According to the Act 1993, NCTE performs the following functions
Conduct research and study on many facets of teacher education, then publish the findings.
Making suggestions for the development of plans and programmes in the area of teacher education to the U.G.C., State government universities, the centre, and other organisations.
Coordinating and tracking the nation’s progress in teacher education.
Creating a set of guidelines for the minimal requirements for applicants seeking employment as teacher-educators at various levels.
Establishing standards for every given category of teacher education courses or training, including the minimal requirements for entrance.
Establishing guidelines and standards for new programmes and courses in teacher education.
Creating a broad teacher-education program’s guiding principles.
To provide advice to the central government on issues such as teacher education (in developing pre-service/in-service training), evaluation of the teacher education curricula, and periodic review with respect to curricula reform.
To provide advice to state governments on any issue that concerns them.
To evaluate the status of the teacher-education plan that the federal and state governments both presented.
To provide guidance to the government on establishing acceptable standards for teacher training.