At the meeting of the Consultative Committee of Parliament, attended by HRD Minister Smriti Irani, the members emphasised on the need to remove the tag of vocational education being inferior in nature, said a ministry statement.
While discussing skill development in higher education, the Committee deliberated on steps such as promoting lateral and vertical mobility as an effort to integrate skill and vocational development with mainstream general education and credit framework for seamless integration of academic knowledge and practical vocational skills.
The committee met for the first time after the formation of the new government at the Centre.
A presentation was made at the meeting on devising a framework for effective integration of skills and knowledge.
The focus of the presentation was on mainstreaming skills in higher education and improving social values for both skills and vocational sectors, the statement said.