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September 21, 2017

Delhi government introduces revamped Bachelor of Vocation course to boost education system


Delhi : At the end of a three-year Bachelor’s programme, many students start looking for a job. It doesn’t take them long to understand that the market is such that they need to study further to land a good job. Recognizing this issue, the Delhi government has come up with an initiative to revive the education system.

The State government has introduced a revamped Bachelor of Vocation (B. Voc) programme that looks to offer respite to the thousands of unemployed youth in Delhi, who struggle to earn a livelihood despite having a graduation degree. The course will be conducted by nine government Institutes of Technology under the Department of Training and Technical Education  (DTTE) in which over 750 students have enrolled into the various courses so far.

Delhi Education Minister and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that the government has taken care to design the course, which will enable students to pick up the skills necessary as per their subject. “The curriculum has been prepared by academicians and industry experts based on AICTE and UGC guidelines. The students will learn through innovative teaching methodologies since it is predominantly a practical-oriented programme,” Mr. Sisodia added.

The courses offered include Software Development, Mobile Communications, Construction Technology, Power Distribution Management, Printing and Publishing, and Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning, Applied Arts (only for female candidates), and Interior Design (only for female candidates). There is no age limit for candidates who wish to apply. The only requirement is that the candidate must have cleared his/her Class XII examination.

The admission process is online and eligible students can fill the application forms through the website. Candidates can apply till 4 p.m. on June 30. A common entrance examination will be conducted on July 16.

Note: News shared for public awareness with reference from the information provided at online news portals.

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