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AICTE Release New Guidelines Regarding Pursuing Engineering, Check Here

AICTE said, “Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry are no more mandatory for admission into engineering programs.” PCM will remain mandatory for most engineering subjects such as Computer science.

All Indian Council for Technical Education has made major changes for admission into engineering courses. According to new guidelines of AICTE, “the universities will offer suitable bridge courses such as mathematics, physics, engineering drawing for students coming from diverse backgrounds to achieve learning outcomes of the programs.”

As per the new major changes in the eligibility criteria, AICTE – the technical education regulator- has made PCM subject optional for students who wish to pursue technical courses like biotechnology, textile or agriculture engineering at the undergraduate level. However, PCM remains mandatory for most engineering subjects like computer science.

The AICTE has therefore listed PCM compulsory for only 14 subjects wherefrom students can choose three and secure a minimum 45 per cent in each to take up engineering.

In a virtual release of the handbook Friday, AICTE chairperson Anil Sahasrabudhe said, “the revised regulation is in line with the national education policy NEP vision that encourages flexibility in the choice of subjects.”

He further added,” in 2021, AICTE made only Physics and Maths mandatory for nearly seven to eight subjects. We have been facing challenges as new disciplines have emerged where many students questioned why they have to study chemistry when they don’t implement it in their entire career. Similarly, many students demanded to study biology as they need to pursue biotechnology. Therefore, we are creating a new opportunity for students who have either not taken Maths or physics or chemistry but can apply for engineering.”

These changes definitely help many students as well as expand the criteria of choosing a career without sticking to particular norms. Now, students are not forced to study PCM to pursue engineering programs.

As per the new guidelines released by the AICTE regarding admission into engineering programs, “the students from medicine can also pursue BE/BTech course.


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