UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION – BACHELOR Of VOCATION (B.Voc.) PROGRAM IN UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES UNDER THE NATIONAL SKILLS QUALIFICATIONS FRAMEWORK (NSQF)

Introduction

Long felt necessity to align higher education with the emerging needs of the economy so as to ensure that the graduates of higher education system have adequate knowledge and skills for employment and entrepreneurship. The higher education system has to incorporate the requirements of various industries in its curriculum, in an innovative and flexible manner to produce holistic and well groomed graduates.

Govt. of India, in pursuance of the decision of Cabinet Committee on Skill Development in its meeting held on 19th December, 2013 issued a notification for National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF). Under the National Skills Development Corporation, many Sector Skill Councils representing respective industries have/are being established. One of the mandates of Sector Skill Councils is to develop Qualification Packs (QPs) / National Occupational Standards (NOSs) for various job roles in their respective sectors. The University Grants Commission (UGC) had launched a scheme on 27 February, 2014 for skills development based higher education as part of college/university education, leading to Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc.) degree with multiple entry and exit points.

Considering the implementation modalities, the guidelines of the scheme have been revised in the year 2015. The B.Voc. program is focused on universities and colleges providing undergraduate studies which would also incorporate specific job roles and their NOSs along with broad based general education. This would enable the graduates completing B.Voc to make a meaningful participation in accelerating India’s economy by gaining appropriate employment, becoming entrepreneurs and creating appropriate knowledge.

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  1. To facilitate and create a pool of qualified job ready resources.
  2. To provide flexibility to students by means of pre-defined single/multiple entry and multiple exit points.
  3. To ensure adequate knowledge and skills for making students work ready at each exit point of the program.
  4. To address the issues of unemployment and Industry requirement in the state through a meaningful industry academia partnership by adopting Dual System of training.
  5. To integrate NSQF and international specifications within the undergraduate level of higher education in order to enhance employability of the graduates in meeting global workforce requirements.

Assessment of Skill Component under NSQF in Vocational Courses

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USP of the Offeringusp

  1. Single/Multiple entry, Multiple exit program
  2. Industry validated courses
  3. 100% Compliance to UGC guidelines

Optional Services Offered:

  1. Industry Lectures
  2. Support of Subject Matter Experts for projects
  3. Online content delivery by ESSCI LMS platform
  4. Virtual Labs for practical training through ESSCI LMS Platform
  5. Remote proctoring and assessment.

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