School of Vocational Studies (SVS)


Introduction

SVS admission flyer 2019

Delhi’s changing demography and the resultant emergence of a large number of first-generation high school graduates who are keen to pursue full-time or part-time tertiary education for getting prepared to participate effectively in the fast-growing economy through acquisition of quality livelihood skills is the broad rationale for establishing the School of Vocational Studies (SVS) at AUD. As part of the university’s vision to reach out to the people of Delhi, the School of Vocational Studies (SVS) was launched in 2017.

SVS follows the University Grants Commission’s (UGC) guidelines and currently offers three vocational programmes with multiple entry and exit options that lead to Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Bachelor of Vocation (BVoc) degree in- (1) BVoc Early Childhood Centre Management and Entrepreneurship, (2) BVoc Retail Management and (3) BVoc Tourism and Hospitality. Apart from this, the School is proposing to offer other BVoc programmes including BVoc in Accounting & Finance from the Academic Session 2019.

SVS has explored and developed programmes and courses that will provide students with the required skill-set and academic background for meaningful employment once they graduate from the programme. It is hoped that these programmes will enable many of them to become self- employed, entrepreneurs, creators and generators of job for themselves and for many more educated youth in the society.

The BVoc programmes offered by the SVS, AUD, Karampura Campus, are unique because all programmes have an option of multiple entry/ exit. The curriculum for each BVoc programme has been designed in close partnership with industry experts, industry associations, Sector Skill Councils, various Schools and Centres of the university and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) as well as professionals and academics. The programmes have a judicious mix of both skill courses and general education component courses to provide students both skill knowledge and built their overall perspectives. All the programmes have mandatory component of internship/on-the-job-training to provide students with hands learning on the real job floor. The skill courses are linked with the ‘job roles’ already identified by the concern sector skill council.

Faculty

Programmes

Notices

     

The following formula is used for conversion of time into credit hours.

a)  One Credit would mean equivalent of 14-15 sessions of 60 minutes each, for lecture/tutorials; or 28-30 hours for workshops/labs.;
b)  For internship/field work, the credit weightage for equivalent hours shall be 50% of that for lectures/workshops;
c)  For self-learning, based on e-content or otherwise, the credit weightage for equivalent hours of study should be 50% or less of that for lectures/workshops.

Attendance

The BVoc programme from Semester 1 onward allows for experiential learning by the students through On-Job-Training. Students are prepared for this through the theory component, which is transacted on-campus by trained trainers. Given the intensive nature of the programmes at each exist/entry level, it is mandatory for the students to have a minimum of 80 per cent attendance. If a student fails to meet the minimum requirement, s/he will not be permitted to appear for the end-term examination in that programme. A relaxation of maximum 10 per cent shall be allowed in extraordinary cases, at the discretion of the assessment committee.

Assessment:

1)  The Skill Component of the course will be assessed and certified by the respective Sector Skill Councils at the end of the semester/year. In the absence of a Sector Skill Council for a specific trade, the assessment may be done by an allied Sector Council or the Industry partner. The certifying bodies may comply with and obtain accreditation from the National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB) set up under Quality Council of India (QCI). Wherever the university/college may deem fit, it may issue a joint certificate for the courses with the respective Sector Skill Councils.

2)  The credits regarding skill component will be awarded in terms of NSQF level certification, which will have 60% weightage of total credits of the course as shown in Table 2 and will follow AUD’s policy of continuous assessment. The students will be assessed for skill components at various levels as illustrated in Table 1. However, as per the UGC guidelines, the skill component of the B.Voc programme will be certified and assessed by the Sector Skill Council or by the allied sector council or the training partner. The certifying bodies will comply with and obtain accreditation from the National Accreditation Board for Certifying Bodies (NABCB) set up under the Quality Council of India (QCI).

3)  The General Education Component (GEN) or the compulsory Foundation Courses will be assessed by the University as per the norms of the University. General Education credit refers to a unit by which the course work is measured. It determines the number of hours of instructions required per week. GEC is of 12 credits which has 40% of weightage per semester will be assessed by the SVS faculty. The assessment will be based on continuous evaluation.

4)  In the GEC, no single assessment situation will carry a weightage of more than 40%. Results of continuous assessment shall be communicated to students in a timely manner so that they have opportunity to improve their subsequent work. Certain opportunities shall be provided for students to improve grades, by repeating assignments during the teaching term and by repeating courses after course grades have been submitted.

