"Admissions Open for DDU-Kaushal Kendra Bachelor of Vocation Programmes "

The University Grants Commission has renamed the Knowledge Upgradation for Skilled Human Action and Learning (KAUSHAL) to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Centres for Knowledge Acquisition and Upgradation of Skilled Human Abilities and Livelihood (DDU-KAUSHAL).

DDU-KAUSHAL Kendras are introduced so as to ensure that the graduates of higher education system have adequate knowledge and skills for employment and entrepreneurship. The higher education system has to incorporate the requirements of various industries in its curriculum, in an innovative and flexible manner while developing a holistic and well groomed graduate.


  • Create skilled manpower for industry requirements at various levels.

  • To provides for vertical mobility to from short term certificate courses to degree programme.

  • To provide supplementary modular training programmes according to job roles at NSQF Level 5 onwards by conducting assessment and certification with respective Sector Skill Councils (SSCs), so that a learner, irrespective of his/her training background, is made job ready with necessary work skills (soft, communication, ICT skills etc) and fill the gaps in the domain skills measured against QPs/NOS.

  • To provide judicious mix of skills relating to a profession and appropriate content of General Education.

  • To provide flexibility to the students by means of pre-defined entry and multiple exit points.

  • To integrate NSQF within the undergraduate level of higher education in order to enhance employability of the graduates and meet industry requirements. Such graduates apart from meeting the needs of local and national industry are also expected to be equipped to become part of the global workforce.

Levels of Awards

The certification levels lead to Diploma/Advanced Diploma/ Degree in one or more vocational areas and will be offered under the aegis of the University. Course Duration Corresponding NSQF level

  • Diploma 1 Year

  • Advanced Diploma 2 Years

  • Degree 3 Years

Eligibility : 10+2 or equivalent, in any stream and the candidate age should be below 20.

UGC has granted DDU-KAUSHAL Kendra to Savitribai Phule Pune University in the following Trades:


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