Bhubaneswar, May 27: The Odisha government has decided to include the vocational courses in Plus two and Plus three level from this academic year. This will help in improving skills and employability of the students.
The decision was taken yesterday and the chief minister Naveen Patnaik has approved the proposal from the Higher Education department.
As per the decision, 12 vocational courses will be introduced at the intermediate or plus two level, and 10 will be added to the plus three or graduation level.
The courses will be included at the plus two level are Tourism & Travel Management, Fashion Technology, Office Management, Banking, Automobile Technology, Dairying, Printing Technology, Horticulture, Domestic Electrical Appliances, Information Technology, Mobile Technology and Paramedical Healthcare.
Similarly, the courses like Financial Literacy & Banking, Domestic Electrical Appliances, Fashion Technology, Food Processing and Preservation, Horticulture, Information & Communication Technology, Modern Office Management, Printing Technology & Desk Top Publication, Paramedical Healthcare and Travel & Tourism Management will be introduced at plus three level education in the state.
The students can take the subjects as elective papers. The CHSE and universities will conduct the exams for the subjects.