Government of India, in its National Policy on Education 1986, contemplated Vocational Education having minimum competencies in various fields, which would enable students to learn useful and meaningful skills in cognitive as well as psychomotor domain.
The State board has therefore prepared the syllabi of thirty Minimum Competency Vocational Subjects under Engineering & Technology, Agriculture, Business & Commerce, Catering & Food Technology, Fisheries & Para-Medical groups with the assistance of the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training.
These subjects under six groups together with
common subjects viz Language-1, Language-2 &
General Foundation Course to all subjects were
introduced from the academic year 1988-89 at +2
stage and the first HSC examination at the end
of std XII was conducted in March, 1990.
Aims & Objectives :
The main purpose of introducing these Minimum Competency Vocational subjects is to reduce the burden on Universities as well as producing the well competent personnel to start their own profession or get employed in a job.
It is hoped that these Minimum Competent Subjects will prove useful for students and will help in making the program of Vocationalization of education really useful & meaningful.