Lingayas Vidyapeeth School of Vocational Training (LV-SVS) has been established by Lingayas Vidyapeeth with a key thought to “invent innovatively” the best training methods and pedagogies for developing necessary skill sets in order to ensure that the learners must have adequate knowledge and skills at exit point, so that they are work ready and fit to be employed. With increasing technological changes in today’s world has caused a huge complexity in handling the tasks, hence the jobs are progressively becoming skill-Intensive, It is the need of the hour to reform the training approach and education system so as to improve the skills of the workforce in order to enable them in applying and diffusing the newly adopted technologies and tools. The industries expect new employees to possess all the practical skills they need before they start working. The challenges are bigger in developing nations like India which needs more skilled workforce to meet the increasing demands, the skill gap study by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) for the period of 2010-2014 reports that over 109.73 million additional skilled manpower will be required by 2022 across different sectors. Therefore the University Grants Commission (UGC) has introduced a Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc.) programme to cater the needs of business and youth alike.
Lingayas Vidyapeeth School of Vocational Training (LV-SVS) has been providing various short and medium term vocational training and skill building programmes in multiple streams in a B.Voc scheme of UGC in collaboration with the industry, institutions with relevant industry interface and expertise in their subject/field of training to ensure that the course curriculum and training is in relevance with the practical industry requirements.
The University Grants Commission (UGC), in 2013, introduced Bachelor of Vocation, commonly known as B.Voc degree programme with multiple entry and exit points, which can be understood as after completing one year if the student opts for the exit, he/she is awarded a diploma certificate.
Similarly, there are other exit points from where the students can take an advanced diploma or a full-fledged B.Voc degree. The focus of this programme is to provide students with in-depth knowledge of practical aspects to handle the complexities of tasks in the real work environment. B.Voc. courses are considered to be a new generation training programme which emphases on industry practices and are carefully designed in consultation with industries/employers with an objective to make students industry-ready.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has launched a scheme on skills development based on higher education as part of college/university education, leading to Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc.) Degree with multiple exits such as Diploma/Advanced Diploma under the NSQF. The B.Voc. programme is focused on universities and colleges providing undergraduate studies which would also incorporate specific job roles and their NOSs along with broad based general education. This would enable the graduates completing B.Voc. to make a meaningful participation in accelerating India’s economy by gaining appropriate employment, becoming entrepreneurs and creating appropriate knowledge.
India is the 4th largest country facing skill shortage at a whopping 56%. Top companies are hence considering India as the largest hub for BVoc Institutes because they are more focused towards building skill oriented manforce and resources.
The certification levels will lead to Diploma/Advanced Diploma/B. Voc. Degree in one or more vocational areas and will be offered under the aegis of the University.
|Award||Duration||Corresponding NSQF level|
|Advance Diploma||2 Year||6|
|B. Voc. Degree||3 Year||7|
Lingaya’s Vidyapeeth shall conduct the examinations at the University Campus and evaluate as per university rules and regulations. However, for the assessment for the skill development components,university may consult the respective Sector Skill Council empanelled with NSDC for designing the examination and assessment pattern for the skill development components. The university may also consider using the designated assessors of Sector Skill Councils/industry associations to conduct the practical assessment.
|1||B.VOC IN HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT||6||XII||ANY STREAM|
|2||B.VOC IN HOSPITAL STERILIZATION TECHNOLOGY||6||XII||ANY STREAM|
|3||B.VOC IN MEDICAL LAB TECHNOLOGY||6||XII||ANY STREAM|
|4||B.VOC IN RADIOLOGY & MEDICAL IMAGING TECHNOLOGY||6||XII||ANY STREAM|
|5||B.VOC IN OPTOMETRY TECHNOLOGY||6||XII||ANY STREAM|
|6||B.VOC IN OPERATION THEATRE TECHNOLOGY||6||XII||ANY STREAM|
|7||B.VOC IN MEDICAL RECORD TECHNOLOGY||6||XII||ANY STREAM|
|8||B.VOC IN DIALYSIS TECHNOLOGY||6||XII||ANY STREAM|
|9||B.VOC IN CARDIC CARE TECHNOLOGY||6||XII||ANY STREAM|
|10||B.VOC IN PATIENT CARE MANAGEMENT||6||XII||ANY STREAM|
|11||B.VOC IN HOTEL MANAGEMENT||6||XII||ANY STREAM|
|12||B.VOC IN PHYSIOTHERAPY||6||XII||ANY STREAM|
|13||M.VOC IN MEDICAL LAB TECHNOLOGY||4||B.sc/B.Voc||ANY STREAM|
|14||M.VOC IN RADIOLOGY & MEDICAL IMAGING TECHNOLOGY||4||B.sc/B.Voc||ANY STREAM|
|15||M.VOC IN OPTOMETRY TECHNOLOGY||4||B.sc/B.Voc||ANY STREAM|
|16||M.VOC IN HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT||4||B.sc/B.Voc||ANY STREAM|
Since B.Voc. is a practical training programme, most of the learners are being consumed within the industries they undergo practical training and internships etc. However, University also have a dedicated team in placement cell that works throughout the programme with every learner to make sure that they are work-ready and fit to be employed after successful completion of programme.
The focus of this learning programme is being given on developing the practical skills. Students are being provided with the Programme Coordinator to have a continuous assessment of learning. Well trained and professionals are always available with the learner at each every step to make sure that there are no hindrances in the learning.
B.Voc. offers the opportunity for practical, hands-on experience, internships and projects within the local community. On the job training is an essential part of this learning programme. B.Voc. curriculum is designed to provide students with the opportunity, and the means, to apply skills and knowledge obtained through the study of their qualification in a supervised and real-work environment.