The UGC has launched a scheme on skills development based higher education as part of college/university education, leading to Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc.) degree with lateral entry and multiple exit options at Diploma/Advanced Diploma level 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 National Occupational Standards(NOS) 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.
► Three years degree programme with 40% general education and 60% vocational education components.
► Entry level: 10+2 pass students in 1 st year
► There are options of multiple entry and exit.
► Students can exit after one year with a Diploma course; after two years with an Advance Diploma; and after three years with a B.Voc. degree
► Credits and semester system are mandatory ingredients of the scheme
► Industry partners are integral parts of the academic bodies of the universities/n colleges running the programme.
► Students obtaining Diploma National Skill Qualification Framework(NSQF) Level 5 and Advance Diploma NSQF Level 6 from Community Colleges are eligible for admission into 2nd and 3rd year of B.Voc. degree programme respectively.