Seven new vocational courses have been introduced by Delhi University (DU) for which the registrations will begin from September 1. These new courses will be started in four DU colleges in subjects such as printing technology, software development and healthcare management, from the upcoming academic session.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) had given approval for a three-year BVoc course in 2014, breaking away from the regular arts, commerce and science streams, and recognizing the need for vocational studies.
There are 50 seats in each course. The registration is likely to begin from September 1
- 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
- Kalindi College will be offering BVoc courses in printing technology and web designing
- Ramanujan College will have BVoc courses in banking and financial services and insurance (BFSI) sector (banking operations) and software development
UGC will also be providing financial assistance of upto Rs 1.85 crore to each of the colleges, which are approved to offer the BVoc programme as under the National Skill Qualification Framework.