Admissions at Vocational Higher Secondary Schools: Apply by August 14
Department of Vocational Higher Secondary Education (VHSE), Kerala, has invited applications for admission to the Vocational Higher Secondary Courses in Kerala for 2020-21.
The courses have been made National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) Compliant from the current year. Those admitted will have to study 6 subjects as part of the course. This includes a paper each in English and Entrepreneurship Development that are common to all the students. The remaining four subjects are the optional subjects that the student can select one from among 46 combinations notified. In a particular combination, 3 subjects are conventional subjects from Science/Humanities/Commerce and the fourth subject is a Vocational subject which is NSQF Compliant. The 46 combinations have been grouped into 4 categories.
Group A has Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as non-vocational subjects with the fourth being one among Agriculture Machinery Operator; Assistant offset printing operator, Auto Service Technician, Distribution Lineman, Domestic Biometric Data Entry Operator, Draughtsman, Electrician Domestic Solutions, Fabric Checker, Field Technician Air Conditioner, Field Technician Computing & Peripherals, Graphic Designer, Inline Checker, Junior Software Developer, Machine operator Assistant - Plastics Processing, Optical Fiber Technician, Plumber General, Solar & LED Technician (Electronics) (17 combinations).
Group B has Physics, Chemistry and Biology as the science subjects along with one of Assistant Fashion Designer; Assistant Physiotherapist; Baby Caregiver; Beauty Therapist; Dairy Processing Equipment Operator; Dental Assistant; Dairy Farmer Entrepreneur; Diet Assistant; Fish and Seafood Processing Technician, Fishing Boat Mechanic; Fitness Trainer; Floriculturist Open Cultivation; Floriculturist Protected Cultivation; Frontline Health worker; Gardener; General Duty Assistant; Medical Equipment Technician; Micro Irrigation Technician; Organic Grower; Ornamental Fish Technician; Shrimp Farmer; Small Poultry Farmer; Speech & Audio Therapy Assistant as the vocational subject (23 Combinations).
In Group C the student has to study History, Geography and Economics along with the vocational subject, Tour Guide (1 combination).
For Group D, the non-vocational subjects are Accountancy, Business Studies and Management with one of Business Correspondent and Business facilitator; Computer Application Accounting and Publishing, Craft Baker; Office Operations Executive; Sales Associate as Vocational subject (5 combinations).
The course duration is 2 years. Students have to undergo on the job training for specified number of days.
Applicant should have passed SSLC (Kerala Syllabus) securing D+ Grade for each subject with eligibility for Higher Education. Those who have passed equivalent examination (CBSE/ICSE/THSLC etc) with specified grades for eligibility for Higher Studies are also eligible. Those who have cleared the A level examination of Kerala State Literacy Mission are also eligible. More details related to eligibility, including age is given in the Prospectus that can be downloaded from https://www.vhscap.kerala.gov.in/
Applications are to be submitted online at this site latest by 14 August 2020.