AICTE News: Studying Physics, Chemistry, Maths in Class 12 is not compulsory for admission to Architecture : AICTE
The technical education regulator announced last year that students who have not studied physics, chemistry or mathematics (PCM) in class 12 will be able to apply for admission to engineering and technology programs , causing a huge outcry.
“We had formed an expert panel to make recommendations on admissions for which PCM courses can be made optional. Based on the panel’s recommendations, three courses were chosen,” said a senior AICTE official. .
Besides PCM, subjects eligible for admission into the three courses include Computer Science, Electronics, Information Technology, Biology, Computer Practices, Biotechnology, Technical Vocational Subject, Agriculture, graphic engineering, business studies and entrepreneurship.
AICTE has also decided that two supernumerary places per course will be reserved for children orphaned by Covid covered by the ‘PM CARES’ scheme in all affiliated polytechnic institutions from the next academic session 2022-23.
The reservation of two places per course will not impact the other children because the institutes admitting students under this clause can double their sanctioned reception capacity.
“Those children who receive a ‘PM CARES certificate’ are eligible for admission to polytechnics under the supernumerary quota,” says AICTE’s new approval process booklet.
The program covers all children under the age of 18 who have lost both parents, a surviving parent, a legal guardian or an adoptive parent due to COVID-19 between March 3, 2020, the date the WHO said and called COVID-19 a pandemic, and February 28, 2022.
In a new addition, the board has this year made provision for additional seats for “gifted and talented” students at institutions approved by it.
“Two supernumerary seats will be granted by AICTE in its approved institutions to enable gifted and talented students to seek admissions against these seats, which will provide a motivating and unique opportunity for these students in accordance with the recommendations of the NEP (National Policy for ‘education)” says the textbook.
“AICTE will develop standards for the selection of gifted and talented students under a supernumerary quota and final admission will be approved by AICTE,” he added. PTI GJS GJS ANB ANB