Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar will unveil the new engineering syllabus on January 24, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) Chairman Dr Anil Sahasrabudhe announced.
“The current engineering syllabus has become very old. That’s why changes have been made in the syllabus. By next week, the new engineering syllabus will be announced and from the next academic year, all engineering colleges across the country will start implementing it,” said Dr Sahasrabudhe.
The step has been taken in line with the initiative of In revising the curriculum on regular basis to meet the needs of industry and other sectors.
The AICTE Chairman has made the announcement in Pune while inaugurating two new schemes by the council. He also revealed that 11 expert subject committees have been working on suggestions to overhaul the old syllabus.
He also said that the students taking admission in engineering courses would now required to undergo a mandatory three-week orientation programme.
“The students come from diverse backgrounds. Many of them come from rural areas and may not be well-versed in English, even though they are bright students. It is necessary to create a level playing field and that’s what these orientation workshops would do,” Sahasrabudhe added.