Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) http://www.education.nic.in/
MHRD is the Department of Higher Education of the Government of India and is responsible for laying down the national policy on Education and overseeing its implementation. It’s responsible for planned development of University & Higher Education and Technical Education, international cooperation in the field of education and granting of scholarships to the deserving students.
Department of Science and Technology (DST) http://www.dst.gov.in
DST was established in May 1971, with the objective of promoting new areas of Science & Technology and to play the role of a nodal department for organising, coordinating and promoting S&T activities in the country.
National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA) http://www.nuepa.org/
NUEPA established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
Objective of NUEPA is to undertake aid, promote and coordinate research in various aspects of educational planning and administration and allied disciplines. It provides academic and professional guidance to agencies, institutions and personnel engaged in educational planning and administration.
Association of Indian Universities (AIU) http://www.aiuweb.org
AIU serves as an Inter-University Organisation to act as a liaison between the universities and the Government (Central as well as the State Governments) and to co-operate with other universities or bodies (national or international) in matters of common interest. AIU also assist universities in obtaining recognition for their degrees, diplomas and examinations from other universities.
Government of India Directory (GOI Directory) http://goidirectory.nic.in
A one point source to know all about Indian government websites at all levels and from all sectors.
Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) http://www.serc-dst.org/
SERC was established in 1974 and is an apex body through which the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India promotes R&D programmes in newly emerging and challenging areas of science and engineering. SERC is composed of eminent scientists, technologists drawn from various universities/national laboratories and Industry. This Council is assisted by Programme Advisory Committees (PACs) in various disciplines of Science & Engineering.
Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) http://www.csir.res.in/ CSIR is the premier industrial R&D organization in India constituted in 1942 by a resolution of the then Central Legislative Assembly. It is an autonomous body registered under the Registration of Societies Act of 1860.CSIR aims to provide industrial competitiveness, social welfare, strong S&T base for strategic sectors and advancement of fundamental knowledge.
Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) http://www.icmr.nic.in
Indian Council of Medical research is the apex body in India for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research. The Council promotes biomedical research in the country through intramural and as well as extramural research.
Department of Science and Technology (DST) http://www.dst.gov.in
DST promotes high-end basic research and development of cutting-edge technologies on one hand to service the technological requirements of the common man through development of appropriate skills and technologies on the other
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) http://www.isro.org/
ISRO’s co-operative arrangements cover several countries and space agencies. ISRO provides training in the field of space to personnel from other countries
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) http://www.barc.ernet.in/
BARC provides a broad spectrum of scientific and technological activities extending from basic laboratory bench scale research to scaled up plant level operations. The core mandate of this institution is to provide Research and Development support required to sustain one of the major peaceful applications of nuclear energy viz. power generation.
Saha Institute of Nuclear Science (SINP) http://www.saha.ac.in/
SINP is an autonomous research institute founded by the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India. It is involved in basic research in a number of areas of Physics, both theoretical and experimental.
Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) http://www.icar.org.in/
ICAR is the apex body for coordinating, guiding and managing research and education in agriculture including horticulture, fisheries and animal sciences in the entire country.
Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) http://www.ichrindia.org/
ICHR works to promote, accelerate and coordinate research in history and bring historians together and provide a forum for exchange of views between them. Objective is to promote, accelerate and coordinate research in history with special emphasis on areas which have not received adequate attention.
University Grants Commission (UGC) www.ugc.ac.in
The UGC is responsible for determining and maintaining standards of teaching, examination and research in universities and framing regulations on minimum standards of education. UGC is established as a statutory body of the Government of India through an Act of Parliament. UGC has been vested with a responsibility of providing funds to universities & colleges and that of coordination, determination and maintenance of standards in institutions of higher education.
All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) www.aicte.ernet.in
The purview of AICTE covers programmes of technical education including training and research in Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Town Planning, Management, Pharmacy, Applied Arts and Crafts, Hotel Management and Catering Technology etc. at different levels.
AICTE is vested with statutory authority for planning, formulation, maintenance of norms, standards, quality assurance through accreditation. It also coordinates funding in priority areas, monitoring evaluation, maintaining parity of certification, awards, and ensuring coordinated and integrated development and management of technical education in the country.
National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) http://www.naac.gov.in/
NAAC is an autonomous body established by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India to assess and accredit institutions of higher education in the country. It arranges for periodic assessment and accreditation of institutions of higher education, or specific academic programme or projects. NAAC stimulates the academic environment for promotion of quality of teaching-learning and research in higher education institutions
National Board of Accreditation (NBA) http://www.nba-aicte.ernet.in
NBA was constituted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), as an autonomous body, to periodically conduct evaluation of technical institutions or programmes on the basis of guidelines, norms and standards specified by AICTE and to make recommendations to AICTE or to the other bodies, regarding recognition or de-recognition of the institution or programme.”
