Physics, maths are not compulsory for students seeking admissions in BE, BTech courses: AICTE

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  • Mathematics and physics will not be compulsory subjects for students seeking admissions to engineering and technology colleges: AICTE

New Delhi: The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) on Friday said that mathematics and physics will not be compulsory subjects for students seeking admissions to engineering and technology colleges.

AICTE issued revised guidelines for students seeking admissions in BE and BTech courses

The AICTE In its revised guidelines said that candidates seeking admissions in BE and BTech courses would now need to have any of three subjects as enlisted by it. Also, it proposed bridge courses in mathematics and physics to “strengthen the base” of students for these subjects in initial semesters.

“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 program,” the AICTE revised guidelines said.

The students would now need to have three subjects from the following list in class 12th for admissions in BE, BTech courses:

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Information practices
  • Technical vocational subject
  • Biotechnology
  • Biology
  • Computer science
  • Electronics and IT
  • Agriculture
  • Business studies
  • Engineering

Reserved category students would need to score at least 40 percent marks

The AICTE also said that reserved category students would need to score at least 40 percent marks while unreserved category students must score 45 percent marks in their class 12 for admissions.

With the new guidelines, which will be implemented from the upcoming academic year 2021-22, the AICTE has opened up the option for students from medicine and commerce to seek admissions in engineering courses.

These guidelines further read that candidates who have passed a three-year diploma examination with 45 percent marks can also apply for BE and BTech courses.

“Their admissions will be subject to vacancies in the first year, in case the vacancies at the lateral level are exhausted,” the AICTE guidelines stated.

Also, it said that “Skill certificate is purely to provide skills (and not formal education), hence there shall be no equivalence for the same and there shall be no vertical mobility with Skill certificates,”.

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