AICTE - General awareness questions on current affairs

1)   Single entrance exam for engineering from 2018 will be modelled on?

a. GATE
b. NEET
c. UGC NET
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: NEET

Explanation:
Stage has been set for single NEET-like examination for entrance to engineering colleges from the academic year 2018-19.

HRD ministry asked the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to spell out suitable norms for holding such an exercise.

The AICTE, which oversees aspects related to technical education in the country, had discussed at a recent meeting a proposal for having a single entrance test for engineering colleges for undergraduate courses.

AICTE: Know More

  • Formation: November 1945
  • Headquarters : New Delhi
  • Location: Thiruvananthapuram, Kolkata, Chennai, Kanpur, Mumbai, Baroda, Chandigarh, Guwahati, Bhopal, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Gurgaon
  • Main organ: Council
  • Affiliations: Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development
  • Website: www.aicte-india.org
  • Head: Dr. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman


2)   President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee launched which policy on Nov 16, 2016?

a. National Student Startup Policy
b. National Student Standup Policy
c. National Scholar Startup Policy
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: National Student Startup Policy

Explanation:
President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee launched the National Student Startup Policy on Nov 16, 2016

  • The policy formulated by AICTE aims to create 100,000 technology based student startups and millions of employment opportunities within the next decade
  • The policy plans on attaining this through development of an ideal entrepreneurial ecosystem and promotion of inter-institutional partnerships among technical institutions
  • The emphasis is on an appropriate startup policy to propel the young of India through the 21st century
  • Job creation figures of 1.35 lakh in 2015, the lowest in 7 years is sought to be combated with this policy
  • The student startup policy of AICTE will also help students turned innovators and entrepreneurs to successfully harness the market.