The University Grants Commission (UGC) has launched a scheme on skills development based on higher education as part of college/university education, leading to Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc.) Degree with multiple exits such as Diploma/Advanced Diploma under the NSQF. The B.Voc. programme is focused on universities and colleges providing undergraduate studies which would also incorporate specific job roles and their NOSs along with broad based general education. This would enable the graduates completing B.Voc. to make a meaningful participation in accelerating India’s economy by gaining appropriate employment, becoming entrepreneurs and creating appropriate knowledge.
NSQF has adopted a very holistic approach in designing the credit framework primarily aimed at promoting lateral and vertical mobility, beauty lies in a pre-defined entry and multiple exit points. It is an effort to bridge the gap between certificate and Diploma level and between Diploma and Degree levels by allowing for mobility from one to the other. It also provides an opportunity to Diploma holders to pursue graduation in vocational education and graduates to further pursue post-graduation using the previously earned credits, Overall this credit system helps improving the employability of our certificate, Diploma and Degree holders and provide a framework for lifelong learning through flexible credit transfers and Community College like institutions, within the framework of higher education institutions.
Lingayas Vidyapeeth School of Vocational Training (LV-SVS) has been established by Lingayas Vidyapeeth with a key thought to “invent innovatively” the best training methods and pedagogies for developing necessary skill sets in order to ensure that the learners must have adequate knowledge and skills at exit point, so that they are work ready and fit to be employed. With increasing technological changes in today’s world has caused a huge complexity in handling the tasks, hence the jobs are progressively becoming skill-Intensive, It is the need of the hour to reform the training approach and education system so as to improve the skills of the workforce in order to enable them in applying and diffusing the newly adopted technologies and tools. The industries expect new employees to possess all the practical skills they need before they start working. The challenges are bigger in developing nations like India which needs more skilled workforce to meet the increasing demands, the skill gap study by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) for the period of 2010-2014 reports that over 109.73 million additional skilled manpower will be required by 2022 across different sectors. Therefore the University Grants Commission (UGC) has introduced a Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc.) programme to cater the need of business and youth alike.
Lingayas Vidyapeeth School of Vocational Training (LV-SVS) has been providing various short and medium term vocational training and skill building programmes in multiple streams in a B.Voc scheme of UGC in collaboration with the industry, institutions with relevant industry interface and expertise in their subject/field of training to ensure that the course curriculum and training is in relevance with the practical industry requirements.
Levels of Awards
- The certification levels will lead to Diploma/Advanced Diploma/B. Voc. Degree in one or more vocational areas and will be offered under the aegis of the University.
|Award||Duration||Corresponding NSQF level|
|Advance Diploma||2 Years||6|
|B. Voc. Degree||3 Years||7|