New Delhi: Students, who have not studied physics, mathematics or chemistry in class 12, may also aspire to become an engineer from this year.
The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has revised its regulations to enable students from “diverse background” to study engineering if they want.
In its revised rules, the technical regulator has given a list of 14 subjects — physics, mathematics, chemistry, computer science, electronics, information technology, biology, informatics practices, biotechnology, technical vocational subject, engineering graphics, business studies, entrepreneurship.
Students need to pass in any three subjects (from the list) with a minimum of 45 per cent marks in the class 12 board exam to be able to apply for admission in undergraduate courses in engineering, according to the revised rules of the AICTE.
“Universities will offer suitable bridge courses such as mathematics, physics, engineering drawing, etc for the students coming from diverse backgrounds to achieve desired learning outcome of the programme,” the AICTE provides in the Approval Process Handbook 2021-22.
“We have aligned our regulations with the NEP keeping the future in mind. This will enable a student of commerce background, for example, pursue engineering if he wants, provided he or she has passed in any three of 14 subjects listed in the rules (with a minimum 45 per cent marks),” AICTE vice-chairman MP Poonia said.