Chemistry not mandatory for admission in engineering courses

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Yamini Saini
Assistant Manager - Content
New Delhi, Updated on Feb 14, 2020 16:26 IST

Students who complete higher secondary with Physics and Mathematics along with other optional subjects will also be eligible to get into engineering courses.

In an unprecedented move, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has ruled that Chemistry is not mandatory for admission into BTech and BE courses in the country. This move will allow thousands of students to get into engineering courses.

Students who have completed higher secondary with Physics and Mathematics along with other optional subjects including Biology and Biotechnology are also eligible to get admission into engineering courses from the next academic session. Currently, for engineering streams, the combination of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics is a must.

As per sources, from the next academic year, the students with either of the optional subjects will also be eligible for admission along with Physics and Mathematics as mandatory subjects.
The optional subjects include- Biology, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Informatics Practice, Agriculture, Information Technology, Engineering Graphic and Business Studies.

While most of the engineering colleges take admission on the basis of JEE (Main) conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), many states have their own admission process for engineering colleges.

Presently, there are nearly 3,000 institutions that offer 13.2 lakh undergraduate degrees in engineering and technology. If the courses including design, architecture, planning and town planning are included, this number would double up.

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jez

2 months ago

does this update have any actual validity today ? is yes, pls share link to any institute eligibility criteria

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Sanju Kumar

2 years ago

Sir I have taken PCM will jee 2021 not include chemistry? Please clarify.

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Sanju Kumar

2 years ago

Sir I have taken PCM will jee 2021 not include chemistry?

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Shivam chandra

2 years ago

Sir I added the numbers of painting in respect to chemistry in 12th percentage.Is chemistry necessary to take admission in iit

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