Sample Data Required: Yes (Ref: www.aicte-india.org & Statistics > Dash board)

Total Submissions : 9

As on today in our country we are not having any master data base regarding students at various levels, without which framing policies with regard to education and upliftment of student community will be difficult.

Provision of common platform in which the entire data base of school education, higher education and technical education are interlinked, which will help the government to identify the grey areas where actual concentration is needed. Further, the percentage of students entering various fields of education and percentage of student drop outs also can be identified and also State/District wise drop outs can be identified and thereby these places can be targeted for improvement.

Sample Data Required: Yes

State-wise list of stand-alone institutions – 2012-2013 https://data.gov.in/catalog/institutions-aishe-survey
State-wise list of universities and attached institutions – 2012-2013 https://data.gov.in/catalog/institutions-aishe-survey
Category-wise number of male and female teacher in various types of universities and its colleges – 2012-2013 https://data.gov.in/catalog/teaching-staff-aishe-survey
Post-wise number of male and female teacher in various types of universities and its colleges – 2012-2013 https://data.gov.in/catalog/teaching-staff-aishe-survey
State and category wise male and female student enrolment for all education institution – 2011-12 to 2012-13 https://data.gov.in/catalog/student-enrolment-aishe-survey
Category-wise male and female student enrolment in university and its colleges – 2012-2013 https://data.gov.in/catalog/student-enrolment-aishe-survey
Enrolment in school education from 1950-51 to 2011-12 https://data.gov.in/catalog/enrolment-school-education
Faculty- wise Enrolment in Higher Education from 1985-86 to 2011-12 https://data.gov.in/catalog/faculty-wise-enrolment-higher-education
Gross enrolment ratio (GER) for higher classes from 2001-02 to 2011-12. https://data.gov.in/catalog/gross-enrolment-ratio-ger
Gross enrolment ratio (GER) from 1950-51 to 2011-12 https://data.gov.in/catalog/gross-enrolment-ratio-ger
Gross Enrolment For Higher Education And Distance Education From 2007-08 To 2009-10 https://data.gov.in/catalog/gross-enrolment-higher-education-and-distance-education
Current enrolment across different education level in Higher Education https://data.gov.in/catalog/current-enrolment-across-different-education-level-higher-education
Number of school education institutions in India from 1950-51 to 2011-12 https://data.gov.in/catalog/school-education-institutions
State/UT-wise number of school education institutions – 2011-12 https://data.gov.in/catalog/school-education-institutions
National Institutions in Higher Education https://data.gov.in/catalog/national-institutions-higher-education
Growth of Higher Education System https://data.gov.in/catalog/growth-higher-education-system
Number of institutions: school education for 2007-08 https://data.gov.in/catalog/institutions-school-education
Number of primary and upper primary school at all India level from year 2001 to 2010 https://data.gov.in/catalog/number-schools-0
Number of secondary and senior secondary Schools at all India level from year 2001 to 2010 https://data.gov.in/catalog/number-schools-0
Number Of Recognised Educational Institutions Of Higher Learning, (All India) upto 2010-11 https://data.gov.in/catalog/number-recognised-educational-institutions-higher-learning-all-india-and-state-wise
Number of students (Boys/girls) in secondary school at all India level from year 2001 to 2010 https://data.gov.in/catalog/number-students
Technical /industrial /arts and craft institutes for 2007-08 https://data.gov.in/catalog/technical-industrial-arts-and-craft-institutes
Expenditure on Education by Centre and State Governments during 1985-86 to 2010-11 https://data.gov.in/catalog/expenditure-education-centre-and-state-governments
Gross Budgetary Support For Education Sector In The Twelfth Plan https://data.gov.in/catalog/gross-budgetary-support-education-sector-twelfth-plan
Total Submissions : 8

As on today, in our country we are not having any master data base regarding campus placement in technical institute and Universities throughout the country. By mapping the entire placement details throughout the county, the percentage of un-employability can be identified in various fields of education. This will help the policy makers to come out with appropriate solution through framing of policies for tackling the unemployability in the country.

Provision of common platform in which the entire data base of campus placement of all technical institutes/ Universities throughout the country by interlinking it will be extremely useful for the Government/Policy makers to come out with appropriate solutions.

