The University Grants Commission (UGC) has launched a scheme on skills development based higher education as part of college/university education, leading to Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc.) The B.Voc. programme is focused on universities and colleges providing undergraduate studies which would also incorporate specific job roles and their NOSs alongwith broad based general education. This would enable the graduates completing B.Voc. to make a meaningful participation in accelerating India’s economy by gaining appropriate employment, becoming entrepreneurs and creating appropriate knowledge. The B.Voc programmes intend to cover NSQF level 5, 6 & 7.
West Bengal University of Technology currently known as Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT):
Established as a 'Centre of Excellence' by the State Government, the West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT) is a nodal body for teaching and research in engineering, technological and management education. From the year 2018, MAKAUT has launched UGC approved the unique programme of three years B.Voc degree in various professional fields.
The George Telegraph Group (GTTI) is a pioneer in technical education and vocational training in eastern India. Right from its inception in 1920, the institute has been imparting industry specific quality training to the youngsters with an aim to combat unemployment problem in our country. The institute is a training partner of National Skill Development Corporation. NSDC is an organization under the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Government Of India. The institute has top class faculty, excellent infrastructure facility as well as latest machineries and equipments at all of its 50+ centres across Eastern India, which makes it the best of its kind.
George College, Sealdah, Kolkata has the distinction of being the first institution to be affiliated by WBUT for the conducting the 3-year, full time Professional Bachelor Degree courses in BBA (H), BCA, BMS (H), BTTM, HM and Sports Management.
The George College of Management & Science, Maheshtala came into existence in 2003 is also affiliated to WBUT for conducting the full time Professional Bachelor Degree courses in various professional fields.
George College (Department of Education) was founded as a composite campus in 2015 for 2 years B. Ed program affiliated to West Bengal University of Teachers Training Education Planning and Administration (WBUTTEPA) and a 2 year D.El.Ed program recognized by the W.B. Board of Primary Education.
George School of Law, Konnagar was established in 2012, offers 5 years B.A.LL.B programme under University of Calcutta and also a 3 years LL.B programme under university of Burdwan.
All courses are divided into 6-month semesters. Each semester is comprises of 30 credits. MAKAUT conducts examinations at the end of each semester. Working professionals will get flexibility of timing.
The George Telegraph Group Placement Cell served more than 7000 students through campus interviews and corporate requirement responses. Our placement cell remains in continuous touch with our students and maintains a database of successful students and organises campus interviews. After completion of a course, students are trained on how to apply for jobs and face interviews. Their personal grooming is also taken care of. Our Placement Cell is unique as it not only provides placement to our existing students but also attempts to build a lifelong bond with all our alumni by assisting them in placement throughout their career.