The Indian Society for Technical Education is a national, professional, non-profit making Society registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860. First started in 1941 as the Association of Principals of Technical institutions (ATPI), it was converted into "Indian Society for Technical Education" in 1968 with a view to enlarge 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 organisations.
Being the only national organisation of educator in the field of engineering and technology, ISTE is being represented in the various Technical Committees and Boards formed by the Central Government. The ministry of Human Resource Development, AICTE/DoE/State Govts. have also been involving the ISTE in many of their important programmes and activities relating to technical education.
The major objective of the ISTE are:
To formulate the general goals & responsibilities of technical education.
To adjust curriculum & educational processes to changing conditions.
To develop effective teachers & educational administrators.
To improve instructional methods & practices & administrative usages.
To enhance professional ideals & standards.
To foster research as a function complementary to teaching.
To cultivate fraternal spirit amongst the teachers, administrators, industrialists & professionals.
To bring about effective linkage between technical institutions industry & society.
To arrange, institute & award appropriate fellowships, prizes, scholarships & stipends in furthering the objectives of the ISTE.
Some of the activities of the ISTE are:
Curriculum development & updating
Summer/Winter schools for engineering teachers & practising engineers
Preparation of teacher-manuals & other instructional resource materials
Continuing education for workinf professionals in selected areas
Special short term industrial exposure programmes for teachers organised by industries in their premises
Seminars/workshops/conferences on topics of relevance of technical education
Computer education programmes
Project review & evaluation
Preparation of directories on technical education facilities/expertise
Publication of a bi-monthly ISTE Newsletter
Publication of a quarterly Indian journal of Technical Education
Publication of ISTE Handbook
Publication of learning materials in the area of Electronics & Computers.
Publication of various monograms.
There are four types of membership in ISTE :
Member (Yearly) [1 April; to 31 March]
(a) Any person holding a University degree or diploma or equivalent qualification & who is employed on the teaching faculty of a recognised technical institution is eligible for membership.
(b) Any person who is actively interested in or concerned with technological education academically, administratively or industrially at a level of responsibility equivalent to that of a lecturer or above is eligible for membership.
Eligibility as same as for Member.
Institutional Member (life)
(a) Universities, University Departments, Colleges etc. offering instruction in Engineering/Technology at a level of Bachelors degree or higher.
(b) Polytechnics & Institutes offering Diploma Courses in Engineering & Technology.
(c) Research Institutes in Engineering & Technology.
(d) Departments of Central & State Governments, Statutory bodies & Autonomous bodies that have an interest in Engineering & Technical Education.
Student Member (Yearly)[1 July to 30 June]
Student membership of ISTE is open to all students enrolled in Engineering Colleges, Polytechnics & other categories of technical Institutes offering full-time or part-time (evening) Degree or Diploma Degrees.
Department of Electronics and Engg.,
Govt. College of Engg. Kannur.