St Aloysius College to Offer 2 New Bachelor of Vocation Courses

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St Aloysius College to Offer 2 New Bachelor of Vocation Courses

 

Mangaluru: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has given approval to St Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangaluru to offer two new Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc.) courses under Deen Dayal Kaushal Kendra i.e.,. ‘Software Development’ and ‘Renewable Energy Management’.

The college was granted permission to establish a DDU Kaushal Kendra in 2015 under the 12th Plan Scheme. The college was approved to start 3 programmes B.Voc. in ‘Retail Management’, ‘Food Processing and Engineering’ and ‘Pharmaceutical Chemistry’ from the year 2015. As many as 708 higher educational institutions including universities had submitted the proposal for this unique scheme. St Aloysius College is one of only 48 institutions approved by UGC throughout the country. That particular academic year St. Aloysius college (Autonomous) is one among the only 2 colleges selected as Kaushal Kendra in the entire state.

In the year 2018 the college was approved to start one more B.Voc. programme in ‘Animation and Multi Media’ from the year 2018. At present more than 400 students are pursuing their B Voc course. More than 300 students completed their B Voc degree and got the placement in their respective sector. Now a total of six B.Voc. courses are run under DDU Kaushal Kendra of St. Aloysius college (Autonomous). The courses have been identified based on the skill-gap study and the job opportunities in Dakshina Kannada.

Instead of classroom centered formal education, the students under Kaushal Kendra are learning through hands-on experience and internships in industry and business houses. Fourteen companies/business firms have signed MoUs with the college for providing their expertise in administering the said courses. Suitable candidates will also have got the opportunity in the business units where they get training. Some students got a stipend during their internship. Students who have completed their pre-university course can make use of this excellent opportunity. Further the students also become eligible to pursue postgraduate studies and research.

Students who have cleared Class 12 examinations or equivalent can apply for the B.Voc. courses. The admission for the new courses will commence soon. Students who are eligible for these courses can contact the college for admission.

For more details, contact the College Office 0824-2449700 or Sharath Shetty, 7847055111.


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