Dr Vijay Pandharipande, vice chancellor of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University said that the vocational science course will give a new direction to the students of Marathwada region.
The new five-year integrated course 'Master of Vocational Science' is being launched from the coming academic year by the university in cooperation with the local industrialists.
He was speaking in a meeting with the industry professionals held at the Department of Chemical Technology on Saturday.
Noted industrialists Dr Ulhas Gavli, vice-president of the Chamber of Marathwada Industries and Agriculture (CMIA) H M Kank, secretary Prof Munish Sharma, Prashant Deshpande, Dr Ajit Thete, H D Kapse, Prasad Kokil, Abhay Deshmukh and others were present.
Dr Vijay Pandharipande further said that our university is first in the state to start the vocational science course.
He said that students will be able to do specialisation in courses like 'automobile, pharmacy, industrial automation, banking-insurance and tourism' through the new course. Local professors, industrialists, researchers from IITs and IIMs will guide the students. Dr Piyush Sinha, Dilip Dharurkar, Dr K V Kale and Dr Pravin Wakte were also present.