AICTE: Math’s, physics, chemistry Important for Engineering | StepInColleges

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AICTE declared: The AICTE said on Friday that physics, chemistry, and mathematics will continue to be relevant subjects in engineering courses, but that state governments and institutions are not expected to offer these courses to students who did not study them in class 12. AICTE chairperson Anil Sahasrabudhe said at a press conference that students who select streams like Biotechnology, Textiles, or Agriculture Engineering would not have to study these subjects in class 12. According to the AICTE's approval handbook for 2021-22, physics and mathematics are no longer required to study engineering.

PCM Important for Engineering: AICTE

According to Sahasrabudhe: "Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics will continue to be relevant subjects in many engineering fields, such as mechanical engineering; they will not go out of style. Students in streams such as Textile Engineering, Agriculture, and possibly Biotechnology, on the other hand, would have the choice of not studying the three subjects in class 12 and making up for them later via bridge courses "According to Sahasrabudhe.

NEP: Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electronics, Information Technology, Biology, Informatics Practices, Biotechnology, Technical Vocational subject, Engineering Graphics, Business Studies, and Entrepreneurship are among the 14 subjects mentioned in the technical regulator's revised regulations, which are aligned with reforms proposed in the current National Education Policy (NEP).

According to the revised rules of the All India Council for Technical Education, students must pass any three subjects (from the list) with a minimum of 45 percent in the class 12 board examination in order to apply for admission to undergraduate engineering courses. In the Approval Process Handbook 2021-22, the AICTE says, "Universities will provide appropriate bridge courses such as Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Drawing, for students coming from diverse backgrounds to achieve optimal learning outcomes of the program."

"This year, during admission to an Agricultural Engineering or Agricultural Technology program where Physics, Chemistry, and Maths (PCM) are required, a classic case came up. Agricultural Chemistry is also available in open schooling and the CBSE. These institutes, on the other hand, only consider pure chemistry "Sahasrabudhe emphasized the significance of a multidisciplinary approach.

However, the chairperson emphasized that states and organizations are not required to change their existing mandatory PCM choice for admission to engineering programs. It is not a requirement for any of the states or universities to accept students from any of the three or ten or twelve courses specified there. "The same three subjects of math, physics, and chemistry may continue to be required by universities and state governments. Any three subjects can and should be permitted, but this is merely a window of opportunity that is available, not limited, coerced, or mandated ". The AICTE cited a recent survey in which 42 percent of current second, third, and fourth-year engineering students said that if given the chance, they would choose to pursue their course in their mother tongue.

"And it's not just Hindi-speaking students who claim they would have studied in Tamil if given the chance." He mentioned Hindi as the second language, Telugu as the third, Marathi as the fourth, and Kannada as the fifth.

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