AICTE launches new engineering syllabus to meet industry demands
New Delhi : All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has revamped the syllabus of engineering and technical courses across the country to meet the industry standards.
Under the revised curriculum, the number of credits required for theory has been reduced to 160 from 220. It has also been made mandatory that 14 out of 160 credits will be for summer internship.
With the new curriculum, AICTE has focused more on practical knowledge by engaging students more lab activities than theory.
Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thurday launched the new curriculum for AICTE.
During the launch, Javadekar claimed that higher education in India has registered an exponential growth in last few years.
"Quality education is the only way to progress and we have taken various initiatives to give impetus to its growth.
"The existing syllabus has been revamped by preparing a model curriculum as an updated curriculum is a student's right," he said.
He also stressed upon making internship mandatory to link students with the industry.
He also advised that the teachers "must have passion to teach and should follow a comprehensive design of quality practice".