The new action plan of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) focuses on how every engineering student will have to complete three internships. Each internship will have to be somewhere near 4-8 weeks long and must be taken up before the student finishes their undergraduate course.
The AICTE has also taken a step to fix the problem of finding the students these internships at various industries and organizations, through the respective institutions.
The announcement came from the Union Minister of State of Human Resource development (HRD) Mahendra Pandey in the Lok Sabha
Pandey said that the AICTE will be working with each state for the assessment for demand and supply situation which is projected for the next 10 years. This will be a guiding document, which will be used for approving the new institutions by AICTE.
The regulatory body also mentioned that every student on the admissions will have to go through a mandatory induction training to focus on the basic ideas and the language skills that are required for the technical education.
Polishing the Pedagogy
The AICTE has also proposed the training of the teachers in technical education. This will be an annual refresher course through SWAYAM, which will have all the major additions that is made to the specific area of study.
There will also be a leadership training to the head sof the respective institutions once in every two years.
The Changes in Curriculum
AICTE also pushed forth for the revision of the curriculum of the technical education every year. Mr. Pandey said that every affiliated technical university must have a subject-wise industry consultation committee with the focus on examining the existing curriculum and for making alterations every year. The process will be concluded in December every year.
The minister also said that all the students who will be passing from the undergraduate courses will be receiving technical and soft skills which is very much required in the industry.
This is done so that the students will have enough knowledge related to leadership, management, communication, team work etc.