All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is a national-level Apex Advisory Body responsible for promoting and regulating the technical education of students who study in India. It was formed in November 1945, and Engineering programs come under the purview of AICTE. It has the authority to revise the rules to develop technical education. Recently, it has revised its rules that engineering students who aspire to study in India must bear in mind before planning their academic journey. So, here are the revised rules:
Last year AICTE allowed students who had not studied Physics and Maths at the higher secondary level (10+2) to pursue Engineering. This move was to encourage interdisciplinary education among the students. However, upon realising the importance of these two subjects, which are fundamental to grasping the technical courses, AICTE has rolled back its decision. Therefore, Maths and Physics will be mandatory for students who aspire to be Engineers. This announcement is made through AICTE Approval Process Handbook 2022-23.
In addition to the abovementioned rule, which requires students to have studied Physics and Maths at the higher secondary level, students need a certain percentage to qualify for engineering courses. As per AICTE, 18 out of 29 recognised undergraduate study programs will require students to have cleared higher secondary education with a minimum percentage in Physics and Maths.
The abovementioned rule does not apply to students who aspire to study Architecture, Packaging Technology, and Fashion Technology.
As per the recent development, maths is not a mandatory subject for engineering students who aspire to pursue these engineering courses:
So, if you aspire to pursue any of these nine courses after your higher secondary education, maths is not compulsory for you.
To encourage students to enrol on undergraduate programs, AICTE has provided a diverse range of subjects for engineering students from 2021-22. So, you can choose subjects from the following list:
So, these are the few things that you need to remember about the revised rules of the engineering stream if you aspire to study in India. Please remember, whichever stream you select, we at Avanse Financial Services will help you with an education loan. The educational loan in India will enable you to finance your education independently. If you have any query, please remember we are just a call away.
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