Bachelor of Vocation (BVoc) course in nine disciplines including TV programming, printing technology, web designing, editing and animation will be offered by four colleges under Delhi University from the next academic year.
The Academic Council (AC) of Delhi University has given permission to Maharaja Agrasen College, Kalindi College, Jesus and Mary College and College of Vocational Studies to run the course from next academic session. The decision was taken in a meeting where the representatives of these colleges were present.
According to DU professor and AC member, Nachiketa Singh, “The proposal for offering these courses at the said colleges was passed by the AC. The same will now be sent to UGC for its approval and then the modalities will be worked out for their introduction.”
Different colleges have got permission to run different disciplines to run, depending on their infrastructure and quality of the colleges. Maharaja Agrasen College has got permission to run TV Programming and News production and Editing and Animation courses. On the other hand College of Vocational Studies has got software development and marketing retail disciplines to offer to its students. Jesus and Mary College got healthcare management, IT and Software development and Retail management while Kalindi College got permission to run courses on travel and tourism, printing technology and web designing.
UGC itself had last year approved a three year B.Voc course, which it felt was necessary for the increasing demand of job oriented courses in the market. The UGC would provide financial assistance of upto Rs. 1.85 crore to the colleges which would be approved to offer the B.Voc courses under National Skill Qualification Framework.