The University Grants Commission (UGC) has taken an initiative in order to develop skills in students and promote vocational courses. Under this initiative, colleges that have secured â€˜Aâ€™ grade from NAAC have been allowed to start vocational courses. The UGC has also provided a grant to the colleges for smoothly running the vocational courses.
In Nagpur, Sevadal Mahila Mahavidyalaya has been selected under this scheme of UGC. From the new academic session, 2019-20 Sevadal Mahila Mahavidyalaya has started a degree, diploma and advanced diploma programmes in food conservation & nutrition and nutrition & dietetics. In a press conference organised by the college, Principal Dr Praveen Charade said that admission to both the courses will be free. Students will not have to pay any kind of fee. He told me that the college has received a grant of Rs 50 lakhs from the UGC. This grant will be used to provide facilities to the students.
â€œThe course will be of three types. A diploma will be awarded to students who complete one year course. Students who complete the two-year course will be given advance diploma while degree course will be of three years,â€ he said.
During the course, students will also get direct work experience. This course has got the approval from Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University.
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