About 85% of educated unemployed in the live registers of employment exchanges are from the secondary and higher secondary level passed and failed youth. For a majority of the occupations, University degrees are not necessary and these jobs could be completely performed by trained higher secondary students. The greatest threat to the society by the rapid technological changes that have taken place during the recent years is the displacement of labour by the technology.
Vocational Courses were introduced from the academic year 1979-80 with the following objectives:
Short Term Vocational Certificate Courses (Revised) are introduced on need based to the local Departments, Hospitals and Industries. These courses are designed duly following certain Guidelines issued under latest Skill Development Initiative Scheme (SDIS) and Modular Employable Skills to implement and to impart skill effectively.
Short Term Vocational Certificate Courses of Three months Module are introduced in the sectors of Engineering, Information Technology, Commerce / Retail, Home Science, Animal Husbandry and other areas, with the objective of providing training to Fifth class Failed/passed students or candidates who are interested in acquiring job oriented skills and wish to join the world of work, to enable them to earn their livelihood. These courses are being introduced as self-financing courses.