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IMPORTANT NEWS: Studying Physics, Chem, Maths in Class 12 Not Compulsory for Admission in Architecture: AICTE

Physics, Chemistry and Maths will no longer be mandatory subjects for admissions in undergraduate courses in architecture according to the recent announcement by AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education). The announcement was made in the approval process handbook for 2022-23 released by the AICTE on Tuesday.

The other two courses that are not compulsory apart from PCM are fashion tech and packaging tech. Last year, the technical education regulator had announced that students who haven’t taken PCM as their Class 12 subjects will also be able to apply for engineering and technology programmes causing a huge uproar.

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“We had constituted an expert committee to make recommendations on admissions for which courses PCM can be made optional. On basis of the panel’s recommendations, three courses have been chosen,” a senior AICTE official said.

Besides PCM, the subjects which are eligible for admission in the three courses include computer science, biotechnology, electronics, agriculture, engineering graphics, information technology, biology, informatics practices, business studies, technical vocational subject, and entrepreneurship.

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“Such children who are issued ‘PM CARES certificate’ shall be eligible for admission in polytechnic institutions under the supernumerary quota,” the AICTE’s new approval process booklet stated.

This scheme will cover all children below 18 years who lost both parents, surviving parent, legal guardian or adoptive parent due to COVID 19 between March 3, 2020, and February 28, 2022.

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