Vocational Courses After 12th - Colleges and CBSE’s Skill Programmes

Published on : 13th October 2020    Author : Himanshu Basant Bhatt
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What after class 12th? This is the most common and daunting question asked from students or which keeps running in their mind even before they reach class 12th. Earlier, there were some limited options such as engineering, medical, teaching, banking, etc. which most of the students used to follow. However, with time, a lot of other options have emerged. In the article here, we will be discussing these options via vocational courses after 12th. Vocational courses are like a boon to students to cannot make it to the traditional options, who have some different areas of interest, who have financial constraints, and who want to start working as early as possible.

Vocational courses are courses specially designed to impart professional knowledge to the students for a specific trade or industry. It makes the students job-ready. These courses involve practical training which helps candidates get a job in the related industry. The difference between an applicant with a vocational degree and a traditional degree is that the employer doesn’t have to spend a lot of resources in training the former one. Thus, they are preferred over the latter. However, another fact is such candidates are mostly required at the lower level of operations so moving up the management ladder is tough and requires a lot of hard work and continuous skills enhancement.

List of Vocational Courses After 12th Class

Following are the most popular vocational courses after 12th class. Candidates can research on their preferred course.

  • Certificate course in Photography
  • Diploma in Food & Beverage Service
  • Diploma in Bakery and Confectionery
  • Game Designing
  • Foreign Languages
  • Animation, Graphics, and Multimedia
  • Digital Marketing
  • Fashion Designing
  • Web Development and Designing
  • Catering Management
  • Event Management
  • Beautician Course

Certificate, Diploma, and Advanced Diploma level courses are available in the above fields. Candidates can pursue any of these as per their choice.

Colleges for Vocational Courses After 12th

Here is a list of some of the colleges offering vocational courses in India. Candidates must check is the college is affiliated for offering such courses before moving ahead with the admission process.

  • Sharda University, Greater Noida
  • Mata Sundri College for Women, Delhi University, Delhi,
  • Bharat Ratna Dr BR Ambedkar University, New Delhi
  • Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi
  • Galgotias University, Noida
  • Amity University, Noida
  • Jaipur National University (JNU), Jaipur
  • Jai Hind College, Mumbai
  • HR College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai
  • MIT World Peace University, [MIT-WPU] Pune
  • Loyola College, Chennai
  • Stella Maris College, Chennai
  • Devi Ahilya Bai University, Indore
  • Assam University, Silchar
  • Patna University, Patna
  • Mount Carmel College (MCC), Bangalore

CBSE’s Initiative for Skill-Based Courses

If you are planning to pursue a vocational course, you must go for it as it is the need of the hour. Every year, the country is giving lakhs of graduates who are lacking industry-skills due to the structure of traditional courses. Thus, the government is emphasising on skill development programmes for the youth. In a recent initiative, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced that the students from classes 6 to 11 under the board will be studying skill-based courses from the academic year 2020-21.

CBSE Vocational Courses (Classes 6 to 11)

All CBSE affiliated schools are directed to introduce the vocational courses in the following three levels:

  • Middle level - For classes VI to VIII - 9 courses
  • Secondary level - For classes IX and X - 18 courses
  • Senior Secondary level - For classes XI and XII - 37 courses

These courses will be of short duration. CBSE was already offering vocational courses in class XI and XII.

List of CBSE Skill Courses (For Middle Level - Classes VI, VII, and VII)

S.No.

Course Name

Course Duration

1

Artificial Intelligence

12 hours

2

Design Thinking

12 hours

3

Financial Literacy

12 hours

4

Information Technology

12 hours

5

Mass Media

12 hours

6

Marketing/ Commercial Application

12 hours

7

Handicrafts

12 hours

8

Beauty & Wellness

12 hours

9

Travel & Tourism

12 hours

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List of CBSE Skill Courses (For Secondary Level - Classes IX and X)

S.No.

Course Name

S.No.

Course Name

1

Retail

10

Front Office Operations

2

Information Technology

11

Banking & Insurance

3

Security

12

Marketing & Sales

4

automotive

13

Health Care

5

Introduction to Financial Markets

14

Apparel

6

Introduction to Tourism

15

Multi-Media

7

Beauty & Wellness

16

Multi Skill Foundation course

8

Agriculture

17

Artificial Intelligence

9

Food Production

18

Physical Activity Trainer

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List of CBSE Skill Courses (For Senior Secondary Level - Classes XI and XII)

S.No.

Course Name

S.No.

Course Name

1

Retail

20

Multi-Media

2

Information Technology

21

Taxation

3

Web application

22

Cost Accounting

4

automotive

23

Office Procedure & Practices

5

Financial Markets Management

24

Shorthand (English)

6

Tourism

25

Shorthand (Hindi)

7

Beauty & Wellness

26

Air-conditioning & Refrigeration

8

Agriculture

27

Textile Design

9

Food Production

28

Design

10

Front Office Operations

29

Salesmanship

11

Banking

30

Business Administration

12

Marketing

31

Food Nutrition & Dietetics

13

Health Care

32

Mass Media Studies

14

Insurance

33

Library & Information Science

15

Horticulture

34

Fashion Studies

16

Typography & Computer Application

35

Yoga

17

Geospatial Technology

36

Early Childhood Care & Education

18

Electrical Technology

37

Artificial Intelligence

19

Electronic Technology

 

 

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Schools will be required to pay an affiliation fee for offering skill-based courses at the senior secondary level. However, no such fee will be charged for middle and secondary levels.

If you are still in class 12th and your school is offering any such skill-based courses, you must take one.


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