Nov. 27, 2020, 6:07 p.m.
New Delhi: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia felicitated students from Delhi government schools who’ve excelled in class 12 boards with vocational subjects, scoring 90 percent and above.
“It is necessary to change the attitude of society towards vocational courses. These courses provide excellent employment and business opportunities yet they are looked down upon. You should be proud of your achievements,” he said.
Manish Sisodia said that these courses will be linked with degrees in Delhi’s Skills and Entrepreneurship University.
“Once vocational subjects in schools open the way to university degrees, the importance of these subjects will increase significantly. This change in the perception will greatly benefit the students,” he said.
The felicitation took place at Delhi Secretariat wherein Kalkaji MLA Atishi, Skills and Entrepreneurship University Vice Chancellor Prof. Neharika Vohra, and Dr. Pramod Katiyar, Deputy Director (Vocational) were also present.
At the meeting, the students, parents, and teachers also shared their views, and feedback on vocational studies; its future in terms of employability, skill development, and the way forward.
“In the coming years, with the Skills and Entrepreneurship University, we hope to create an environment in Delhi where vocational courses, and studies are not considered as secondary areas of study,” Manish Sisodia said.
Manish Sisodia said that the objective of the university is to make vocational courses practical, respectable and employment-oriented.
“The suggestions of all the students, teachers and parents will be very useful in helping us design the courses we can offer at the university,” he said.