College of Vocational Studies gets more students

Delhi University's, College of Vocational Studies (CVS) which was started as an experiment to bring specialized professional courses in mainstream education, in a degree format has witnessed an increase in the number of students applying for its seven vocational degree courses every year.

“For the academic year 2010-2011, the University started its centralized forms system, we got over 15,000 forms from students applying for various courses here, majority were for vocational courses,” said Inderjeet Dagar, principal of CVS.

The college also provides few regular BA (Hons) and BCom courses.

Another building planned
Given the number of students starting to apply for the courses, the College officials have recently sent a proposal for the construction of another building in the premises and talks are to introduce two more vocational courses — BEd and Business Studies.

“Space is a problem to introduce these two courses. We have sent the proposal to DU, we are waiting for their reply on it. The courses will be introduced soon,” said Dagar.

According to an official, B.A in tourism is the most sought after course which is followed by management in bachelors course — Human Resource Management (HRM).

“We had a 100 per cent placement last academic year for our tourism batch. In fact for 2010-2011 academic year, there were more than 100 students who applied for the tourism course which has a seat limit of 77. In HRM also the applicants are always exceeding the seat limit,” said Dagar.

‘Good course’
“The outlook of people has changed towards vocational courses, which is a good sign. In the last few years, they are more acceptable in studying professional courses instead of choosing a BA or a Bcom degree,” said Dagar.

The students feel that a professional course adds value when one applies for further studies as they find that their basics are clear.

“If I have already planned that I want to do an MBA, then a bachelor course in management is a good idea.

“And we still get to be students of a reputed University like DU without choosing non-professional bachelor courses.
“As far as I know most of the seats get filled. Also since the cut off for all the vocational courses is not less than 75 per cent, a standard is maintained” said Shruti Goel, student of Tourism.

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