Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicAICTE

Topic: AICTE

AICTE-fixed fees for technical institutions likely soon, Modi govt mulls proposal on range

AICTE believed to have submitted proposal for maximum & minimum fees for engineering, management & other institutions affiliated to it, to education ministry 15 days back. Order likely soon.

AICTE clarifies decision on B.Arch admissions, says architecture council will decide criteria

A corrigendum was issued by the technical education regulator, days after it said physics, chemistry and mathematics are no longer mandatory for admission to architecture courses.

Engineering education to get ‘industry-relevant’ reboot with public health, IT security studies

Suggestion by expert committee to introduce more industry-relevant subjects in engineering has been accepted by AICTE in its 2022-23 rule book for technical colleges, released this week.

No need for physics, chemistry & maths for future admissions in architecture, says AICTE

Fashion technology & packaging technology courses will also be exempt from requirement, the technical education regulator said in its Approval Process 2022-23, released Tuesday.

Be ‘diligent’ in higher education choices, UGC & AICTE tell students hit by China Covid curbs

The notice comes after Chinese universities imposed Covid-related travel restrictions & suspended visas of Indian students following the pandemic's outbreak in November 2019.

Cold start for AICTE regional language engg courses: Only 21% seats filled, no takers for Kannada

AICTE had approved 1,230 seats in 19 institutes across India for engineering courses in regional languages, but only 255 have been filled. Hindi gets 116 students.

Ban on new engineering colleges to continue, Minister Pradhan tells Lok Sabha, cites low intake

Ban on new engineering colleges enforced in 2020-2021 due to decreasing demand. AICTE had been exploring whether it could lift moratorium from 2022-23. 

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.

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. 

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.

On Camera

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File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

LCH Prachand at Jodhpur Air Base | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh, ThePrint

IAF gets indigenous Light Combat Helicopter ‘Prachand’ after 23-yr journey that began after Kargil

Manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, it is the first attack helicopter that can operate in Siachen. Of the 15 sanctioned, 10 will go to Indian Air Force, 5 to Indian Army.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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