AICTE Adds Vedas, Puranas And Yoga In Revised Curriculum For Engineering Students

The Logical Indian Crew

January 25th, 2018 / 5:54 PM

Courtesy: Hindustan Times, The Hindu | Image Credit: Prakash Javedkar/Twitter

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has introduced a revised syllabus for engineering students which will be implemented from the coming academic session.

The new syllabus includes the mandatory lessons of the Vedas, Puranas and Tarka Shastra, the science of dialectics and logic – apart from the core subjects, the Hindustan Times reported.  

The revamped syllabus also includes mandatory lessons on the Constitution and environmental sciences. These subjects are going to be mandatory but will bear no impact on the final credit of the student.

“The syllabus has been revamped by preparing a model curriculum as an updated curriculum is a student’s right,” said HRD minister Prakash Javadekar, according to Hindustan Times.

The course on Essence of Indian Knowledge Tradition will also focus on Indian philosophical, linguistic and artistic traditions, along with yoga and Indian perspective of modern scientific worldview.

“The course aims at imparting basic principles of thought process, reasoning and inferencing,” according to the course objective.

They have also reduced the credits to be earned for an undergraduate degree from 220 to 160, as reported by The Hindu. Internships have been made mandatory. The internship would have a minimum of 14 credits. Each credit means 40-45 hours of work. Also, more emphasis would be given on hackathon and creative activities, according to the syllabus change.


The Logical Indian Take

India’s more than 3,000 institutes produce about 700,000 engineers every year but barely half of them find employment. In 2015-16, of the 758,000 graduates, only 334,000 got jobs through campus placements, AICTE data revealed.

The change in the syllabus to include Hackathon and Creative activities, which would help students get more practical knowledge is a good step, but imparting religious ideologies to a group of students who belong from different religions or might not have religious affiliations is an imposition.


Contributors

Written by : Poorbita Bagchi

Edited by : Pooja Chaudhuri

Share your thoughts..

Related Stories

Heal Tokyo

Healing Japan And The World Through Yoga, She Is Creating A Better Future For Poor Kids In India

Fake News Alert: AICTE Has Not Issued Any Circular Scrapping The 75% Attendance Rule For Engineering

Bangalore Development Authority’s Revised Master plan 2031: Reduced Forest Cover And Encroached Lakes

Assam: Juniors Slapped By Seniors In Jorhat Engineering College During Ragging; 3 Students Expelled

Engineering Internship

Engineering Students Now Have To Compulsorily Complete 3 Internships During Their Course

GST Council

GST Rates On 66 Items Revised By GST Council; Know About It

Latest on The Logical Indian

My Story

My Story: “I Invited Our Ola Outstation Driver To Stay With Us In The Hotel, Rather Than His Car”

News

Karnataka: Almost 90 Kids Fall Sick As Dead Lizard Surfaces In Mid-Day Meal

News

Identity Of Sexual Assault Victims, Even If Dead, Can’t Be Revealed, Says SC

Awareness

Businesses In China Are Using Cockroaches To Crunch Kitchen Waste; Know About it

Awareness

The BJP ‘Star Campaigner’ Yogi Failed Juggernaut Modi-Shah Team

Fact Check

Fact Check: PMO Indeed Sent Rs 1,064 Back To Onion Farmer, But Didn’t Ask To Transfer Again Online

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.