Vocational education for J&K students

AICTE plans to start courses in IT and Telecom from 2012


Jasleen Kaur | December 13, 2011

Students in Jammu and Kashmir will soon have many options of vocational courses to study at higher education level. The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is holding a workshop in the state on December 17 to assess the need of the students and the state for such courses.

“The workshop is being conducted to understand what all courses students are interested in or what is the demand in the market. AICTE is planning to introduce courses from IT and Telecom sector,” said S S Mantha, Chairman of AICTE. The council also plans to hold consultations with the market sector on the same. “Every state has its own demand and needs. Some states have more industries and some are more into agriculture. The course for vocational education will be selected on the basis of their needs,” Mantha said.

He added that the council plans to start the courses from the session beginning 2012.



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