The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) on 24 January has released a new curriculum for its colleges. It includes all the technical education providers in the country except the elite Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and National Institutes of Technology (NITs). This academic year, the focus would be on practical knowledge and lab work.
In fact, credits required to clear the course have been reduced to 160 from 220 for theory. Students will also have to meet compulsory industry internship requirements. This would be followed by each and every college affiliated to the AICTE, whether private, deemed or state government-run.