Bachelor of Vocational Studies [B.Voc.] - Course Overview




    3 YEARS


    Vocational Studies



    Bachelor of Vocation Top Colleges, Syllabus, Scope and Salary

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    Bachelor of Vocation is a 3-year undergraduate course available for pursuance by students hailing from several different fields. The basic eligibility for pursuance of the course is the successful completion of the Senior Secondary level of education (class XII) from a recognized educational Board.

    The course has essentially been designed for students wishing to enhance their employability. These courses facilitate such students in learning, earning and growing professionally. The course offers to eligible candidates:

    • relevant work experience.
    • practical knowledge in their chosen field.
    • expertise in innovative, trendy and interesting disciplines of choice.
    • expertise matching candidates’ job aspirations.
    • employability for a suitable job as per current market requirements.
    • sufficient knowledge for establish themselves in employment and entrepreneurship ventures.

    There is a number of universities and colleges in India that offer the program. Some colleges offer this course along with other undergraduate courses. However, unlike the other typical UG courses, the curriculum for this program is mapped with job roles in accordance with the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF).

    The course’s curriculum is industry-based and work-integrated.

    In some cases where the student is unable to complete the 3-year program, the student is still awarded a Diploma and an Advanced Diploma (or equivalent), in case of successfully completing the first and second year of the course.

    Successful graduates of the course can also work as:

    • vocational teachers in public schools.
    • trainers in private companies.

    Some universities offer this course by names like:

    • Bachelor of Vocational Education and Training (BVET)
    • Bachelor of Career and Technical Education degree (BCTE).

    Specializations offered as part of the course include:

    • agriculture
    • business
    • computer science
    • health occupations
    • marketing
    • industrial arts.

    The importance of the course can be assessed from the fact that vocational or skill-based education is becoming more and more widespread and significant in today’s society. The industries expect new employees/ freshers to possess all the practical skills they need before they start working. This course is therefore introduced by University Grants Commission to cater to this need of businesses and youth alike.
    The course is spread across 6 Semesters. In addition to the regular curriculum, all students are required to undergo industrial training or project work lasting for a minimum of 4 to 8 weeks in every semester.

    Students are also needed to pass a bridge course program of 180 hours for each semester for the first two semesters.

    The average course fees charged in India ranges between INR 30,000 - 5 lacs for the total duration.

    The average annual salary offered to successful graduates of the field lies between INR 3-10 lacs.

    Bachelor of Vocation: Course Highlights

    Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.

    Course LevelGraduate
    Duration3 years
    Examination TypeSemester System
    Eligibility10+2 from a recognized educational Board
    Admission ProcessMerit-based/ Based on counselling after qualification of entrance test
    Course FeeINR 5,000 - 10,000
    Average Starting SalaryINR 2-3 lacs
    Top Recruiting Organizations'Amul, Godrej Industrial Limited, Dabur India Ltd., PepsiCo India Holdings, Nestle India Pvt. Ltd., Britannia Industries Ltd., Parle Products Pvt. Ltd., TELCO, L&T, Ashok Leyland, Mahindra & Mahindra, Haldex India, Bajaj Auto, Maruti Suzuki, Toyota, Yamaha, Hyundai, Hero MotoCorp, Volkswagen, Audi, Renault, etc.
    Top Recruiting Areas'Commercial industries, computer operating areas, and such.
    Top Job ProfilesComputer operator, Accountant, Food Technologist, Beautician, among others.

    Bachelor of Vocation: What is it About?

    New up-and-coming professionally-oriented courses such as B.B.M., B.M.S., B.A.F., B.F.M. and B.B.I. are fast gaining widespread popularity amongst students who wish to cut from the regular pathway.

    With an emphasis to focus more on practical training, the UGC has introduced this vocational and skill development degree program called Bachelor of Vocation.

    Specializations offered as part of the course include:

    • Beauty & Wellness
    • Food Processing
    • Hospitality & Tourism
    • Organic Agriculture
    • Retail Management
    • Software Development
    • Tea Husbandry & Technology
    • Tourism
    • Applied Arts
    • Interior Design
    • Automobile
    • Construction Technology
    • Consumer Electronics
    • Mobile Communication
    • Printing & Publication
    • Power Distribution and Management
    • Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning.

    There are numerous colleges in India that offer the course, in tie-ups with industries.

    Such industry-based experience is aimed at developing the sensory and practical ability of students, so that they can understand the process of working better.

    The UGC has given approval to several institutes across the country to offer this course. Students enrolled to the course are offered specialization in:

    • Retail Management
    • Fashion Technology and Apparel Designing
    • Printing and Publishing
    • Tourism and Travel Management
    • Web Technologies and Multimedia
    • Digital Art and Animation
    • Food Processing and Quality Management
    • Applied Computer Technology
    • Data and Web Analytics
    • Paramedical and Health Care
    • Food Science & Quality Control
    • Software Development and Systems Administration
    • Renewable Energy Management
    • Green House Technology
    • Theatre Study and Acting
    • Medical Lab Technology
    • Networking & System Administration
    • Soil and Water Conservation
    • Building Technology, etc.

    Bachelor of Vocation: Who should opt?

    Eligible candidates aspiring to pursue the course, would ideally possess:

    • Ability to work with a team

    • Good communication and quantitative skills
    • Critical thinking & problem-solving skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Inquisitiveness
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Ability to integrate and apply knowledge
    • Observational and investigative skills
    • Physical stamina for fieldwork
    • Professional values & ethics
    • Understanding of relationships, interactions and patterns.

