No degree if one doesn’t do yoga or sports in engineering, technical institutes
Students of engineering colleges and technical institutes will have to take part in yoga, sports or other socially relevant activities in addition to their regular academics to be awarded a degree.
Now, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), which governs more than 10,000 institutions having over 18 lakh students, has made these mandatory.
Students will have to ensure 25% attendance in one of these activities although there won’t be any marks for their performance.
Officials said the move will help in the holistic development of students.