International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 13, Part I (2015)
Vocational education and training through open & distance learning mode: Prospects and challenges
Dr. Amal Kr. SarKar
The National Knowledge commission report (2006-2009), has also acknowledged vocational education as an important element of the Nation’s education initiative. In its recommendation, it has also proposed for a National Institute for vocational Education Planning and development, linking of vocational education with the mainstream education and also advised the Government to spend 10-15% of its total expenditure on education specially vocational education. The Eleventh plan has focused on inclusive growth to reduce poverty and aims to provide an opportunity to restructure policies. It has recognized the role of Distance Learning and, hence in its report it has suggested for using Distance Education as a significant delivery model for importing vocational education. In such a situation ODL models in VET could play an important and viable role in improving overall skills of man force in the globalization and knowledge based economy of 21st century.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Amal Kr. SarKar. Vocational education and training through open & distance learning mode: Prospects and challenges. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(13): 592-594.