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    With the advancement of new age technology from just phones to smartphones, laptops to tablets, windows 7 to 8 inspired M.H.R.D to go techy too!

    Being an Engineer can be a tough thought for a student stepping out of an amateurish school life. Making it sound a cinch, Human resource development minister M.M. Pallam Raju took an unorthodox move by announcing that the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) would soon allow engineering and more technical courses through correspondence.

    Minister Raju also announces that a new accreditation body for technical education, Indian Board of Accreditation (IBA), will also be constituted soon after a meeting with AICTE Chairman S.S. Mantha.

    Students are presently allowed to pursue management (MBA) and computer application (BCA, MCA) programmes through correspondence. But the AICTE does not allow engineering courses through this mode.

    The AICTE chairman said that based on recommendations of several committees, the council has decided to allow more technical courses through correspondence. However, "there will be strict conditions of eligibility".

    Mantha said: "Nearly all courses except medicine and architecture would be allowed through correspondence."

    He, however, added that the final decision in this regard would be taken later. The proposal is likely to be finalized by February next year.

    Mantha added that an entrance test would be organized for graduate level courses, while Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores might be considered for entrance to post-graduate courses.

    These correspondence courses would be available only for those who have already done a diploma course, or some other regular technical course, and have some work experience. This new form to pursue an engineering degree can prove be a versatile move.

    But lets see how students react to this startled action!!!!!!!