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Jan 26, 2009

TNHSVETA's Appeal To Govt

The Tamil Nadu Higher Secondary Vocational Engineering Teachers Association has appealed to the government to introduce the concept of in-service training for equipping the teaching faculty with the latest trends in technology. Such a move would help teachers impart effective and industry-oriented vocational engineering education. According to a release from R. Mohanraj, State Joint Secretary, a resolution to this effect was passed at a meeting of the association held recently in Coimbatore.


The association also requested enhancement of quota to 30 per cent for higher secondary students who had done vocational engineering education in Plus Two. The other demands included ensuring equal work and equal pay for vocational engineering teachers (as in the case of Puducherry, where the basic pay was fixed at Rs. 6,500) and two vocational engineering courses in every new higher secondary school. Students of vocational engineering in higher secondary schools should be enabled to attend a practical hands-on training in nearby engineering colleges. In the regularisation of services, 201 vocational engineering teachers who were left out should be included by providing a basic pay.



As per the Lawrence Committee recommendations, vocational engineering teachers should be provided pay on a par with bifurcated engineering teachers. Teachers who have additional qualification should be encouraged with incentives in pay so as to motivate other teachers as well. The association also urged the government to increase the Government Apprentice stipend for students who had completed higher secondary vocational engineering. The association also strongly demanded the need for revamping the syllabi. Similarly, the question papers should also be changed.

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