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.”
— DNA (@dna) March 12, 2021
Needless to say, this change sparked a meme fest online.
*Opts Bio and drops Maths in 12th*
Differentiation and Integration in Physics to me: pic.twitter.com/mZPm47xXk4
— shashwat (@roflshashwat) March 13, 2021
— Lone Nerd (@lone_nerd) March 12, 2021
— Akansha 🇮🇳 (@Akansha1598) March 12, 2021
AICTE: -Maths and Physics not compulsory for Engineering Admission.
Be like pic.twitter.com/eUDePXXd5G
— Harsh Verma (@harsh__verma) March 13, 2021
Pic1 – Engineering.
Pic2 – Engineering w/o physics & maths pic.twitter.com/ntSxd1rm4u
— AMIT🤠 (@S1_Kumar_Amit) March 12, 2021
Engineering without Physics is Rohit Shetty.
— The Bad Engineer (@Satirical_Dhruv) March 12, 2021
— Aditya singh (@Adityas79055996) March 13, 2021
Maths and Physics not necessary for engineering-AICTE.
Meanwhile people who graduated with maths and physics thinking their placement would increase be like-#Engineering #AICTE pic.twitter.com/HcMONJImAC
— Avnish Tiwari (@Tiwariji_Avnish) March 12, 2021
AICTE :Maths and Physics Not A Must For Engineering
Le Engineering: pic.twitter.com/0CRUKU6vZn
— 𝔸𝕟𝕚𝕖💫 (@Anie_tales) March 12, 2021
When people become Engineer's without studying Maths and Physics 🤣🤣👇 pic.twitter.com/xwR9ZRt8NA
— Kamya⚘ (@Battle_angel01) March 12, 2021
Maths and physics are not a must for engineering: AICTE
Meanwhile Engineers: pic.twitter.com/Us0J2pcrxp
— The Sakku Memes (@TheSakkuMemes) March 12, 2021
— nabeelarather (@nabeelarather) March 12, 2021
Engineers without Maths & Physics are like Biriyani without Chicken or Mutton.
Ban toh jaaoge but Izzat nahi milegi.
— Priyanshi (Naam hi kaafi Hai) 😉 (@y_priyanshi) March 12, 2021
Maths and physics not must for engineering.. Says AICTE
Meanwhile every engineer : 😅😂 pic.twitter.com/mguh14zDNh
— KOMAL🇮🇳 (@Kittu289) March 12, 2021
Maths and physics not must for Engineering studies says #AICTE
Meanwhile those Numericals of Engineering pic.twitter.com/ZGKKEwbzyM
— M R. S A T A R K 🎭 (@being_parody) March 12, 2021
Maths and physics no longer a must for engineering students. Selected candidates will get their letters via owl post.
— Kajol Srinivasan (@LOLrakshak) March 13, 2021
First Batch of Students Doing Engineering without Maths and Physics: pic.twitter.com/wi61qdVLEJ
— Adαrsh (@adarsh_018) March 12, 2021
Zero difference whether Engineering is with or without Maths and Physics.
At the end of the day, they're going to sell pakoda only.
— Yanger Longkumer (@YangerINC) March 12, 2021
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.”
— The Times Of India (@timesofindia) March 13, 2021
Do you think that the change will be withdrawn?