AICTE: Changed Eligibility for UG Engg Admission – Physics and Maths Not Mandatory for BE, BTech Courses!!!

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AICTE New Norms From 2021 – 2022. All India Council for Technical Education has made mathematics and physics at Class XII – Level optional to get admissions to BE and BTech courses form 2021-2022. Candidates have to score 45% marks (for reserved category students it is 40% marks) in the subjects taken together. “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 programme,” AICTE said and Controversial speech that “It would impact the quality of Engineers produced in the country”.

  • As of now, Class XII – Level maths and physics subjects are compulsory for admissions to undergraduate programmes in engineering and technology.
  • AICTE has released the eligibility criteria for UG admission approval handbook for 2021 – 22. Now students have to pass 10+2 with any of the three following subjects – Physics / mathematics / Chemistry / Computer Science / Electronics / Information Technology / Biology / Information Practices / Biotechnology / Technical vocational subject / Agriculture / Engineering Graphics / Business studies / Entrepreneurship.
  • Candidates have to score 45% marks (for reserved category students it is 40% marks) in the above subjects taken together.

Vaidhyasubramaniam, Vice Chancellor of SASTRA University: Bridge Course is a remedial course for those who are weak in Mathematics. It cannot replace higher secondary-level mathematics, which is a foundational course. The AICTE’s model curriculum for engineering programmes has Mathematics running up to fifth semester in almost all programmes. “Mathematics and physics have to be compulsory for all engineering courses” he added.

Echoing the view of professors, Anna University Vice-Chancellor M K Surappa said mathematics should remain a compulsory subject. “Maths is important for even programmes like biological engineering and biotechnology. Mathematical knowledge also helps students to be more analytical and creative,”

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