Anil D Sahasrabudhe

AICTE Chairman harps on changes in engineering curriculum

Dr. Anil Sahasrabudhe who is the present chairman of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) revises the curriculum of B-tech. On Thursday, the chairman of AICTE harps on changes in engineering curriculum

The chairman said the recent fall in employment in engineering graduates was due to an out-of-date syllabus. To improve the employability of students and diffuse a sense of Entrepreneurship in students revision of the curriculum is done, he also added.

Outmoded syllabus and undistinguished modes of setting exam papers are the reason why surveys label a high percentage of graduates from our engineering schools as unemployable, “he said.

Sahasrabudhe said, the Redesigned credit system will be put into action in the coming academic year. By doing so, the pressure the students go through will be reduced to great extent. He also said that the credits to complete B-Tech in four years would be reduced to 160 from 200 to allow students to self-learn.

Kerala Start-up Mission (KSUM) and APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University (KTU) organized Induction Programme in partnership with IT department for Engineering Students called ‘SANKETHAPRAVESAM-2017’.

Recently, Governor Justice P Sathasivam inaugurates ‘Sankethapravesam- 2017’ for Kerala’s engineering students. The governor said, “Engineers must Embrace Entrepreneurship and Education to Benefit Society.”

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This will not only change student experience by creating a more play level field that will help turn students into good citizens. One teacher will be assigned to mentor and counsel a group of 20 students. This program will help the students to step in both academic and campus life,” AICTE Chairman said. To ensure access to quality instruction “Swayam”, IT learning portal is designed by the Union Government in collaboration with AICTE.