Students, who want to go for a skill-based undergraduate course, can head to¬†Delhi University¬†and pick from six Bachelor of Vocational courses being offered by different colleges, said DU Officials.
The BVoc Programme being offered at Kalindi College, Ramanujan College and Jesus and Mary College, will have ‚Äòmultiple entry and exit‚Äô points. It means the student can leave the course at the end of first year and second year with a diploma degree and an advance diploma degree respectively.
Those who complete the course will get a Degree. ‚ÄúStudents can come back to complete the course even if they leave after the first or second year. This gives students a lot of flexibility in case they want to take a break from studies and work,‚Äù said Nikhil Rajput, nodal officer for the courses at Ramanujan College.
Admissions to these courses is centralised. Last year, the cutoff started at 90% and ended at 75%. It is expected to remain the same,” said Nikhil Rajput, nodal officer, Ramanujan College, at Open House on Friday.
General education components will be evaluated by the university and skill-based ones by Sector Skill Council. The skill modules are designed by National Skill Development Corporation and the software development course by Nasscom.
“If a student exits college after first year of software development, they are given the qualification of web developer. They can return anytime to resume it from the second year without any restrictions on the number of gap years. After completion of three years of software development and banking operations courses, students would be eligible for a job of software developer and branch manager, respectively,” said Rajput.
Rajput said the course provides a judicious mix of skills relating to a profession and appropriate content of general education, so that students are work-ready at each exit point of the programme.
‚ÄúIt also integrates NSQF (national skill qualification framework) within the undergraduate level of higher education in order to enhance employability of the graduates and meet industry requirement,‚Äù he said.
‚ÄúStudents doing software development can become junior software developers, web developers, data associates and software developers depending on when they exit the course,‚Äù said Rajput.
The course has 40% general education components and 60% skill education components. So, the students get to know the academics of the subject as well as the industry requirements and practical applications,‚Äù said Sunita Narain, nodal officer for the courses at Jesus and Mary college.
Narain said students can become floor managers, duty managers, customer relation executives and also work at non-clinical positions in hospitals after doing retail management and IT, and health care management courses.
These courses have been developed by the UGC as per NSQF of Ministry of Skill Development emphasizing on skill-based education in consultation with National Skills Development Corporation.
Students from all streams can apply for the course. Applicants have to fill the central registration form and admission will be done based on cutoffs. The courses were introduced at DU last year, but the admission happened in September as the approval had come late.
Jesus and Mary College
B.Voc Retail Management and IT -47 seats
B.Voc Health Care Management -49 seats
B.Voc Printing Technology -50 seats
B.Voc Web Designing -50 seats
B.Voc Banking Operations -50 seats
B.Voc Software Development -50 seats