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Three new vocational courses at Pune University for HSC passouts

The university has put out an admission notice for the three Bachelors in Vocational Studies courses in retail management, manufacturing skills and renewable energy skills to be offered by the skill development centre.

Written by Alifiya Khan | Pune |
Updated: August 4, 2021 8:53:59 pm
Savitribai Phule Pune University. (File photo)

The Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) is offering three new vocational courses, designed and run in partnership with industry, to students who have passed their Class XII exams.

The university has put out an admission notice for the three Bachelors in Vocational Studies courses in retail management, manufacturing skills and renewable energy skills to be offered by the skill development centre. While the intake capacity for the BVoc in retail management is 80 seats, the other two courses have 50 seats each.

The three-year BVoc in retail management will provide students with two years’ work opportunity at Maruti Suzuki dealerships and an earn and learn component to help students with financial assistance during their course.

The industry partners for the BVoc in manufacturing skills course are Volkswagen, Cummins and Tata Motors, who are actively involved in the curriculum design and expert lectures, and will offer internships. The industry partners for the BVoc in renewable energy skills are Suzlon Energy, Thermax Pvt Ltd and Sunshot Technologies, among others.

All three courses are graduate degrees of three years’ duration and admissions will be on the basis of an online entrance exam (OEE), whose syllabus is available on the webpage of the respective department/centre.

The forms for the OEE can be filled up on campus.unipune.ac.in for a regular fee of Rs 500 for general category or Rs 350 for the reserved category till August 7 or with a late fee of Rs 750 till August 10. A campus common entrance platform has been created to give information on the OEE and its format. It can be accessed at https://campus.unipune.ac.in/CCEP.

The OEE will be of one hour duration and a detailed schedule will be posted later on the university website. The multiple-choice questions-based exam will be of 100 marks divided into two sections: 20 marks for general knowledge/logical reasoning/comprehension and 80 for subject specific questions. One-third of the allotted marks for a question will be deducted for every wrong answer.

The merit list will be prepared based on a total score and in case of tie, subject-wise questions in Section B will be considered. In case of a further tie, marks in the qualifying examination will be considered.

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