Vocational Education is soon to become one of the most important elements of India’s path to development through work-integrated learning, industry-relevant courses for better employment and entrepreneurship. The fundamental goal of Vocational education is to provides an alternative to any other conventional college degree that mainly focuses on gaining knowledge with negligible practice at workplace. As a college student you need to be aware that you should #BeSkilledBeRelevant.
Vocational education will help in effectively changing the educational and employment scenario of the country. This can be said with assurance as the design of vocational education targets the purpose of making optimal use of a large population industry-ready. So taking up vocational education will help you get prepared for your job or become an entrepreneur through work-integrated learning!
How Bachelor of Vocation, B.Voc combines education with skills
B.Voc is a 3-year Degree program approved by UGC. It has multiple entry and exit points making it flexible to get certified at various levels. Click here to get a general understanding of B.Voc courses.
The term ‘vocation’ in B.Voc indicates something skill based or work related. So if you have a vocational qualification, it implies that you possess the learning skills which will not only help you get the job you are applying for, but it will also help you do the job with more skill and hence be more productive overall. You must remember that vocational education is not an ‘easier’ alternative to a college degree, it is something that just provides you with practical skills and an underlying knowledge which will again, in turn help you need to understand how to use these skills.
All said and done, vocational education is still viewed as a risky option and seen as a narrow route. Vocational education shouldn’t be considered as a compensation for students who can’t afford a college education or as something that students who did not qualify for any of the A-level colleges. For instance, there is teaching, healthcare, travel and tourism, journalism, law qualifications and a huge variety of courses like so. TISS-SVE offers a wide range of courses. Click here to know about the courses from TISS-SVE.
B. Voc courses are hence becoming popular in our country, as they bridge the gap between the ‘knowing’ and ‘doing’ by combining education with skills. Listed out below are some of the institutions* offering B.Voc courses in India:
|Name of the college/University||Location||subjects/courses offered|
| Tata Institute of Social Sciences – School of Vocational Education|
|Mumbai||B.Voc in Agriculture, Automotive, Banking & Financial Services , Childcare and Geriatric Care, Dialysis Technology, Electronics, Hospitality, Healthcare, Industrial safety, Industrial tool Manufacturing, Information Technology Enabled Service (ITES), Management & Entrepreneurship, Media & Entertainment, Pharmaceuticals, Printing & packaging technology, Renewable Energy, Telecom, Travel & Tourism|
|Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar University/ Agra University||Agra U.P||BA (Advertising, Sales Promotion and Sales management)|
|Gokhale Memorial Girl’s college||Kolkata, west Bengal||BA (Advertising, Sales Promotion and Sales management)|
|Punjab University||Chandigarh||BA (Advertising, Sales Promotion and Sales management)|
|Benson College of Hotel Management and Culinary arts||Chennai TN||B.Sc.(Catering Management)|
|Karapagam University||Coimbatore TN||B.Sc.(Catering Management)|
|Arunachal University of Studies||Arunachal Pradesh||B.Voc (Beauty and wellness)|
|JSS College of Arts, Science and Commerce||Mysore, Karnataka||B.Voc (Food Processing)|
|Tuljaram Chatuchand College||Pune, Maharashtra||B.Voc (Food Processing)|
|Arunachal University of Studies||Arunachal Pradesh||B.Voc (Hospitality and Tourism)|
|Guru Nanak Dev Institute of Technology||Delhi||B.Voc (Software Development)|
|TISS- SVE||Delhi||B.Voc (Automotive Manufacturing)|
|M.S Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences||Bangalore||B.Voc (Product Design and Modelling)|
B.Voc (Garment Manufacturing & Quality Control)
B.Voc (Dental Hospital Assistance)
|St Francis College||Hyderabad||B.Voc in Retail Management and Information Technology Degree Course|
Industrial Microbiology Degree Course
|Chatrapathi Shahuji Maharaj University||Kanpur, U.P||BA (Advertising, Sales Promotion and Sales management)|
|Banaras Hindu University||Banaras||Bachelor of Vocation Programme (B) Bachelor of Vocation in Food Processing & Management|
|Banaras Hindu University||Banaras||Bachelor of Vocation in Retail Management|
|Banaras Hindu University||Banaras||B.F.A. (Bachelor of Fine Arts|
|Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University||Delhi||BACHELOR OF VOCATION(REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING)|
|Stella Maris College||Chennai||Bachelor in Vocational Skills programme in Food Processing and Quality Control|
|Stella Maris College||Chennai||B.Voc (Sustainable Energy Management.|
*We request you to contribute to the list by sharing more names of the colleges that are offering B.Voc.