International Journal of Advanced Research and Development

International Journal of Advanced Research and Development


International Journal of Advanced Research and Development
International Journal of Advanced Research and Development
Vol. 1, Issue 5 (2016)

Vocational education in India


Mahesh Yadav

Vocational education or skill based education are in certain disciplines which enables students to acquire skills which are traditionally non-academic and totally related to specific trade, occupation or vocation. They are also known as Technical Education. Career and Technical Education (CTE) or vocational Education and Training (VET) as they directly develop expertise in a particular group of techniques or technology through manual or practical activities. Vocational courses are primarily designed in such a way that they impart a thorough application-based study wherein theoretical concepts of a field are not studied independently but are subordinated to the understanding of techno-operational aspects of specific job. Understanding the changing needs of the world that today every company is looking for specialist and skill based employees, CBSEĀ Central Board of Secondary EducationĀ India has included following vocational subjects in their senior secondary education. Generally, vocation and career are used interchangeably. Vocational education might be classified as teaching procedural knowledge. This may be contrasted with declarative knowledge, as used in education in a usually broader scientific field, which might concentrate on theory and abstract conceptual knowledge, characteristic of tertiary education. Vocational education can be at the secondary or post-secondary level and can interact with the apprenticeship system. Increasingly, vocational education can be recognized in terms of recognition of prior learning and partial academic credit towards tertiary education (e.g., at a university) as credit; however, it is rarely considered in its own form to fall under the traditional definition of a higher education.
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