AICTE extends moratorium on establishing new engineering colleges by two years

AICTE has extended its moratorium for establishing new engineering colleges for up to two years with certain exceptions.

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)

Abhiraj P | March 29, 2022 | 06:37 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has extended its moratorium for establishing new engineering colleges for up to two years. But AICTE has given certain exceptions in the extension.

According to the exceptions provided under the moratorium, the AICTE will consider proposals by the state governments to start new polytechnics in conventional, emerging, multidisciplinary, vocational areas including PPP mode. Any industry with a minimum annual turnover of Rs 5000 crore in preceding 3 years registered as a trust, society, company is also exempted. Exceptions have been also provided to philanthropical organizations which are functioning since more than 25 years and running other educational institutes having a minimum enrolment of 10,000 students having NIRF ranking within 100 in the preceding year.

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AICTE chairman Anil Sahasrabudhe announced that more than 40 percent of essential requirements already demanded by the Council from its approved institutions are NEP compliant. “It is pertinent to mention that in the previous academic year the Council took a step forward to diminish the subject barrier by including total of 14 subjects studied in various school education boards across the country to make them eligible for pursuing technical education courses offered by the Council. The same gained quite a traction across the academia in the country. To clear the perception of Multiple Entry Multiple Exit (MEME) and bridge courses, the Council in its APH this year has included an eligibility table depicting course wise subject eligibility for admission to various branches of Engineering & Technology,” said Sahasrabudhe.

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Subject-wise eligibility criteria for BTech courses

The AICTE has mentioned the subject-wise criteria for admission into BTech courses in the notice. The mandatory courses for different disciplines are given below:

Major disciplineMandatory courses in Class 12
Aeronautical engineeringPhysics, chemistry, maths
Agricultural engineeringPhysics, chemistry or agriculture stream
BiotechnologyPhysics, chemistry
Ceramic engineeringPhysics, chemistry, maths
Civil engineeringPhysics, chemistry, maths
Computer science engineeringPhysics, maths
Chemical engineeringPhysics, chemistry, maths
Dairy engineeringPhysics, chemistry, maths
Textile engineeringPhysics, chemistry, maths
Electronics engineeringPhysics, maths
Electrical engineeringPhysics, maths

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