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Learn yoga to get your engineering degree, says AICTE

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The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) with more than 10,000 engineering colleges and technical institutes having over 18 lakhs students, has made it mandatory for all its students to take part in yoga, sports or other socially relevant activities in addition to their regular academics in order to be awarded a degree.

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Earlier, the institutions had activities like National Social Service (NSS), National Cadet Corps (NCC) and the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, but these were not compulsory for earning a degree. But now, students will have to ensure 25% attendance in yoga, sports or other socially relevant activities for their holistic development. However, there won’t be any marks for these activities

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In June, the University Grants Commission (UGC) had asked all universities and colleges to celebrate of the International Yoga Day (IYD), and submit proof of activities undertaken for review.