The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) Model Curriculum for UG and PG Level Engineering Courses launched on 24th January, 2018 has been designed and framed by leading experts from premier technical institutes and industries to give boost to innovation & research and motivate students and faculty to take up projects in new emerging areas of artificial intelligence and robotics, etc.
The Government is implementing the following schemes/ programmes as a measure to support higher education institutions with necessary technology and infrastructure to facilitate innovation:
- i) AICTE Start-up Policy: The AICTE has launched Start-up Policy in November 2016. The policy is designed in accordance with "Start-up India" action plan, Govt. of India to guide and promote student-driven innovations & start-ups in AICTE approved institutions across the country.
- ii) Smart India Hackathon: The Government, in association with AICTE, Persistent Systems & i4c, is organizing "Smart India Hackathon (SIH)" as a non-stop digital product development competition to harness creativity and expertise of students.
This information was given by the Minister of State (HRD), Dr Satya Pal Singh today in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question.
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