IT-DCI is prepared to promote development of IT enabled services and to promote, encourage and take part in survey and research studies in the IT field.

The emphasis this year is to put in place simplified procedures and greater ease in the development of IT. “From lead to quality” will be the slogan for the year 2012-13 to give more impetus to quality in technical education and to be the best in the world. The role of AICTE as a regulator will be further geared up to weed out the institutions not fulfilling the norms and standards.

This manual is an attempt to provide comprehensive information on the fair and rational system of administration as well as other necessary information on the processes and Institutions under the aegis of the AICTE. The emphasis on e-governance to ensure transparency, accountability, implementing a tech-savvy approach to enable faster processing and clearly defining the infrastructural norms in Institutions are just a few pointers towards AICTE’s efforts at fostering a technical education system which is on par with the best institutions in the world.

In keeping with these objectives, IT-DCI would strive to be a true facilitator in addition to fulfilling the regulatory provisions. All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depend on the education of youth. The Council has put in place several initiatives in the last two years to bring out changes in the education introducing greater transparency and accountability through the e-governance.

Vocational Education Programs from IT-DCI

Abstract Conceptual Knowledge

Vocational Education or Vocational Education and Training (VET), also called Career and Technical Education (CTE), prepares learners for jobs that are based in manual or practical activities, traditionally non-academic and totally related to a specific trade, occupation or vocation, hence the term, in which the learner participates. It is sometimes referred to as Technical Education, as the learner directly develops expertise in a particular group of techniques or technology. Up until the end of the twentieth century, vocational education focused on specific trades such as for example, an automobile mechanic or welder, and was therefore associated with the activities of lower social classes. As a consequence, it attracted a level of stigma. Vocational education is related to the age-old apprenticeship system of learning.

Vocational Education can be at the secondary or post-secondary level and can interact with the apprenticeship system. Increasingly, vocational education can be recognized in terms of recognition of prior learning and partial academic credit towards tertiary education (e.g., at a university) as credit; however, it is rarely considered in its own form to fall under the traditional definition of a higher education.

Secondary- CTE, Up to School/ Junior College Level

Post-Secondary- CTE, After School/ Junior College Level

Generally, vocation and career are used interchangeably. Vocational education might be classified as Teaching Procedural Knowledge. This may be contrasted with declarative knowledge, as used in education in a usually broader scientific field which might concentrate on theory and Abstract Conceptual Knowledge, characteristic of tertiary education.

However, as the labor market becomes more specialized and economies demand higher levels of skill, governments and businesses are increasingly investing in the future of vocational education through publicly funded training organizations and subsidized apprenticeship or traineeship initiatives for businesses. At the post-secondary level vocational education is typically provided by an institute of technology, or by a local community college.

Registration by Skill Knowledge Providers (SKP) to provide hands-on Training skills for Vocational Educational Programs, As per User Manual for Vocational Education (AICTE Approved Institutes)

Career and Technical Education- CTE

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