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UGC asks varsities to give equal weightage to vocational subjects

Students passing out class XII with vocational subjects should be given weightage equivalent to general subjects during admission to undergraduate programmes in colleges and universities, UGC said on Wednesday. UGC, which has issued directions to the vice chancellors and other educational heads, said that providing equal weightage will help students get opportunity for vertical mobility.

The directions from UGC came against the backdrop of Ministry of Human Resource Development’s concern that students having vocational subjects at their plus-two level may be put to a disadvantageous positions which they seek admission to ‘bachelor of vocational’ or any other undergraduate programme. To give a push to vocational education in the country and skilled workforce, the government had introduced the National Skill Qualification Framework, providing 10 levels of certification.
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