The University Grants Commission (UGC) has launched a scheme on skill development based job oriented higher education program as a part of College/University education, leading to Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc.) degree. This degree Program is unique with the provision of multiple entry and exist at different levels of NSQF from level 4 to 7, viz. Diploma/Advance Diploma and Degree in compliance to the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF). Multiple entry and exit will allow students the flexibility to earn and study as per their convenience. This is further explained in the Prospectus.
Structure of the Course
B.Vocprogramme is designed with the provision for multiple exit levels. All the candidates enrolled for diploma courses or further will be treated at par treated from the second semester onwards. Students may exit after six months with the certificate (NSQF level 4) or they may continue for diploma or advanced diploma level courses leading to B.Voc. degree. After the completion of Semester I, the candidate will get a Certificate and she/he may go for a job or continue studying. The candidate may rejoin Semester II. After the completion of Semesters III and IV, the candidate will get an Advanced Diploma and she/he may go for a job or continue studying. The candidate may rejoin Semester V. After the completion of Semesters V and VI, the candidate will be awarded a B.Voc. degree and she/he may go for a job or become an entrepreneur, or continue studying for the M.Voc. Degree (NSQF Level 8 onwards) and can register for Ph.D. degree (NSQF level 10) after it in Vocational studies, or they can take admission in any other master’s programme after completion of required Bridge course, or appear in any competitive exams conducted by State Public Service Commission and Union Public Service Commission.
Conditions for Registration and Admission (How to Apply)
The following certificates in original shall be produced at the time of admission:
Conditions for Admission eligibility (How to Apply)
Admission to the B.Voc.programme will be as per the rules and regulations of the Himachal Pradesh University.
Note: Regarding selection of students for B.Voc. programme, 10% extra weightage shall be given to Category-1; 5% extra weightage shall be given to Category-2 in 10+2 examination. Final list of students shall be finalized on merit.