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.Also Read - Ukraine Returned Students Gather At Delhi's Jantar Mantar, Demand Admission To Indian Institutions

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. Also Read - Accommodate Ukraine-Returned Indian Students Against Vacant Seats: AICTE to Technical Institutions

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. Also Read - Studying Physics, Chemistry, Maths in Class 12 Not Mandatory For Admission in Architecture: AICTE

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.