Department of B.Voc
Moving along with the trend of the New Generation Courses, St. Dominic’s College Kanjirappally, with the grant of the University Grants Commission (UGC), started B.Voc Programmes in the college from November 2018. Along with the academic excellence, the B.Voc.Programmes aim at skill development of the students with the newly adopted methods of teaching, activity- oriented classes (AOC), industrial visits, internships and so on. More than acquiring a job in an industry or other such fields, these programmes promote and encourage the students to become entrepreneurs. Even though designed as three year programmes, the B.Voc programmes enable multiple exits, i.e., after successfully completing two semesters, the students will be eligible for getting a diploma, on completing four semesters, they will get an advanced diploma and finally, on completing six semesters, the students will be qualified with a B.Voc degree. The B.Voc Degrees are treated as equivalent to the other degrees of the universities both by the governmental as well as non- governmental organizations and institutions.
The college offers two B.Voc.Programmes, one in Agriculture Technology and another in Agro Food Processing. In Agriculture Technology, the students will learn about different methods of farming, application of fertilizers, pest management, animal husbandry management, emerging technologies in the field of agriculture and so on. After completing a degree in B.Voc Agriculture Technology, the student will be equipped and skilled with the knowledge of commercial cultivation of different types of crops. Along with the course, the students will have internship in various agricultural institutions, fields, nurseries etc in the second and fourth semesters, a project work in the last semester in addition to industrial and farm visits at each semester.
In Agro Food Processing, the students will be acquainted with the chemistry of food, different methods of preserving foods, methods of analysing food quality, food adulteration testing methods, various national and international food laws and regulations, processing and manufacture of different types of foods, value addition of different agro food products and so on. After completing a degree in B.Voc Agro Food Processing, the students will be eligible for working in food processing industries, in the departments of quality, production etc. Moreover, they will be skilled and trained to start their own micro industrial units. Along with the course, the students will have internship in different food processing industries in the second and fourth semesters. They will have a project work in any of the food research institutes or industries in the sixth semester and they also will have industrial visits in each semester.
In every sense, the B.Voc courses are truly professional courses aiming at providing skilled and talented individuals to the society. This is the rationale behind, and the relevance of the B.Voc. Programmes in the present scenario.
|B. Voc (Agro Food Processing)||50||Fundamentals of Horticulture Cultivation of coconut, pepper and banana (AOC) -Proteceted Cultivation of Horticultural crops Commercial vegetable production||View / Download|
|B. Voc Agriculture Technology||50||Fundamentals of Horticulture Cultivation of coconut, pepper and banana (AOC) -Proteceted Cultivation of Horticultural crops Commercial vegetable production||View / Download|