The AICTE was constituted in 1945 as an advisory body in all matters relating to technical education. Even though it had no statutory powers, it played a very important role in the development of technical education in the country. It had four regional committees with offices at Chennai, Mumbai, Kanpur and Calcutta. All the new schemes and proposals for starting new institutions/Programmes were approved by the corresponding Regional Committee and subsequently vetted by the Council.
Gujarat Technological University, commonly referred as GTU, is a statewide institution affiliating many esteemed engineering, pharmacy, and management colleges and varsities across the western Indian Districts of Gujarat.