AICTE APH 2021-22: Council removes approval announcing Maths & Physics not compulsory for Engineering

The approval process file or APH 2021-22 has been removed by AICTE for typographical corrections. APH's corrected version shall be uploaded by Saturday, says AICTE in its recent intimation at the official website.

By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Mar 13, 2021 11:03 IST
AICTE APH 2021-22: Council removes approval announcing Maths & Physics not compulsory for Engineering
AICTE removes approval process for engineering - Photo- Edexlive

Hours after it was reported that Mathematics and Physics at Class 12TH level had been made 'non-compulsory' for admission to Engineering courses, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) removes the approval process (APH) 2021-22 file from its official website Council clarifying its stance on making approval to regulations that Mathematics and Physics would not be compulsory for Engineering admissions stated that the changes were not binding on institutions. AICTE 

Earlier it was reported by the Times of India that Mathematics and Physics at Sr. Secondary level (Class - XII) would be optional for Engineering admissions, the AICTE chairperson on Friday clarified that the changes were not binding to the institutions. AICTE has withdrawn its approval process handbook (APH) for 2021-22, which stated that the new guidelines would be futuristic and in keeping in view of the New Education Policy 2020.

AICTE Chairperson Sahasrabudge in his clarification said, "Physics, Chemistry, and Maths would continue to be important subjects in Engineering courses, but students would have the option to study biotechnology, textile or agricultural engineering kind of subjects through bridge courses". "The guidelines were not compulsory for the institutions", the chairperson added.

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AICTE on its official website - made an announcement stating- "It is to inform to all concerned that APH 2021-22 has been withdrawn for a short period and to be placed again on the AICTE website Tomorrow".

After rolling out the new APH for 2021-22, AICTE's move received wide protests and a little support to withdraw the new criteria. On Friday the protests led to the removal of the Approval Process Handbook 2021-22. 

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