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Abundant avenues for vocational education

Are exams not your cup of tea? Take a look at the array of vocational courses that are available to suit your need and ability.

india Updated: May 27, 2006 11:02 IST

Are exams not your cup of tea? Does writing answers and scoring marks seem to be an uphill task? Take a look at the array of vocational courses that are available to suit your need and ability.

Delhi University’s College of Vocational Studies offers a wide array of degree-level vocational courses, called BA (Vocational Studies). The courses ranges from tourism, management and marketing of tourism, retail to human resource management.

Students with up to 70 per cent have a chance to get into the various courses. “The courses were all restructured last year to make them more job-oriented and market friendly,” said principal Dr Inderjeet. “They equip students to get employment in corporate houses and at the same time help them to get self-employed.”

The Department of Training and Technical Education, Government of Delhi, offers full-time diploma programmes at government polytechnics and its affiliated institutes. Admission to these courses is through the Common Entrance Test conducted by the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University.

Minimum eligibility for an aspirant is class X or equivalent. For admission to computer engineering or pharmacy, class XII in science stream is the eligibility whereas for modern office practice class XII marks in any stream would do.

South Delhi Polytechnic for Women has more than 20 vocational courses. “We offer diploma and certificate courses in different streams for students who have cleared class X and XII examinations,” said J K Battish, Head of the Commercial Art department. The college provides lodging facilities for its students as well.