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Engineering, management students under AICTE to be tested for learning levels, employability

Through this assessment, for the first time, tech education council will test students while they're studying instead of after graduation, to identify lacunae and redress them.
Engineering students in class | Representational Image | Commons

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.
Representational image. | A file photo of students outside a Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains 2020, centre, in Kolkata. | Photo: ANI

This is how JEE Mains was ‘manipulated’: ‘Solvers’ hacked into computers to write papers

The CBI, which has filed a case, says a private firm in Kanpur allegedly charged Rs 10-15 lakh from parents of candidates, promising them admissions through JEE Mains 2021.
Girls studying in a classroom | Representational image | Photo: Flickr

57% girl students, 85% boys interested in pursuing STEM as career, survey finds

The survey, titled ‘India’s Future in Next-Generation Tech & STEM’, was conducted by edtech platform Avishkaar, which focuses on AI, robotics and app development.
Doctors in PPE at a Gujarat hospital | Representational image | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Why IIT panel wants doctors to teach in engineering colleges & engineers in medical colleges

A panel of researchers from IITs has compiled a whitepaper to suggest ways to improve Biomedical Engineering education In India. It will be submitted to govt.
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‘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.
Representational image: College students | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint File Photo

44% engineering students want to be taught in mother tongue, Tamil tops list: AICTE survey

Survey of over 83,000 engineering students also finds that students tend to prefer instruction in their mother tongue as they advance in their course. 

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.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Pushy Indian parents now have a new goal for six-year-olds — coding

Indian parents can put tiger-moms and soccer-moms to shame.
Indian Army soldiers patrolling the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | Representational image| ANI

I served in Nagaland during the peak of insurgency and without AFSPA

Despite the Nagaland Peace Accord signed in the presence of PM Narendra Modi, AFSPA continues to exist. And we call ourselves mother of all democracies.
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.