BVoc in Early Childhood Centre Management and Entrepreneurship

Programme Description

BVoc in ECCME programme has been conceptualised keeping the need to locate the preparation of day care professionals in the university system as well as in institutional set-up as a degree programme. It is to be noted that the programme is not meant for preparation of preschool teachers. While a day care could have children from six months to 11 years, the specific focus in this degree programme would be two-fold—(i) on day care services for children from six months to three years and (ii) after school care for children up to elementary. A Centre based day care with trained professionals would typically address issues of not just health and safety, but also create an environment that fosters cognitive and social-emotional development.

With Skill Courses BVoc ECCME also offers possibility of giving exposure of different crèches/day-cares run by different organisation as part of their Industrial Internship. These exposure visits introduced students to the early childhood field in our country and therefore these have been planned in two phase. In the initial phase, students were given exposure visits and later they were placed in different centres for 30 days for internship activities.

In the second phase of OJT, students work with various NGOs including those located in different slum areas of the city. Students also participated in the functioning of the crèche and organised mother’s meeting on health and hygiene and take charge of the crèche and transformed them into lively space for children.

The programme has been conceptualised with multiple exit options leading to Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Degree Programmes. The programme structure is characterised with a range of courses that offer students not just the theoretical background but also prepare them as professionals in the field by providing field related experiences. The types of courses that would be a part of the programme are:

  • Courses: The taught courses will provide an orientation to some of the major theoretical foundations and research in the field of Early Childhood Care. As ECCME professionals who would be working in, managing and possibly starting their own early childhood centres, it is critical that the students have a solid foundation in the area.
  • Workshop Courses: The Workshop courses across the three years have been conceptualized to provide the students with opportunities of self development and enhancements of professional skills and perspectives. The workshops will also connect with the courses taught in each semester.
  • Field-Based Industrial Internship: This internship has been designed: (i) to orient and immerse students in the field sites related to Early Childhood Care to make sense of and reflect upon different experiences in relation to theoretical concepts and principles presented in class. (ii) it also aims to facilitate thinking about the field analytically and initiate the process of action and reflection as practitioners. The field based internship will engage students with families and communities which could be potential sites for practice. The field experiences will also link with specific courses for a more directed and informed reflection on the field-experiences of students.

Internships for the BVoc programme will be planned in coordination with child care programmes across Delhi. Since the internship will be situated after students have had a prolonged engagement with the field and varied programmes, it is expected that after a brief period of engagement, students would be able to take on responsibility at the programmes—and also understand some of the challenges that come as a practitioners and find ways to resolve them.

The BVoc programmes offered by the SVS, AUD, Karampura Campus are unique because the curriculum for each vocational programme has been designed in close partnership with industry experts. The curricula of the programmes have been designed keeping in mind the current trends as well as the future scenario to ensure that the programmes are dynamic and relevant for its main purpose — employability. To meet the aim of a vocational programme, individuals from the industries, experts from institutions and practitioners from the Sector including experts from the Centre for Early Childhood Education and Development, (CECED, AUD) were made integral part of the designing process. A conscious decision was made to ensure that the students were provided an opportunity to enter job-market after year 1 onward based on the demands of the vertical, which is also a UGC criterion.

Some of the unique features of the Programmes

  • Intense engagement with theory and practice at every level
  • Full time mode with multiple entry/exit options
  • Focus on enhancing professional skills to prepare for meaningful employment
  • Stipend supportedOn-Job-Training (OJT) with different industries from Semester 1
  • A dynamic and practical General Education Component
  • Opportunity to interact with faculty across the Schools at AUD
  • Continuous evaluation and feedback
  • Spaces for continuous mentorship
  • Integration of National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) levels in consonance with the tertiary education programmes to enhance employability of graduates
  • Exposure to trends in the industry of their choice.

