BSDU has been incorporated as a State Private University vide GOR Act No. 3 of 2017 (BSDU Act). It is the first University in the country offering only Skills programs. It offers Skill Certificate, Diploma, Advance Diploma, Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc), Master of Vocation (M.Voc) and Ph.D in various skill areas.
BSDU programs are in compliance with UGC Instructions for Vocational Programs, National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF), AICTE Instruction for Vocational Programs, NSQF RPL (Recognition of Previous Learning) Guidelines, Guidelines of respective Sector Skill Councils (SSC), National Occupational Standards (NOS), Skills Qualification Packs.
Swiss Dual System
The whole training is based on Swiss Dual System comprising of “On the job Training” and “Vocational School” which has been adopted after carrying out due modifications to suit the Indian industry. In Switzerland, there are about 247 trades available for skill development. BSDU taking a cue from it, is today poised to offer such inter industry courses to the Indian Youth. In contrast to Swiss Model which is for three to four years, the BSDU model is for three-years degree course, each year comprising of two semesters, with I, III & V semester with BSDU and II, IV & VI semester with the industry.
BSDU is spread over an area of 30 acres in Mahindra World City Jaipur. It has state-of-the-art infrastructure having high-end machinery imported from Germany, Austria, Spain and Switzerland. Workshop and training on the equipment under the watchful eyes of knowledgeable and experienced Swiss trainers helps trainees to make a mark in their respective fields. The University will shift from its present campus to a new larger campus where construction is in full swing to establish a World Class Skills Institution.
BSDU Model of Skills Education
The UGC has approved B.Voc programs based on the National Skill Qualification Framework, to address the critical requirements of Skill sets to make the candidates industry ready. It’s a great opportunity to shape the careers of youth in the relevant skill sectors. BSDU has evolved B.Voc curriculum having 60% Skills and 40% General Education component. The Skill component is essentially covers the skills needed in a given skill area and is almost entirely hands-on work of the state of the art machines and equipment sourced from the best brands worldwide. To supplement the skills acquired at the university, the students are sent for industrial internship every alternate semester. The BSDU model of skills education is represented below: