Vocational, or skills-based, education is becoming significant in today’s perspective as the industry expects all its new employees to have necessary skills at the workplace. Nearly 95 per cent of India’s labour doesn’t possess formal vocational skills and the skills gaps in Indian organisations are the highest globally compared to the western countries according the recent The City and Guilds Group’s Skills Confidence report 2016. To address the gap and unemployable situation and ensure that the students have adequate knowledge required for various industries, the University Grants Commission (UGC) launched Central Sponsored Scheme of B. Voc degree courses in 2013. This scheme launched B.Voc programmes under the National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) which are approved for 127 universities and colleges to impart knowledge and skills for employment and entrepreneurship to graduates of higher education system.
Renewable Energy Department was started in 2014 as an initiative of the University Grants Commission, affiliated to M.G.University, Kottayam. The course became self financing in the year 2017. B.Voc Renewable Energy programme will have a transformative impact on society through continual innovation in education, research, creativity, and entrepreneurship.
We have developed our own curriculum for B.Voc. Degree programmes with the involvement of industry. Candidates from any stream can join the programme and it has multiple intake and exit points. Students will obtain a Diploma Certificate after 1 year of study & an advanced Diploma Certificate after 2 years of study. Students have to undergo Hands On Training (HOT) during the second semester and On Job Training (OJT) during the fourth Semester, both for a duration of 1 month in respective industries.
Transition to higher degree programmes including M.Voc. Renewable Energy, M.Sc. Renewable Energy or MBA is also possible.