Friday 14 November 2014

Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc.) - New degree option after 12th

Farzad Minoo Damania – Career Counsellor & Trainer at Career Nurturer provides an insight into the new degree option of Bachelor in Vocation (B.Voc.) in his latest article published in Parsi Times Newspaper on 8th November 2014.

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Check out the newspaper article publication in Parsi Times Newspaper dated 8th November 2014, on the topic: “Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc.): New kid on the block!”

Article Title: Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc.): New kid on the block!
Article Date: 8th November, 2014
Article on: Parsi Times Newspaper
Article Author: Farzad Minoo Damania (Career Counsellor - Mumbai)

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You can read the entire transcript of the article below:
Farzad Minoo Damania - Career Counsellor at Career Nurturer (  provides an insight into the new degree course introduced by University Grants Commission (UGC) for students after standard 12th.

For many decades we have been acquainted with traditional degree courses like B.A., B.Sc. and B.Com. And in the last decade we have seen courses such as B.M.M., B.M.S., B.A.F., B.F.M. and B.B.I. gaining popularity amongst students. With an emphasis to focus more on practical training, vocational and skill development; UGC has introduced a new degree program called Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc.).

B.Voc. is a three year degree program. B. Voc. course offers multiple exit points. Students can leave at the end of first year with a Diploma, at the end of second year with an Advanced Diploma, and at the end of three years with a Degree.

Students after standard 12th are eligible to apply for this course.

UGC has given approval for this course to several institutes across the country, with specializations like Retail Management, Fashion Technology and Apparel Designing, Web Technologies and Multimedia, Digital Art and Animation, Printing and Publishing, Tourism and Travel Management, Food Processing and Quality Management, Food Science & Quality Control, Software Development and Systems Administration, Applied Computer Technology, Data and Web Analytics, Paramedical and Health Care, Medical Lab Technology, Networking & System Administration, Soil and Water Conservation, Building Technology, Renewable Energy Management, Green House Technology, Theatre Study and Acting, etc. 

Courses in Mumbai:
As of June 2014, UGC has authorised six colleges in Mumbai to offer B.Voc. degree courses.
St. Xavier’s College – Dhobi Talao
·         B.Voc. in Tourism
·         B.Voc. in Software Development
H.R. College - Churchgate
·         B.Voc. in Retail Management
·         B.Voc. in Tourism & Hospitality Management
Ramnarain Ruia College - Matunga
·         B.Voc. in Green House Management
·         B.Voc. in Tourism & Travel Management
Ramniranjan Jhunjhunwala College - Ghatkopar
·         B.Voc. in Real Estate Management
·         B.Voc. in Financial Market and Services
Nagindas Khandwala College - Malad
·         B.Voc. in Retail Management
·         B.Voc. in Tourism & Hospitality Management
Vikas Night College - Vikroli
·         B.Voc. in Media Production
·         B.Voc. in Medical Lab Technology

Highlights of the new degree:
B.Voc. course is introduced with an aim to incorporate requirements of various industries into its curriculum. The course helps ensure students have adequate skills, make them work ready, enhance employability of graduates, and thus make them part of global workforce. The curriculum offers a unique blend of vocational and business management concepts. Field visits, internships, guest lectures from industry experts, experimental learning are some of the highlights of this curriculum.

Best Regards,
Farzad Minoo Damania
Career Counsellor & Trainer 
Founder - Career Nurturer

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