Education Department, Chandigarh Administration has introduced Skill Courses in Govt. Senior Secondary Schools of Chandigarh in the year 1987-88 at 10+2 stage. Presently, there are 21 Skill Courses in 23 Govt. Senior Secondary Schools. These courses are broadly classified under four heads namely: Home Science, Health and Para-Medical, Engineering and Commerce. All the courses are skill oriented and match the changing scenario of the economic activities in and the city of Chandigarh. As a result, a good number of Skill Course pass outs are able to find placement either in jobs or in higher level courses. After completion of 10+2 with any Skill Course, avenues are open for wage employment, self employment and higher education.
This is prescribed by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi.
Skill Courses are of 2 years duration viz. 10+1 and 10+2.
The examination of 10+1 is internal and that of 10+2 is conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education.
Pass outs of Skill Courses are awarded certificates by the CBSE declaring them successful in 10+2, by having taken Skill subjects.
Same as for the students opting for Arts and Science subjects in Govt. Sr. Sec. Schools.
A student who has passed Class X examination is eligible for taking admission in Skill Courses.
BOOKS AND OTHER READING MATERIAL:
Books are prescribed by Central Board of Secondary Education.
School Libraries have the necessary reference books to be used by the students.