Mathematics And Physics Not Mandatory For Engineering - AICTE


  • The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has issued an approval process manual for the 2021-22 academic year.
  • The "AICTE Handbook" emphasizes this point; Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics will continue to be important subjects in core engineering streams such as mechanical engineering.
  • However, for courses such as Textile engineering, Agriculture or Biotechnology, students may choose not to study these three subjects in class 12.
  • Those who do not choose these courses will have to make up for it through university bridge courses. 
  • This rule will be implemented from the 2021-22 academic year.
  • According to regulations, students who want to apply for certain engineering courses (such as Textile engineering, etc.) must pass Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Electronics and IT, Computer science, Technical Vocational Subjects, Information practice, and Biotechnology , Agriculture, Engineering and Business research.
  • The new rules also stipulate that students in the non-reserved category must score 45%, and students in the reserved category must score 40% in order to pass the 12th level.
AICTE : Fact File
  • AICTE is a statutory body and a national technical education council.
  • It operates under the Department of Higher Education.
  • The council was established in November 1945.
  • In 1987, statutory status was granted to council in accordance with the Parliamentary Act.