Launch of New Age NEP Compliant Skill Education & Innovative Teacher Education Program (ITEP) by TISS SVE & (CETE)

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Mumbai, July 20, 2023: Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) has announced the launch of the New-Age NEP Compliant Skill Education Programs & the Innovative Teacher Education Programme (ITEP) for the upcoming academic year 2023-24. These programmes are designed, respectively, by the School of Vocational Education and the Centre of Excellence in Teacher Education (CETE) at TISS.

The launch event was held at the Prof. S. Parasuraman Conference Hall, Main Campus, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. The event witnessed the presence of esteemed guests, including Prof. Shalini Bharat, Vice Chancellor, TISS; Prof. Bino Paul, Pro-Vice Chancellor, TISS; Mr. Kailas Ravte, Secretary, Maharashtra State Board of Skill, Vocational Education and Training (MSBSVET), Government of Maharashtra. Also present were Prof P.K.Shajahan, Dean, Academic Affaris, Prof Madhushree Sekher, Dean School of Vocational Education, and Prof Mythili Ramchand, Co-Chairperson, Centre for Excellence in Teacher Education.

The conference unveiled several significant developments, including the announcement of a change in the nomenclature of the skill education program from B.Voc (Bachelor of Vocational) to Bachelors (Bs). This strategic decision, in line with the University Grants Commissions recommendations, aims to foster greater interest and engagement among students, ultimately attracting more individuals to pursue skill education. By rebranding the program, it is anticipated that the appeal and value of skill education will be enhanced, encouraging a larger number of students to explore this valuable educational pathway. This change reflects the programme’s evolution in alignment with the latest educational standards and industry requirements. 

Addressing to the conference, Mr. Kailas Ravte, Secretary, Maharashtra State Board of Skill, Vocational Education and Training (MSBSVET), Government of Maharashtra. said” New age technology is not a job killer but an opportunity to create more jobs and glad to see how Tata Institute of Social Sciences through its skill education programme in the School of Vocational Education is progressively working for creating new skill based education for youth.

TISS Director and Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Shalini Bharat said,” It is well known that getting adapted to new-age technology is very important and the advanced career options by TISS-SVE ensures constant learning, unlearning and relearning” 

Prof Madhushree Sekher, Dean School of Vocational Education, TISS quoted” We are happy to launch New age NEP Compliant skill education programme. The TISS- SVE is not only naturally ally to the National education policy 2020, but is- What connects NEP 2020 to BHARAT”

Various industry partners present in conference also shared the same views and their experiences in vocational space.

Additionally, the event marked the official opening of the Academic Year 2023-2024, signaling a fresh start for students pursuing skill education and teacher training at TISS. This academic year promises to deliver innovative approaches to education that adhere to the National Education Policy (NEP) guidelines, ensuring students receive a comprehensive and holistic learning experience.

During the conference, TISS released the inaugural issue of ‘Hunar – Skill Magazine.’ The 1st Issue of this magazine, titled “Skilling India: The TISS Story,” aims to showcase the institution’s commitment to skill development and its remarkable contributions in shaping a skilled workforce for the country.

Furthermore, a book titled ‘Strategic Human Resource Management in Higher Education- Roadmap for Indian Institutions’, authored by Dr. Jai Mohan Pandit and Prof. Bino Paul, was launched. This publication offers valuable insights and guidance on effectively managing human resources in higher education.

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About TISS – School of Vocational Education (SVE):

School of Vocational Education (SVE) –December 2011.

The School of Vocational Education (SVE) was set up to impart skill education to millions of Indian youth through appropriately designed vocational education programs. The focus is on developing job-specific skills rather than providing only a broad knowledge-based education. The approach adopted is called the Internship Embedded Skill Training Programme during which many students may also earn a modest stipend in select skill knowledge sectors.  The aim of this ‘Earn while you learn’ model is to enable the students to learn the skill by engaging in an internship on the real shop floor of the industry/company along with theory training in the classroom.

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