IGNOU COURSES

Doctor of Philosophy in Vocational Education (PhD in Vocation Education)

Updated on 28 Aug, 2010


Doctor of Philosophy in Vocational Education (PhD in Vocation Education)

Minimum Duration: 2 Years
Maximum Duration: 5 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 14,000
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar

Eligibility:

This innovative and pioneering Programme aims at encouraging the scholars and functionaries concerned to accomplish professionalism in the field of skill development and to strengthen Vocational Education and Training as a discipline.

Teleconferencing

Teleconferencing is a one-way video and two-way audio facility. Teleconferencing will be held every month. During teleconferencing session, students will get an opportunity to interact by phone in facility or fax with the resource persons/experts who participate in teleconferencing session and clear their doubts immediately.

The teleconferencing facility will be available at the Regional Centre and Selected Study Centres. The teleconferencing schedule will be sent to the Programme In-charge and Regional Director who would inform the students. Teleconferencing is done through Gyan Darshan Channel. Students must regularly attend these sessions. These will help students  to clarify doubts and interact with other learners all over the country.

Radio Counselling

Radio counselling will be held through FM and you can ask questions free of cost with phone in facilities right from your home. A toll free telephone number 110012345 has been provided for this purpose.

Telecast

The programme will also be telecasted through DD Metro channel and schedule will be informed to students in advance.

Audio-video Programme

 Audio and video programmes for each course have been prepared to support your learning. These Audio-video programmes in the form of cassettes are available at all Programme Study Centres. These Audio and video cassettes will be provided for viewing and listening. You can also hire the cassettes for viewing and listening. 

Attendance

Students will be required to complete seventy-five percent attendance in theory counselling to become eligible for appearing in Term-end Examination. Similarly,students will be required to complete ninety percent attendance in practical contact sessions to become eligible for appearing in practical examination.

Continuous Evaluation of Theory Component

Assignments

 Assignment is a means of continuing assessment of theory and practical. Assignments will help you to recapitulate the theory and go back to the text again in case you are unable to answer a particular question. Thus assignments also help to reinforce learning in distance learning system of education.

These assignments consist of a set of questions and activities that students will answer at their own place by referring their blocks. The assignments will cover all types of questions (long answer type, short answer type, objective type, multiple choice questions and case studies). The assignments will carry thirt percent weightage. 

Students will be required to obtain fifty percent marks as pass percentage in each  assignment separately. Each assignment will carry 100 marks. In the final result assignments will carry thirty percent weightage.

Term-end Examination

As stated earlier, term-end examination is the major component of the evaluation system and if carries seventy percent weightage in the Final result. The University conducts term-end examination twice a year i.e., in June and December. Students can take the examination only after completion of the course, failing which they can take the same in December or June of subsequent years years within the total span of the programme.

In case any student fail to get a pass score in the Tern-end Examination, the person will be eligible to reappear at the next Term-end Examination for that course as and when if is held, within the total span of the programme. 

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