The College of Vocational Studies has decided to withhold the admissions to its five vocational management courses for this year. With the change in course programme from FYUP to three-year mode, the college feels that these vocational courses have become irrelevant and students who will pursue it cannot secure good jobs in future.
The college has released cut-offs for few of its courses which includes office management and tourism along with B Com (honours) and economics (honours). Last year under FYUP the college was allowed to launch Bachelor in Management Studies (BMS) in place of the vocational courses. The college now wants DU to continue with BMS under the three-year format or to introduce a new course as Bachelor in Business Studies (BBS), stated the president of staff selection, Surender Singh.
It was a conscious decision taken by the admission committee of the college along with the staff association to pause the admissions for courses in human resource management, management of insurance, material management, marketing and management of retail business, and marketing and management of insurance that covers 385 seats.
According to Inderjeet Singh Dagar, principal and chairman of the admissions committee, the college cannot go against the university or the UGC’s directives and so going with the directive, BMS is no more valid for now.