Keeping an account of the importance of technical and vocational education, the Education Ministry would be granting permission to new schools to include these as part of its School Sector Reform Plan. The Reform Plan aims to provide various skill-based training to students so that they can join the work market after completion of their school education.
Going ahead, Education Department, recently granted permission to 139 schools in 202 constituencies of 74 districts to impart technical and vocational education from Grade IX.
Total of five subjects- Civil engineering, Computer engineering, Electrical engineering, Plant science and Animal science are taught in the domains of Technical and Vocational education.
While students from the general stream study eight subjects with a total of 800 marks, those in the technical stream study various subjects carrying a total of 1,000 marks.
The Ministry of Education had introduced technical and vocational subjects in 99 schools in 71 districts in April 2013. The first batch of students from these institutes, recently appeared in the Grade XI board examinations.