AICTE affiliated Institutes
Indian technical schools can now offer Bachelor of Technology and Bachelor of Engineering programs to working professionals, following an announcement from officials. The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is inviting applications from these institutions to begin offering the courses in the upcoming academic session.
This decision aims to support the continuing education of working professionals and help students who cannot afford higher technical education but want to pursue a degree while working. AICTE will approve a maximum of three programs per institute, each with an intake of 30 seats, and a batch of at least 10 working professionals will be required to run the course in an academic year.
The programs will be offered in the regular mode, with flexible timings and modes to accommodate students and institutions. Technical schools can choose to conduct classes online or offline according to their preferences and schedules.
To be eligible for admission, working professionals must be employed in recognized industries or organizations and submit an undertaking from their employer to the institutions.
The initiative has been well-received, with universities like Netaji Subhas University of Technology considering its implementation in the next academic session.
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