Programme Structure

The BVoc programmes offered by SVS follows the levels, per-semester credits allocation and multiple entry and exit options as laid down by the UGC and National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF).The following table shows the multiple entry and exit points with their duration, NSQF level and qualification granted:

The UGC Guideline for BVoc suggests the following credit distribution for each year of the programme:

NSQF Level Skill Component Credits General Education Credits Total Credits Awarded Duration Exit Points/ Awards Job Role
4 18 12 30 One Semester ECCME does not offer a Certificate exit point  Day Care Facilitator/ Assistant in Early Childhood Development Programmes
5 36 24 60 Two Semesters Diploma
6 72 48 120  Four Semesters Advanced Diploma Supervisor
7 108 72 180 Six Semesters BVoc Degree Centre Head / Entrepreneur

Table 1: The exit and entry options

Year 1: Semesters 1 & 2: Equivalent to NSQF Level 5: Diploma

Job Role: Day Care Facilitator/ Assistant in Early Childhood Development Programmes

Semester 1

Code

Course

Credit

Code

Course

Credit

Skill Courses

General Education Component (GEC) Courses

SVS1EC301

 

Early Childhood and Child Care Services in India

 

2

 

SVS1FC011

English Proficiency 101 (Equivalent to Basic Level)

AND

English Proficiency 102 (Equivalent to Intermediate Level)

3

SVS1FC012

SVS1EC302

Child Care, Development and Well Being

2

SVS1FC002

Life Competencies of Sustainable Employability: Beginner Level 1

3

SVS1EC303

Health and Nutrition in Early Years

2

SVS1FC003

Social Connections and Engaged Citizenship (SCEC): My Place in the World: Identity, Society and Power

3

SVS1EC305

Field-based Internship

9

SVS1FC051

Basics of Computer Applications and ICT Skills

2

SVS1EC331

Self-Development and Entrepreneurship (Workshop)

1

SVS1FC052

Financial Literacy

1

SVS1EC332

Care of the Young Child (Workshop)

1

     

SVS1EC333

Health and Nutrition (Workshop)

1

     

Total Skill Courses

18

Total GEC Courses

12

Total Credits in Semester 1

30

Semester 2

Code

Course

Credit

Code

Course

Credit

Skill Courses

General Education Component (GEC) Courses

SVS1EC306

Play, Learning and Development

2

SVS1FC012

English Proficiency 102 (Equivalent to Intermediate Level)

AND

English Proficiency 103 (Equivalent to Advanced Level)

3

SVS1FC013

SVS1EC307

Early Stimulation and Early Intervention

2

SVS1FC102

Life Competencies of Sustainable Employability: Beginner Level 2

3

SVS1EC308

Building Partnerships with Parents

2

SVS1FC103

Social Connections and Engaged Citizenship (SCEC): Democracy, Rights & Social Justice: Negotiating Power and Exclusion in the Contemporary World

3

SVS1EC309

Child Protection and Child Rights

2

SVS1FC053

Legal Literacy and Rights Awareness

1

SVS1EC310

Field-based Internship

7

SVS1FC054

Numerical Application and Principles of Economics for Business

2

SVS1EC334

Material Development for Enhancing Play of Young Children (Workshop)

1

   

 

SVS1EC335

Storytelling and Shared Reading (Workshop)

1

 

 

 

SVS1EC336

Play and Engagement with Children (Workshop)

1

     

Total Skill Courses

18

Total GEC Courses

12

Total Credits in Semester 2

30

Total Credits in Year 1

60

Year 2: Semesters 3 & 4: Equivalent to NSQF Level 6: Advanced Diploma

Job Role: Supervisor (3 to 4 Day-Care Facilitators under with him/her)

Semester 3

Code

Course

Credit

Code

Course

Credit

Skill Courses

General Education Component (GEC) Courses

SVS1EC312

Promoting Early Language, Literacy and Numeracy

2

SVS1FC201

Business Communication 1

3

SVS1EC313

Planning a Programme for Daycare

2

SVS1FC202

Life Competencies of Sustainable Employability: Practitioner Level 1

3

SVS1EC314

Developing young children’s creativity

2

SVS1FC203

Environment and Sustainability

2

SVS1EC315

Field-based Internship

9

SVS1FC204

Understanding Disability

1

SVS1EC337

Creativity and Expression in the Early Years (Workshop)

1

SVS1FC055

Data Analysis and Interpretation

4

SVS1EC338

Conversations with Young Children(Workshop)

1

     

SVS1EC339

Planning Early Language, Literacy and Numeracy Activities(Workshop)

1

     

