Education Department, Chandigarh Administration introduced Vocational Education in Govt. Senior Secondary Schools of Chandigarh in the year 1987-88 at 10+2 stage. This is a distinct stream running parallel to Science, Arts and Commerce streams. To begin with five Vocational Courses in Five Govt. Senior Secondary Schools were introduced in the year 1987. Presently there are 21 Vocational Courses in 23 Govt. Senior Secondary Schools. These courses are broadly classified under four heads namely: Home Science, Health and Para-Medical, Engineering and Commerce. All the courses are skill oriented and match the changing scenario of the economic activities in and around the city of Chandigarh. As a result, a good number of Vocational pass outs are able to find placement either in jobs or in higher level courses. After completion of 10+2 with any Vocational Course, avenues are open for wage employment, self employment and higher education.
This is prescribed by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi.
Vocational Courses are of 2 years duration viz 10+1 and 10+2.
The examination of 10+1 is internal and that of 10+2 is conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education .
Passouts of Vocational Courses are awarded certificates by the CBSE declaring them successful in 10+2, by having taken Vocational Subjects.
Same as for students opting for Arts and Science subjects in Govt. Sr. Sec. Schools.
A student who has passed class X examination is eligible for taking admission in Vocational Courses.
BOOKS AND OTHER READING MATERIAL:
Books are prescribed by Central Board of Secondary Education.
School Library has the necessary reference books for use by the students.