Five technical institutes in the city have been selected for the ambitious National Vocational Education Qualification Framework (NVEQF) of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The scheme aims at integrating vocational education with conventional streams, thus, increasing employability or enhancing working skills of the learners.
The selected institutes include the IES College of Technology, All Saints College of Technology, Scope College, AISECT College and Sparta College of Technology. The scheme is open to all students, irrespective of age.
Under the scheme, the students will study the conventional stream (of the level they are suited for) at the AICTE recognised institutes and simultaneously acquire selected skills with the registered skill knowledge partners (SKPs). After the students complete the desired level of skills and conventional education, they will be given, certificates, degrees or post-graduate degrees by the Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya (RGPV).
The 10 skill specialisations include automobiles, entertainment, information technology, telecommunications, marketing, agriculture, construction, applied arts, tourism and printing and publishing. Details can be obtained from the website www.aicte-india.org.