An Institution with Minority Status run by the Catholic  Diocese of Alleppey

 

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has launched a scheme on skills development based higher education as part of college/university education, leading to Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc.) Degree with multiple exits such as Diploma/Advanced Diploma under the NSQF. The B.Voc. programme is focused on universities and colleges providing undergraduate studies which would also incorporate specific job roles along with broad based general education. This would enable the graduates completing B.Voc.to make a meaningful participation in accelerating India’s economy by gaining appropriate employment, becoming entrepreneurs and creating appropriate knowledge. The Department of Vocational Courses offers two Undergraduate Programmes.

 

B.Voc Software Development

The proposed vocational programme in Software Development will be a judicious mix of skills, professional education related to Software Development and also appropriate content of general education. It is designed with the objective of equipping the students to cope with the emerging trends and challenges in the Software Development environment.

ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION

Eligibility for admissions and reservation of seats for B.Voc Software Development shall be according to the rules framed by the University from time to time. No student shall be eligible for admission to B.Voc Software Development unless he/she has successfully completed the examination conducted by a Board/ University at the +2 level of schooling or its equivalent in science  stream. Those who passed Vocational Higher Secondary course will get an additional weightage of 25 marks in the ranking index. For the calculation of ranking mark in any stream, convert the qualifying examination mark to 1200.

NATURE OF THE COURSE

This course follows 2(b) pattern of the University under first degree CBCS program with appropriate modifications.

·         No open course is envisaged

·         No Electives are included

·         Total credits enhanced to 180 instead of 120

·         Working hours per week is increased to 30 hours

·         All vocational subjects are treated as core course.

·         Multiple exit points are permitted, that is, if willing, candidate can quit after the successful completion of first & second year. Candidate do so, can’t be re-entered.

·         There will not be provisions for improvement.

·          A candidate who failed in a semester may get two supplementary chances.Only failed papers are to be written in the supplementary examination

 

CURRICULUM

 The curriculum in each of the years of the programme would be a suitable mix of general education and skill development components.

 

DURATION

The duration of the B.Voc. Software Development 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 540 hours of instruction in a semester.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The B.Voc Software Development shall include:

·         Language courses (English)

·         General Education Components

·         Skill Components

·         Project

·         Industrial Training

·         Soft Skills and Personality Development Programmes

·         Study tours

                   

B.Voc Tourism and Hospitality Management

Bachelor of Vocational Programme in Tourism and Hospitality is a judicious mix of skills, professional education related to Tourism and also appropriate content of general education. It is designed with the objective of equipping the students to cope with the emerging trends and challenges in the tourism and Hospitality environment

ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION

Eligibility for admissions and reservation of seats for B.Voc Tourism and Hospitality Industry shall be according to the rules framed by the University from time to time. No student shall be eligible for admission to B.Voc Tourism and Hospitality unless he/she has  passed the Plus Two of the Higher Secondary Board of Kerala or that of any other university or Board of Examinations in any state recognized as equivalent to the Plus Two of the Higher Secondary Board in Kerala, with not less than 45 % marks in aggregate. However SC/ST, OBC, and other eligible communities shall be given relaxation as per University rules.(Those who passed Vocational Higher Secondary course will get a weightage of 25 marks.)

CURRICULUM

 The curriculum in each of the years of the programme would be a suitable mix of general education and skill development components.

DURATION

The duration of the B. Voc Tourism 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. As per the UGC guidelines, there are multiple exit point for a candidate admitted in this course. If he/she is completing all the six credits successfully, he/she will get B. Voc degree in Tourism. If he is completing the first four semesters successfully, he/she will get an advanced diploma in Hospitality management. If he/she is completing the first two credits he/she will get a diploma in Tourism. B Voc Degree holder is expected to acquire the skills needed for a tour operator or entrepreneur. Advanced diploma holder is expected to become a multi-skilled hospitality executive. Diploma holder is expected to become tour interpreter.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

  • The B.Voc Tourism shall include:
  • Language courses
  • General Education Components
  • Skill Components
  • Project
  • Internship
  • Industrial Training
  • Familiarisation Trips
  • Soft Skills and Personality Development Programmes
  • Study tours

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