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Fergusson college introduces two new vocational courses

Thursday, 19 June 2014 - 8:49am IST | Place: Pune | Agency: dna

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Pune: From this academic year, students will have an opportunity to go for full-fledged vocational diploma and degree courses in Media & Communication and Digital Art & Animation at Fergusson College. The college has introduced these two courses after getting approval from the University Grant Commission (UGC) under National Skill Qualification Framework, to increase employability of graduates and make them industry ready.

Vikas Kakatkar, head of Deccan Education Society said that Fergusson is the only college to introduce these courses. The programme provides flexibility to the students by means of pre-defined entry and multiple exit points.
“This course will provide meaningful participation in India’s economy by gaining appropriate employment, becoming entrepreneurs and creating appropriate knowledge,” he said.
He said that since there is great demand for digital art and animation in every industry, we have received an approval from the UGC to start the degree courses in this domain.
Students will be awarded a diploma after the first year, advanced diploma after the second year and the B.voc. Degree after the third year of successful completion.
At the end of the first year students will be able to work as trained assistants in a project. In the second year they will be able to take some independent responsibility of a project. The third year will train them as a professional who can take complete responsibility of a project.
The programme is credit based with a total of 180 credit points over a span of three years and it will have two components, the General Education component and the Skilled component.
Last date for admission is 25th June and forms can be filled online on www.fergusson.edu

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