Q. Consider the following statements regarding All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE):
1. It was established as a statutory body to conduct a survey on the facilities available for technical education.
2. It accredits graduate and postgraduate programs at Indian institutions.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B
Notes:
  • Statement 1 is incorrect: All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) was set up in November 1945 as a national-level Apex Advisory Body to conduct a survey on the facilities available for technical education and to promote development in the country in a coordinated and integrated manner. AICTE attained statutory status in the year 1987 under the AICTE Act. 
  • Statement 2 is correct 

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