HRD minister Kapil Sibal will unveil National Vocational Education Qualification Framework (NVEQF) that will allow seeking a degree from a school or a college while working.
The new framework to be jointly adopted by the CBSE and AICTE will help school students who are unable to complete higher education or the students who are not academically bright but have other skills.
The 10 level vocational training programme will start for students who have class VIII degree and would be up to graduation level. AICTE chairperson SS Mantha said that a student will get up to two years to complete a level. The first level will be equivalent to secondary and the last to graduation.
The students will have flexibility to enter or exit the programme after obtaining a certificate for higher secondary level. The government plans to run the programme in 25 per cent secondary schools and half of the technical education institutions in India with the help of private sector.
The AICTE has already tied up with automobile, hospitability and media industry to conduct vocational training in these educational institutes.