Indian standard of education is certainly a good one, as compared to the west especially when it comes to the fundamentals and basics such as maths. Of course in the higher institutions of learning the infrastructure could be lacking, generally speaking except for a smaller proportion of the institutes. Yet this is something which is improving substantially these days. There are also organisations and statutory bodies of the government which ensure that the education standards in India are maintained above certain benchmark levels.
Of course no university would normally operate courses which are not recognized by the appropriate body for that would lead to a loss of its reputation and other issues later on. Still in some cases it so happens that some body may or may not give approval to a course. Here we will not focus on other professional bodies but will consider the case of the government body AICTE or the All India Council For Technical Education. A good example of this were the MBA and MCA courses conducted by many institutes which required AICTE approval but the Honourable Supreme Court of India declared in a recent judgement around last week of April 2013 that the AICTE can only act in an advisory capacity and not a governing body which is the UGC only.
So the underlying statement is that in case you are joining a course which is being run by a recognized UGC approved university, you do not have to fear whether it is AICTE approved or not. The main aim after doing the course is one or more of the following
1. To have a legal, legitimate and valid degree 2. To join public sector 3. To join private sector job 4. To study further in India or abroad 5. To be self employed
If you are joining a UGC approved university course, even if it is not approved by AICTE you will not suffer on any of the above accounts. Another point is that universities DO NOT require AICTE approval compulsorily, even if they might apply and take approval to add another feather to their cap. It is the colleges which require compulsory AICTE approval, so if you are directly studying at the university you do not need to worry about the above point. “A UGC Recognized University can start any Technical/Professional/Management programme without prior approval of AICTE through its MAIN CAMPUS ONLY by maintaining minimum standards of education as laid down by AICTE” So to summarize the above it can be said that although you can get admission to an AICTE approved course, but if you are studying at the campus of a university recognized by UGC, then the course is equally valid.