All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has declared Chemistry as not compulsory for BTech and BE admission. Students getting into Indian colleges can do with Physics and Mathematics along with respective subject combination. The new rule will levy across all the states from next academic session. Presently, combination of Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics is obligatory for engineering streams.
Under the list of compulsory subjects come Biotechnology, Biology, Informatics Practice, Information Technology, Agriculture, Business Studies, Engineering Graphic and now Chemistry.
Most Engineering colleges design their own admission procedures. The standard rule of testing student merit on the basis of JEE (Main) remains dominant. About 10,345 engineering colleges with quality infrastructure and faculties provide education and training.
“We are hoping that this year, this move will help students in those states but next year onwards the changed norms are also likely to reflect in JEE (Main),” an AICTE official said.