Monday, March 30th, 2020

National Vocational Education Qualification Frame Work : Kapil Sibal

INVC,, Delhi,, Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Shri. Kapil Sibal, presided over a Round Table on development of a National Vocational Education Qualification Framework. This meeting was with representatives of the automotive sector and the discussion was on the subject of automobile industry specific vocational education. Held on 6th December, the meeting was organized by the All India Council for Technical Education, (AICTE). To develop curriculum for the sectors of a) IT and Telecom, b) Entertainment Industry c) Hospitality Industry d) Construction Industry e) Financial Services and Insurance, the Minister will also be holding similar meeting with representatives of these sectors. To develop the course curriculum for this sector, a core group was constituted by Shri Sibal, which would function under the chairmanship of Dr. R. Seshasayee, Managing Director, Ashok Leyland Limited and includes Shri S.S. Mantha, Chairman AICTE, Shri. Ashok Thakur, Shri. N K Sinha , both Additional Secretaries in the HRD Ministry, , and Shri. Subhash Khuntia, Joint Secretary in the HRD Ministry. The committee would be submitting its recommendations to MHRD within 3 months. This Committee may co opt other experts as and when required. Shri. Kapil Sibal pointed out that 56% of our economy and growth comes from the service sector, which is unsustainable, with the country’s population crossing 1.2 billion. The national impetus that contributes to the service sector should continue, but the manufacturing sector definitely needs greater attention, he said. He emphasised that we have to create skills to empower our manpower, keeping in context fast changing technology. There is need to develop a system of vocational education with different levels of training (may be seven to eight) starting at the school level from class nine, with a choice for selecting the area of interest, he said. This should seamlessly provide multi point entry to appropriate jobs and or Higher education. He further said that we need to build a framework which provides a system of certification for the selected choices and provides options for vertical mobility from school to university. The minister underlined the need to develop a curriculum which is need based and caters to the different aspects of the automobile industry. He called for active collaboration with the automobile industry to develop the curriculum for this qualification frame work, as also for the support system for hands on training, virtual training and software training. He pointed out that 39 million students pass out from class 12, of which only 1 million get an opportunity to be empowered through vocational education. Addressing the gathering, Smt. D Purandeshwari, Minister of State for HRD said that the provisions of the National Policy on Education 1986 emphasize the introduction of systematic, well planned and rigorously implemented program of Vocational Education. She said that the qualitative aspect of assessment of the manpower situation should include a national qualification framework to address various issues of manpower assessment of training to facilitate lifelong learning of workers.The Secretary Department of Higher Education, Smt. Vibha Puri Das and Prof. S.S.Mantha, Chairman AICTE also addressed the group. The conference was attended by representative of automobile industry including Ashok Leyland Limited, Scooters India Ltd. Asia Motor Works Ltd., BMW India Pvt. Ltd., Greaves Cotton Ltd., Piaggio Vehicles Ltd., Reva Electric Car Company, Skoda Auto India Pvt Ltd., Tata Motors Ltd., VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd., Hyundai Motors India Ltd., Rimaco Machines, Siemens Ltd, the professional bodies including NASSCOM, ASSOCHAM, FICCI, Confederation of Indian Industry and the policy makers and officials of Ministry of Human Resource Development. The automobile sector contributes to Rs 2 lac crore of revenue figures and provides an opportunity for employment to at least 13 million people. [caption id="attachment_21294" align="alignnone" width="480" caption=" "] development of a National Vocational Education Qualification Framework[/caption]



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