Secondary vocational education
Secondary vocational education in India
There are many types of study programmes in Indian secondary vocational education. The study programmes vary in terms of their admission requirements, , content and . You need information about this in order to determine the level of a diploma.
The official length of the full-time programme (not part-time) without study delay.
The possibility to continue on to an advanced programme, in some cases with exemptions for several subjects or a certain period.
Many students follow study programmes for a Diploma. In many cases, students have to take exams via a state board, a council or the equivalent. Often, the level of a Diploma varies per study programme:
- Diploma programmes with a duration of 1 or 2 years are programmes. We do not often see Diplomas of these study programmes.
- We see Diploma programmes with a duration of 3 years more often. We usually compare these Diplomas to several years of . We describe 2 examples on our webpage about Indian higher education:
Secondary vocational education (middelbaar beroepsonderwijs, MBO). MBO prepares pupils for the professional practice or further study. This type of education follows on from VMBO; its duration will depend on the chosen qualification. MBO comprises 4 levels (I-IV). Read more on the website of SBB.
Higher professional education (hoger beroepsonderwijs, HBO). Dutch higher education distinguishes between research-oriented higher education (wetenschappelijk onderwijs, WO) and higher professional education (hoger beroepsonderwijs, HBO). HBO is more oriented towards professions in specific areas than WO, and has traditionally been offered at universities of applied sciences (hogescholen).