Is 75 percent attendance is not mandatory: Fake circular, AICTE

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Viral Message: Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) on Friday scrapped the 75 percent attendance rule in undergraduate courses believing that the step would provide more opportunities to engineering students to take hands-on experience and enhance employability.

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Viral message example-  Major relief to BE and BTech students, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) on Friday scrapped the 75 percent attendance rule in undergraduate courses believing that the step would provide more opportunities to engineering students to take hands-on experience and enhance employability.

In a circular addressed to engineering colleges, Policy & Academic Planning Bureau (AICTE) advisor GK Gokhale said: “To address the declining employability of over 12 Lakh engineering graduates, MHRD has decided to scrap the 75 percent attendance rule with effecting from January 18 due to inability of updating the syllabus on new technologies and advancements regularly. “
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Viral Message Verification:-

Talking about the circular which talked about scrapping the 75 percent attendance rule AICTE alerted the teachers and students of the colleges that the published circular is fake.

In a statement, AICTE said: "The circular which has become viral on Social Media is misleading and mischievous and it has not issued any such circular". "Your attention is drawn to a fake circular issued on AICTE letterhead regarding scrapping of 75% Attendance rule and introducing Vocational Projects which has become viral on Social Media / Network.

The Circular is misleading and mischievous," the statement said. AICTE is now planning to launch the complaint against the fake circular in the Cyber Crime Cell of Delhi Police.

The 'fake circular' was addressed to all the Directors/Principals of the colleges approved by the AICTE was titled with 'Scrapping of 75% Attendance Rule and introducing Vocational Projects'.The circular said 'to address the declining employability of over 12 Lakh Engineering Graduates, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has decided to scrap the 75% attendance rule w.e.f. 18/01/2018 due to the inability of updating the syllabus on new technologies and advancements regularly'.The circular also carried the fake signature of the AICTE official, Prof. G.K. Gokhale.

As per AICTE

ALL INDIA COUNCIL FOR TECHNICAL EDUGATION NEW  DELHI

Subiect: Fake Gircular for scrapping of 75o/o Attendance Rule and introducing Vocational

Projects.

Dear Sir,

          Your attention in drawn to a fake circular issued on AICTE letterhead regardingscrapping of 75% Attendance rule and introducing Vocational Projects which has becomeviral on Social Media / Network. The Circular is misleading and mischievous. We would like to confirm that ICTE  has not issued any circular in this regard. AICTE is lodging acomplaint against the Fake Circular in the Cyber Crime Cell of Delhi Police.

You are therefore requested to ignore the aforesaid circular if it comes to your notice and inform your faculty and students accordingly.



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