Vidya gets AICTE’s approval to start B Voc courses

The College is attempting to diversify the educational programmes offered by it by starting the Bachelor of Vocation (B Voc) programmes. Based on an application from the College, the AICTE has granted approval to start the following vocational courses with an annual intake of 25 students for the academic year 2018-19:

Sl. No. Level Programme Specialisation
1 Bachelor of Vocation (B Voc) Engineering & Technology Automobile Servicing
2 Bachelor of Vocation (B Voc) Management/IT/ITES Software Development
3 Bachelor of Vocation (B Voc) Management/IT/ITES Graphics & Multimedia

The starting of the courses is subject to the approval of the affiliating University and the conditions prescribed by AICTE.

What is vocational education?

Vocational education prepares learners for jobs that are based in manual or practical activities, traditionally non-academic and totally related to a specific trade, occupation or vocation in which the learner participates.Generally, vocation and career are used interchangeably. Vocational education might be classified as teaching procedural knowledge. This may be contrasted with declarative knowledge which might concentrate on theory and abstract conceptual knowledge, characteristic of tertiary education. Up until the end of the twentieth century, vocational education focused on specific trades such as for example, an automobile mechanic or welder. Vocational education is related to the age-old apprenticeship system of learning. However, as the labor market becomes more specialized and economies demand higher levels of skill, governments and businesses are increasingly investing in the future of vocational education through publicly funded training organizations and subsidized apprenticeship or traineeship initiatives for businesses.