The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has announced a change and update in the curriculum defined for engineering as well as technical courses in a bid to improvise the quality of higher education in India.
Teaching is an art that actually shape up lives of young generations – it teaches us how to behave as humans and it is the spine of what our society will be like. It is very important to define what we actually want to teach to our future generations because they will become what we teach them. Hence, defining a proper curriculum is extremely important. So All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the body responsible for regulating education related decisions has changed the curriculum for engineering and technical courses across the country to meet the demands of the industry.
The new curriculum was launched by Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar today when he lauded the efforts of the regulatory body and stressed on updating the curriculum every year and carrying out reforms as per the needs of the industry. Javadekar said, “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.”
Most significant change made was that under the revised curriculum, the credit for theory has been reduced to 160 from 220; and summer internship will now be compulsory with a credit of 14 out of 160 from theory. The AICTE believes that with these revisions, students will be able to focus more on the laboratory assignments and practical assignments rather than just theory. Students will also need to be interns of social sector alongside industries so that they can connect with corporate and not be shunned away from society. Also, along with modern technology, big internet data and bullet trains – engineering students will now have to study the Vedas, Puranas and tark shastra (logic). Good luck kiddies.