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AICTE Releases Revamped Curriculum; Engineering Students to Study Vedas, Puranas
The revamped curriculum lays emphasis on practical knowledge and lab work.
New Delhi, Jan 25: The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) on Wednesday released revamped curriculum that includes study of Vedas, Puranas and tark shastra (logic). Change in the course aims to impart basic principles of thought process and reasoning.
The change will be implemented in the ongoing academic year 2017-2018. The revamped curriculum lays emphasis on practical knowledge and lab work — the credits required for theory have been reduced to 160 from 220.
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Human Resource and Development minister, Prakash Javadekar, said that students will also be required to intern with industries as well as the social sector. This will also help engineering graduates connect with the need of the industry and society at large.
Universities have been asked to set up committees and update the curriculum every year. In India there are more than 3,000 institutes and about 700,000 engineers pass out every year.
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