COIMBATORE: Ruling out the introduction of a National Entrance Examination for Technical Institutions in the next 2018-19 academic year, AICTE Chairman Anil D Sahasrabudhe said everyone should be on board if that was to happen.
“One entrance exam and exit exam are on the agenda. But right now they are on the back burner because everyone should come on board,” Sahasrabudhe said, while speaking on the sidelines of the graduation day function of a private engineering college here.
“A few states fear that their curriculum is not at the same level as that of the CBSE and that their students will be affected adversely if a common entrance exam is introduced. We have suggested that they should update their curriculum,” he said. On upgrading the AICTE curriculum, he said the AICTE would create a model curriculum.
He said the AICTE would introduce induction programmes for newly recruited teachers and also for students. Only teachers who clear the programme will be allowed to work as teachers in a technical education institution, he said. The programme for students, he said, would be a ‘game changer’. The AICTE plans to identify 50 autonomous colleges and implement the programmes there this year itself.