Directorate of Vocational Higher Secondary Education,

. There are 389 VHS schools in the state imparting instruction in 42 disciplines.
There are 1000 batches in these schools offering VHSE 10+2 level for 33,000 students.

. As 41 of the vocational courses are approved as ‘Designated subject trades’ under the ambit of the Apprenticeship amendment act 1986, students can attend apprenticeship training at various institutions like industrial establishments, banks,co-operatives etc and get 'CERTIFICATE Of PROFICIENCY' from the Board of Apprenticeship Training. (Southern Region) Chennai, under the Government of India.

. In order to provide vertical mobility to vocational pass-outs optional subjects are also incorporated into the curriculum. Thus this course is also equivalent to +2 and all universities of our state has approved these courses.

. Many other Indian Universities have also recognised the VHS courses.

. Pharmacy Council of India has also approved the Paramedical courses conducted by this Department.

. There is 2% seat reservation to vocational pass-outs (Engineering discipline) while admission to
diploma courses in polytechnics.

. Twelve courses conducted by this Directorate has already been approved by the Kerala PSC as the basic qualification for various posts. This Directorate has taken steps to identify more avenues in various departments in order to make desirable modification in the recruitment rules with the involvement of PSC.

. Curriculum committee for VHSE has been reconstituted during 2002.

. State Council for Vocational Education has been reconstituted during 2002.

. SAY Scheme was implemented from March 2002 for VHSE students who failed for
one subject.

. Revaluation rules were revised for the benefit of the students.

. Gold medal award distributed to three top rankers of each group of VHSC from 2003 onwards.

. One seat reserved for Kala Prathibha and Kala Thilakam of VHSE youth festival for entrance examination.

. From this academic year onwards 10% seats increased for admission to VHS courses.

. Vocational Survey was launched in collaboration with State Planning Board.

. Orders were issued to issue provisional certificate for VHSE passouts, if required.

. Commerce group courses computerised.

. Libraries for all Vocational Higher Secondary Schools.

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0 - 2 lacs
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Tel. No. ++91-0471 - 2325318, Fax No.++91 - 0471 -2325323
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Shri.Mohan Abraham Director
Directorate of Vocational Higher Secondary Education, Housing Board Building, 4th Floor Santhi Nagar,Thiruvananthapuram - 1
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Vocational Higher Secondary Education aims maximum achievement of employment opportunity by making more skilful and job-oriented manpower. Small Production units can be formed in each VHS Schools considering the scope of the vocational courses offered in the School. Learning through hands-on experience is the basic idea for establishing Production - cum - Training - Centre. The knowledge and skills of the students in a particular vocation should be of a level, which they can use in provision of goods and services required in the community. Majority of the students in vocational courses come from families which have limited resources. The Production – cum – Training Centres will assist in developing the capacity to earn while learning in a student, there by meeting a part of the cost of higher education and training. The Production – cum – Training centres will also act as the nodal agency for planning, implementing, co-ordinating and monitoring the training activities of students (including on- the job training) as well as VHS Pass outs. The present curricula and scheme of study in VHSE provides 12 hours of practical training to students per week in their vocational course. Due to various reasons, these institutional practical training cannot make the student skilful in the vocational course. Job market asks for more in-depth practical training. To achieve this goal Production cum Training Centres are proposed to be established through out the state. In addition to providing training, Production cum Training Centres will act as a Production Centre, which will produce quality products of concerned branch of study. Thus the proposed Production cum Training Centres will act both as vocational skill development centres as well as production units.
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50 - 60 %
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