A landmark has been achieved by Lyallpur Khalsa College for Women, Jalandhar by being granted the Community College scheme (under UGC).
In order to harness the full demographic dividend of the Indian population, there was a need of an education system which is of high quality, affordable, flexible and relevant to the individuals, as well as to the society as a whole. The country faces a demand-supply mismatch, as the economy needs more ‘skilled’ workforce as also the managers and entrepreneurs than produced annually. To fulfil these needs, UGC has set up Community Colleges (CC), which include:
It is located to afford easy access to underprivileged students.
The main objectives of the CC scheme are:
(i) to make higher education relevant to the learner and the community
(ii) to integrate relevant skills into the higher education system
(iii) to provide skill-based education to students currently pursuing higher education but actually interested in entering the workforce at the earliest opportunity
(iv) to provide employable and certifiable skills with necessary general education to Senior Secondary School pass-outs not willing to join existing higher education system
(v) to provide for up-gradation and certification of traditional / acquired skills of the learners irrespective of their age
(vi) to provide opportunities for community–based life-long learning by offering courses of general interest to the community for personal development and interest
(vii) to provide an opportunity to move to higher education in future
(viii) to offer bridge courses to certificate holders of general/vocational education, so as to bring them at par with appropriate NVEQF level.
Eligibility: Those students who have done 10+2 in any stream can take admission in this course.
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