For students who have studied vocational subjects in classes 11 and 12, it is almost impossible to get admission in Delhi University.

Last Updated: 2013-04-10T11:38:13+05:30

Tough for Students with Vocational Courses to Get Admission in DU

New Delhi: 10+2 examinations are over and students seeking admission in undergraduate programme are anxiously searching for the best institution. Everywhere, from internet to news papers, career counseling and other aids regarding admission is being given to the students so as to make it easy for them in getting their desired course and institution.
Amidst the high voltage admission season, shocking news has come from India’s prime higher education centre, University of Delhi. As per sources, candidates who have studied vocational courses at 10+2 level and seek to continue the same at higher education level in DU will have to think again as the University allows students to factor in only one recognized vocational subject for the best of four percentage.
Moreover, the University requires students to include at least one language and two academic subjects in their best of four percentages. Keeping in mind the nature of programme, the University might add a vocational course. Some of the courses that are not recognized by the University are engineering drawing, IT application, X-Ray technician and tourism & travel.
Apart from disqualifying courses, the University recognizes some of them, namely, financial market management, healthcare sciences and geospatial technology, but admission will be given only on the basis of close relation of these subjects with the course of study.
A senior DU official has said that CBSE introduced these courses without understanding the educational milieu at the university level. Around 90% of the courses at the educational institutions, such as DU are academic in nature and it is difficult to admit a student who has studies X-Ray technician, fashion design and clothing construction s their main subjects.
The problem has its root at school level where students are forced to take these subjects so that they score good marks and the passing percentage of schools rises. Also, the shortage of vocational colleges remains the big concern. Government should establish more and more Industrial Training Institute in order to help students who seek higher education in vocational courses, a DU official said.
For the information, around 34 vocational courses were started with much fanfare by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) as a “paradigm shift” in the education system of country. The schools were also actively participated in the new concept introduced by the CBSE, but they forgot its outcome. Now, students are left in uncertainty with the question of “where to get admission?” and “how to get admission?”
- By Archana Sharma
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