Sample Data Required: Yes

National Institutions in Higher Education https://data.gov.in/catalog/national-institutions-higher-education
Current enrolment across different education level in Higher Education https://data.gov.in/catalog/current-enrolment-across-different-education-level-higher-education
Gross Enrolment For Higher Education And Distance Education From 2007-08 To 2009-10 https://data.gov.in/catalog/gross-enrolment-higher-education-and-distance-education
Faculty- wise Enrolment in Higher Education from 1985-86 to 2011-12 https://data.gov.in/catalog/faculty-wise-enrolment-higher-education
Number Of Recognised Educational Institutions Of Higher Learning, (All India) upto 2010-11 https://data.gov.in/catalog/number-recognised-educational-institutions-higher-learning-all-india-and-state-wise
State and category wise male and female student enrolment for all education institution – 2011-12 to 2012-13 https://data.gov.in/catalog/student-enrolment-aishe-survey
Category-wise male and female student enrolment in university and its colleges – 2012-2013 https://data.gov.in/catalog/student-enrolment-aishe-survey
Total Submissions : 17

Many good initiatives by students in the form of project is presently going   un-noticed because of lack of awareness. If a common knowledge platform (with a facility for plagiarism) is created to bring all project works taken up at various levels by the students in Technical  / Higher Educational Institutes and Universities throughout the country , then it will be a great source of knowledge and also will help the student community to take up unique/innovative project works.

Provision of Knowledge platform in which the entire data base of all the projects taken up by all Technical/Higher Educational Institutes/ Universities throughout the country by interlinking will be extremely useful.

Sample data required: No

Total Submissions : 5

Exercising the autonomy status each University or College are following their own time tables and annual academic calendars. Students of those Institutions who complete their examinations and get results early have the opportunity to select the course of their choice and move to the University of choice while those whose results are declared late have no (Or) less options of courses and colleges available for them. Students also have to travel to each of these colleges to get information, apply and get admitted and so on. This results in huge cost and loss of time to students in their academic career.

In order to provide level playing grounds for all the students there is a need for effective implementation of a common uniform calendar in all the colleges and Universities across the Nation.

Sample data required: No

Total Submissions : 4

Pan-university data bank is required for accessing course details, comparison of courses, facilities and faculty, admission, tracking student mobility, viewing results, evaluation and certification, verification of certificates, joint online courses (MOOCs). This will help both student and faculty communities for self improvement through comparison and emulations. Lack of information is  leading to self glorification and inbreeding among University and College student and faculty members.

In order to provide level playing grounds for all the students and faculties, there is a need for Pan-University data bank.

Sample Data Required: NO

Total Submissions : 3

There are many Governmental and Non-Governmental sources of grants for undertaking research in Colleges and Universities. Lack of information in one platform about the institution granting funds, criteria of selection, norms and stipulations, time period, purpose for which grants are available, last date, eligibility criteria for all the grants available at International, National levels and local and subject-wise details, is inhibiting several potential researchers from availing the grants for undertaking research projects.

Provision of such a platform would be useful in enabling healthy competition among researchers and also for the best utilisation of funds for research programs.

Sample Data Required: NO

Total Submissions : 7

Teachers, students are encouraged to take up research and innovate. Current accreditation, ranking and grading norms emphasises research work and publications by both students and faculty. In order to take up research work and subsequently make publications of research findings, to collaborate and network with others who are working on similar problems there is a need to participate in global, national and local workshops, seminars, symposia, conferences, etc. Students have to search for information about dates, places and themes of such academic confluences. Lot of time and efforts are wasted in this regard and despite that they may miss out vital information and chance to make presentations.

Availability of single portal will be extremely useful for obtaining the information about all academic activities across the country, universities and international arena in chronological order and in subject areas so as to enable the students, faculty, and researchers to access information and prepare well in advance and participate effectively and successfully

Sample Data Required: NO

Total Submissions : 6

In order to realise the goal of demographic divide, every citizen of the country needs to be educated for job, be it a scientist, a doctor, engineer or whatever to meet not only the needs of our society but also the other societies elsewhere in the world. Every student aspires to become a great person and self reliant, but their passion and likings are diverse. In order to cater to the aspirations of the students and facilitate them to aim it high, they are required to be informed about the number and type of jobs this country has in the future years, as also the number of business persons, entrepreneurs, workforce in all areas of employment. A national database of actual requirement of workforce, category-wise by both Government and Industry, the type of educational or skill qualification required, nature of job, eligibility criteria, salary and perks, career development /progression in every field / sector of employment is urgently required.

As each individual nurtures different desires to become in their life, there is a need for career dendrogram, so that one can put forth a concerted efforts to become the best in his vocation and excel in life rather than make umpteen number of mistakes of wrong selection of course of education or career and repent later and go on trying different things losing his precious time/life.

Sample Data Required: NO

Total Submissions : 9

Retirement of faculties and appointment of faculties in colleges is not standardised in our country. While retirements are mandatory on superannuation, steps to fill up the vacancy that arises immediately is lacking. When a vacancy arises in the middle of the academic year on account of the superannuation of a faculty, the students are the victims. There should be state or National registry or databank to assess the actual faculty requirement college-wise keeping in view the date of retirement and number of teachers who retire, so that recruitment process can start well in advance and the faculty is readily available as soon as a faculty retires. Standard of education in India cannot be improved unless we fill all the vacancies every year selecting suitable candidates.

To do the right kind of planning, we need to have App which will indicate the future vacancies and positions so that proper planning of recruitment is possible.

Sample Data Required: NO