    Top Institutes offering Bachelor of Vocation

    Listed below are some of the top institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by each.

    Name of InstituteCityAverage Fees per annum in INR
    HR College of Commerce and EconomicsMumbai9,500
    St. Xavier's CollegeMumbai5,500
    Rayat Bahra UniversityShimla60,000
    Shridhar UniversityPilani16,000
    Central University of RajasthanAjmer4,500
    Teerthanker Mahaveer UniversityMoradabad50,000
    Deogiri CollegeAurangabad20,000
    Mata Gujri CollegeFatehgarh Sahib25,000
    Apeejay College of Fine ArtsJalandhar17,000
    BBK DAV College for WomenAmritsar59,000
    PSGR Krishnammal College for WomenCoimbatore16,000
    Ranchi UniversityRanchi5,000
    Manipur UniversityImphal13,000
    St. Xavier's CollegeRanchi33,000
    Mar Ivanios CollegeThiruvananthapuram18,000

    Eligibility for Bachelor of Vocation

    Listed below are the minimum criteria of eligibility that interested candidates need to fulfil in order to apply for the course.

    • 10+2 educationcompleted in any stream from a recognized educational Board.
    • A minimum aggregate score of 50% (45% for SC/ST/OBC candidates) at the 10+2 level.
    • Class X qualification with successful completion of ITI (in analogous trades).

    Bachelor of Vocation: Admission Process

    Most institutes and colleges offering the course admit students based on performance in a relevant entrance examination, conducted mostly at institutional level, followed by a round of personal interview. 

    The round of interview is for assessing the candidate’s general aptitude for the course. A merit list is subsequently released by the concerned institute for qualifying students’ admission to the course.

    A few institutes also provide direct admission to candidates on the basis of the aggregate score at the 10+2 level.

    Bachelor of Vocation: Syllabus and Course Description

    A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.

    Semester 1Semester 2Semester 3
    Effective English SkillsGeneral Education ComponentMedia Studies & Cinema
    Effective Hindi or French SkillsEffective English SkillsSocial Analysis
    Human RightsEffective Hindi or French SkillsEconomic Analysis
    Indian Culture & PhilosophyEnvironment StudiesGiving Voice to Values
    Computer Basics & NetworkingInnovations in ScienceHTML & CSS
    C++ ProgrammingDBMS / SQLJava Programming
    MS OfficeAdvanced ExcelCorelDraw / Photoshop
    Financial Math & AccountingTallyAdvanced SQL with Oracle
    Semester 4Semester 5Semester 6
    JavaScript, jQueryPopular CulturePopular Culture
    Media Studies & CinemaEntrepreneurshipEntrepreneurship
    Social AnalysisPolitical AnalysisBusiness Ethics
    Economic AnalysisPsychologyPrinciples of Financial Accounting
    Political AnalysisSoftware TestingDOTNET Technologies
    Animation using Maya / other SoftwareProject - IProject - II
    Open Source Platforms (Linux, RoR)Mobile Development using Android

    Bachelor of Vocation: Career Prospects

    The University Grants Commission (UGC) launched a scheme in February 2014 for the development of skill-based higher education as a part of college/university education. This program focuses on providing undergraduate education with the aim of building specific job skills in students, so that they can gainfully participate in accelerating the growth of India’s economy.

    Some of the popular professional avenues open to such graduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.

    Bachelor of Vocation annual salary
    Job PositionJob DescriptionAverage Annual Salary in INR
    Computer Operator

    The job of a Computer Operator is to oversee maintenance and operation of computer hardware and software systems. They are responsible for controlling consoles of mainframe digital computer, or a set of minicomputers.

    They also perform maintenance tasks such as checking for viruses, backing up data, upgrading software, and other basic computer work.

    2-4 lacs

    An Accountant prepares asset, liability, and capital account entries for a firm by compiling and analyzing account information.

    They document financial transactions catering to a firm by entering account information. They also recommend financial actions to the manager by analyzing accounting options.

    2-6 lacs
    Food TechnologistFood Technologists are responsible for developing safe and efficient food that is consumable and saleable at commercial markets. They are involved in the modification and manufacturing steps of food products. Food Technologists also plan recipes and manage food production on a large scale.3-4 lacs

    Bachelor of Vocational Studies [B.Voc.] Fee Structure in India

    6.7 K (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES2.7 L (Maximum Fee)
    61.16 K (Average Fee)
    12 K (Minimum Fee)PRIVATE COLLEGES2.8 L (Maximum Fee)
    1.28 L (Average Fee)

    Bachelor of Vocational Studies [B.Voc.] Fee Structure by State


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    Polytechnic students direct admission le skte h 2nd year me

    19 May, 2020 11:27
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Shubham, yes, polytechnic students can apply for admission through lateral entry. But you must make sure that the college in which you are applying for admission is offering lateral entry.

    19 May, 2020 11:36

    Indraprastha Academy Noida is provided B.Voc coerces through Tata Institute Of Social Sciences For More Detail please visit

    13 Feb, 2019 18:17
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Ranjeet, thanks for the assistance.

    13 Feb, 2019 18:21

    Thank You Sir

    14 Feb, 2019 16:34

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