Total Skill Courses

18

Total GEC Courses

13

Total Credits in Semester 3

31

Semester 4

Code

Course

Credit

Code

Course

Credit

Skill Courses

General Education Component (GEC) Courses

SVS1EC317

Observing Young Children in a child Care Setting

2

SVS1VC302

Modern Indian Language: Applied Hindi for Business

3

SVS1EC318

Addressing diversity and Inclusion in a Day Care Centre

2

SVS1FC302

Life Competencies of Sustainable Employability: Practitioner Level 2

3

SVS1EC319

Providing Care to School-Age Children

2

SVS1FC303

Cultural and Entrepreneurial Landscape of Delhi

3

SVS1EC320

Field-based Internship

9

SVS1FC056

Economic Applications for Business

2

SVS1EC340

Developing the ‘Professional’ Self (Workshop)

1

     

SVS1EC341

Planning for an inclusive setting (Workshop)

1

 

 

 

SVS1EC342

Activities for Children in After School Programme

1

     

Total Skill Courses

18

Total GEC Courses

11

Total Credits in Semester 3

29

Total Credits in Year 2

60

Year 3: Semesters 5 & 6: Equivalent to NSQF Level 7: BVoc Degree

Job Role: Centre Head / Entrepreneur

Semester 5

Code

Course

Credit

Code

Course

Credit

Skill Courses

General Education Component (GEC) Courses

SVS1EC322

Creating/Designing an Inclusive Early Childhood Centre

2

 

To be Confirmed

3

SVS1EC323

Multiple Models and Approaches in Early Childhood Care Services and Systems

2

SVS1FC402

Life Competencies of Sustainable Employability: Expert Level 1

3

SVS1EC324

Understanding Children’s Social Emotional Worlds

2

 

To be Confirmed

3

SVS1EC325

Field-based Internship

9

SVS1FC057

Entrepreneurship and Business

4

SVS1EC343

Designing an Inclusive Centre (Workshop)

1

 

 

 

SVS1EC344

Diverse Early Child Care Models(Workshop)

1

     

SVS1EC345

Workshops on Socio-Emotional Needs in Childhood years(Workshop)

1

     

Total Skill Courses

18

Total GEC Courses

13

Total Credits in Semester 3

31

Semester 6

Code

Course

Credit

Code

Course

Credit

Skill Courses

General Education Component (GEC) Courses

SVS1EC327

Management of a Day Care Centre

2

 

To be Confirmed

3

SVS1EC328

Finance and Record Keeping

2

SVS1FC502

Life Competencies of Sustainable Employability: Expert Level 2

3

SVS1EC329

Leadership and Mentoring

2

 

To be Confirmed

3

SVS1EC330

Field-based Internship

8

 

To be Confirmed

2

SVS1EC346

Management of a Centre (Workshop)

1

     

SVS1EC347

Workshops by Entrepreneurs (Workshop)

1

     

SVS1EC348

Organizing events at the day care centre(Workshop)

2

     

Total Skill Courses

18

Total GEC Courses

11

Total Credits in Semester 3

29

Total Credits in Year 3

60

Eligibility

Admission eligibility criteria: Class 10+2 pass from CBSE or its equivalent from recognised board or university.

Number of Seats as per the category

 

Category

Number of seats

 

NCT Delhi 85 % of seats

General 50%

14

SC 15%

04

ST 7.5%

02

OBC 27%

07

 

All India 15% of seats#

General

04

SC

01

ST *

0*

Total

32

Supernumerary**

09

Grand total seats

41

Note:

  1. The NCT category will include those students who have passed their qualifying examination from an institution located in the NCT of Delhi or are residents of the NCT of Delhi.

  2. * if there are no SC candidate suitable ST candidates to be taken

  3. **Supernumerary seats: for Wards of Armed Forces/Personnel Killed or Disabled in action = 1seat; PWD = 1 seat; Single Girl Child=1 seat, Kashmiri Migrant = 2 seats, students from Jammu & Kashmir = 2 seats; Co-Curricular Activities =1 and Foreign student =1

Faculty

  • Professor Sitansu Sekhar Jena, Professor & Dean, SVS
  • Mr. Akha Kaihrii Mao, Associate Professor, SVS
  • Dr. Cheryl Jacob, Programme Manager (GEC), SVS
  • Mr Ankush Rathor, Programme Manager (T&H), SVS
  • Mr Nikhil Singh Charak, Programme Manager (RM), SVS
  • Ms Fariha Siddiqui, Programme Manager (ECCME), SVS
  • Ms Harsha Rana, RA, SVS

Fee Structure

  1. In SVS tuition fee will be charged @ Rs.750/- per credit. Therefore, in Semester 1 which has 30 credits the total fee towards tuition fee will be Rs.22,500/-.

