The Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) is a National, Professional, Non - Profit making Society registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860. It has 72947 members among technical teachers and more than 3.7 lakh student members in the country. ISTE has 1925 institutional members, 977 chapters and 1061 student chapters. 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 organizations.
Being the only national organization 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 (Govt. of India), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Department of Science & Technology (DST) and State Governments are well- associated with the ISTE for programmes related to technical education.
A few objectives of ISTE are a) to adjust curriculum and educational processes to changing conditions b) to cultivate fraternal spirit amongst teachers, administrators, industrialists and professionals c) to develop effective teachers and educational administrators and d) to enhance professional ideals & standards.