Mumbai, Aug. 23 -- Undergraduate engineering courses have for long faced low demand. However, the recently introduced courses in undergraduate education might be the way out.

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) reveals that since 2019-20, nearly 127 diploma institutes and 663 undergraduate colleges across the country have opted for courses including artificial intelligence (AI), data science and analytics, blockchain, machine learning, robotics among others. While this covers less than 10% of the total number of engineering institutes in India, officials feel it's a positive move in the right direction.

This includes 222 institutes for AI and machine learning, 186 institutes for AI and data science, 52, 45 and 29 institu...