Math’s and Physics, No More an UG Engineering Requisite

Math’s and Physics, No More an UG Engineering Requisite

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) recently released its Process Handbook for the upcoming academic year 2021- 2022 and made a breakthrough change by allowing aspirant from diverse Background to take engineering as a career after class 12th . Three major changes are introduced in the new regulation

1) It’s no more a PCM (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics) dominance

Traditionally to pursue BE or B-Tech, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) was mandatory. However with the new amendment now students from various background would be able to follow their dream of becoming an engineer by profession

From the upcoming academic session 2021-2022, An Aspirant can choose combination of any three subjects from the following to opt for a BE or B-tech Career after 12th

  1. Physics
  2. Chemistry
  3. Mathematics
  4. Biology
  5. Computer science,
  6. Electronics
  7. Information Technology
  8. Informatics practices
  9. Technical vocational subject
  10. Biotechnology
  11. Agriculture
  12. Business studies
  13. Engineering graphics
  14. Entrepreneurship

This Decision from AICTE will allow students from commerce background or vocational background as well as multiple other backgrounds to study engineering, disabling the barrier of studying mathematics, which is the major stumbling block and reason why student don’t want to go for technical studies. However critics are strongly opposing this and demanding to rethink about this decision as some more advance technology based subjects like Robotics, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Data science etc. require an in-depth knowledge of mathematics.

2) Introduction of Bridge Courses

AICTE has made it very clear that Students who do not have mathematics, physics and engineering as their background would be offered “suitable bridge course” by their respective universities “to achieve desired learning outcomes and fill the knowledge gap and we believe these bridge courses might be game changer.

3) The new eligibility Score

According to the new rules, Unreserved category students must obtain at least 45% marks in the qualifying examination while the cut-off for reserved category candidates would be 40% for securing admission in under graduate engineering Courses BE or B-Tech.

We do believe these changes from AICTE would bring flexibility in our education system enabling students to choose from what they are good at, letting them be a successful professional in their area of interest. However every aspect has a dual impact.

What’s your thoughts about the same? We would love to hear your opinion. Do leave your valuable thoughts in the comment section below.

One Reply to “Math’s and Physics, No More an UG Engineering Requisite”

  1. Being a student from a non-science background, I think this would help students who were somehow misguided during the selection of stream after 10th. Personally, I could have opted for science but just because of my fear of maths, I opted for arts. I secured 85% in class 10th.

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