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Central Universities to grant vocational degree by 2013

Updated on Tue, 02 October 2012 at 16:22 IST

The central institution will soon be awarding bachelor’s degree in vocational education from the academic year 2012-2013 - those affiliated to University Grant Commission (UGU).

The main purpose of the decision is to create the skilled worked forced in the company. In the next academic year 200 institutions has given go-ahead to implement the programme. The framework contains seven level of certification in which first four fall in the domain of the school education while rest of the certification fall in jurisdiction of higher education.

The sources added that the B. Voc degree will be awarded to the students after completing the successful seven certification. The vocational educational programme is a mix of skill related to particular profession and appropriate content general education.

In the academic year 2013-14 the it has been proposed to launch the scheme in 200 institutions in the country. Through the NEVQF the governments wants to creat 500 millions strong skilled workforce by 2022.

The All India Council of Technical Education has identified 10 Board Vocational sectors in which every sectors offers a number of specialization.

The 10 vocational sectors are automobiles, entertainment, information technology, telecom, marketing, agriculture, construction, applied arts, tourism and printing and publishing.

To initiate a dialogue with their affiliated institute to take the plan forward asked UGC to the Central Universities.

 
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