With an aim to enhance employability among the students, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is going to introduce more vocational subjects for the students at the secondary and senior secondary level. The board has asked schools to arrange interaction between the students and industry on a regular basis to encourage skill development among the students.
As per the CBSE order, the scheme of vocationalisation of education is being implemented throughout the country with an objective to enhance the employability among the youth. The order said “Participation of industry and employers is the most prominent pre-requisite for the scheme to be a success. Various vocational courses being offered by the scheme are expected to be designed, developed, delivered and certified in consultation with the industry and employers."
The letter said that the principals of the schools have been mandated to seek cooperation of the industry/employers for giving exposure to the students. The Board has asked the schools to arrange fortnightly visits for the students to any local industry where the various aspects of the industry and the skills required to run the industry would be explained to the students.
The board in collaboration with the National Stock Exchange, has also introduced Financial Market Management (FMM) vocational course for class 9th and 10th from the current academic session, i.e, 2015-2016. Under FMM, students will get to study the subjects like 'Basics of Money Management' in class 9th and 'Introduction to Financial Markets' in class 10th.