New Delhi: Under-graduate students will have more choices now as the government has proposed new market-driven vocational programmes under the revised ‘career oriented programme´ scheme.
Sources in the Ministry of Human Resource Development said that the fresh programmes range from ‘refrigeration´ and ‘applied psychology´ to ‘foreign trade exchange´.
The modified ‘career oriented programme´ scheme in the Eleventh Plan Period will allow the institutes to pick up from the wide range of programme identified.
Some of the indicated course for the science stream include Refrigeration, hospital waste disposal management, sericulture and biotechnology.
For social science and humanities stream, the courses proposed are inter-disciplinary in nature such as applied sociology, applied psychology, tourism, fashion designing, translation proficiency, television and video production.
The official said that the programmes have been approved by UGC.
For the commerce stream, the courses are insurance, banking, e-commerce, world trade, foreign exchange trade, retailing etc.
During the last financial year, the government had released about Rs46 crore for the running of vocational programmes in colleges and a year before that about Rs26 crore.