UGC has also sanctioned funds for the courses which will be offered under the NSDF
The next academic session will see the launch of seven vocational courses at four colleges in University of Delhi. Several colleges such as Jesus and Mary College, Ramanujan College, Maharaja Agrasen College and Kalindi College had earlier applied for permission to start vocational programmes on subjects such as printing technology, software development and healthcare management. The academic council has finally given its approval to four colleges to start their programmes from the 2017-2018 academic session.
Speaking on the issue, J M Khuarana, Dean of Students Welfare, DU stated, “The course being offered at Maharaja Agrasen College is a two-year Advanced Diploma Course while others are three-year courses. The university shall announce the detailed schedule for registration and admission to these courses very soon.”
There are 50 seats in each course. The registration is likely to begin from September 1. While Maharaja Agrasen College will offer advanced diploma courses in TV programming and news production, Jesus and Mary college will offer Bachelors in Vocational Studies (BVoc) courses in healthcare management and retail management and IT,” He added.
Kalindi College will be starting programmes such as B.Voc in printing technology and web development, while Ramanujan College will offer programmes on insurance and banking operations and banking and financial services.
The University Grants Commission has also sanctioned a sum of Rs 1.8 crore for the programmes which will be run under the National Skill Development Framework (NSDF).