Launch of the ‘Bachelor of Vocation’ at St Vincent Pallotti College of Engg & Technology, Nagpur
ST VINCENT Pallotti College of Engineering and Technology in Nagpur introduced a three-year Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc.) Study program approved by AICTE and the government of Maharashtra in December. It focuses only on soft and technical skills, following guidelines provided by the NSQF. At the launch, the main guest Dr Rajendra Kakde, Advisor-1, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), in his speech highlighted the need for vocational education in India and encouraged students to opt for vocational education. He also mentioned that B.Voc. is based on the new education policy (NEP 2020).
Guest of honor, Sachin Mhaske, Regional Manager (NASSCOM), explained the technical content of B.Voc. courses which are designed in collaboration with more than 30 IT industries according to the current trend. Guest of honor, Dr Anant Marathe, Director, HVPM College of Engineering and Technology, Amravati, highlighted the need for a vocational education system as added value to life and a combination of skill sets required for the employability. The feature brought together parents, experts and students in both online and offline mode. The function was followed by an exhibition based on the application of Python and robotics. The exhibits were developed by 184 B.Voc semester students. All the guests appreciated the efforts of the 18-year-old students to develop the Python-based modules. This program was coordinated by Dr Suresh Rangankar and the team of professors from the Vocations Department.