Media and Entertainment Skills Council(MESC)



The University Grants Commission (UGC) had launched a scheme on 27 February, 2014 for skills development based higher education as part of college/university education, leading to Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc.) degree with multiple entry and exit points. Considering the implementation modalities, the guidelines of the scheme have been revised in the year 2015.

The B.Voc. programme is focused on universities and colleges providing undergraduate studies which would also incorporate specific job roles and their NOSs along with broad based general education.

This would enable the graduates completing B.Voc to make a meaningful participation in accelerating India’s economy by gaining appropriate employment, becoming entrepreneurs and creating appropriate knowledge.

UGC introduced two schemes known as –Community Colleges and B.Voc. Degree Programme in universities and colleges during the XII Plan.

The main objectives of the scheme are:-

  • To provide judicious mix of skills relating to a profession and appropriate content of general education.
  • To ensure that the students have adequate knowledge and skills, so that they are work ready at each exit point of the programme.
  • To provide flexibility to students by means of pre-defined entry and multiple exit points.
  • To integrate NSQF within the undergraduate level of higher education in order to enhance employability of the graduates and meet industry requirements. Such graduates apart from meeting the needs of local and national industry are also expected to be equipped to become part of the global workforce.
  • To provide vertical mobility to students coming out of (a) 10+2 with vocational subjects; and (b)Community Colleges.

Assessment of Skill Component under NSQF in Vocational Courses:

NSQF Level Skill Component Credits General Education Credits Total Credits for Award Normal Duration Exit Points / Awards
4 18 12 30 One Semester Certificate
5 36 24 60 Two Semester Diploma
6 72 48 120 Four Semester Advanced Diploma
7 108 72 180 Six Semester B.Voc Degree