South Delhi Polytechnic For Women Established in 1963
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION SOCIETY COMPLETES 43 YEARS South Delhi Polytechnic for Women is in one of the oldest cities of the world. It lies on the banks of the River Jamuna. Ancient artifacts like Ashoka’s pillar and the Old Fort take us to the time of Buddha, hundreds of years before Christ. India is known to have had some of the finest education in history. Scholars visited us from remote Cities and Continents . They left records of their historic visits. The Polytechnic in return has/had Staff and Students all over India and the World. This gives a really colourful and creative atmosphere to our Campus. The Polytechnic was established 43 years ago, with a handful of students at South Extension. It has now grown to be the largest in the Country, if not in the World. This is run under the aegis of the Vocational Education Society, since 1963. You can see we have evolved in an astonishing manner. An exciting climate prevails at our Campus. I hope the following pages say something that could lead to a better and richer life for you. We find that despite the world shrinking and Man reaching Mars, a Woman’s Education continues to hang in balance. It is this imbalance that we constantly try to redress. We strongly feel the right to a skill is a skill that stands by you and with you in life.
WHAT IS THE VERDANT VALLEY OF VOCATIONAL STUDIES? The verdant valley of vocational Studies is peppered with perennials that are Evergreen. They are flowering or fruitful blossoms ripened into current cash crops. There are mainly four species of Trees. Those of Pure Arts, Art-Based and the Non-Arts. There are also horticulture hybrids, which are both an Art & Science. The Tree of Pure Arts is pristine and prospective. They are original, timeless skills that outlast the season or soil. The Art-Based Trees are also artistic but have attributes of obvious utility. They can be marketed or canned as 'commercial produce'. They may reach worthy warehouses or carried as consignments, abroad. The Non-Art shrubs are study and entrench themselves within a field. They grow but inhabit their own habitat. They may reach for the skies but never shift the sands. The hybrids in the 'Non-Art' Arbour, are 'cross-cultural'. They are forever cross breeding and evolving. They are therfore smart survivors. They transform and renew themselves into florid fruits of purpose and 'peopled' prosperity.
THE TYPES OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION The various types of Vocational Education are treasure troves of triumphant trees. They are: The Tree of Pure Arts - Courses like Fine Art, Advertising Art, Art & Craft and Ceramics. The Tree of Art-Based Courses - The 2nd equally enormous tree, include: Fashion Design, Jewellery Design, Textile Design, Beauty Culture & Hair Dressing, Dress Design and Interior Design. The Tree of Non-Arts are classed as Academic/Managerial Trees. They consist of Computer Science, Home Science, Early Childhood Education, Advertising, PR & Business Studies and Office Management. The 'People's Tree' are both- an Art & Science. The much needed natty neighbour, who are like the shady and forever expanding - Peepul. They are Holistic Health & Fitness, Hotel Catering & Hospitality, Travel & Tourism, Media Communication and 'Music and Event Management'.
HOW TO EXCEL IN VOCATIONAL STUDIES
Voice your vision and be positive.
Ensure Leisure Hours are happy hours.
Pay Attention to Practical Demos.
Catch-on Communication skills and Network.
Master multiple skills and monitor job options.
Test Time-Management skills and meet deadlines.
Do not get bogged down by absolute academics.
Keep a keen eye for updates and trendy techniques.
Lunch lateral lanes, using Lectures as Traffic Lights.
Whenever or whatever you study, focus on Future Jobs.
WHY ARE VOCATIONAL COURSES POPULAR? A Student goes into any kind of Education, for an Occupation or to occupy herself. A Student goes in for Vocational Education only because she wants a career that she will care for. Always! Vocational Courses are popular because they are a channel for chances and choices. A Studio that scales and windows your Outlook. A lab that trains you to make your dreams as actual destinations. Women are directly drawn to this wonderful world. They see it as a classroom for creative careers.
GLOBAL TRENDS IN THE VOCATIONAL INDUSTRY Vocational Education has not only become professional but also gone global. There is universal demand for it as Employment and as a market. Global standards have crept in with global appeal. A knowledge of economics, IT, Management & Retailing skills have become requisite. In summation, we must stress that there is no more a need for Global-Awareness. It has 'already happened'. What Vocational Students must become, are skilled in the Principles of Global Business.
VOCATIONAL TRENDS IN THE INDUSTRY Vocational Trends are Job-oriented. They tilt towards optimum utilization of skills for Employement.A greater value is placed on multi-purpose skills. Employers also expect Computer Literacy and Business Skills. Job Experience is taken into account for selection of Cadidates. Practical Practices have thus, have become important. For example: in a Dept. like Holistic Health & Fitness, once the basics are learnt and multi-purpose skills acquired, the Third year is completely devoted to Internship and Apprenticeship. To work in Naturopathy centres, Hospitals, Multi-gyms, Schools, Colleges & Corporate Houses. Hotel Catering & Hospitality Students get to work in the Industry, during summer/winter breaks. The other trend is creation of conductive conditions for Free-lancing. Vocations in Fine Art, Advertising Art / Computer Science / Web Design, through the year, encourage free-lancing. Students meet deadlines and take order / consignments. In the Dept. of 'Music & Event Management' again, Students get exposure & gain experience, during/after scheduled hours.
Holistic Health & Fitness
Travel & Tourism
Hotel Catering and Hospitality
Early Childhood Education
Art & Craft
Ceramics / Pottery
Beauty Culture & Hair Dressing
Music & Event Management
Cutting & Tailoring
Secretarial Practice & Computer Application
Advertising, PR & Business Studies
Commercial Art or Advertising Art
ENTR THE ICE AGE ENTER THE ICE AGE IN THE MOST EXCITING PROFESSION (ICE=IT, COMMUNICATION AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY)
Do you have/do not have a Music Background?
Do want to begin from the Basics?
Do you like the idea of playing / working with Music and People?
Do you like to work for Events, on Stage or behind it?
THIS IS THEN, THE ONLY VIBRANT VOCATION FIR YOU!
STUDENT’S FEED BACK Responses and Reactions of ex-Students on Vocational Courses (in their very own vernacular!) Dear Future Student, Indian girls suffer from inferiority complex. We do not know our capabilities. Vocational courses makes you know about your skills & qualities. Our assets strengths, desires…. We get a special enthu for life! Shikha Sain (Holistic Healer & Fitness Trainer) Dear Potential Pupil, Will you join after school, like me? You will then love the way, Polytechnic treats you as adults. But then watch out! As the ‘grownup attitude’ extends to Submissions and Assignments. It is only later, when we join the industry, that we feel the value of ‘meeting deadlines’ and facing challenges, both in small & mega things. Sonia Talwar ( Music & Event Manager) Dear Poly Student, Rather than go in for glam. Find out how old is the Polytechnic? Do they have a Placement Cell? Are teachers experienced? Are they concerned and supportive? Do they have chartered buses? Are there interactive lectures and visits from the industry? Is there more stress on Projects and Practicals? Poonam Rawat ( Fashion Designer )
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