Education plays an important role in the overall development of a human being as well as the nation. It is unique investment in the present and for the future. India, at present is recognized as one of the youngest nations of the world with over 50% of population under the age of 30 years. It is estimated that by 2025, India will have 25% of the worlds total workforce. In order to harness the full demographic dividend, India needs high quality educational system which is affordable, flexible and relevant to the individuals, as well as to needs of the society as a whole. Today, the country faces a demand-supply, mismatch as the economy needs more 'skilled' workforce as also the mangers and entrepreneurs than produced annually. The higher education system has to incorporate the requirements of various industries in its curriculum, in an innovative and flexible manner while producing well groomed graduates. UGC introduced two schemes known as - Community College and B.Voc. Degree Programme in universities and colleges during XII plan .Government of India, taking note of the requirement for skill development among students developed National Vocational Educational Qualificational Framework (NVEQF) which was later on assimilated into National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF). Various Sector Skill Councils (SSCs), are developing Qualification Packs (QPs). National Occupational Standards (NOSs) and assesment mechanisms in their respective domains, in alignment with the needs of the industry. However, realizing the importance and the necessity for developing skills among students, and creating work ready manpower on large scale, the commission decided to implement the scheme of Community Colleges and B.Voc. Degree programme to expand the scope of vocational education and also to provide vertical mobility to the students admitted into Community Colleges for Diploma programmes to a degree programme in the Universities and Colleges. These two schemes will give push to vocational education on a larger scale and therefore 100 'Deen Dayal Upadhayay Centres for Knowledge Acquisition And Upgradation Of Skilled Human Abilities And Livelihood (Kaushal)' were proposed during the XII Plan period. G.S.S.D.G.S. Khalsa College Patiala is one of the only 48 institutions approved by UGC throughout the country. The innovative scheme provides a great opportunity for those students who have been deprived of higher education for getting skill-based, job-oriented degrees under the title ‘B.Voc.’ (Bachelor of Vocation). BACHELORS OF VOCATION (B.Voc.) It has been a long felt necessity to align higher education with the emerging needs of the economy and incorporate the requirements of various industries. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has launched a scheme on skills development based on higher education leading to Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc. Agriculture) Degree under the flagship programme of Deen Dayal Upadhayay Kaushal Kendra, Ministry of Human Resources and Development by Government of India with multiple exits such as Diploma/Advanced Diploma

COURSES OFFERED : The University Grants Commission (UGC) had launched a scheme for skills development based higher education as part of college/university education, leading to Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc.) degree with multiple entry and exit points.

Focus: It provides undergraduate studies which would also incorporate specific job roles and their National Occupational 

 NSQF Level 4 Assessment NSQF Level 5 Assessment NSQF Level 6 Assessment NSQF Level 7 Assessment (Intensive Training) 

03 Years B.Voc Degree UGC APPROVED For Knowledge Acquisition and Upgradation of Skilled Human Abilities and Livelihood (Kaushal) GENERAL SHIVDEV SINGH DIWAN GURBACHAN SINGH KHALSA COLLEGE PATIALA An Autonomous College NAAC Accredited ‘A’ Grade and College with ‘Potential for Excellence’ Status by UGC(vi) to provide opportunities for community based life-long learning by offering courses of general interest to the community for personal development and interest;  to provide opportunity to move to higher education in future; and  to offer bridge courses to certificate holders of general/vocational education, so as to bring them at par with appropriate NVEQF level.

 Eligibility: As the CBSE and many other school boards are initiating skill based vocational courses with certification at NSQF Level 4 for students completing 10+2, there may be three types of learners getting admission to first semester of B.Voc courses under NSQF: Category - 1 : students who have already acquired NSQF certification Level 4 in a particular industry sector and opted for admission in the B.Voc degree courses under NSQF in same sector for which he / she was previously certified at school level. Category - 2 : students who have acquired NSQF certification Level 4 but may like to change their sector and may enter in B.Voc course in a different sector. Category - 3: students who have passed 10+2 examination with conventional schooling without any background of vocational training.

Curriculum: Each years of the programme is a suitable mix of general education and skill development components. The General Education Component has 40% of the total credits and the Skill Component has 60% credits. This would enable the students to meet the learning outcomes specified in the National Occupational Standards. Assessment: The Skill component of the course will be assessed and certified by the respective Sector Skill Councils. The general education component will be assessed by the concerned university as per the prevailing standards and procedures. The candidates who have acquired vocational Certificate / Diploma or Advanced Diploma from UGC recognized Community Colleges / B.Voc institutions or DDU KAUSHAL Kendras in a specific sector with certified skills on a particular job role will be eligible for admission through lateral entry to next higher level on same sector.

 The curriculums of different B.Vocs are aligned to Qualification Packs (QPs) of selected job roles within the industry sectors such as in B.Voc Food Processing & Engineering,  Baking Technician/ Operative, Food Packaging Technician and Chief Miller and Food Production Manager are the opted qualification packs

 Assessment: The Skill component of the course will be assessed and certified by the respective Sector Skill Councils. The general education component will be assessed by the concerned university as per the prevailing standards and procedures. GSSDGS Khalsa College has Four Programmes under B.Voc. Scheme of UGC: Further they also become eligible to pursue postgraduate studies like M.Voc. & Research. The courses have been identified based on the skill-gap study and the job opportunities in the Malwa belt of Punjab and the adjoining regions.


Dr. Rosy
Dr. Dr. Rosy Bansal
Assistant Professor

M.Sc. Food Processing& Technology

Dr. Mansimran Kaur Randhawa
Assistant Professor


Mr. Arshpreet Singh Gurna
Assistant Professor

M.Tech(Mechanical Engineering)


  1. B.Voc Food Processing and Engg.
  2. B.Voc Automobiles
  3. B.Voc. Software development



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1. Dr. Rosy Bansal (Course Incharge)

Asstt. Professor

B.Voc Food Processing and Engg.

Mobile: 9417508433

Mail ID: bvocfpe@gmail.com


2. Er. Arshpreet Singh (Course Incharge)

Asstt. Professor

B.Voc Automobiles

Mobile: 9781410035

Mail ID: automobiledepartment11@gmail.com





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