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UGC letter regarding Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc.) programme : ‘Recognise BVoc at par with other degrees’

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UGC letter reg.: Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc.) programme  :  Published on 05/08/2016

Kolhapur: The University Grants Commission (UGC) in a circular on August 4 has appealed to implement strong measures in Bachelor of Vocation (BVoc) degree course in affiliated colleges and universities across the country. In a letter issued by the UGC secretary Jaspal Sandhu said, ” Candidates passing out of a BVoc degree programme should be recognised at par with the other bachelor degrees.  He said, “The programme is focusing on universities and colleges which also incorporates specific job roles and their National Occupational Standards (NOSs) besides the regular degree courses. The BVoc holders should also be qualified for admission in any discipline as bachelor degree holders can.” – Courtesy

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has launched a scheme on skill development based higher education as part of college/university education, leading to Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc.) Degree with multiple exit options such as Diploma / Advanced Diploma under the NSQF. The B.Voc. programme is focussed on universities and colleges providing undergraduate studies which would also incorporate specific job roles and their National Occupational Standards (NOSS) along with broad based general education. In order to, look into new developments and consider the candidates passing out of B.Voc. Degree Programme as per eligibility requirements, it is requested to implement the following:(i) Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc.), a Bachelor level degree specified by UGC under section 22(3) of UGC Act, 1956 and notified in official Gazefte of India dated 19th January, 2013 be recognised at par with the other Bachelor level degrees for competitive exams conducted by Union/State Public Service Commission, Staff Selection Commission or other such bodies where the eligibility criteria is “Bachelor Degree in any discipline”.(ii) Students with B.Voc. Degree should be considered eligible for the trans disciplinary vertical mobility into such courses where entry qualification is a Bachelor Degree without specific requirement in a particular discipline.  :  Click here to download the Circular


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