University Institute of Vocational Studies and Skill Development Centre

University Institute of Vocational Studies and Skill Development

Year of Establishment :   2012

Director and Nodal Officer :   Prof. Surendra Singh

Mobile :   8989737697                        E- mail:

Contact: Vigyan Bhavan,  Phone: 0761-2600291, 794     E-mail:

Assistant Nodal Officer :   Dr. Ajay Kumar Gupta

Faculty Members 

Name Designation Contact E-mail Specialization Academic Profile
Prof. Surendra Singh Director        

Office Staff 

Smt. Savita Patharia (Peon) 

Course Details

Admission Mode
/ Merit)
Course Min% *(OBC/SC/ST/UR) *Eligibility Subject *Fee (Regular) Seat (Total)
Sem/Annual Syatem CBCS/
Duration Total Year / Sem
Merit B.Voc.- Building Construction Technology - 12  


50 Semester CBCS  
Merit B.Voc.- Medical Loboratory Technology - 12     50 Semester CBCS  
Merit Bamboo Cultivation and Product Development   12   5000/- (2000 tuition fees + 3000 laboratory fees) 50 6 months certificate course -  

University Institute of Vocational Studies and Skill Development/Kaushal Vikas Kendra 

The Skill Development Centre was established in 2012 which is now upgraded as University Institute of Vocational Studies and Skill Development, is one of its kinds in Madhya Pradesh. RD University was identified under National University Students Skill Development Program (NUSSD) to run various Skill Development Courses in coordination with Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai; from 2013 on the initiative of Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, New Delhi. The main aim of the Institute is to increase the employability of University students by imparting knowledge and skills, through cutting edge teaching and learning methods as well as practical work experience through internships and community projects. All the students of University Teaching departments are being imparted Skill Development training by the Institute. Under C.B.C.S. (Choice based credit system) 

Recently University Grant commission had sanctioned job oriented Vocational degree courses (B.Voc.) which is being run from the Academic session 2016-17. 

Bachelor of Vocation (Medical Laboratory Technology) 

Medical Laboratory Technology is an Allied Health Specialty Course concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure of disease through the use of Clinical Laboratory Test. Medical Laboratory Professionals play a critical role in collecting the information needed to give the best care to an ill or injured person. 

Job Opportunities 

  • Medical Lab Technician (MLT)
  • Medical Technologist (MLT)
  • Cytotechnologist
  • Pathologist
  • Phlebotomist


Bachelor of Vocation (Building Construction Technology) 

The Building Construction Technology Course provides you with the expertise needed to efficiently guide a construction project or business. You'll gain the technical proficiency, the financial knowledge, the entrepreneurial skills, and the business acumen needed for success in this ever-evolving industry. 

Job Opportunities 

  • Bricklayer, Joiner Tiler- Wall & Floor
  • Painter & Decorator, Carpenter
  • Building Contractor
  • Plasterer- Fibrous & Solid
  • Building Technician Roofer
  • Cabinet Maker, Shop fitter

Stonemason, Concreter, Steel Fixer 

Course Structure 

Course Structure Normal Duration Awards
6 Months One Semester Certificate  
1 Year Two Semester Diploma  
2 Year Four Semester Advanced Diploma  
3 Year Six Semester B. Voc. Degree  

Benefits of the Programme 

We provide training to our students with our industrial partners. Candidates after completing their Certificate/Diploma/Degree course becomes able to join Govt./ Non Govt. organizations for jobs or they can start their own business. If they want, they can join master courses in the same stream after obtaining bachelor degree. 

Identification of Skill Development Centre under the NSSDS and TISS, Mumbai 
The R.D. University has been identified under the National Services and Skill Development Scheme (NSSDS) to run various skill development courses in coordination with Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai on the initiative of Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India, New Delhi as pilot project study for 2013-2016. In this pilot phase three centres located at Dindori, Lakhnadoun and Mandla had been selected to impart the vocational training mainly targeting the students from SC,ST and OBC population. The training programme will commence from June, 2013 to train 3000 students in this initial phase. The TISS representative has already been arrived in the university to initiate the activities. At the initial stage, the NSSDS will specially focus on the courses viz. (a) Computer Literacy, (b) English Communication, (c) Soft skills, (d) Financial Literacy, (e) Skill in working with community.
There will be 20 credits for certificate courses and 40 credits for Diploma level courses. After successfully completion of the courses, the student will get certificate/diploma jointly from the R.D. University, Jabalpur and TISS, Mumbai.


Past Activities 


Workshop on Personality Development (Duration: 25 days from Dec. 06,2014) 

A workshop on "Gemology and Jewellery Design" organized on Sept. 12,2014. 

The R.D. University in collaboration with Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai inaugurated National University Student Skill Development (NUSSD) Programme on January 20,2014. 

The centre conducted a workshop on “Skill Development and Career Opportunities” on March 16,2013, first time in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Dr. Aditya Lunawat, Director, Swami Vivekanand Career Guidance Cell, Indore, was present as Chief Guest of the function. Nearly 200 participants including young teachers were present in the workshop. 
The centre conducted a workshop on “Employment Generation through Entrepreneurship Development” on April 26-27,2013. Nearly 200 participants including young teachers were present in the workshop.