The government has decided to introduce a set of 10 skill-based (vocational) subjects in undergraduate courses from the next academic year. The skill-based subjects will be introduced as minor elective subjects under the choice-based credit system (CBCS). The subjects will have 18 credits and six papers, consisting of three theory and three practical papers for all streams – arts, commerce and science.
These subjects includes electrical domestic appliances, horticulture, travel and tourism management, fashion technology, paramedical and health care, modern office management, food processing and preservation, printing technology and desktop publication, and communication technology and financial literacy and banking, she said. As the colleges do not have laboratories to conduct the practicals in some of these subjects, students will have to go the nearest government-run ITIs or polytechnic institutes for these classes,