CHENNAI: Maths in Class XII is not any extra necessary to use for one-third of engineering programs, together with structure, bio-technology and vogue expertise, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) introduced on Tuesday.

In its new tips for 2022-23, the AICTE additionally made chemistry in Class XII non-obligatory for finding out laptop science, electrical engineering and electronics engineering.


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Maths has been made non-obligatory for 10 out of 29 diploma/UG programs. As an alternative college students who studied any of 14 topics, together with laptop science, electronics, info expertise, biology, bio-technology, technical vocational topic, agriculture, engineering graphics, informatics practices, enterprise research and entrepreneurship, can now pursue engineering programs.

In its 2021-22 tips, the AICTE had made maths and physics non-obligatory for all engineering programs, drawing widespread criticism. This 12 months it has sought to deal with the considerations by limiting the programs that don’t want maths, chemistry or physics.

“As per the Nationwide Education Coverage 2020, the varsity training system is split into 5+3+3+4. The final 4 years usually are not going to be arts, science and commerce streams. They are going to be finding out a liberal arts kind of stream the place they’ll take maths, physics and psychology or chemistry and laptop science. It should assist college students be a part of some other new programme once they full Class 12. This window of alternative or programme is being allowed with correct bridge programs within the first two semesters,” AICTE chairman Anil D Sahasrabudhe informed principals in an internet assembly.

Nevertheless, educationists slammed the transfer, saying conducting bridge programs is not going to assist college students perceive fundamentals and can lead to producing poor high quality engineers.

“Minimal foundational degree physics, maths, chemistry is necessary for BE, BTech programs. When AICTE says faculties must conduct bridge programs, it not directly accepts that these topics are necessary for engineering,” stated former vice-chancellor of Anna College E Balagurusamy.

Nevertheless, some stated the transfer would give flexibility. “It supplies college students, who’ve chosen totally different topics in larger secondary, a possibility to pursue skilled diploma programmes,” stated S Vaidhyasubramaniam, vice-chancellor of Sastra.

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