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The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has changed its rules related to the study of engineering. Under this, the requirement of Maths, Physics and Chemistry for engineering in 12th has been abolished. AICTE has amended its rules for the study of engineering, abolishing the compulsory studies of these subjects in class 12th. The decision was taken to provide relief to students coming for engineering studies from “diverse backgrounds”.
Essentials of Maths, Physics and Chemistry are over
After this decision, from this year, students who have not studied Maths, Physics and Chemistry in class 12 will also be able to become engineers. As per the revised rules, students will need a minimum of 45 percent marks in class 12 for admission to the engineering graduation program. Apart from this, it will be necessary to pass in three subjects out of the list of 14 subjects.
14 topics included in the list
Under the revised rules, the technical regulator has included 14 subjects – Physics, Maths, Computer Science, Electronics, Information Technology, Biology, Informatics Practice, Biotechnology, Technical Vocational Subjects, Engineering Graphics, Professional Studies, Entrepreneurship. .
Rules will apply from academic year 2020-21
Till now, Maths and Physics used to be required in 12th class for admission in BE, B.Tech courses, but now its imperative has been abolished. According to the new rule book of AICTE, these subjects will no longer be mandatory in the 12th for admission in the Graduate Courses of Engineering and Technology Colleges. After this, now students of diverse backgrounds will also be able to take admission in engineering courses from the academic year 2020-21.