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Vocational courses a hit with low scorers

delhi Updated: Jun 16, 2010 00:25 IST
Anushree Singh

If you are not among the high percentage holders in your 10+2 exams, then you can consider the various vocational courses offered by Delhi University (DU).

Along with a degree from DU, these courses offer plenty of opportunities for aspirants. Known as the Vocational Studies Programme, the three-year course includes a total of 12 courses. “Students with low percentage in their Class XII exams have no reasons to worry. Candidates who have scored between 70 and 80 per cent can easily take admission to these courses,” said S.K. Bajpai, who teaches Tourism at the College of Vocational Studies (CVS), Delhi University.

One can secure admission in the Tourism and Human Resource Management courses which are extremely popular with cut-offs as low as 72.5 per cent and 80 per cent respectively.

Teachers said for the past few years, there has been an increase in the number of applicants and those with good percentages also apply. “The option of finding a job immediately after completion of the course is what draws them to these courses,” added Bajpai.

Priyanka Gandhi, a Science student who has scored 89.5 per cent in her Boards, is seeking admission to Tourism this year.

“The tourism industry is growing fast in India. This course will give me opportunities to work in areas as varied as the aviation sector, hotels, travel agencies or becoming tourist escorts.”

“Companies dealing with insurance, consultancy, outsourcing, investment services recruit these students. The pay packages start from Rs 2.3 lakh which is pretty decent,” said Inderjeet Dagar, principle, CVS.