AICTE inducts and IoT in engg syllabus
The transition is happening ever where and the curriculum of engineering courses is next on the list.
The first-year engineering students will now study artificial intelligence, big data analytics, robotics and internet of things (IoT) as a part of their syllabus. The first year students would also undergo a mandatory induction programme and internships from academic year 2018-19.
The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has revised the curriculum for the four year undergraduate programme.
The curriculum is revised after seven years. It was last updated by the AICTE to make engineering graduates more employable.
The revised curriculum will be adapted by all AICTE affiliated engineering colleges across the country. The syllabus will be taught beginning next academic year.
The model curriculum is recommended by a committee constituted by the ministry of human resource development and the AICTE. It was prepared keeping in view the latest industry trends and market requirements in all major engineering subjects.
Indian engineering workforce
Over 14 lakh students study in 3,224 engineering colleges in the country. The figures include those studying in IITs, NITs, IIITs and BITS.