About ISTE

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 (APTI), 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 educators in the field of Engineering and Technology, ISTE effectively contributes in various missions of the Union Government. The Ministry of Human Resource Development, CTE/DST/MIT/State Governments are well associated with the ISTE for programmes relating to technical education.


Alagappa Chettiar college of Engineering & Technology, Karaikudi is a renowned member of the ISTE and runs the ISTE students chapter. It is lead by Dr. L. Ganesan, who is the Chapter chairman. The association is managed by a group of office bearers consisting of 12 final years, 12 third years and 12 second years. Some of the remarkable activities carried out by ISTE every year in ACCET are The Best Students Award, Srinivasa Ramanujan Mathematical Competition, Mock exams for GATE/ CAT, Career guidance programmes and model recruitment drive. The technical forum ISTE which is one of the best club for technical education in India is gaining greater heights in our college year by year.