Bachelor of Vocation

Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc.)

The University Grants Commission (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 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.

Objectives

To provide judicious mix of skills relating to a profession and appropriate content of General Education.
To ensure that the students have adequate knowledge and skills, so that they are work ready at each exit point of the programme.
To provide flexibility to the students by means of pre-defined entry and multiple exit points.
To integrate NSQF within the undergraduate level of higher education in order to enhance employability of the graduates and meet industry requirements. Such graduates apart from meeting the needs of local and national industry are also expected to be equipped to become part of the global workforce.

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. This is out-lined in.
Diploma , Advanced Diploma, & B.Voc. Degree.

Eligibility /Target

All universities and colleges included under Sections 2(f) and 12(B) of the UGC Act, 1956 and receiving plan grant from the UGC are eligible for UGC financial assistance under the scheme.

Eligibility for admission in B.Voc.

The eligibility condition for admission to B.Voc. programme shall be 10+2 or equivalent, in any stream.

Advantages of Bachelor of Vocation

Better learning- It is very similar to training courses where the focus is more on the ideas taught in the classroom. Therefore, when a student passes he has more work experience than other applicants, he is trained on site and thus be a better investment for the employer as he will have to spend less resources training a new boy.
Practical Learning- Vocational courses often have a course module that allows students on-site training opportunities that include the best loads of practical experience in the field upon completion of their studies. Such lessons have small classroom presentations that allow students to learn a skill first by seeing it or applying it to situations or fields themselves.

Bachelor of Vocational Education (B.Voc) Career Options and Job Prospects

B.Voc is a recognised graduation degree in India after which candidates are not considered as freshers like other graduates. They have a good scope of employment in both the private and government sectors. Some of the popular job positions for B.Voc graduates include the : Paramedical Staff Computer Operator,Accountant,Food Technologist • Vocational Teacher, Home Economists,Biochemists,Managers. etc.
The starting salary package for B.Voc graduates may range somewhere between 2 LPA - 7 LPA. However, the same must depend on the graduate's prior work experience, academic record, specialisation to name a few. Apart from the job profiles mentioned above, students may also choose to pursue higher education.