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Mathematics and physics rule for engineering not mandatory: AICTE

The Council said it should be seen as a window of opportunity for universities wanting to open engineering admissions based on NEP

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Academicians, especially in the engineering stream, had expressed concerns after the AICTE’s latest approval process handbook for 2021-22 changed the eligibility criteria for UG admissions for engineering and technology

Vinay Umarji Ahmedabad
After drawing flak for making mathematics and physics optional for engineering admissions, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) on Friday said the move was only meant to help implement the National Education Policy (NEP). Clarifying that it was not mandatory to exclude these subjects for engineering admissions, the Council said it should be seen as a window of opportunity for universities wanting to open engineering admissions based on NEP.  

Academicians, especially in the engineering stream, had expressed concerns after AICTE's latest approval process handbook for 2021-22 changed the eligibility criteria for undergraduate (UG) admissions for engineering and technology. Currently,

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First Published: Mar 13 2021 | 2:18 AM IST

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