Vocational Education in Indian Schools: A Samagra Shiksha Scheme Initiative
NEP 2020 has put forth the integration of vocational education into mainstream education, as part of the Samagra Shiksha scheme. This section explains how vocational courses, compliant with the National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF), are being offered to students from classes 9th to 12th in eligible schools.
Vocational Courses at Secondary and Senior Secondary Levels
This part details the implementation of vocational education at different school levels. In secondary schools (classes 9 and 10), students are introduced to vocational modules as additional subjects. For senior secondary students (classes 11 and 12), vocational courses become a compulsory elective, aligning with various job roles in numerous sectors.
Goals and Aspirations of Vocational Education in Schools
The aim of incorporating vocational education, as per the Samagra Shiksha Scheme, is discussed here. It focuses on enhancing employability, entrepreneurial abilities, and exposing students to various career options.
National Curriculum Framework and Vocational Education Objectives
This section elaborates on the objectives set by the National Curriculum Framework for School Education, developed under NEP 2020, emphasizing the development of vocational capacities and knowledge among students.
Coordination by MSDE and Implementation of PMKVY 4.0 in Schools
A highlight on the role of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) in coordinating skill development efforts across the country. It also covers the collaboration with the Department of School Education and Literacy in implementing Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 4.0 in the school sector.
Ministerial Update in Rajya Sabha
This concluding section mentions the update provided by the Minister of State for Education, Smt. Annpurna Devi, in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha, encapsulating the information about the integration of vocational education in schools. Source:PIB Govt. of India