School of Vocational Studies (SVS)


Introduction

SVS Brochure

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

The vision of SVS is to impart practical training to its undergraduate students to enable them to pursue full–time or part–time tertiary education. SVS aims to bridge the gap between the skill-profiles of the graduates and those that are required by the industries in the job market. It hopes to create a community of professionals with skills and sound awareness of their social-world.

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, industry association like Retailers Association of India, sector skill council like Tourism and Hospitality Sector Skill Council (THSC), institutions like the Centre for Early Childhood Education and Development, (CECED, AUD) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) as well as academicians.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 purposes — employability and entrepreneurship. A conscious decision was made to ensure that the students are provided an opportunity to enter job-market from Semester 1 onwards based on the demands of the respective verticals, which is also a UGC criterion.

The vocational programmes offered by SVS during 2017-18 are:

i. Tourism and Hospitality (T&H)
ii. Retail Management (RM)
iii. Early Childhood Centre Management and Entrepreneurship (ECCME)1

Vocational programme in Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) is likely to be offered at a later stage.

ECCME does not offer a Certificate programme. In addition, SVS will launch Banking, Financial Services and Insurance later in the Academic Year.

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

On Job Training (Click below for photographs)

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