The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is developing model curricula for Bachelors of Business Management (BBA), Bachelors of Computer Application (BCA), and Bachelors of Management Studies (BMS) programs. These programs have come under the purview of AICTE from the 2024-25 academic year. The AICTE has proposed an annual work plan and budget of ₹1,476 crore for each of the financial years 2024-25 and 2025-26. The decision not to cap intakes for the first year aims to alleviate concerns among BBA colleges. The move is expected to bring reforms, make students eligible for AICTE scholarships, and update the curriculum with more skill-oriented elements. However, opinions are divided, with some expressing concerns about potential implications for colleges and students. AICTE aims to introduce the new model curriculum for the mentioned courses, focusing on practical learning and adapting to new-age technologies. While critics highlight the lack of consultation with stakeholders, AICTE emphasizes the benefits, including scholarships and faculty development programs, for institutes coming under its ambit.

Source-Sheena Sachdeva