Not mandatory to clear PCM for admission to engineering diploma: Maharashtra minister

Mumbai: Now, students do not need to pass physics, chemistry and mathematics (PCM) subjects in Class 12 board examinations in order to secure admission to engineering diploma courses for the academic year 2021-22, announced Uday Samant, higher and technical education minister of Maharashtra on Friday.

Samant said, "Students who have cleared any of the three subjects out of physics, mathematics, chemistry, computer science, electronics, information technology (IT), biology, informatics practice, biotechnology, technical vocational subject, agriculture, engineering graphics, business studies and entrepreneurship in Class 12 will be admitted directly to the second year engineering diploma courses."

Earlier, it was mandatory for a student to pass Class 12 examination in one of the compulsory subjects physics, chemistry, mathematics or biology.

In addition, students will get a chance to pursue engineering in Marathi language. Samant said, "For the first time in Maharashtra, the option of learning engineering degree in Marathi language will be made available this year."

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