INTRODUCTION


Vocational Education Programmes
e-Content Generation and Conversion to Regional Languages


Long before the idea of vocational education had been conceived in India, work-based teaching was imparted at school level in Dayalbagh. Model Industries, set up in Dayalbagh in 1915-1916, imparted practical training to students in carpentry, smithy and leather work, according to individual choice, so that boys “might go out into the world, not without equipment to meet the practical requirements of life”.

Technical School was estabilished in the year 1927 to impart training in the area of electrical and mechanical engineering. On 25th April, 1930, national daily “Leader” carried a full article on Dayalbagh Technical College. It wrote, “The Dayalbagh Technical College has the potentiality of becoming a unique institution in the province- an institution where students of all castes and creed can live and learn together under ideal conditions and become skilled workmen of high calibre.” In the year 2002 Technical College celebrated its platinum jubilee.

Centre of Applied Rural Technology (CART), a self-financing Vocational Training Centre established in the year 1999, is providing training to the students of Dayalbagh Educational Institute. The vocational programmes presently running for boys and girls are- Cutting & Sewing, Dress Designing & Tailoring, Electrician, Fitter, Interior & Exterior Designing and Decoration, Modern Office Management & Secretarial Practice, Motor Vehicle Mechanic (Four-wheeler), Motor Vehicle Mechanic (Two-wheeler), Textile Designing & Printing, Textile Technology, Turner, Wireman, Welder, Office Assistant cum Computer Operator. In these Programmes, students learn by working with their own hands and in the process become competent to avail the employment opportunities. Many prominent dignitaries, during their visit to the CART, Vocational Training Centre, have overseen the Programmes and showered accolades.

The pilot project of Textile Designing and Printing addresses the key objectives of the NMEICT as it aims to provide high quality vocational education with special emphasis on skill development, in Textile Designing and Printing, at affordable costs with technology enabled access that will not be limited by geographical constraints. An important aspect of the project is conversion of the lectures and practical sessions in regional languages. The regional languages chosen for the pilot project are TAMIL and HINDI whereas the original content has been developed in English.

NMEICT is an important step of the Government of India through which the socio-economic conditions of under-priviledged people of India can be enhanced. The Dayalbagh Educational Institute is one of the institutions selected to achieve the objectives of the Mission. Dayalbagh Educational Institute has already taken steps in the direction by establishing infrastructure for development and distribution of e-content.



The Dayalbagh Educational Institute is located amidst the tranquil environs of Dayalbagh, a self-contained colony renowned for its serene environment and secular establishments, in which its inhabitants lead an active, disciplined and co-operative community life dedicated to service, conforming to the high spiritual ideals of their Faith. On the outskirts of the historic city of Agra, the campus is situated in garden settings, away from the din and noise of the city. Nestled between lush green fields, it provides an excellent ambience and academic setting which is in harmony with nature. This, along with a simple, disciplined and principled life, undoubtedly contributes to the strength of the social, moral and spiritual fiber of the institute's educational system. Click here to Know more about DAYALBAGH

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