The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has issued a notification inviting applications from existing technical institutions and universities for the extension of approvals to offer programs in various streams. The council has set deadlines for existing institutions to seek approval for expanding courses and for new technical institutions to establish themselves. The application deadline with a penalty for both existing and new institutions is February 7, 2024. The AICTE has specifically mentioned the inclusion of programs in Engineering, Technology, Town Planning, Design, Management, Computer Applications, Hotel Management, Catering Technology, Applied Arts, and Crafts. Additionally, applications for Management and Computer Applications courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Open and Online modes are also invited. The last date for institutions intending to offer BBA/BCA/BMS programs is February 26, 2024.