Extra-Curricular Activities Required For Engineering Degrees!
July 19, 2017
The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has made it mandatory for engineering students to participate in one of five extracurricular activities; otherwise they won’t be awarded a degree.
WHAT IS THE NEW RULE?
Students of engineering colleges and technical institutes will have to take part in yoga, sports or other socially relevant activities in addition to their regular academics to be awarded a degree. Now, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), which governs more than 10,000 institutions having over 18 lakh students, has made these mandatory. Students will have to ensure 25% attendance in one of these activities although there won’t be any marks for their performance.
Officials said the move will help in the holistic development of students. Earlier, the institutions had these activities, including National Social Service (NSS), National Cadet Corps (NCC) and the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, but these were not compulsory for earning a degree. Making it compulsory would see more students enrolling.