  2. Additional programme enrichment fees will be charged @ of Rs. 1000/- per semester. This is towards industry exposure, special seminars and interactions with industry experts.

  3. Student Welfare Fund Rs.500/- per semester.

  4. Caution/Security Money of Rs.5000/- refundable on completion of the programme.

Refund of Fee

Before the start of orientation programme (25 July 2018) Rs.1000/- will be deducted. After the start of orientation programme, only the security amount of Rs.5000/- will be refunded.

Fee: Waiver and Procedure

It is the stated policy of the University that no deserving applicant, as far as possible, is denied the opportunity of studying at AUD merely due to her/his inability to pay the fees. To implement this, a comprehensive fee-waiver policy is adopted. The University offers full and partial tuition fee-waivers to students who are in need of support given their economic background. Students with an annual family income of less than Rs. 6 Lakhs will be considered for tuition fee-waiver.

The gross annual family income ceiling (slab-wise) for availing tuition fee-waiver from the economically backward students (other than SC, ST and PwD), is given below:

 

% of Tuition Fee waiver

Gross Annual Family Income

Slab -1

100% Tuition Fee waiver

Rs 3 Lacs or below

 

 

 

Slab -2

75% Tuition Fee waiver

Rs 4 Lacs or below, but more than Rs 3 lakh

Slab -3

50% Tuition Fee waiver

Rs 5 Lacs or below, but more than Rs 4 lakh

 

 

 

Slab -4

25% Tuition Fee waiver

Rs 6 Lacs or below, but more than Rs 5 Lacs

 

 

 

 

The University extends full waiver of tuition fees to all students belonging to SC, ST, and PwD categories

Fee Waivers

The University offers full or partial fee waivers to students who are in need of support given their economic background.

Procedure for applying for Fee- waiver and Scholarships

• At the time of admission, a student can apply for fee-waiver by submitting supporting documents. For more information follow the website www.aud.ac.in

• If provisionally admitted to a programme, s/he will be permitted to take admission without paying the fee

• Students, whose combined family income is less than Rs.6,00,000 /- will be eligible for fee waiver. A student will continue to receive fee waiver provided he/she is found to be regular in attending classes and maintains an acceptable level of performance in studies

• SC/ST/PD students are advised to submit their application in the month of February for Scholarships under the SC/ST/PD categories for the academic session of that year.

Student Welfare Fund

The University has created a Student Welfare Fund with the objective of making financial assistance available for meeting the welfare needs of students in need, such as emergent medical assistance, purchase of books and study material, meeting the boarding and lodging expenses equivalent to the amount that is required to avail of AUD hostel facilities, and any other comparable needs of students. Student Welfare Fund

An amount of Rs.500/- per semester is collected from all students towards 'Student Welfare Fund' and an amount equal to that collected from students shall be contributed by the University to this fund. The Student Welfare Fund is managed and monitored by a committee which includes a nominee of the student community.

Through the fee structure as well as the exemptions offered, AUD hopes to inculcate a social sensitivity in its students – to respect what they enjoy as privileges and to be able to serve society in their future professional capacities.

  • The decision of the Admission Committee on all matters of admission will be final.

  • The jurisdiction of any dispute will be limited to the NCT of Delhi.

Admission Procedure

All applications are computerized; there are no paper application forms.

  • A single on-line application form can be used to apply for all three verticals under BVoc programme.

  • Applications forms can be filled on-site at the AUD campuses in Karampura and Kashmere Gate or offsite by logging on to www.aud.ac.in and following the links provided there.

  • Application must be completed by 23rd June 2018.

  • Before you fill the online application form, make sure that you have the following with you:

    • Scanned copy of your recent passport size photograph

    • Scanned copy of your signature

(The scanned copies should be in .jpg format and should not exceed 50 kb (photograph) and 20 kb (signature). If you choose to apply on-site, you are advised to have the scanned copies of your photograph and signature sent to your e-mail account.)

