AICTE Revised Rules for Engineering Education | Physics, Chemistry & Maths not compulsory to joining in the Architecture, Agriculture, Biotech, etc.
The All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is a statutory body, and a national-level council for technical education, under the Department of Higher Education. AICTE provides the norms for admission to graduate course in Engineering Education. Previous norms of AICTE raises the question about PCM. Latest announcement of AICTE Revised Norms that related to the subject combinations for admission in Universities & Engineering Institutes has been done on 29.03.2022 (Tuesday).
The AICTE Previous Norms create a talk about the mandatory subjects to acquire Engineering graduate Degree. Peoples thought that Physics, Chemistry and Maths are essential subjects to become an engineering graduate. Admission for Engineering courses needs to possess Physics and Mathematics at the Higher Secondary Level. AICTE Revised Norms for Engineering courses has stated the guidelines in the Approval Process Handbook 2022-23.
Major changes in Approval Process Handbook 2022-23 have been created to avoid the fame about mandatory subject combinations. In AICTE Revised Norms, there are 18 Engineering & technology courses such as Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, etc., requires Physics & maths in High School Level (10+2 Pattern). Chemistry, Computer Science, Electronics, Information Technology, Biology, Informatics Practices, Biotechnology, Technical Vocational subject, Agriculture, Engineering Graphics, Business Studies & Entrepreneurship.
From the AICTE Revised Rules, candidates who have not studied Physics, Maths & chemistry may apply for Agriculture Engineering, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Engineering and Printing Engineering. They stated that PCM is not compulsory to acquires these three engineering degrees. Mandatory subject combination requires to pursue 18 courses from 29 approved engineering & technology degree courses. There is no subject combination for architecture, packaging technology, and fashion technology courses in Undergraduate level.
AICTE ask the opinion about the subject combination for Engineering & technology degree courses. An expert committee had forwarded their report about making Physics, Chemistry and Math optional for admission to the AICTE. The Council has published the revised guidelines for the engineering graduate.
Finally, they are announced that PCM is not common for admission of all engineering courses. Subject combination may vary depends on the courses. Those who have not studied the PCM may pursue three engineering degree from approved Universities & engineering institutes.