The council opined that since there is no distance education course in the said subject after these years and these are the last batches who will be granted reliefs.
IGNOU was offering the two courses through distance learning, however, the courses were discontinued after the University Grants Commission.
The Supreme Court held that Universities cannot dilute the standards prescribed by AICTE for any courses in colleges.
The details of these cells should also be made available on their website. Students have been asked to register on the NAD website.
A two-member bench of Justices passed the directions after hearing the plea moved by KM Karthik of All India Private Engineering College Employees Union.
The council had asked institutes not to hike their fees for the academic year 2020-21.
AICTE has also extended the commencement of first year engineering classes by a month in a fresh revision of the academic calendar for 2020-21.
AICTE Chairman Anil Sahasrabuddhe has asserted in an informal email to Anna University that the council may be constrained to withdraw the varsity's approval if arrear exams were not conducted.
The issue came to light, after a strongly-worded email, written by Sahasrabuddhe to Anna University V-C threatening to strip Anna University's approval, was leaked on social media.
The directive by the technical education regulator comes after it received multiple representations and queries on equivalence or relevace of different nomenclatures.
At least 134 institutes did not seek approval this year in view of large number of seats lying vacant over the last 5 years thus making it unviable for continuing the institution.
It means that the overall reduction in seats in institutions providing technical education is just about 10,000.
The CETs were to begin in July but amid the spike in Covid-19 cases, the High Court ordered the TSCHE to postpone the exams.
More details are available on websites: www.tndte.gov.in and www.tneaonline.org
The new academic session for freshers will begin from August 1.