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An AICTE-appointed committee is working on revising the mechanical engineering syllabus for all colleges barring centrally-funded institutes like IITs, IIITs and NITs.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
AICTE making maths, physics optional for engineering sounds ‘flexible’ only on paper. Its bridge courses won’t fix the problem.
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.
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.