Attendance Relaxation, Semester Breaks To Create Startups: AICTE Tells Engineering Colleges To Support Student Entrepreneurs

Attendance Relaxation, Semester Breaks To Create Startups: AICTE Tells Engineering Colleges To Support Student EntrepreneursRepresentative image. (Hemant Mishra/Mint via Getty Images)

Engineering colleges across the country have been asked by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to permit student entrepreneurs to take their exams even if they do not meet the minimum attendance critera, reports PTI.

Moreover, college authorities have also been told to allow student entrepreneurs to go on semester breaks to pursue creating their startups.

“The institutions should allow their students to take a semester or year break or even more depending upon the decision of review committee constituted by the institute to work on their startups and re-join academics to complete the course,” said an AICTE official.

The technical education regulator also wants varsities to come up with on-campus accommodation solutions for student entrepreneurs.

These series of directives are aimed at encouraging more and more students to become involved in innovation and entrepreneurship, with the ultimate objective of getting them to create job opportunities instead of becoming job seekers.