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India’s mechanical engineering course set for IT makeover, to include 3D printing & drones

An AICTE-appointed committee is working on revising the mechanical engineering syllabus for all colleges barring centrally-funded institutes like IITs, IIITs and NITs.
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After 2-year ban, AICTE wants to know if it can allow new engineering colleges from next year

An expert committee had in 2019 advised AICTE to stop approving new engineering colleges and adding more seats, except in emerging areas like AI, machine learning and robotics. 
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Engineering seats in India hit 10-year low, while management seats continue to grow

23.6 lakh engineering seats were available across India in 2021-22, the lowest since 2012-13, while number of management seats was 4.04 lakh — the highest in 5 years.
Students stand in a queue as they arrive to give the JEE Mains entrance exams in Kolkata on 1 September 2020 | Representational image |ANI

Engineering courses in regional languages should be a story of reform, not political gimmick

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.
Students getting their documents verified outside an exam centre as they arrive to appear for the NEET exam, in Jabalpur on 13 September 2020 | ANI

NEET registrations on the rise, experts say Covid a factor but more seats the bigger reason

The National Testing Agency, which conducts NEET-UG, says 16.14 lakh students have registered for the exam this year — highest in the last five years.
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Record 480 female students from J&K, 504 from NE get technical education scholarship in ‘20-21

Awardees from J&K and Northeast were much higher in 2020-21 compared to 2019-18 after AICTE decided to give scholarship to all poor female students from these regions irrespective of merit.
All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) Chairman Anil Sahasrabudhe | aicte-india.org

Govt working on management & non-tech courses in regional languages, AICTE chief says

In interview to ThePrint, AICTE chairman Anil Sahasrabudhe says though engineering courses will begin in 5 regional languages from 2021-22 session in 13 colleges, scientific words won't be translated.
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Studying engineering without physics and maths is like a building without foundation

AICTE making maths, physics optional for engineering sounds ‘flexible’ only on paper. Its bridge courses won’t fix the problem.
Representational image: College students | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint File Photo

How colleges will offer engineering in languages such as Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati from 2021

To begin with, AICTE allows 5 engineering disciplines such as mechanical, civil, electrical to be taught in regional languages. Study material for these disciplines being translated.
A file image of the AICTE building | AICTE

‘Becoming flexible like the West’: Colleges, institutes happy as AICTE makes PCM optional

AICTE has given list of 14 subjects, apart from Physics, Chemistry & Maths, which students can opt for. These include computer science, electronics, IT, biology, entrepreneurship.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.