The inclusion of cutting-edge, developing technology would make the curriculum applicable to the demands of the industry. New emerging technologies would be incorporated into the Computer Science Engineering (CSE) curriculum by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
The AICTE redesigned CSE curriculum will now include topics on quantum computing, 3D printing, virtual reality, augmented reality, nanotechnology, holography, new developments in cyber security, sophisticated data analytics, and other analytical technologies.
From the 2023–2024 academic session on, the curriculum would be taught at engineering colleges and universities all over the nation, with the exception of IITs and NITs. In this direction, the AICTE established a six-person committee in May to update the CSE curriculum as it was.
The industry is increasingly moving toward digitalization, which necessitates the technical knowledge of cutting-edge technology, therefore, the curriculum reform was immediate and necessary.
Speaking to Education Times, Buddha Chandrasekhar, chief coordinating officer, AICTE, Ministry of Education, says, “We are fine-tuning the content that is taught to Computer Science students so that they are able to create a robust hub of digital capabilities in the future.
We are working to add some sections related to Quantum Computing, 3D Printing, Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), nanotechnology, holographic technologies, cyber security technologies, and advanced Data Analytics and analysis technologies in the revised curriculum of Computer Science which will be taught from 2023-24 academic session. In addition to this, we have also added some new simulations and node.js technology applications (superfast technology) to the curriculum.
This will equip the students with the technical know-how of emerging technologies which would also enhance their employability prospects post completing their graduation. Deep knowledge of these emerging technologies would increase their employment opportunities in sectors like Automobile, Banking, Finance, and Retail. Also, technology is rapidly changing on a quarterly basis and businesses worldwide are becoming digital in nature which has necessitated some additions to the existing curriculum.”
“The addition of these emerging technologies will also create an opportunity for research and innovation in the branch of Computer Science Engineering,” adds Chandrasekhar.
(Source: Education Times)