The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has decided that it will be not mandatory to study Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics at PUC or Class 12th for joining architecture courses from this academic year 2022-23. The decision came from AICTE in order to comply with the recommendations of the NEP 2020.
As per the latest approval process, the AICTE released on 29-03-2022 it is clearly stated that Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics will not be mandatory subjects for getting admission to undergraduate courses in Architecture. The AICTE also further announced that the same is applicable for the other two courses of Fashion Technology and Packaging Technology from this academic year 2022-23.
The announcement from AICTE was made on the lines and recommendations of NEP 2020, that allows access to the technical courses for all the students irrespective of their study backgrounds.
The AICTE set up an expert committee to make recommendations about studying Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics for getting admissions to technical courses. Based on the recommendation of the expert panel the AICTE has taken this decision and it will be implemented from this academic year 2022-23 across all the architecture colleges.
The AICTE has also decided to reserve two supernumerary seats for all the technical courses affiliated to the “Covid Orphanage Scheme” under the 'PM Cares scheme’ in all the polytechnic colleges across the country from the academic session 2022-23.