  • A valid e-mail id. The password for the application process will be sent to your e-mail account. After receiving the password, you can log in by entering the e-mail id and the password provided to fill the details in the online application form. Further detailed instructions for filling the form are provided there.

NOTE: For any admission or application related queries please visit the University or call on admission help line numbers (91-11-23863740; 23863743; 28160007) or send an email enquiry to admissions@aud.ac.in; svs@aud.ac.in.

Off-Campus Application:

  1. Visit the AUD website http://www.aud.ac.in; you will be directed to the Online Registration page.

  2. You will be required to register with a valid E-mail ID, to which a password will be sent. You can then log-in to fill your application form by entering the E-mail ID and the password provided.

  3. Fill in required details in the online application form. Further detailed instructions for filling the form are provided on the website. Verify the data entered. No data can be modified after the registration is confirmed.

  4. Thereafter, you will be asked to pay the application fee through Internet Payment Gateway. Confirm payment through credit card / debit card or internet banking.

  5. After successful online payment, you will be directed back to the admission website. A page (Acknowledgement) will appear stating the candidate's name, registration number, address, space for photograph and space for signature. You will need a scanned copy of your passport size photo and signature to upload at this point in the application form.

  6. If you are not able to upload your photograph and signature, take a printout of the page, affix your recent passport size colour photograph, and put your signature or thumb impression at appropriate places. Send the completed application form to the address given below in 7).

  7. In case you are paying application fee by DD, you must send the DD (made in favour of 'Ambedkar University Delhi'), along with a print out of the application filled by you to:

The Admissions Office, 
Ambedkar University Delhi,
Karampura,
Shivaji Marg

New Delhi 110015

The hard copy of your application form, must reach AUD by post, latest by 23 June 2018.

On campus application:

Assistance is available at AUD campus, to help you fill the computerised application form and apply for admission:

  1. Visit the AUD campus at Karampura or Kashmere Gate with the necessary documents and information required to complete the application form.

  2. You must first make the payment for the application fees at the Admissions office. You may pay your application fee in cash or through a Demand Draft drawn in favour of “Ambedkar University Delhi”, payable at New Delhi. (You are advised to keep the cash payment receipt or demand draft details in hand while filling the application form.)

  3. Proceed to help desk at the admission office to fill your computerised application form. You will be required to follow all the steps that are to be followed in case of off-campus application. Keep ready the scanned copy of your passport size photo and signature and all other information and Caste/Category Certificate (if applicable). You will also need the original passport size photo to affix on the printed copy of the form.

NOTE: The application process must be completed by 23rd June 2018 and the Demand Draft paid for application must be submitted in hand or sent by post to reach the University office by 4 p.m. on 23 June 2018.

Weightage during admission will be given in the following way:

i) 40% weightage will be given to class 10+2 marks
ii)10% weightage will be given to students with vocational subject in class 10+2 (CBSE recognised vocational subject)
iii)25% Vocational Aptitude Test
iv)25% weightage will be for Personal Interview

Stages for selection:

There will be 2 stages of selection before the final offer for admission list is prepared.

Stage-I:

On the basis of Class 12 marks (points) + Points awarded for vocational Subject + Marks secured in Vocational Aptitude Test (VAT). Short listed candidates will be called for an interview. Interview will take place from 3rd to 5th of July 2018.

Stage-II:

Final offer for admission will be based on the cumulative score on all the 4 criteria of Class 10+2 marks, points awarded for vocational subject in class 10+2, marks secured in VAT and the interview points.

Successful candidates will be required to submit

  1. A certificate of their date of birth

  2. Attested copies of a character certificate from the Head of the Institution last attended

  3. Transcript of marks and certificate of the last examination passed,

  4. Certificates of belonging to a reserved category, where applicable.

They will be required to bring their original certificates for verification at the time of admission. They will also have to submit affidavits, both personal and from their parent/ guardian, in the format provided on the website of the anti-ragging regulations.

Students must note that no acknowledgement or any other communication will be sent to individual candidates. Candidates must consult the website and/or the notice boards of the University for checking the status of their application.

Admission Updates

Online Application Form