The programmes are sector specific and the sectors like IT, media, entertainment, telecommunications, mobile communications, automobile, construction, retail, food processing, tourism, hotels, jewelery design and fashion design and many other have been identified for implementation.
AICTE would seek to provide the requisite statutory approvals to any institutions wishing to conduct these programmes from the academic Year 2012 throughout the country. The institutions can choose a maximum of 500 students per institute in any five sectors, 100 students per sector.
It is expected to cater to at least 5 million students for vocational degree and diploma every year, which can provide self-employment or being meaningfully employed if even 1/3rd of the institutions are approved to conduct these programmes.
NVEOF is a great initiative by MHRD that needs to be propagated and followed throughout the country and has a potential to increase the GER from 15 to double this value by the end of 2020, simultaneously providing meaningful employment.
Source : IndiaToday.in