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Monday, March 26, 2012

TISS Going Vocational

According to new sources from Mumbai, buzz is that Tata Institute of Social Science TISS Mumbai is setting up School of Vocational Education on TISS Deonar campus.
TISS, the leader in social sciences education has larger plans to build a national vocational training university. Experts believes that TISS Vocational Training Center is an step ahead by TISS Deonar to march towards journey of TISS National Vocational University.

The newly opened TISS Vocational School at Deonar campus wil offer two-year-long certificate courses and students who pass out will qualify as technicians.

AICTE the certifying body for technical education will aid 10 crore in next 3 years for  development of TISS Vocational Training. An AICTE release quotes, The AICTE,through the National Vocational Educational Qualification Framework (NVEQF),wants to develop and manage vocational education in the country and integrate it with academic streams of higher technical education.' The TISS vocational school will also focus on research in vocational education,conduct studies on skill requirements,build content for various sectors,develop teaching methodologies and pedagogy,train the trainers,and prepare a system for measuring skill assessment. A joint working group consituting members from TISS and AICTE will review the functionaning of the new school regularly.

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