Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Department of Higher Education
Accordingly, the above Institute submitted a request along with the requisite material for review and consideration of this Department. This Department got the material re-examined by AICTE. AICTE, through its Expert Committee re-examined both the courses and submitted its recommendations with revision of syllabus for both the courses. The High Level Committee for recognition of educational qualification considered the matter in its meeting held on 16.10.2006 and on its recommendations, Government of India has decided the following:
(i) The recognition of the courses run by IME, Mumbai may be restored with effect from 16.10.2006. With this recognition IME will run the courses based on new syllabus approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). As per the approval, the Technician Engineers courses part I & II papers at present. In addition to this, there will be nine elective subjects. After completing theory papers, students will have to undergo at least 3 months mandatory apprenticeship / practical training / project report at an All India Council for Technical Education approved polytechnic for part I & II of Technician Engineers Courses for award of Certificate equivalent to Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and the Apprenticeship / Practical training of the same duration in AICTE approved Degree Colleges for award of Certificate equivalent to Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering for Section A & B Associate Membership Courses.
(ii) The students who were registered prior to 10.06.2006 for part I & II of Technician Engineers (Diploma Level) and section A & B of Associate Membership Courses (Degree Level) will be allowed to complete the courses with pre-revised syllabus till the next scheduled examination, to be held in December 2006. Their Degree / Diploma will be recognized for employment in Central Government. Those who do not complete their courses by that time (December 2006), will have to follow the revised syllabus.
Joint Secretary to the Government of India.