Community College : Retail Management

Introduction
Retail Management was started in A.T.T.C from 2013 under the Community College Scheme under MHRD.Recognizing the high demands for skill in the country,Central Advisory Board of Education(CABE) emphasized the need for a National Vocational Education Qualification Framework (NVEQF) to provide a common reference framework for linking various vocational qualifications and setting common principles and guidelines for a nationally recognized qualification system and standards.
As per Ministry of Finance vide notification no.8/6/2013-Invt.dated 27th Dec’2013 all other framework including NVEQF cease to exist and will be superseded by NSQF.In this view the council decided to run the existing programmes approved under NVEQF by AICTE after aligning them as per the provisions of NSQF.
The Retail Management is comprehensive business course that balances academic knowledge with professional skills. This course trains the students exclusively in the processes, technologies & trends of retail management.
Analytical & Specialized subjects on the various aspects of retail management are offered. There is a strong emphasis on active learning and practical hands on training in this course. It offers a comprehensive business course that balances academic knowledge with professional skills.
Students are taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars, workshops & group activities to ensure that learning experience is varied & stimulating. Our students have been undergoing the SKP in various reputed retail industries like Style,Reliance, Spencer, Ambuja etc in Gangtok /Siliguri /Kolkatta. At the end of the each session at SKP centre the trainees are evaluated for the skills that they have acquired during the training period and credits awarded accordingly.And our students have been highly recommended and appreciated by the SKP centres.
To support learning there are dedicated computer labs, practice on latest digital supports used in the retail industry today.
Objectives:
• Bridge skill gap and provide skilled manpower to various emerging service sectors in India.
• Prepare the youth for a vocation of their choice
• Reduce unemployment by supplying world class skilled people.
• Strive towards development of skilled manpower for diversified sector through structured job oriented courses.
Principles adopted:
• Localised approach.
• Maximum impact skills and sectors selected.
• Subsidized fee structure to provide accessibility.
• Centrally administered “train the trainers”.
• Placement assistance connecting candidates to jobs.
• Building pathway for international progression.
• Recognition of prior learning.
Features:
• Across sectors and across the country.
• Short duration, focused and modular programs.
• Practical hands on focus.
• Delivery in the local language.
• A network of centres.
• Full mobility between formal, vocational streams of education and the job market with multi point entry and exit.
Operational methodology:
• Skill knowledge providers/ trainers (SKP) to be registered by AICTE or other authorised bodies for imparting specific skills.
• A student registers with an AICTE approved Technical Institute for Vocational Diploma or registers with any other institute affiliated to any Technical Board or a University.
• The student completes the skill modules as required at various certification levels, one level at a time, acquires the necessary credits from the SKP and gives them onto the institute where he is registered for a diploma.
• These credits are transferred to the technical board or the university as the case may be, which compiles the vocational skill credits and the formal education credits and if all such credits are available as required by the certification level, then the Technical Board or the University shall award the certification at that level.
• Certification levels as required will entail the student for the award of a vocational diploma.
• The candidates may enter the job market after each certification level or may continue to acquire credits in full time mode in order to complete the requirements of vocational diploma.
• All seven certification levels of “knowledge and skill” have been identified. First two levels refer to standard IX and X at school level. These shall be with the CBSE schools or schools affiliated to state boards and equivalent other boards.
• Each level requires 1000 hours of education and training per annum. For vocational stream leading to a diploma these hours shall have both vocational and academic component. The vocational component will go on increasing as the level of certification increases. The vocational content at a certification level could be a single skill or a group of skills of the number of hours prescribed.
• A candidate shall have freedom to choose either a vocational stream or a conventional stream to reach graduation level. In addition a candidate shall have freedom to move from vocational stream to current formal higher education stream or vice versa at various stages. This multi-level entry and exit system shall allow the candidate to seek employment after any level and re-join the education as and when feasible to upgrade qualification/ skill competency.
• A student entering a vocational stream from general stream can enter at a certain level provided the skills required at that level are acquired from a registered SKP.
• A student who has acquired the skills through work experience, can also enter the vocational stream at an appropriate level provided he is assessed for the skills acquired from a registered SKP.
Duration and entry level qualification

Activities of Retail Management:
1. Industrial Innovation programme (18th Feb. 2016).
2. Two weeks Entrepreneurship Development programme. (25th Feb to 9th march).
3. Business Incubator Seminar (16th march 2016).

Sector: Economics & Finance.
Specialization: Retail.
Stated From: 2013.
Duration: 3 years Diploma (Vocational) Course.
Level V Student Strength (2013-2016):18 nos.
Under: Community college scheme MHRD/AICTE, Government of India.

Note: From 2016 direct admission to level V for Class XII passed out students with Retail Management as their main Stream in +2.

Recent Programs Conducted:
1. Industrial Innovation programme (18th Feb 2016).
2. Two weeks Entrepreneurship Development programme
(25th feb – 9th march).
3. Business Incubator Seminar (16th march 2016).

Activities of Retail Management: See Gallery Below
1. Industrial Innovation programme (18th Feb. 2016).
2. Two weeks Entrepreneurship Development programme. (25th Feb to 9th march).
3. Business Incubator Seminar (16th march 2016).