Want to be an engineer but not good at math, physics? You can opt-out of these subjects
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Want to be an engineer but not good at math, physics? You can opt-out of these subjects

Subjects such as Mathematics, Physics now not compulsory for engineering, says AICTE

New Delhi: Many of the students think that subjects such as physics, chemistry and mathematics are boring. But they are mandatory for Class 12 of the science field to be able to apply for admission in undergraduate engineering courses. Now, what if we tell you that the three aforementioned subjects are not compulsory for engineering aspirants? Yes, you read it right.

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) on Friday released its approval process handbook for the academic year 2021-22. According to the AICTE handbook, mathematics and physics will not be mandatory subjects for students aspiring to pursue engineering. The eligibility criteria for UG admissions have been revised, the changed rules said. Students who want to take admissions into undergraduate engineering courses need not have mathematics and physics as their core subjects in 10+2.

Students who want to join engineering colleges must pass in Class 12 with any of the three below subjects:

· Physics

· Chemistry

· Mathematics

· Biology

· Computer science

· Electronics and IT

· Information practices

· Technical vocational subject

· Biotechnology

· Agriculture

· Business studies

· Engineering

Since maths and physics will not be mandatory for students of class 12, AICTE has planned the introduction of bridge courses in maths and physics by the engineering colleges to support the base of these subjects for students in semester examinations.

While many of students are enjoying with the decision many experts do not agree with the move. The move is now become a topic of controversy with many saying that maths and physics are completely essentials for a course in engineering. Many experts from the field have urged AICTE to reconsider its decision.

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