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) www.ignou.ac.in
The objective of IGNOU is to encourage, coordinate and assist Open Universities and Distance Education systems while determining standards in such systems in the country IGNOU has constituted the Distance Education Council and has provided expertise and assistance to other Open and Distance Learning Institutions in the country.
Distance Education Council (DEC) http://www.dec.ac.in/
The Council is responsible for the promotion and coordination of the Open University and distance education system, and for the determination of its standards
Consistent with the duty of the University to take all such steps as it may deem fit for the promotion of the Open University and distance education systems in the educational pattern of the country and for the coordination and determination of standards of teaching, evaluation & research
The Council of Architecture (COA) www.coa.gov.in
COA has been constituted to provide for registration of architects, standards of education, recognized qualifications and standards of practice to be complied with by the practicing architects. The Council of Architecture is charged with the responsibility to regulate the education and practice of profession throughout India. The function of COA overlaps with the function of AICTE
Medical Council of India (MCI) www.mciindia.org
The mandate of the council is to ensure maintenance of uniform standards of medical education, recommendation for recognition of medical qualifications of medical institutions in India or foreign countries, both at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. It also coordinates registration of doctors with recognised medical qualifications and reciprocity with foreign countries in the matter of mutual recognition of medical qualifications
Dental Council of India (DCI) www.dciindia.org
The objective of DCI is to regulate dental education and profession dentistry in the country. It recommends on starting dental colleges, increasing the number of seats and starting new courses along with prescribing standard curricula and standard of examinations.
Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) www.pci.nic.in
PCI is a statutory body working under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. It regulates profession and practice of pharmacy in India and the registration of pharmacists and approval of pharmacy institutions. The function of PCI overlaps with the function of AICTE and State Pharmacy Councils
Indian Nursing Council (INC) www.indiannursingcouncil.org/
The function of INC is to establish a uniform standard of training of nurses, midwives and health visitors. INC also recognizes qualifications for the purpose of registration and employment in India and abroad. It advices the state nursing councils, examining boards, State Governments and Central Government regarding nursing education in India.
Central Council of Homeopathy (CCH) www.cchindia.com
The objective of CCH is to lay down minimum standards of education in homeopathy and to recommend recognition of medical qualifications granted by university, board or by institutions. One of the main objectives of CCH is to recognise homoeopathic medical colleges in India.
Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) www.ccimindia.org
The Central Council of Indian Medicine is the statutory body constituted under the Indian Medicine Central Council Act, 1970
The mandate of CCIM is to prescribe minimum standards of education in Indian Systems of Medicine viz. Ayurved, Siddha, Unani Tibb. The Central Council frames and implements various regulations including the Curricula and Syllabi in Indian Systems of Medicine viz. Ayurved, Siddha and Unani Tibb and advises Central Government in matters relating to recognition of medical qualification.
Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) www.rehabcouncil.nic.in
Mandate of RCI is to prescribe minimum standards of education and training of various categories of professionals/personnel dealing with people with disabilities. It recognizes institutions, organizations and universities running master’s degree, bachelor’s degree, P.G.Diploma, Diploma, Certificate courses in the field of rehabilitation of persons with disabilities.
National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) www.ncte-in.org
The main objective of the NCTE is to achieve planned and coordinated development of the teacher education system throughout the country, the regulation and proper maintenance of norms and standards in the teacher education system.
The mandate of NCTE covers the whole gamut of teacher education programmes including research and training of persons for equipping them to teach at pre-primary, primary, secondary and senior secondary stages in schools, non-formal education, part-time education, adult education and distance (correspondence) education courses.
Bar Council of India (BCI) http://www.barcouncilofindia.org/
The BCI lays down the standards of professional conduct & etiquette, in addition to standards of legal education. The mandate of BCI is to inspect and recognize universities whose law programmes shall be a qualification for enrolment as an advocate.
Ministry of Human Resource Development www.education.nic.in
The main Ministry website for all information pertaining to education in India and the Central Government.
Central Board of Secondary Education www.cbse.nic.in
Main Indian Examination Board that determines syllabus and administers examinations to centrally governed schools in India. The board sets academic standards and is responsible for implementing policies and practices recommended by other academic bodies.
National Council for Teacher Education www.ncte.in.org
The central government council set up to monitor and evaluate teachers training organizations across the country.
National Council of Education Research and Training www.ncert.nic.in
An apex body to assist and advise the central and state government on academic matters related to school education. The recommendations of the NCERT are implemented across the country through state and central boards of education.
Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti www.navodaya.nic.in
The Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti governs a chain of central government schools across the country. These residential schools set up for talented rural students across the country provide various opportunities. They also promote national integration through exchange and link programmes within the country.
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan: Central Schools Organisation www.kvsangathan.nic.in
The website of governing body for 929 schools across India known as Central Schools. These schools are primarily for wards of central government employees on transferable service.
Council of Boards of Secondary Education www.cobse.org
Council of Boards of School Education in India (COBSE) provides a common platform for mutual consultation for reinforcing the quality of school education. The main objective of COBSE is to take steps to improve the quality of school education in collaboration with its member-boards.
Centre For Science and Environment: Environment Education Unit http://www.cseindia.org/programme/eeu/eeu-index.htm
The Environment Education Unit of Centre for Science and Environment, an NGO, provides great inputs for environment education in Indian schools. They run the Green school award in India.
Council for Cultural Resource and Training www.ccrtindia.gov.in
CCRT’s main thrust is to make students aware of the importance of culture in all development programmes by conducting a variety of training programmes for in-services teachers, teacher educators, educational administrators and students throughout the country.
Directorate General of Employment & Training (DGE&T) http://dget.nic.in/
The Directorate General of Employment & Training (DGE&T) in Ministry of Labour is the apex organisation for development and coordination at National level for the programmes relating to vocational training including Women’s Vocational Training and Employment Services. The function of DGE&T is to frame overall policies, norms, and standards for vocational training. It is also responsible for diversifying, updating and expanding training facilities in terms of craftsmen and crafts instructors’ training. In addition it organises and conduct specialised training and research at the specially established training Institutes.
Colleges Northern Ireland http://www.collegesni.ac.uk
Colleges Northern Ireland (CNI) is the membership body representing all six Northern Ireland regional colleges, CNI is known for to support, represent and promote the colleges and positively impact upon their vital contribution to Northern Ireland's economic and social well-being.
Their vision is to enhance economic and social well-being for Northern Ireland through a College sector committed to partnerships and to build collaboration to the benefit of colleges, both nationally and internationally.
College Wales http://www.collegeswales.ac.uk
ColegauCymru / CollegesWales is the national organisation representing all 17 further education (FE) colleges and two FE institutions in Wales.
ColegauCymru /CollegesWales' mission is to raise the profile of further education with key decision-makers to improve opportunities for learners in Wales. In addition, they deliver a wide range of services to member colleges in order to help disseminate new developments, share good practice and identify key issues that require a policy response, where there are clear benefits to their member colleges.
Association of Colleges (AoC) http://www.aoc.co.uk
AoC was established in 1996 by colleges themselves as a voice for further education and higher education delivered in colleges at national and regional level. The AoC membership includes general further education colleges, sixth form Colleges and specialist colleges in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. AoC’s structure includes a busy London HQ, an active network of nine regional offices which work closely with Colleges and Government agencies in their regions, and a very wide range of member networks, through which College staff, Governors and students inform and shape AoC policy and activity.
Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) http://www.bis.gov.uk
BIS is committed to fostering world-class higher education to provide the nation with the high level skills needed for economic success, while ensuring excellence in teaching and research. The department is creating a high quality and responsive further education sector that equips workers with the skills demanded in a modern globalised economy.
Universities UK (UUK) http://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk
Universities UK are the main representative body and membership organisation for the higher education sector. It does not have regulatory powers to impose changes. The key aim is to encourage and share good practices. It works closely with a wide variety of organisations representative groups across the sector.
Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) http://www.hefce.ac.uk/
HEFCE promotes and funds high-quality, cost-effective teaching and research, meeting the diverse needs of the students, economy and society. HEFCE funds support both the higher and further education universities and colleges.
Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) http://www.hefcw.ac.uk
HEFCW’s mission is to promote internationally excellent higher education in Wales, for the benefit of individuals, society and the economy, in Wales and more widely.
Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council (SFC) http://www.sfc.ac.uk
The Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council (SFC) is the national, strategic body that is responsible for funding teaching and learning provision, research and other activities in Scotland's 41* colleges and 19 universities and higher education institutions.
Higher Education Authority (HEA) http://www.hea.ie
The HEA has wide advisory powers throughout the whole of the third-level education sector. In addition it is the funding authority for the universities, institutes of technology and a number of designated higher education institutions. The Higher Education Authority is the statutory planning and development body for higher education and research in Ireland.
UK Higher Education International Unit http://www.international.ac.uk
UK Higher Education International Unit has been established to coordinate, promote and undertake activities designed to support UK universities in a globally competitive world. Function of Unit is to assemble timely and high quality data and information about international developments and movements in higher education and adding value to them through research.
Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LEFHE) http://www.lfhe.ac.uk/
LEFHE provides a dedicated service of support and advice on leadership, governance and management for all UK’s Universities and Higher Education colleges. It is committed to developing and improving the management and leadership skills of existing and future leaders of Higher Education.
Research Councils UK (RCUK) www.rcuk.ac.uk
RCUK is a strategic partnership between the seven UK Research Councils. RCUK was established to enable the Councils to work together more effectively to enhance the overall impact and effectiveness of their research, training and innovation activities, contributing to the delivery of the Government’s objectives for science and innovation.
UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO) http://www.ukrio.org.uk/
UKRIO is an independent body which offers advice and guidance to universities and other research organisations, and also to individual researchers, about the conduct of research. UKRIO provides advice and guidance to those with concerns about the conduct of research, or carrying out investigations in Universities, NHS trusts and other organizations.
Privy Council www.privycouncil.gov.uk
The Privy Council has a role in areas of higher education, having responsibilities both under the Royal prerogative and by statute. The Privy Council is responsible for advising Her Majesty on universities’ proposals to amend their Charter, and itself approving amendments to the statutes.
Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) http://www.qaa.ac.uk
The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) provides independent assessment of how higher education institutions in the UK maintain their academic standards and quality. The primary responsibility for academic standards and quality rests with individual institutions. QAA reviews and reports on how well they meet those recommendations, and encourages continuous improvement in the management of the quality of higher education. QAA conducts external reviews of universities and colleges, publishes reports on the institution’s ability to maintain standards and quality. QAA advises the government on applications for degree awarding powers and university titles.
Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) http://www.sqa.org.uk
SQA is the national accreditation and awarding body in Scotland. In accreditation role, they accredit vocational qualifications that are offered across Scotland, including Scottish Vocational Qualifications and approve awarding bodies that wish to award them. As an awarding body, they work with schools, colleges, universities, industry, and government, to provide high quality, flexible and relevant qualifications.
Department of Education http://www.education.gov.uk
The Department for Education is responsible for education and children’s services and was formed in May 2010. The Department for Education is committed to creating a world-class state education system and is working to improve the opportunities and experiences available to children and the education workforce.
The Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) www.ofsted.gov.uk
The Education and Inspections Act, which established the new Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted), specifically requires that Ofsted promotes service improvement, ensure services focus on the interests of their users, see that services are efficient, effective and promote value for money. The Ofsted carries out series of inspections and recommends ways and means of improving school standards in the UK. Their reports and recommendations can be viewed on the website.
National College of School Leadership (NCSL) www.ncsl.gov.uk
NCSL helps make a positive difference to children’s lives through the development of world-class school and children’s centre leaders. They provide a range of leadership development activities, publications and resources to suit the needs of leaders at different stages in their careers and in a wide range of contexts. NCSL also work with schools and others to identify and grow future leaders and develop leadership within and beyond schools by enabling excellent leaders to share expertise.
The Schools Network www.ssatrust.org.uk
The Schools Network is an independent, international, not for profit, membership organisation that works with schools and partners to shape a world class education system. The Schools Network is run by schools, so our programmes and events are designed and delivered by school leaders with inputs from leading academics, thought-leaders and business people.
Learning and Skills Network (LSN) http://www.lsneducation.org.uk
LSN is an independent not-for-profit organisation committed to making a difference to education and training. LSN aims to do this by delivering quality improvement and staff development programmes that support specific government initiatives, through research, training and consultancy; and by supplying services directly to schools, colleges and training organisations.
UK Commission for Employment & Skills (UKCES) http://www.ukces.org.uk
The remit of the UK Commission is to provide vigorous and independent challenge, advising government at the highest levels across the UK on employment and skills strategy, targets, policies and progress. UKCES ambition is to benefit employers, individuals and government by advising on how improved employment and skills systems can help in productivity, in employment and in having a fair and inclusive society. The UK Commission strengthens the employer voice and provides greater employer influence over the UK’s employment and skills systems.
UK - NARIC http://www.naric.org.uk
The National Agency is responsible for providing information, advice and expert opinion on vocational, academic and professional skills and qualifications. The services are provided to individuals, universities, colleges, careers organizations, government departments, professional bodies and commercial organizations to facilitate the understanding of skills and qualifications to help both the academic and commercial worlds.
Skills Funding Agency http://skillsfundingagency.bis.gov.uk
Skills Funding Agency is a partner organisation of the BIS and funds and regulates adult further education and skills training in England. The mission is to ensure that people and businesses can access the skills training they need to succeed in playing their part in society and in growing England’s economy.