About ISTE

The Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE)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 Govts. are well associated with the ISTE for programs relating to technical education.

ISTE Student Chapter

ISTE student chapter is commenced at School of Diploma Studies from February 2013 with 251 student members.

ISTE Student Membership

  1. Any student (or full time/part-time course) enrolled in an AICTE approved Technical institution is eligible for student membership.
  2. Application for membership shall be made on the prescribed form of the Society.
  3. Every application for membership shall be recommended by the Head of Institute/Faculty Advisor of the ISTE Students Chapter concerned, collectively.
  4. The executive council shall have the power to refuse admission to any applicant without assigning any reason.
  5. Student Membership forwarded through ISTE chapters will only be entertained.
  6. Faculty Advisor/Student Chapters are requested to forward students forms in bulk with a combined DD in favor of ISTE, New Delhi at a time. Please avoid sending forms individually. Kindly collect forms at a time and draw a single DD then Send it to ISTE.
  7. Minimum strength to establish ISTE student chapter in AICTE approved institution is 200 students or 75% of annual intake at a time provided institute is an institutional member of ISTE first.

Major Benefits of becoming an ISTE Member

  1. A Member of a National Professional Organisation.
  2. Joined an academic Fraternity of over 45,000 strong professional.
  3. Eligible to participate in Chapter level, Section level, and National level Conferences, Workshops and other activities of your academic interest.

Contact Detail

ISTE Students Chapter,
School of Diploma Studies
RK University, Kasturbadham
Rajkot-Bhavnagar Highway
T: 0281-2785116, 9909952030/31
More detail is available on ISTE website: