Wednesday, 10 August, 2022

Topic: Engineering

‘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.

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.

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

Indian parents can put tiger-moms and soccer-moms to shame.

My cousin Vikram hanged himself because of JEE pressure. September dates made it worse

Vikram was struggling to study during the lockdown and the online tutorials were getting to him. He was hoping the JEE exams would be postponed.

Bring more women engineers on board for a sustainable world

When engineering is critical to achieving sustainable development goals, and when our ultimate goal is equality, engineering must become as diverse as possible.

Hiking MTech fees in IITs only part of a solution. Courses must be made attractive enough

Despite being a post graduate degree, MTech courses (even in IITs) have lost relevance in the job market.

B.Tech, M.Tech not enough to teach engineering, aspirants will now have to pass exam

Teaching candidates for technical colleges, including management & pharmacy institutions, will also have to undergo training and internship under AICTE.

Indo-French math whiz & ‘original’ economist among winners of Infosys science prize

The Infosys Science Foundation prizes seek to recognise stalwarts of the science and academia community for their contribution to the growth of the IT sector in India.

Scientists fighting fake news want ‘outlandish’ engineering book pulled out

Book for budding engineers claims an Indian sage invented planes 5,000 years before Wright brothers, and gravity was a Vedic-era discovery too.

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Representational image | Indian Navy/Facebook

Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.