Sikkim Alpine University of Vocational Training (SAU-SVS) has been established by Sikkim Alpine with a key thought to “invent innovatively” the best training methods and pedagogies for developing necessary skill sets in order to ensure that the learners must have adequate knowledge and skills at exit point, so that they are work ready and fit to be employed. With increasing technological changes in today’s world has caused a huge complexity in handling the tasks, hence the jobs are progressively becoming skill-Intensive, It is the need of the hour to reform the training approach and education system so as to improve the skills of the workforce in order to enable them in applying and diffusing the newly adopted technologies and tools. The industries expect new employees to possess all the practical skills they need before they start working. The challenges are bigger in developing nations like India which needs more skilled workforce to meet the increasing demands, the skill gap study by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) for the period of 2010-2014 reports that over 109.73 million additional skilled manpower will be required by 2022 across different sectors. Therefore the University Grants Commission (UGC) has introduced a Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc.) programme to cater the need of business and youth alike.
Sikkim Alpine University of Vocational Training (SAU-SVS) has been providing various short and medium term vocational training and skill building programmes in multiple streams in a B.Voc scheme of UGC in collaboration with the industry, institutions with relevant industry interface and expertise in their subject/field of training to ensure that the course curriculum and training is in relevance with the practical industry requirements.