AICTE Guidelines for Working Professionals in Engineering & Technology Courses

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AICTE Guidelines for Working Professionals: The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has introduced a set of guidelines aimed at working professionals seeking to enroll in Diploma, Undergraduate (UG), and Postgraduate (PG) courses in Engineering & Technology for the academic year 2024-25.

One of the key criteria outlined in the guidelines is that institutions applying for AICTE approval must have maintained an average enrollment rate of over 80% in the last three years. It’s important to note that only the enrollment of the first year will be considered for this calculation, with lateral entry admissions being excluded.

Moreover, AICTE has specified additional eligibility criteria for institutions seeking approval. These include operating in Aspirational Districts, as per the latest list notified by NITI Aayog, or being located in Jammu, Kashmir, Leh/Ladakh, and the Northeastern Region (NER) States.

Courses & Intake

  • Number of Permitted Courses: Maximum three courses per institute/level.
  • Permitted Intake per Course: 15/30 (PG-level course) and 30/60 (Diploma/UG level course).

Eligibility for Admission

  • Professionals working in Registered Industries/Organizations (Central/State), Private/Public Limited Companies, MSMEs located within a 50 KM radial distance from the institute.
  • Minimum of one year full-time/regular working experience.
  • Qualification same as candidates eligible for Lateral Entry to the second year, as specified in the Approval Process Handbook published by AICTE from time to time.

These guidelines aim to provide working professionals with more accessible opportunities to pursue higher education in the field of Engineering & Technology, facilitating their growth and skill enhancement.

Source: Odishatv.in (24 JANUARY 2024, 05:47 PM IST)

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