Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) starts Vocational Courses

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) starts Vocational Courses

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) would start vocational courses in information technology, fashion design, manufacturing technology, general healthcare and retail management at Plus-2 level with industry support, its chairman Ashok Ganguly said on Sunday.

Ganguly said that the CBSE with the support of the National Stock Exchange has already introduced a course on financial market management in 90 CBSE schools.

He added that the CBSE is in discussion with NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology) to launch a course on fashion designing and garment manufacturing technology and with NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Services Companies) for its vocational package course.

It would also introduce courses on general healthcare, retail management and other areas.

In all these courses, the CBSE would formulate the

curriculum in association with industry, and certification for students would be given jointly by the CBSE and a mentor organization.

“Our student’s need 21st century skills”, he said, adding, students have to be transformed from “stereotypes” in the new world order. The CBSE is evolving skill-based subjects for Plus-2 level, including in areas such as film and media studies, heritage craft and gender studies