Vocational Studies and Courses

Published: 13th July 2011
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In their rush to secure aberth in an A-list course, DU aspirants ignore degree programmes tailored to bridge the gap between academics and employment. Find out what you must not miss out on. Theses are the Vocation studies and courses in different stream. These courses may not be on top of the list of favorites of students seeking admission to various undergraduate programmes but in a competitive world where professional expertise in a field can make all the difference; it would be worthwhile not to ignore them.



Vocational Studies offers degree courses that equip you for careers in sunrise sectors like insurance and retail. The demand for courses at the College of Vocational Studies ( CVS) is increasing, which is evident with the cut- off rising every year.



An important stop in this context is the College of Vocational Studies (CVS), a maintained institution of the Delhi University with its campus at Sheikh Sarai that has been filling the gap between academics and work place for close to three decades now.



The college offers seven BA (Vocational Studies) programmes in Tourism; Office Administration and Secretarial Practice; Management and Marketing of Insurance; Small and Medium Enterprises; Materials Management; Human Resource Management ( HRM); and Marketing Management and Retail Business, with a total of 50 seats in each course.



The aggregate marks needed to make it to any of these courses is 80 per cent ( as per the first cut- off list). "All of them are popular but if you look at the cut- off percentages, HRM comes on top, albeit with very slight margins. Almost every company has an HR department and hence job opportunities are also immense in this sector. Most HRM students prefer to follow up this degree with an MBA, but students can also join the corporate world straight after graduation.



Starting salaries may range from Rs 15,000 to Rs 22,000, depending upon oneís calibre. Vocational courses add a clear edge to a studentís profile, a necessity in a competitive world. For instance, a student with a degree in Tourism or Office Administration and Secretarial Practices would get preference over an ordinary graduate in the job market. No wonder, the number of applications for such courses has been on the rise. The college also runs a placement-cum-training cell to assist the students.





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