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NIOS and Vocational Education


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Presentation by Dr. K.P. Wasnik at Kochi workshop

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NIOS and Vocational Education

  1. 1. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF OPEN SCHOOLING Vocational Education and Skill Development By. Dr. K.P. Wasnik Director Vocational Education 9891901316,,
  2. 2. 3 tier system NIOS Headquarter • Policy support , new courses ,revision of courses, translation of courses, supply of study material examination and certification Regional Centers • Promotion of courses in region, monitoring of the AVIs, handholding support to AVIs, admission, examination Accredited Vocational Institutes (AVIS) • Counseling, admission, distribution of study material, skill training , practical examination, placement assistance and promotion of courses locally.
  3. 3. Sectorwise vocational courses Sector Number of courses 1. Engineering and Technology 20 2. Home Sci. & Hospitality 17 3. Business and Commerce. 14 4. Health and Paramedical 11 5. Agriculture 10 5. Computer and IT 09 6. Teachers Training 03 7. Dance and Music 03 8.Library Service 03 8. Fire and Safety 02 9 Others (Life Enrichment) 04 TOTAL 96
  4. 4. Integration of Academic with Vocational Courses Secondary (10th Std) 17 languages+10 academic subjects (Total 5 subjects ) 10 Vocational subject: typewriting, jute prod., carpentry, solar energy technician, bio-gas, laundry, bakery confectionary, welding Senior Secondary (12th Std) 5 languages+18 academic subjects (Total 5 subjects) 20 vocational subjects; Type-writing, stenography, sec. practice, plant prot, water management, oyster production, furniture and cabinet , electroplating, housekeeping, catering mtg, play center mtg, hotel front operation, poultry farming, soil and fertiliser, preservation of fruits & veg.
  5. 5. Features of Vocational courses • Delivery through Accreditated Vocational Institutes in face to face mode. • No creation of extra infrastructure by NIOS, thereby use of resources in society • Development and supply of courses material • Minimum 14 yrs age (in some 18 yrs)and no upper age limit • 5 yrs for passing , nine chances and re- enrollment facilities.
  6. 6. Creating demand • Awareness • Access • Promotion Appropriate Curricula • Defined end result • Integrate literacy & numeric skills • Adequate hands- on practice • Soft & life skills • Exposure + OJT • Recognition of prior learning Trainers • Experienced • Effective • Efficient Post-training support • Placement + FU • Micro-enterprises generation • Self-employment Reaching the unreached!
  7. 7. Accreditated vocational Institutes(AVIs) • 1723 AVIs in the country (1074 Functional). • Region wise AVIs are : 0 200 400 600 800 1000 North West South East 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 NGO Govt. JSSPvt. /sch/coll
  9. 9. Collaborations and approaches Collaborations IMA ITDC FVTRS 39 institutes Integration of academics with vocational rural, poor and tribal Jointly : identification of AVIs, curriculum preparation, assessment and certification SLM by NIOS  18 ITDC 3-5 star hotels in country Joint curriculum and course development Theory and practical at hotels only by experienced faculties NIOS courses through CIDC centers •Joint promotion and sharing of resources
  10. 10. Collaborations and approaches Collaborations KGBV MGH CISCO  6 months online course “IT Essentials-PC hardware and software. Courseware by CISCO Delivered by NIOS AVIS Vocational courses to girl students in KGBV Schools in Rajasthan. Integration with academic and vocational Course delivery through schools Study material by MGH with multimedia DVD Joint Promotion of course Placement support by MGH Course delivery by AVIs Web design course compliant to guidelines by NIC Joint course prepartion Delivery of course by AVIs
  11. 11. Use of ICT in Delivery of courses • Availability of study material on website • Orientation to the AVIs and AIs coordinators through video conference • Open Education Resources (OER) • User friendly website • Mukta Vidya Vani • Use of Gyanwani and Gyandarshan • Multimedia component
  12. 12. SWOT analysis of VE in NIOS  Strength : 1. Courses for literate to 12th std. 2. Flexibilities 3. Accessible 4. Recognition to certificate  Weakness : a. lack of modular approach b. Not well penetrated  Opportunities i. Unemployment , lack of skill , ii. System rigidity in other systems iii. Absence of skill providers in rural , slum, tribal and remote places iv. Collaboration with govt, NGOs, V. operational flexibilities at NIOS level. vi. Tremendous potential for enrollment Vii. Use of ICT to expand outreach of programmes. Threats a. Free of cost courses or stipend to students b. No control over the private skill providers for quality and registration .
  13. 13. Future thrust • Use of ICT –OER , e-learning , online courses • Recognition of Prior Learning(RPL) • Integration of academic with vocational as per NVEQF • Collaboration with different agencies/Inst. • State wise promotion policy • Advocacy • Introduction of new courses in collaboration with NSDC/ SSCs. • Reforms in policies (assessment pattern, course duration, course development (payment norms)
  14. 14. Students of Cutting & Taiolring
  15. 15. Students of Industrial Safety and Security
  16. 16. Thanks