BBA degree to come under AICTE soon, says TG Sitharam: Report

The BBA course is currently under the preview of the UGC. The AICTE chairman made the announcement during the Indian Management Conclave 2023.

AICTE chairman TG Sitharam at the Indian Management Conclave 2023. (Image: X/@SPJIMR)AICTE chairman TG Sitharam at the Indian Management Conclave 2023. (Image: X/@SPJIMR)

Anu Parthiban | October 15, 2023 | 01:55 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) is planning to govern the management of Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and computer application degrees and smooth the transition for students pursuing MBA degrees, as per several media reports.

The announcement was made by AICTE chairman TG Sitharam during the Indian Management Conclave 2023 held by the SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) in Mumbai.

The BBA course is currently under the preview of the University Grants Commission (UGC). "We are going to take undergraduate education such as BBM and BBA into the AICTE fold. This year's approval process will bring in undergraduate business schools and also computer applications into AICTE. It is in the approval process handbook this year which will be out next month," the Times of India quoted Sitharam.

Stating that the AICTE will do all needful to ensure that the National Education Policy (NEP 2020) successful, he said: “NEP recommends that three types of institutes would exist by 2030: multidisciplinary universities, autonomous degree granting colleges or an institute that would be a part of a higher education cluster.”

In the IMC 2023 directors' roundtable on NEP 2020 and B-schools, the experts said that the NEP 2020 suggests Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), and PGDM schools to become multidisciplinary, as per the SPJIMR’s post on X.

Follow us for the latest education news on colleges and universities, admission, courses, exams, research, education policies, study abroad and more..

To get in touch, write to us at

Download Our App

Start you preparation journey for JEE / NEET for free today with our APP

  • Students300M+Students
  • College36,000+Colleges
  • Exams550+Exams
  • Ebooks1500+Ebooks
  • Certification16000+Certifications