AICTE Chairman Dr Anil Sahasrabudhe announced about “New Engineering Syllabus” to be revealed by Human Resource Development Minister on 24 January 2018. He announced this while inaugurating two new schemes of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), in Pune this Friday. He also added that students taking admission in engineering program have to undergo three-week orientation programme as a part of the syllabus.
Dr Sahasrabudhe quoted that in order to include the latest advancements in engineering and technology, 11 expert subject committees have been working on suggestions to revamp the old syllabus.
The AICTE chief said “the new engineering syllabus would be significantly different from the old syllabus and a handbook has been prepared for teachers, to help them teach it. Training sessions are already on and five workshops have been held in different parts of the country for college representatives”.
Dr Sahasrabudhe said “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,”.
He also added “Today, we see a lot of unrest and clashes among students, which show that respect for each other’s views is missing. We hope to develop an initial camaraderie and respect between students so that they allow each other to have different views and co-exist in peace,”.
Three-week orientation programme for fresh engineering students
The AICTE Chairman announced that the students taking admission in engineering program would have to undergo a mandatory three-week orientation programme, as a part of the syllabus.
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Dr Anil Sahasrabudhe Profile
Prof. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe joined All India Council for Technical Education as Chairman on 17th July 2015. Prior to this, He served as the director of College of Engineering, Pune (CoEP) from 2005-2015. Also, He was Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati for 11 years. And He was also a lecturer at NERIST, Itanagar.