India's first vocational university enrols 4,000 studentsSeptember 29, 2014
Team Lease Skills University (TLSU), India's first vocational university, that started its first session in August with 4,000 students, a daily has reported.
TLSU, a joint venture between the Gujarat government and the human resources (HR) services company Team Lease, is offering specialisation in three segments-mechatronics, information technology hardware and finance and business operations. In future, the university aspires to expand its offering in sectors like retail and hospitality. The university has 20 faculty members.
Education will be imparted in four streams of modularities - corporate education, cloud-based training, NETAP (apprenticeship programme) and campus. The entire programme will be divided into six semesters, completion of which is equivalent to attaining a Bachelorâ??s degree. A student completing four semesters would get an Associate degree. Students of the first batch completing first year would get a Diploma certificate and can join the workforce..
If students plans to return to complete studies, they need not start from scratch again. They will automatically go to the next year.
The course fee for the first semester is Rs 22,000.
TLSU will offer skill-based academic programmes to students with higher secondary or equivalent qualification. TLSU will support Gujarat in its vocational education and training initiatives. The programmes will provide vertical link to graduates of Vocational Higher Secondary Schools as well as ITI candidates, which can synergise enrolment in these institutions.