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Premier National Society for Teachers and Students of the Technical Education System (with 45000 members and more than a lakh student members). Strategic partner of AICTE. Professional Refinement Programs for faculty members of AICTE approved Technical Institutions sponsored by AICTE. Premier Agency operating MHRD, AICTE, MIT and International Projects. Reputed source for Information Dissemination through publications, seminars, workshops in Technical Education. Major Consultant for Educational Management, Institution Building, Career and Personality development of teachers and students respectively. Professional Society giving over more than 50 National and Regional Awards to Institutions, Teachers and Students for innovation and excellence in various areas of Engineering and Technology.

Organization having meaningful interaction among technical institutions of Degree/Diploma levels all over the Country. Consultant to the Canada-India Project on "Canada India Institute Industry Linkage Project". Preparation and Publication of Learning Materials and CDs in Electronics and Computers for Degree/ Diploma Level Students. Learning Project for Working Professionals. The First Meeting of the Association of Principals of Technical Institutions. in India was held at Delhi Polytechnic Delhi on Monday, 28th July 1941. Mr. John Sargent, M.A., C.I.E, Educational Commissioner with Government of India cum Joint Secretary, Department of Education, Health and lands occupied the Chair.

Principals from Delhi, Calcutta, Assam, Dhanbad, Bombay, Hyderabad, Agra, Pune, Howrah, Baroda, Karachi, Roorkee, Aligarh, Banaras, Patna, lucknow were responsible for the preparation of APTI (I)'s Constitution and its Objectives. The Meeting of A.P.T.I.(I) held at the University of Mysore, Mysore on Monday 27th May 1968 took a decision to wind up. voluntarily in favor of a newly Registered Society under the name "Indian Society for Technical Education" (ISTE) which was already registered as a Society under the Societies Registration Act of 1860 on 21st May 1968 in New Delhi.

The Indian Society for Technical Education is a national, professional, non?profit making Society registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860. Association of Principals of Technical Institutions (APTI) was transformed into "Indian Society for Technical Education" in 1968 with a view to broaden its activities to advance the cause of technological education. The major objective of the ISTE is to assist and contribute in the production and development of top quality professional engineers and technicians needed by the industries and other organizations.

Being the only national organization of educators in the field of Engineering and Technology, ISTE effectively contributes in various missions of the Union Government. The Ministry of Human Resource Development, AICTE/DST/MIT/ State Govts. are well associated with the ISTE for programs relating to Technical Education.

OBJECTIVES OF ISTE:

The major objectives of the ISTE are to :

  1. Formulate the general goals and responsibilities of technical education.
  2. Modify curriculum and educational processes to changing conditions.
  3. Develop effective teachers and educational administrators.
  4. Improve instructional methods and practices and administrative usages.
  5. Enhance professional ideals and standards.
  6. Foster research as complementary to teaching.
  7. Cultivate fraternal spirit amongst the teachers, administrators, industrialists and professionals.
  8. Bring about effective linkage between technical institutions, industry and society.
  9. Award Honorary fellowships, Awards and Prizes for furthering the objectives of Technical Education.

ACTIVITIES OF ISTE:

Some of the major activities of the ISTE are:

  1. Curriculum development and updating.
  2. AICTE sponsored STTPs for engineering teachers and practicing professionals.
  3. Preparation of teacher-manuals and other instructional resource materials under ISTE-LMP.
  4. Preparation of LMs for working professionals in selected areas under ISTE-WPLP.
  5. Special short-term programs for teachers organized by ISTE-industries and other professional organizations.
  6. Seminars/workshops/conferences on topics of relevance to Technical Education.
  7. Information Technology oriented programs.
  8. Project formulation, implementation and appraisal.
  9. Preparation of directories on technical education facilities/expertise.
  10. Publication of a bi-monthly ISTE Newsletter.
  11. Publication of a quarterly Indian Journal of Technical Education.
  12. Publication of ISTE Handbook.
  13. Publication of Learning Materials in the area of Electronics and Computer under ISTE-LMP.
  14. Publication of various monograms.

MAJOR BENEFITS OF BECOMING AN ISTE MEMBER:

  1. A member of a National Professional Organization.
  2. Joined an academic fraternity of over 45,000 strong professionals.
  3. Preference to attend short term training programs for the academic excellence and to become eligible for career advancement opportunities.
  4. Getting bi-monthly Newsletter.
  5. Quarterly Indian Journal of Technical Education (at concessional rates).
  6. Many more publications for Self Development, Institution Development, etc.(at concessional rates).
  7. Eligible to participate in Chapter level, Section level and National level Conferences, Workshops and other activities of your academic interest etc.