For imparting theoretical and practical training in vocational courses to students of classes XI and XII of government schools, the UT Education Department has floated tenders inviting the expression of interest.
The organisations and institutions to show interest will have to arrange for internship and placement opportunities for the students after completion of the course. Compulsory local sightseeing, visit to local travel agencies, hotels and government tourist offices at railway stations, bus stands, airport and hostels (as per syllabus) will have to be arranged by the organisation, while travel expenses will have to be borne by the school.
The organisations and institutions will also offer jobs to at least 50 per cent of students who have scored 5.5 CGPA and C2 grade in English in class X for a monthly wage of Rs 5,000, otherwise 10 per cent cost for the final month of the training session will be retained.
As per the tender, the bidder should have five years experience of imparting training in the area related to tourism and travel in India, and the annual turnover of the company should be at least Rs 25 lakh. Also, the bidder must have a minimum of Rs 10 lakh as turnover from training students in the field.
As a general rule, if the faculty is not able to work during the agreement period due to any reason, the same is to be replaced immediately with someone of the same qualification within three days from the date of absence.
Non-adherence to the same will lead to an imposition of penalty of Rs 500 per day.
Syllabus prescribed by CBSE will be covered by the firm/ organisation/institution in a time-bound manner, and to check the performance of students, the education department will be free to do evaluation through its own experts. While text books will be purchased by the students, classes at the initial level will be held at the Government Model Senior Secondary School in Sector 10.
Meanwhile, Director Public Instructions (Schools) Kamlesh Kumar informed that keeping in view the demand for vocational courses, the education department will introduce more such courses in government schools this year.