AICTE Makes Maths & Physics Optional For Engineering Courses, Twitter Reacts With Memes

Everyone knows that Class XII-level mathematics and physics is necessary for college admissions to undergraduate programmes in engineering and technology. However, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) recently changed the rules in its approval process handbook for 2021-22.

According to Business Standard, maths and physics are part of a list of 12 optional subjects, out of which, only three are needed for eligibility. HT quoted AICTE chairperson Anil Sahasrabudhe saying,

“Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics will continue to be important subjects for certain streams of engineering like mechanical engineering, it’s not that these subjects will lose their relevance. However, for streams like Textile Engineering, Agriculture or maybe Biotechnology, students will have an option of not studying the three subjects compulsorily in class 12 and make up for them through bridge courses later.”

Needless to say, this change sparked a meme fest online.

TOI reports that after the widespread criticism of the move, the regulatory body’s official website carries this message,

“It is to inform all concerned that APH 2021-22 has been withdrawn for typographical corrections and it will be placed again on the AICTE website within a day or two.”

Do you think that the change will be withdrawn?

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