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CBSE Vocational Degrees from 2011

CBSE Vocational Degree

Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal today said he was mulling over a National Vocational qualification framework for about 150 million students who do not go to schools and the CBSE would provide a vocational degree by next year.

There are a host of vocations for which there is a vast market.

Delivering an address at the ongoing HT leadership summit here, the Minister said there were about 220 million children in India who go to school. Out of this, 13 million go on to join college.

”By 2020, we have to increase this number from 13 mn to 45 mn.

But even after that, there would be another 150 mn people who would not be going to colleges. For them, there has to be a system of vocational education in place,” he said.

Mr Sibal said there would be a national vocational qualification framework in place soon and the CBSE would provide a vocational degree by next year, if everything goes as planned.

UNI