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Career Oriented Program [COP]

Career Oriented Program [COP]

Globalisation of education and economy has led the University Grants Commission [UGC] to re-orient and re-shape its policies and programmes to make the current Indian Higher Education System more relevant and career-oriented with focus on quality and excellence. it is envisaged that professionally qualified graduates with a sound knowledge of their core disciplines and expertise in a concerned skill will have more openings in service, industry and self-employment sectors. Demand and scope for such professionally trained graduates are visible in the applied fields of almost all basic / core disciplines and faculties in the current changing global scenario and is likely to increase in the future. To meet this challenge, during the XIth Plan, UGC would like to encourage incorporation of skill oriented and value added, add-on courses in colleges / Universities to be opted by students as a parallel sub-discipline while pursuing their degree level education.

The UGC initiated a major programme of vocationalisation at undergraduate level during VIII Plan [1994-95]. The scheme was designed to ensure that graduates who pass out after completing these courses would have knowledge, skills and aptitude for gainful employment in the wage sector in general and self employment in particular.

The syllabi as per guidelines of the UGC on the scheme of courses may be prepared by the universities / colleges on their own keeping in view the subject specific academic needs and market requirements, with the help of the subject experts.

UGC sponsored Career Oriented Programme [COP] is the new academic programme initiated in the college during the academic year 2008-2009. The Rani Channamma University Belagavi [RCUB] permitted to start the following courses namely;

  1. Communication skills under Certificate Course
  2. Photography & Journalism under Diploma Course
  3. Advertising under Advanced Diploma Course

This is skill oriented and value-added, add-on-course in college to be opted by students as a parallel sub-discipline while pursuing their degree level education i.e., B.Com, BBA or BCA.

Prof. Sarita Patil is appointed as Co-Ordinator for COP Courses.

Faculty Members appointed for the courses are:
Prof. Namita Shetye Communication Skills
Shri. Amrut Charantimath Photography
Shri. Louis Rodrigues Journalism
Shri. Suhas Rajput Advertising
During this academic year a number of students admitted to the COP Courses as follows;
  1. Certificate Course
  2. Diploma Course
  3. Advanced Diploma Course

At the end of three years, the students will be equipped with Certificate / Diploma / Advance Diploma in an add-on orientation course along with a conventional degree in B.Com, BBA or BCA and Honors Certificate.

At present 40 students are enrolled in the present COP UGC add-on course under the new Rani Channamma Unversity, Belagavi.

Prof. Sarita Patil

Co-ordinator