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FAQs - 3 Year Undergraduate Skill-based Vocational Program (B.Voc )

Under this Program, Srishti Manipal offers a diverse set of courses which are industry-focussed and builds competencies in the youth of today for the creative cultural industries of the future. Each course within this program is deep in terms of its level of engagement and development of technical skills. Some courses offer more focussed pathways within it. The program also nurtures the entrepreneurial spirit among learners. The value of this program is in its practical applicability and the blend of entrepreneurship with technical knowledge grounded in the emerging industry scenarios.

This Undergraduate Program is a 3 Year program whereas the 4 Year Undergraduate Program is 4 years which includes a year of foundation studies. In the 3 Year Program students choose a specific discipline of study and focus on it for three years while on the other hand the professional program trains students in the fields of art and design through a multi-disciplinary approach.

There is a shortage of capable and skilled professionals across the emerging creative industries. The 3 Year Undergraduate Program at Srishti Manipal comes at an opportune time and aims to bridge this gap between the demand and supply of skilled professionals by introducing structured, skill-based and vocation oriented courses that will prepare a workforce of international quality not only in India but across the globe.

One of the values of this program lies in the fact that it has multiple entry and exit points which allows a learner to determine their own learning pace. The courses are modular with entry and exit points at the end of each level – certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and degree. At each exit point, students can acquire a certification of competency and leave with opportunities for jobs at that level. Students can return at an opportune time to continue their next level of study to gain advanced competencies in their discipline.

A unique feature of this program is that it is rooted in a “Work Based Learning” model where a significant part of the curriculum is located in the real world of industry. As such, in addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills gained in the institute, students also engage in real life industrial scenarios through industry-academy linkages.

Making the industry as the classroom: ‘industry exposure’ - industry visits, trade shows, ‘apprenticeships’ - working under industry experts and ‘capstone’ - working on an assignment in an industry environment.

Inviting industry into the classroom through ‘projects’ - simulated/real-life in conjuncture with industry, ‘masterclasses’ by practicing industry professionals and ‘mentor labs’ - real time industry projects guided by related industry experts and driven with Institutional guidance. Thus, the courses incorporate substantial opportunity for working with and being mentored by industry experts in the real world.

Apart from this emphasis on Skill Education the program has a General Education component which provides a larger context within which the disciplinary core is positioned. This component uses a practice-based approach to equip learners with communication skills and imparts relevant heuristic knowledge that complements the practical skill learning program. It also keeps in mind the learner’s holistic development, health and wellbeing.

Please visit the 3 Year Undergraduate Program webpage to look at the details of the course structure under this program.

The assessment framework in a 3 Year Undergraduate Program at Srishti Manipal follows a performance standard based method.

There are two modes of assessment:

Precision Tests: These are skill based tests which in addition to evaluating the proficiency level of a particular set of technical skills also assesses consistency and repeatability.

Authentic Tasks: This form of testing requires students to perform real-world tasks that demonstrate prescribed standards of meaningful application of essential knowledge and skills.

Each learning unit will be assessed based on ‘performance criteria’ published in the unit plan. Assessment for each unit is based on one or more precision tests and / or authentic tasks.

The first three semesters culminate in a “Project” wherein students demonstrate the skills and competencies acquired in that semester. For the successful completion of the course at the end of Year-3, students will be required to undertake a ‘Capstone’ project which is a summative body of work that demonstrates the competencies and skills acquired in the course.

Apart from these, weightage is also given to documentation and portfolio preparation which provides students an opportunity to reflect on their learning journey by building a curated collection of their works

Beyond the admission requirements, there are no prerequisites in terms of knowledge and skills to join this program. Please refer to the Eligibility Criteria for the 3 Year Undergraduate Program.