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Good News: Approval For Opening Of New Engineering Colleges Can Be Done From 2022 Session

Amar Ujala Bureau, New Delhi.

Published by: Yogesh Sahu
Updated Tue, 23 Nov 2021 06:16 AM IST

Summary

In view of the declining demand for engineering in the international and domestic market, the expert committee had suggested in its report that admissions to the BTech program should not be held in the new engineering colleges in the 2020 session.

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) may give permission to open new engineering colleges from the academic session 2022-23. AICTE has sought the opinion of its expert committee on the issue of opening new engineering colleges. Earlier, on the suggestion of this committee, AICTE had banned the opening of new engineering colleges in 2019.

The committee had recommended introducing market-demanding or employable courses like artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics instead of traditional ones. According to a senior AICTE official, on the suggestion of the committee, no new engineering college was allowed to study in the year 2021. However, the committee had also recommended a review after two years on the basis of market demand.

For this reason, suggestions are being sought again. In view of the declining demand for engineering in the international and domestic market, the expert committee had suggested in its report that admissions to the BTech program should not be held in the new engineering colleges in the 2020 session. Apart from this, admission should also be allowed in the same engineering colleges in the 2019 session, whose seats have been filled in the previous years.

Possible change in curriculum
According to sources, there may be changes in computer science, electrical and mechanical courses in the BTech program in engineering colleges. For this also an expert committee report is being prepared. In this, some courses will be included under the new education policy. Subjects which are not in vogue or in demand based on market demand in these courses will be removed.

50% engineers do not get jobs
Even after taking engineering degree, about 50 percent of the students were not getting jobs. For this reason, in 2017 AICTE appointed Chairman of the Board of Governors of IIT Hyderabad, Prof. An eight-member committee was constituted under the chairmanship of BVR Mohan Reddy. It also included experts from IITs, FICCI, NASSCOM, ASSOCHAM, Center for Management Education etc.

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All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) may give permission to open new engineering colleges from the academic session 2022-23. AICTE has sought the opinion of its expert committee on the issue of opening new engineering colleges. Earlier, on the suggestion of this committee, AICTE had banned the opening of new engineering colleges in 2019.

The committee had recommended introducing market-demanding or employable courses like artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics instead of traditional ones. According to a senior AICTE official, on the suggestion of the committee, no new engineering college was allowed to study in the year 2021. However, the committee had also recommended a review after two years on the basis of market demand.

For this reason, suggestions are being sought again. In view of the declining demand for engineering in the international and domestic market, the expert committee had suggested in its report that admissions to the BTech program should not be held in the new engineering colleges in the 2020 session. Apart from this, admission should also be allowed in the same engineering colleges in the 2019 session, whose seats have been filled in the previous years.

Possible change in curriculum

According to sources, there may be changes in computer science, electrical and mechanical courses in the BTech program in engineering colleges. For this also an expert committee report is being prepared. In this, some courses will be included under the new education policy. Subjects which are not in vogue or in demand based on market demand in these courses will be removed.

50% engineers do not get jobs

Even after taking engineering degree, about 50 percent of the students were not getting jobs. For this reason, in 2017 AICTE appointed Chairman of the Board of Governors of IIT Hyderabad, Prof. An eight-member committee was constituted under the chairmanship of BVR Mohan Reddy. It also included experts from IITs, FICCI, NASSCOM, ASSOCHAM, Center for Management Education etc.

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