Physics, Chemistry, Maths not required for Architecture admission, rules AICTE

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New Delhi: The All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has revised the norms for admission to graduation courses in Architecture.

Now, Physics, Chemistry and Math (PCM) won’t be mandatory in class 12 to secure admission for architecture courses. The latest guidelines were stated in the approval processor section of the handbook that was published for the 2022–23 admission session.

These relaxations in the minimum qualification are applicable for the Fashion Technology and Packaging Technology courses too.

Those who have studied Physics, Chemistry, Math, Computer Science, Electronics, IT, Biology, Informatics Practices, Biotechnology, Technical Vocational Subject, Engineering Graphics, Business Studies and Entrepreneurship in Class 12 can now apply for these three courses.

Last year, rumours were rife that Physics, Chemistry and Math would be avoided as mandatory subjects for admission to engineering courses. However, it had created a huge uproar, which forced the AICTE to clarify that PCM courses weren’t optional for engineering courses.

An expert committee had submitted a report regarding making Physics, Chemistry and Math optional for certain courses. The AICTE explained that the latest decision is based on the findings of this report.

Every year, the AICTE publishes the guidelines that are to be followed by the affiliated colleges and universities.

Classes begin on 15 September
The AICTE has instructed that the classes for the new academic year in all the technical institutes in the country should begin on 15 September. Meanwhile, the induction classes of the first-year students would begin on 10 October.

Two seats for talented students
Besides the existing seats, two additional seats would be allowed in all technical institutes for encouraging talented students. Those who have won national or international awards and have represented their respective states or the country in various competitions would be eligible for these seats. The AICTE would soon publish the detailed guidelines in this regard.   

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