New syllabus released for core diploma courses

Chennai: To meet the latest industrial demands, the state government on Monday released new syllabus for five main diploma courses including civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical and electronics engineering (EEE), and computer engineering for second and third year polytechnic students.

Since the colleges are set to open soon, the new curriculum will be adopted from this academic year. Currently, the state has 492 polytechnic colleges, including 54 government institutions and 32 government-aided ones, with around 1.8 lakh students.

A senior official from the Directorate of Technical Education (DoTE) told DT Next, “Polytechnic colleges make a significant contribution by producing skilled technicians to support large-scale industrialisation. Our state economy is increasingly focusing on technology-intensive and knowledge-based industries rather than low-cost labour-intensive talent.” Pointing out that the industry requirements have changed with advancements in technology, especially in engineering and computation, he said skill-based talent was needed to bridge the industry-academia gap.

“The curriculum has been revamped to prepare the next generation of highly competent individuals who can harness the power of technology, innovation and enterprise to bring about change and make a social and economic impact,” the official said. “Inputs have been taken from industries and state-owned Guidance Tamil Nadu while redesigning the curriculum. The focus is on improving employability and entrepreneurship of students through skill-focused and industry-aligned curriculum and syllabus.”

He also said that the final syllabus and syllabus of 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th semester (Mechanical, Civil, EEE and Computer Engineering) under new regulation 2023 for Diploma have been uploaded on the website.

He said, “A circular has been issued to all the principals, and they have been requested to inform the faculty members and students about it and display it on the notice board.”

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