It gives me immense pleasure to welcome you to Sandip University Nashik (SUN). University’s vision is to transform individuals through quality education that is research-informed and industry-engaged. This vision is underpinned by a commitment to ethical approaches in everything we do meaning that every student will be respected; nurtured and supported to help them achieve their best. The university’s programs are delivered Bachelor of Vocation (B Voc) under National Skill Qualification Programme of University Grants Commission, New Delhi, the new-generation BVoc Courses based on the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) are offered to address the critical knowledge and skill-sets required to make the candidate “industry ready” and also shape “young-entrepreneurs” in the relevant sectors.
The Skill-Development component will provide students with appropriate domain-based skill, knowledge, practice and professional attitude, so as to become work ready. The General Component which is about 40% of the total curriculum gives adequate emphasis to current affairs, languages and communication skills.
The new generation B.Voc Courses which are based on contemporary curricula, therefore, provide a new direction and thrust to skill development in the various sectors which operate in a globally competitive environment.
The initiative is a significant one as it goes a long way in promoting skill-based competency modules where a student can undergo skill-based learning and have both lateral and vertical mobility. Such an arrangement would encourage employability, and also flexibility to pursue formal education and take up appropriate jobs at the end of different levels of certification. The programme offers multiple exit options, wherein after the first year, the candidate can exit with a Diploma in a specific skill area After two years, the candidate can exit with Advanced Diploma in the skill. After earning the BVoc degree, he/she has two options viz. (a) to start a micro level enterprise or (b) move to a master’s course followed by research in the specific skill area.
For the last years, the SUN has emerged as the largest Industrial training provider in the country. Sandip University Nashik has started BVoc programmes in different sectors from the session 2020-21. These programmes will ensure that the students graduating in these trades possess adequate knowledge and skills. The University has already acquired state-of-the-art infrastructure in terms of training equipment, human resources, industry partners and quality education framework. With multi point entry/exit and progressive education system, the curriculum designed by the university supports the development of individuals in realizing their potential and needs.
Sandip University is now well placed to capitalize on its formative years, and I invite all our industries /stakeholders /students/parents to support in our endeavours. On my part as Dean of School of vocational studies (SOVS), I will strive to the best of my abilities to place the Sandip University amongst the leading providers of skill-based Education in the country in particular and the whole world at large.
Prof (Dr) Manoj P Chavan
Dean, School of Vocational studies (SOVS)
Sandip University Nashik
The broad objectives of these Courses are:
Vocational, or skills-based, education is becoming more and more significant in today's perspective as industry expects new employees to have all the practical skills they need to start work. Keeping in view the demands of the industry and to provide flexible options for students as desired by UGC the Sandip University has launched Bachelor of Vocation courses from academic year 2020-21.
The B.Voc Courses shall include:
|2||B.Voc||Building Material & Construction|
|4||B.Voc.||Renewable Energy Management|
|5||B.Voc||Sustainable Energy Management|
|8||B.Voc||Fashion Design &Management|
|10||B.Voc.||Fashion Technology and Apparel Designing|
|Furniture & Furnishing|
|14||B.Voc||Animation & Graphic Design|
|15||B.Voc.||Business Process and Data Analytics|
|16||B.Voc||Data and Web Analytics|
|17||B.Voc||Digital Media & Animation|
|18||B.Voc||Hardware Technology and Networking|
|20||B.Voc||Software Development & System Administration|
|21||B.Voc||Web Technologies and Multimedia|
|22||B.Voc||E-Commerce and Digital Marketing|
|23||B.Voc||Modern Analytical Techniques in Pharmaceuticals|
|Banking & Finance|
|24||B.Voc||Banking & Financial Services|
|25||B.Voc||Financial Market and Services|
|26||B.Voc||Accounting & Taxation|
|27||B.Voc||Dairy Products & Processing|
|28||B.Voc||Hospital Instrumentation and Management|
|Management & Entrepreneurship|
|32||B.Voc||Retail Management & IT|
Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc) Degree is of 3 year duration. Lateral Entry is allowed to Second Year in Advanced Diploma programs. Any subject requiring study during mapping of the diploma program shall be cleared by the students based on the recommendation of the curriculum mapping committee.
Students who have more than 4 un-cleared subjects shall have to take an extra Bridge (regular) semester. They will, in such case, complete the course in 5 Semesters (min).
The following formula is used for conversion of time into credit hours.
Eligibility for admissions and reservation of seats for B.Voc Courses shall be according tothe rules framed by the University from time to time. No student shall be eligible for admission to B.Voc Courses unless he/she has passed the 10+2 / Intermediate or 10+2 (ITI) for few courses.
Level of Awards
The certification levels will lead to Diploma/ Advance Diploma/ B. Voc. Degree in one or more Vocational areas and will be offered under agies of the University.
|NSQF Level||Skill component Credits||General Education Credits||Normal calendar duration||Exit Points / Awards|
|Year 3||108||72||Six Semesters||B. Voc.|
|Year 2||72||48||Four Semesters||Advance Diploma|
|Year 1||36||24||Two Semesters||Diploma|
|6 Months||18||12||1 Semester||Certificate|
The assessment for the general education component will be done by the University as per the prevailing standards and procedures.
The assessment for the skill development components will necessarily focus on practical demonstrations of the skills acquired. University will consult the respective COE (Council of Experts) for designing the examination and assessment pattern for the skill development components. University may also consider using the designated assessors of Sector Skill Councils/industry associations for the conduct of practical assessment or draw from the panel of examiners appointed by University.
University will establish a credit based assessment and evaluation system for the B.Voc. Programme.
The duration of the B.Voc Courses shall be three years consisting of six semesters.The duration of each semester shall be five months inclusive of the days of examinations. There shall be at least 90 working days in a semester and a minimum 450 hours of instruction in semester. Efforts are on to sensitize various agencies involved such as industry, government agencies, other universities and stake holders and the students to understand the changed paradigm and the nomenclature called B.Voc. A student who earns a B.Voc degree is eligible to appear for national level tests as is done in case any other degree holder. Efforts will be made to start M.Voc. Programmes in due course of time.
Students will be awarded of Diploma:
Student shall be required to appear in examinations of all courses. However, to award the Diploma a student shall be required to earn a minimum of 60 credits.
Students will be awarded of Advanced Diploma:
Student shall be required to appear in examinations of all courses. However, to award the Advanced Diploma a student shall be required to earn a minimum of 120 credits.
Students will be awarded of B.Voc Degree:
Student shall be required to appear in examinations of all courses. However,to award the degree as student shall be required to earn aminimum of 180 credits.
As per the UGC guidelines, there are multiple exit point for a candidate admitted in this course. If he/she is completing all the 6 semesters successfully, he/she will get B. Voc degree. If he/she is completing first 4 semesters successfully , he/she will get Advance Diploma. If he/she is completing first 2 semesters successfully , he/she will get Diploma.B. Voc. Degree holder is expected to acquire the skills and Advance Diploma holder is expected to become a multi skilled executive.
The minimum number of hours of lectures, tutorials, seminars or practical which a student shall be required to attend for eligibility to appear at the end semester examination shall not be less than 75 per cent of the total number of lectures, tutorials, seminars or practical sessions. Internships, study tours and soft skill and personality development programmes are part of the course and students must at tend in the activities to complete a semester.
The main objective of B. Voc Programis
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 Sandip University, Nashik. Award Duration Corresponding NSQF level
Diploma – After completion of 1 Year
Advanced Diploma - After completion of 2 Years
B. Voc. Degree - After completion of 3 Years.
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