Those students who appeared in the Entrance Test Examination (2015 – 16) of Ewing Christian College for B.Sc. (BZC, PCM, PCAM and BTSP) but could not get admission in respective programme can now register without any fee for B.Voc. course in Food Processing (University Grants Commission and University approved) which is expected to start from January 2016. Such students will get preference in the admission. For more details visit B.Voc. link on the college website b.voc.ecc.ac.in or personally visit Department of Zoology of the college between 10:00 am to 01:00 pm on any working day.

Introduction

The general feedback obtained from industry regarding quality of teaching that is being imparted to students in general education stream like, B.A. and B.Sc. is that the graduates are in general unemployable as they lack the skills required by the industry. Government has taken a serious note of the situation and to make education relevant as per the need of different industries it has established National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC),as an autonomous body, which has in turn identified 32 sectors of industry for which Sector Skills Councils have been formed in collaboration with respective industry leaders. These Sector Skills Councils identified the immediate employment needs of the industry concerned and prepared the Qualification Pack (QP)and National Occupational Standards (NOS) concerning skills required by the industry. On the other hand, government through U.G.C. has launched programmes to give a push to skill based education in colleges by granting permission to start courses as per requirement of the industry through their community college and Bachelor for Vocation (B.Voc.) programmes.

Ewing Christian College is happy to inform that the UGC has selected the college both as a community college and also as a college for launch of B.Voc. programmes. The courses for which the government has granted permission to the college are :

(A) Under Community College :
 

(i) Diploma in Hotel Management

 

(ii) Advanced Certificate in Food Technology

(B) Under B.Voc. Programme :
 

(i) B.Voc. in Food Processing

 

(ii) B.Voc. in IT and ITeS

As per the UGC guidelines, these courses can be launched twice in a year, i.e., in July and also in January, to enable students to join the courses at their own pace and convenience. With this view, the college is in the process of starting classes in the above mentioned programmes from the month of January 2016. I am sure, the college will play its role in a very effective manner in strengthening the "SKILL INDIA" initiative of the government and will prove to be a boon for the youth of this region.