(NCTE) National Council for Teacher Education, commonly known as NCTE has first come in existence as an advisory body to the Indian Government in looking after the development and progress of teacher education in India. However, under the National Council for Teacher Education Act 1993, the NCTE is formed as a separate body in 1995. It is committed to looking after the procedures, processes, and standards in the Indian education system.

The National Council for Teacher Education(NCTE) functions for both central and state governments on matters concerned to Teacher Education.