Secondary vocational education
Types of study programmes
Vocational education and training study programmes vary in terms of their admission requirements, duration, content and transfer entitlements. You will need information about this in order to determine the level of a qualification. Some qualifications provide admission to bachelor’s programmes, while others do not. Moreover, the admission requirement is usually a Standard X diploma. On completion of lower secondary education, many students choose to pursue a Diploma study programme after obtaining their Standard X diploma.
- Duration: usually 3 years.
- Inhoud: often technical study programmes (engineering) or (technology). Students sit exams from a state board (or an equivalent).
- Admission requirements: usually a Standard X diploma (or an equivalent).
- Diploma: Diploma in + the name of the field of study. The Diploma is awarded by a state board (or an equivalent).
Occasionally, students take exams administered by a state board (or an equivalent) in a specific discipline. For technical study programmes offered in the state of Punjab, for instance, the board is called the Punjab State Board of Technical Education and Industrial Training. Students are then awarded a diploma from that board, rather than from the educational institution itself. This is often the case with technical and medical study programmes and study programmes that prepare pupils for a regulated profession.
For a credential evaluation, it is important to investigate whether students are required to take an exam conducted by a state board (or an equivalent), and if so, which board that is. This information can be found online on:
- the website of the stand-alone institution;
- the website of the government of the Indian state (where the student is pursuing the study programme).
Types of educational institutions
There are various types of educational institutions where students can pursue study programmes, including industrial training institutes and polytechnics.