Delhi Schools Launch New Vocational Courses Close To Academic Year End

Posted By:

Delhi schools have launched vocational courses close to the end of this academic session. The Directorate of Education has also asked two vocational courses selected by schools to be replaced by new ones. Classroom teaching will start from November 16.

The DoE is introducing vocational education for ninth-graders from the current academic year 2012-16 in 205 of its secondary and senior-secondary schools. The heads of these schools were asked to offer two vocational courses from a list of 8; the student could pick one as an additional subject. This was to be done on the pattern of the centrally-sponsored National Skill Qualifications Framework.

Also read: What are Vocational Courses? Scope and Career Opportunities

Now the DoE has discovered that of the eight originally decided on, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) "has expressed its inability to grant affiliation to two." A circular from November 6 says the two subjects are "beauty and wellness" and "general duty assistant (health sector)."

Delhi Schools Launch New Vocational Courses

The circular says of the 205, 21 picked only those two to offer and 73 other picked at least one of the two. They are now being asked to "opt for any two of the six [remaining] vocational subjects in consultation with students." Clearly books aren't in place yet as the circular says ," Efforts are being made to arrange text books/ study material for each of these six vocational subjects" and "all the schools will be provided with qualified vocational trainers/ teachers through vocational training partners in each of the six subjects."

The circular advises heads of school to keep the roll-strength of each section at about 50 and create as many sections as they need. The ninth-grade time-table has also been redrawn to accommodate the extra subject. "According [to the timetable], workload of full time vocational trainer/teacher [will be] made available to school can be worked out. In cases where a large number of students have opted for any vocational subject, requirement of additional vocational trainer/ teacher for that subject must be immediately communicated to vocational branch. Other logistical requirements of the schools due to implementation of vocational subjects will also be met in due course of time," adds the circular.


For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts


    Thousands of Careerindia readers receive our evening newsletter.
    Have you subscribed?

    For great career opportunity, get instant updates on Education, Career & Job

    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Careerindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Careerindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more