Monday, 24 January, 2022

Topic: AICTE

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.

‘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.

Physics, Chemistry and Maths continue to be important subjects for engineering, says AICTE

The clarification followed news reports about Physics and Mathematics no longer being compulsory for engineering as per the approval handbook for 2021-22 issued by the AICTE.

Technical colleges will now need AICTE approval to begin online, distance learning courses

AICTE says an institution that has NAAC score of 3.26 or has featured in top 100 of NIRF ranking at least twice in 3 preceding cycles will be allowed to start open or ODL courses.

Use books by Indian authors to promote PM’s Atmanirbhar Bharat mission — AICTE to colleges

In a letter to technical institutes, the AICTE says such high-quality and cost-effective books will aid students and simultaneously fulfill the PM’s vision of self-reliant India.

Modi govt’s HEC can’t just be UGC with new label. Engineering still needs its own regulator

The Modi govt plans to merge higher education regulators into one body called Higher Education Commission, but medicine and law institutes have been left out.

Technical colleges likely to see two-three month delay in 2021-22 academic session

States like Maharashtra haven’t been able to finish their admission counselling for 2020-21 so far. As a result, AICTE expects a delay in the next session.

More colleges could offer engineering courses in emerging fields like robotics, AI from 2021

The AICTE has invited colleges to submit a list of such courses already on offer to add to the approval handbook next year.

Refund full fee to students withdrawing admission before 10 November, AICTE tells colleges

The AICTE allowed technical institutions to deduct no more than Rs 1,000 for processing fee. But a student withdrawing after the deadline will have to pay for that term.  

AICTE allows admission to MBA, PGDM courses based on qualifying UG exams marks

AICTE said that while colleges can consider UG exam marks for these courses, first preference will still be given to candidates who qualified through the common entrance tests.

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