SHILLONG, Nov 26: With the necessity to formally integrate vocational education with the current conventional educational streams across school and higher education providing an opportunity and incentive to students to explore a larger universe of eventualities, Government has proposed the “National Vocational Education Qualification Framework (NVEQF)”.
The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has been entrusted with the responsibility of implementing the NVEQF which allows cross mobility of students and their absorption in Industry with certain skill gained over a fixed period of time or their seamless integration into higher learning that enable them to acquire formal degree and higher skill so that they perform higher level jobs in Industry. AICTE has developed General and Vocational contents in 14 Sectors with 58 Specializations available on its web-site at www.aicte-india.org/education/vocationaleducation.
The Council, in association with the Domain experts, is relentlessly functioning to develop the vocational contents in the upcoming Skill areas as per demands from the Industry and has created detailed content in new sectors of Telecommunication in association with BSNL and NIELIT certified IT Professional (NCITP) in association with NIELIT.
AICTE, in association with BSNL has designed the content in the area of “Telecommunication” from the perspective of defined job roles at different levels under the scheme of NVEQF in 7 streams to facilitate students in getting state-of-art Telecom equipment based operational Skills.
AICTE in association with National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology (NIELIT), formerly DOEACC Society, an Autonomous Scientific Society of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEITY), developed Vocational Content for 7 Certification Level of NVEQF under a new specialization in IT Sector by the name “NIELIT certified IT Professional (NCITP)” under NVEQF. It aims to generate qualified manpower in the area of Information Technology (IT) at the national level, by utilizing the facilities and infrastructure available with the institutions/organizations in the non-formal sector.
AICTE had already signed an MoU with BSNL on 27.02.2013 to use the training facilities and faculty of BSNL for the benefit of students in AICTE approved institutions under its Employability Enhancement Training Program (EETP). It facilitates technical institutions to respond to the needs of providing state of art Telecom equipment based operational skills to engineering graduates to enhance their qualification, competence and employability by enhanced skill upgradation.
To achieve the inherent objectives of the new sectors introduced in NVEQF and signing of MoU between AICTE and NIELIT, AICTE organized a Conference on “Government-Public Initiative for Skill Building through NVEQF & EETP in IT and Telecom Sector” on Tuesday at Ashok Convention Centre, New Delhi.
The conference was inaugurated by Union Minister, Ministry of Communication & Information Technology and Law & Justice, Govt. Of India, Kapil Sibal, and Chaired by Minister for Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, Dr. M. M. Pallam Raju. The Conference was attended by Secretaries and other officers from MHRD, DIT, DOT, BSNL and NIELIT.