Engineering & Technical Courses Curriculum Revamped by AICTE
Finally, AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) has revamped the Curriculum for Engineering & Technical Courses to meet the demands of the industry. So, under the updated curriculum, the number of credits required for the theory has been reduced to 160 from 220 and 14 out of 160 credits will be kept mandatory for the summer internship. When asked to Senior Official, he said the new curriculum Targets more on practical by engaging students with laboratory assignments as compare to theory.
Prakash Javadekar, the Union Human Resource Development Minister Launched new curriculum on Wednesday. He also advised to changes the curriculum every year according to meet industrial needs.
He continued by adding that The Indian Education Particularly Technical Education had a great exponential rise in past few years.
“The existing syllabus has been revamped by preparing a model curriculum as an updated curriculum is a student’s right,” he said. The mandatory internship for both industry and society will help engineering graduates to meet with the need of the industry and society at large and he promised that the government is committed to providing the best teachers, infrastructure, and scholarships to all the students.
AICTE chairman Mr. Anil Sahasrabudhe said that under the updated curriculum, even during the summer vacation it will be mandatory for the students to intern in the industry for about two to three months to enable them to acquire the skills required for job
The senior explained the reason behind this step by saying that they have been getting complaints that 60% of the technical graduates are not fit to work in industries. He added by saying that every student, on admission, would be put through a mandatory induction training to understand the fundamental concepts and the required language skills for technical education. Moreover, Affiliating universities were advised to constitute consultation committees and make suitable changes in curriculum every year.