“The final exams being conducted by the institutions shall test the understanding of the concepts and the skill - rather than the subject knowledge,” says a recent resolution of the AICTE, which also plans to annually revise the curriculum. “Every affiliating technical university shall constitute subject-wise industry consultation committee (ICC) with the mandate of examining the existing curriculum and for making suitable changes in the curriculum every year.
This process shall be completed in the month of December each year for the courses to be offered in the coming academic year. Each institution, while applying for approval, shall certify completion of this process”. Also, teachers in the technical institutes need to undergo a mandatory online refresher course to ensure better quality teaching and all the heads of these institutes will have to undergo a leadership training.
Let’s know more about AICTE-
a) The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is the statutory body and a national-level council for technical education, under Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development.
b) The AICTE accredits postgraduate and graduate programs under specific categories at Indian institutions as per its charter.
c) Established in November 1945 first as an advisory body and later on in 1987 given statutory status by an Act of Parliament, AICTE is responsible for proper planning and coordinated development of the technical education and management education system in India.
d) It is assisted by 10 Statutory Boards of Studies, namely, UG Studies in Eng. & Tech., PG and Research in Eng. and Tech., Management Studies, Vocational Education, Technical Education, Pharmaceutical Education, Architecture, Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Information Technology, Town and Country Planning.