All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has made Mathematics and Physics Subjects of Class XII as optional papers for entry into the BE/BTech courses for the academic year 2021-22.
This act has brought about many controversies in regards to the quality of engineers produced in the country.
As of now, both Mathematics and Physics are mandatory subjects for the eligibility to UG programmes of Engineering and Technology.
AICTE has released the approval process handbook for 2021-22 with the changed eligibility criteria for UG Admissions.
As per the handbook, students have to pass 10+2 with any of the three following subjects- Physics/ Mathematics/ Chemistry/ Computer Science/ Electronics/Information Technology/ Biology/ Informatics Practices/ Biotechnology/ Technical Vocational Subject/ Agriculture/ Engineering Graphics/ Business Studies/ Entrepreneurship.
Candidates have to score 45% marks (40% marks- reserved category) in the above subjects taken together.