5)  The Evaluation Committee of  SVS will manage the processes by which students are evaluated and promoted through their programmes. Assessment can be based on various kinds of assignments- written submission, presentation, group work, projects, etc.

6)  The UGC recommends a 10-point grading system with the following letter grades as given below:

Table: Grades and Grade Points

Letter Grade
Grade Point
O (Outstanding)
10
A+ (Excellent)
9
A (Very good)
8
B+ (Good)
7
B (Above average)
6
C (Average)
5
P (Pass)
4
F (Fail)
0
AB (Absent)
0

 

1.  A student obtaining Grade F shall be considered as failed and will be required to reappear in the examination.

Attendance, Assessment & promotion

The following formula is used for conversion of time into credit hours.

a)  One Credit would mean equivalent of 14-15 sessions of 60 minutes each, for lecture/tutorials; or 28-30 hours for workshops/labs.;
b)  For internship/field work, the credit weightage for equivalent hours shall be 50% of that for lectures/workshops;
c)  For self-learning, based on e-content or otherwise, the credit weightage for equivalent hours of study should be 50% or less of that for lectures/workshops.

Attendance

The BVoc programme from Semester 1 onward allows for experiential learning by the students through On-Job-Training. Students are prepared for this through the theory component, which is transacted on-campus by trained trainers. Given the intensive nature of the programmes at each exist/entry level, it is mandatory for the students to have a minimum of 80 per cent attendance. If a student fails to meet the minimum requirement, s/he will not be permitted to appear for the end-term examination in that programme. A relaxation of maximum 10 per cent shall be allowed in extraordinary cases, at the discretion of the assessment committee.

Assessment:

1)  The Skill Component of the course will be assessed and certified by the respective Sector Skill Councils at the end of the semester/year. In the absence of a Sector Skill Council for a specific trade, the assessment may be done by an allied Sector Council or the Industry partner. The certifying bodies may comply with and obtain accreditation from the National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB) set up under Quality Council of India (QCI). Wherever the university/college may deem fit, it may issue a joint certificate for the courses with the respective Sector Skill Councils.

2)  The credits regarding skill component will be awarded in terms of NSQF level certification, which will have 60% weightage of total credits of the course as shown in Table 2 and will follow AUD’s policy of continuous assessment. The students will be assessed for skill components at various levels as illustrated in Table 1. However, as per the UGC guidelines, the skill component of the B.Voc programme will be certified and assessed by the Sector Skill Council or by the allied sector council or the training partner. The certifying bodies will comply with and obtain accreditation from the National Accreditation Board for Certifying Bodies (NABCB) set up under the Quality Council of India (QCI).

3)  The General Education Component (GEN) or the compulsory Foundation Courses will be assessed by the University as per the norms of the University. General Education credit refers to a unit by which the course work is measured. It determines the number of hours of instructions required per week. GEC is of 12 credits which has 40% of weightage per semester will be assessed by the SVS faculty. The assessment will be based on continuous evaluation.

4)  In the GEC, no single assessment situation will carry a weightage of more than 40%. Results of continuous assessment shall be communicated to students in a timely manner so that they have opportunity to improve their subsequent work. Certain opportunities shall be provided for students to improve grades, by repeating assignments during the teaching term and by repeating courses after course grades have been submitted.

5)  The Evaluation Committee of  SVS will manage the processes by which students are evaluated and promoted through their programmes. Assessment can be based on various kinds of assignments- written submission, presentation, group work, projects, etc.

6)  The UGC recommends a 10-point grading system with the following letter grades as given below:

Table: Grades and Grade Points

Letter Grade
Grade Point
O (Outstanding)
10
A+ (Excellent)
9
A (Very good)
8
B+ (Good)
7
B (Above average)
6
C (Average)
5
P (Pass)
4
F (Fail)
0
AB (Absent)
0

 

1.  A student obtaining Grade F shall be considered as failed and will be required to reappear in the examination.

Links

"School of Vocational Studies organises first session in Food and Beverage Certificate course for MTS and other Administrative Staff"

School of Vocational Studies (SVS) launched (Click below for photographs)

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On Job Training (Click below for photographs)

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School of Vocational Studies organised fire less cooking workshop at Training Restaurant, Karampura Campus.(Click below for photographs)
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Industry feedback visits for B Voc Retail Management ( School of Vocational Studies).(Click below for photographs)
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Short Term Certificate Programme

  • Short term certificate programme in Food & Beverage Service Assistant especially for Multi-Tasking-Staff (MTS) and other interested administrative staff.

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