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Kapil Sibal Cast Up NVEQF For Vocational Education

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A New Framework For Vocational Education
Kapil Sibal the HRD Minister, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) along with AICTE- All India Council for Technical Education on Tuesday has launched the National Vocational Education Qualification Framework- NVEQF. It is to be implemented in Polytechnics, Engineering colleges and other colleges in the University system from 2012-13.

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.

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