Karnataka is one of the pioneer state to introduce Vocational
Education at +2 stage way back in 1977. Government of Karnataka has
established a separate Directorate of Vocational Education to support the
Vocationalisation of Education at +2 stage. Major vocational areas which
have been identified for imparting Vocational Education are :
2.Commerce and Business
4. Job-Linked Courses
Till the end of 8th Five Year Plan, Government of India was
providing assistance to cover 100% grants to course expenditure and other
grants like equipment, building grants etc. However, at present, The Department
of Vocational Education (DVE), Karnataka functions under the ministry of
Primary and Secondary Education, Government of Karnataka. At present,
Vocational Education is being imparted in 29 trades through 500+ colleges
providing 891 course-units run in the following type of institutions :
2. First Grade Colleges.
EDUCATION AND CULTURAL RIGHTS:
To receive vocational education.
Right to such an education which develops personality, talent,
mental and physical efficiency.
CITIZENS AND AUTONOMY RIGHTS:
1. To have a name and nationality.
2. Protection from damage of individuality.
3. Right to express one’s own opinion.
4. Freedom to think, follow religion and analyse.
5. Right to participate in peaceful organizations and to organize.
6. Right to collect required information from various sources.
7. Right to protect individuality (Right to lead a private life)
8. Right to protection from cruelty, violence, inhuman acts,
improper behaviors and punishment.
9. Right to protection from illegal arrest and anything that
CO-INTEGRATED EDUCATION SCHEME:
Physically handicapped persons act 1995 has come into force as law
in the year 1996. It fixes the responsibility on the central as well as
the state governments. Those Governments are to provide various
facilities and services to physically handicapped children so that, like true
citizens they too can participate actively in activities and enjoy equal
opportunities, protection and complete progress. It is recommended to
refer the act for complete information.
The main objectives of vocational education are:
(i) Enhancing individual employability.
(ii)To reduce mis-match between the demand and supply of skilled
(iii)To provide an alternative for those pursuing higher education
without particular interest or purpose.
(iv)To attract the rural students towards self-employment.