The organization is a national level apex advisory body for conducting survey on the facilities on technical education and to promote development in the country in a coordinated and integrated manner. The purview of the Council covers programmes of technical education including training and research in engineering and technology at different levels.
Naval Research Board (NRB)
The organization is mandated to strengthen and deepen the knowledge base related to the naval environment. It institutes grants to nurture research talent and to create research facilities in for promoting basic research, design and development. The scheme is coordinated through specialist panels constituted for selected disciplines, namely, materials, hydrodynamics, sonar and signal behavior; ocean environment, and scientific computing. Eminent professors and researchers from leading institutions head these panels.