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Vocational Education at the First Degree Level

In conformity with the National Policy on Education 1986 (revised in 1992), a programme of vocationalisation of education at the first degree level was launched by the UGC from 1994-95. Funds to the tune of Rs.26 Crores were provided by the Ministry of Human Resource Development for implementation of the programme.

Moreover, on the recommendations of the Standing Committee on Vocational Education (SCORE) and its sub-committee/regional committee constituted for the purpose, the UGC identified 209 institutions (19 Universities and 190 Colleges) in the first instance, for starting vocational courses at the first degree level during 1994-95. These institutions introduced one to three vocational courses in 35 subjects identified by the Core Committee.

A list of these 35 subjects is given below: –
  • Functional Hindi
  • Functional
  • Sanskrit
  • Communicative English
  • Archaeology and Museology
  • Principles and Practices of Insurance
  • Actuarial Science
  • Office Management and Secretarial Practices
  • Tax procedures and Practices
  • Foreign Trade Practices and Procedure
  • Tourist and Travel Management
  • Advertising, Sales Promotion (Sales Management)
  • Computer Application
  • Industrial Chemistry (Seven streams)
  • Food Sciences and Quality Control
  • Clinical Nutrition Dietitics
  • Industrial Microbiology
  • Bio-technology
  • Biological Tech. and Specimen Preparation
  • Seed Technology
  • Sericulture
  • Industrial Fishing and Fishery
  • Instrumentation
  • Optical Instrumentation
  • Geo-exploration and Drilling Technology
  • Mass Communication Videos Production
  • Still Photography Audio Products
  • Electronic Equipment Maintenance
  • Computer Maintenance
  • Electrical Equipment Maintenance
  • Environment and Water Management
  • Rural Technology
  • Automobile Maintenance
  • Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Maintenance
  • Construction Technology Management
  • Manufacturing Process

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