The University Grants Commission (UGC) to introduce a bachelor’s degree in vocational education, to be called BVoc, in colleges across the country is a welcome and useful proposal. These courses in about 200 colleges in the beginning and has invited applications from universities and colleges which are interested in starting them.
Bachelor of Vocation and it can be in different vocational fields. It is a three-year course after H.Sc. with a possibility of multiple entry and exit. The student completing first year gets a Diploma certificate, after second year he/she gets the Advanced Diploma certificate and after completion of three years, the B.Voc. Degree is awarded.
The courses will be part of the national skill qualification framework and will be financially aided by the UGC. Except in content, they will be like the existing BA and BSc courses, which will be reduced in the course of time. Initially they will be in 10 sectors like automobiles, telecom, building technology, tourism and entertainment. They will be integrated with the present scheme of education.
UGC List of Approved Trades under the Scheme of B.Voc/Community Colleges are as under: