B. Voc. & Community College

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.) Degree with multiple exits such as Diploma / Advanced Diploma under the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF). The B.Voc. programme is focused on providing undergraduate studies which would also incorporate specific job roles and their National Occupational Standards (NOS) along with broad based general education. 

Our college has started skill based vocational courses from the academic year 2014-15 under the guidelines and financial assistance of University Grant Commission (UGC) New Delhi. These courses are having credit based semester pattern and are affiliated to Shivaji University Kolhapur.

I. Foundry Technology under the faculty of Science. 
II. Graphic Design/Art under the faculty of Art and fine art. 

Being excellent status with well-equipped departments, the college is going to utilize fully its infrastructure and faculty to run effectively the degree and diploma courses that are beneficial to community.


Kolhapur is one of the fastest-growing cities in Maharashtra and is one of the highest per capita income cities in India. The city is a hub for industry. Kolhapur is renowned foundry clusters in India, having approximately 300 foundry units located, but availability of skilled labour is a major issue. The cluster has experienced growth in turnover, employment and exports over the past few years. Most foundries operate with non-mechanised technologies requiring need for a lot of manual operations. There is high demand for labour, immediate job opportunities as 90% units are small to medium scale. There are several support institutions working in the cluster and assisting foundry industries on different aspects such as technology, raw materials, fabrication, testing, financing, labour, training and capacity building, marketing, grievances, knowledge dissemination, etc. In order to fulfil the need and strong industrial demand, the ‘Foundry Technology’ courses will have great demand. 

About Graphic Design:

As the design industry moves towards the future, there is a need for professionals who are able to communicate ideas and concepts effectively. This subject introduces the student to art intended to communicate information and advertising. The focus is on studying and using layout and design concepts used in the graphic design field. The students will employ both analogue media (drawing with pencil and paper, etc.) and digital media -- using up-to-date computer tools (graphics hardware and software - for drawing, painting, layout, typography, scanning, editing and photography).

Graphic designs course have great potential in providing creative solutions to communication of complex phenomena of print media such as books, magazines and newspaper, known as pictographic depictions or concept visualization. It can be traditionally applied in typography, cartooning (social, political and educational), and designing poster, book-covers, letter heads, news papers, brochure, logo, textile prints, or even jewelleries. 
The Graphic Design curriculum focuses on creating intelligent and powerful visual communication. During the study, assignments will incorporate problem solving projects that relate to visual communication. The course includes introduction to computer as a tool to create, modify and present the visual messages.


Duration: The duration of the B.Voc. Degree Course will be of three years.            
• B.Voc. Part I - Diploma in Foundry Technology/Graphic Design.
• B.Voc. Part II - Advanced Diploma in Foundry Technology/Graphic Design.
• B.Voc. Part III - Bachelor of Vocation in Foundry Technology/Graphic Design.


Foundry Technology Course: 

• Diploma in Foundry Technology: One year duration. (Semester I and II) 

Graphic Art Courses: 

• Diploma in Graphic Art: One year duration. (Semester I and II) 
• Advanced Diploma in Graphic Art: Two years duration. (Semester III and VI) 

For the Diploma/Advance diploma/B.Voc Degree courses the semester examination will be conducted and the certificates will be awarded by Shivaji University, Kolhapur
The intake capacity for each course under B.Voc and Community College Programme is for  50 students. The medium of instruction of the course will be English/Marathi.

Eligibility Criteria 

1. The eligibility condition for admission to above programme shall be 10+2 or equivalent,  in any stream(Arts/Commerce/Science) from any recognized board or university.  
2. The candidates with 10 + two year ITI course in any branch/tread are also eligible for the course.
3. ‘Gap Certificate’ after qualifying examination is not required for the admission.
4. The candidates graduate from any faculty or engineering degree/diploma holders are also eligible.  
5. There is no age limit for the admission to above courses.


1. Fully equipped foundry workshop and graphic design laboratory with latest software. The proposed course in graphic design/art will make the participant competent in industry standard software including Coral Draw, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop and so on.
2. Well experienced and qualified faculty with support from industry. 
3. Curriculum of the courses has been designed by industry experts. 
4. The course syllabus containing about 60% practical work is designed by industry experts.
5. The evaluation of students by industry experts.
6. The candidate may take at anytime exit after successful completion of either diploma /adv. diploma. 
7. The candidate may also re-join the course at anytime for advance diploma/degree course. 
8. Guidance from associations like KEA, GOSHIMA, IIF, SMAK, AASMA etc.
9. Separate placement cell for B.Voc. and Community College students.
10. Career Support will be given to get 100% placement assistance which will be made effective           
through Industry interaction, Job fairs, Industry visits, Career seminars, and Creative workshops.


The college has signed MoU with 

1. MoU with Nirmiti Graphics, Kolhapur.  
2. MoU with GRAVITY4U Kolhapur.
3. MoU with Leading Advertising Firm ‘Jayendra Publicity Pvt. Ltd’ Kolhapur.
4. MoU with Atlanta Metallurgical Services, Shiroli, Kolhapur.
5. MoU with Arjay alloys Pvt. Ltd. Shiroli, Kolhapur.
6. MoU with leading foundries in Kolhapur will be signed very soon.

CONTACT: Dr. Shruti Joshi 
Co-ordinator, Department of B.Voc & Community College, Vivekanand College, Kolhapur.
Mobile: 9421128497Email: shrutijoshi78@gmail.com