Course Title: 
Vocational Education
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Year Taught: 
Integrated Degree
School of Arts and Sciences

'Vocational Education' is an elective course offered in B. Sc. - B. Ed. in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science program at the School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Mysuru campus.

On completion of the course, the student teacher will;

  • Acquire knowledge of the various aspects of vocational education in India.
  • Trace the development of vocational programme in India.
  • Appreciate the significant role of vocational education in increasing productivity.
  • Develop proper attitude towards vocational education.
  • Analyse the significant changes in the field of vocational education in India.
  • Analyse the various committees and report related to vocational education.

Unit I: Introduction

  1. Vocational education – Meaning, Need and importance.
  2. National Policy on Education in the programme of action in Vocational Education. 
  3. Vocational education at Higher Secondary stage-objectives, course of study – list of vocations – syllabus, scheme of examination, allocation of periods, qualification and training of teachers for vocational education.
  4. Human Resources Development – skilled manpower – productivity –– Work experience-concept – distinction between work experience and vocational education.

Unit II: Basic Education and S.U.P.W

  1. Basic education – concept – merits – criticism, need and importance, scheme of multipurpose schools.
  2. S.U.P.W. – Concept – Objectives – Selection of activities – programmes- advantages.

Unit III: Models of Vocational Education

  1. Vocational education-Problems measures to improvement. 
  2. Models of Vocational Education – School Model, Dual Model, Mixed Model.

Unit IV: Vocational Education and Training

  1. Vocational education and training, correspondence and continuing education – need and Importance - in service programme-training for self – employment and small scale industry.
  2. Training in Entrepreneurship-Government’s Assistants.

Unit V: Role of Center and State Governments

  1. The role and functions of center and state governments’ vocational education and training DSERT, NCTE, ICAR, CSIR, SBTE and NCERT – funding agencies.
  2. Vocational and Technical education in INDIA- Skill India - job oriented programs - significance -economic development.
  1. Aggarwal J C and S P Aggarwal, Vocational Education, Doaba House Publishers, New Delhi, 1987.
  2. Aggarwal J.C., Marks in the History Modern Indian Education, Indian Education, Vikas Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 1994.
  3. Secondary Education Commission (1952 – 53).
  4. Kothari Commission Report (1964 – 66). 
  5. Sharma A.P., Contemporary Problem Education, Vikas Publishing House Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi, 1984.
  6. Tarun Rashtriya, Vocational Education, APH Publishing Corporation, New Delhi, 2005.
  1. Secondary Education Commission (1952 – 53).
  2. Kothari Commission Report (1964 – 66).
  3. Ishwarbhai Patel Committee Report (1977).
  4. Malcolm Adiseshiah Committee Report (1978).
  5. Report of Kulandaisamy Group (1985).
  6. National Policy on Education in the programme of action in Vocational Education (1986).
  7. The role of center and state governments regarding vocational education and training. AICTE, DSERT, NCTE, ICAR, CSIR, SBTE and NCERT – their functions.
  8. Vocational and Technical education in INDIA, U.S.A. Russia and Japan.
  9. Vocational education and economic development – Vocational education in five year plans.
  10. Visits to places of any one of the small scale industries.
  11. Administer an Occupational Preference Inventory and report it.
  12. Preparation of Socially Useful Productive Work (SUPW) materials.
  13. Activities related to local visits and other activities.