All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has made a change in the norms for admission to Engineering degree course. Now, those completing course from Industrial Training Institute (ITI), too, can take admission directly
to second year.
Directorate of Technical Education has issuednotification to this effect on Saturday. Accordingto the change by AICTE, students pursuing any course in ITI or Diploma.will have liberty to change the course and get admission directly tosecond year of Engineering.
For example, if a student has done Civil Engineering or course in ITI, he can opt for branches other than Civil directly to second year if he/she wishes so.
Earlier, there used to be 20% quota for the direct second year Engineering course. But last year, it was reduced to 10%. Dr Abhay Wagh, Director of Technical Education, said, “Bringing flexibility in Engineering is a welcome step.
This will help students to have knowledge of two branches at least. It will enhance their employability factor. State has immediately accepted the change.”