School of Wood Working Skills
Giving Wings to Your CreativityDownload Brochure
Woodworking is practiced as a skill all over the world. There is no space today; whether schools, offices, homes or industries where you don’t find use of any wooden materials. This is a field in which, in India, there is an approximately 15% annual growth, however, there are not enough trained/skilled persons in the Industry. In India almost 75% of the persons employed in this field work in the unorganized sector resulting in poor quality and production inefficiencies whereas, the global woodwork industry, including those setting up in India today, has evolved into a highly mechanized and automated manufacturing unit with ever increasing production efficiencies. There is therefore a dire need to provide formal training opportunities to students in this field so that we can fill the gap that exists between demand and supply of adequately skilled persons required both in India and abroad and reverse the tide in production quality and outputs.
BSDU, through its state of the art facility, Swiss based dual education model and industry recommended curriculum provides a world class training opportunity to the students. The students undergo training in semesters that alternate between university based education and paid internships in the industry. The BVoc program contains modules in hand skills, use of power tools, CNC machines, fittings, assembly, CAD 3D designing and soft skill modules such as personality development and entrepreneurship. So if you want to give wings to your creativity and at the same time want to grab the opportunities for professional and personal growth, come join us in the School of Woodworking Skills.
The program under the School of Woodworking Skills will enable the students to be:
- Trained studens for multiple skill sets under the domain of woodwork like Solid wood, Assembly, panels, Modular Furniture Design.
- Equip students to supervise various machining operations in any woodworking industry.
- Trained & equipped students with knowledge and understanding to start his/her own enterprise in Carpentry.
- Equip students to start their business in manufacturing and marketing wood products.
- Become socially responsible, culturally aware and ethically better citizens of today and tomorrow.
- The only school in the country to award a Bachelor’s degree in woodworking skills.
- Equipped with an unmatched state of the art workshop replete with high end imported machines worth more than 3 Crores INR.
- Modern curriculum designed by Swiss experts with inputs from Indian Industries and approved by the Board of studies having membership from various industries, Skill sector councils and reputed academic institutions.
- Workshop based skills delivered by Swiss experts through minor and major projects, job/task based assignments and quizzes.
- Excellence in skill based education that helped it earn three medals in National Skill Competition and participation in Global skill and world skill championships held in Australia and in Russia respectively.
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I extend a warm welcome to all the students who made an excellent choice of joining the School of Woodworking Skills. The school adopts a holistic approach to skill based education wherein students enhance their classroom knowledge with computer based simulation/practice and hone their skills on task based assignments. There are multiple projects that await you, both minor and major, that test your progressively growing knowledge and skills; from creativity, professional expertise, project planning to report writing and costing. Your achievements are constantly supervised by hand holding supervisors and mentors who give you enough independence to make mistakes and learn through them.
The school believes in learning through fun and this is what its modern curriculum delivered under the watchful eyes of Swiss and Indian trainers, through an ultra-modern workshop facility, strives to achieve. The school boasts itself for giving wings to your creativity and prides itself of its final year students representing India in International skill competitions in Australia and Russia. With true enthusiasm and attitude, who knows, you could be the next rising star !!
What’s Happening in SWS
BSDU members nominated by FFSC to be part of the NOS development and upgrading Committee: Two staff members have been nominated by FFSC to be part of the NOS development and upgrading committee. The committee will comprise of industry experts, FFSC staff, NSDC representatives and BSDU. Regular video conference meeting of the members has commenced on 04th May 2020
A reputed furniture magazine “Furniture Design and Technology” Jan-feb 2020, published by Modest Graphics carried an article on School of Woodworking schools (erstwhile School of Carpenter Skills). The article gave a wide coverage on the mode of education and infrastructure and facilities available in the school. The article also the dwelled on the successes of the school and the extent of its networking with the industry.
Webinar – “Opportunities for Indian Youth in the Woodworking Sector” A webinar on the above topic was presented online by the Principal of SWS on 23rd of May 2020. Detailed discussion on the growth of the woodworking industry in Indian and the increasing number of job opportunities were also presented. The webinar was widely appreciated by all and many a queries about the BVoc program in SWS were received.
Visit of RSLDC Representatives Dr Neeraj K Pawan, Secretary Department of Skills Labour and Employment and Sh Prateek Jhajhariya MD, RSLDC, Government of Rajasthan visited SWS workshop on 04th June 2020. The guests showed keen interest in learning about the available facilities in the workshop and were very appreciative of the quality, health and safety aspects of installed systems.
Skilled India Talk, India Wood Exhibition in Bangalore: Principal SWS delivered a talk to the participating students about the BVoc program in BSDU, the infrastructure facilities, availability of experts with the School, growth and the career opportunities available after graduation on the sidelines of India Wood Exhibition held in Bangalore from 27th feb to 02nd Mar 2020. The presentation generated a lot of interest among the students.
Ahmedabad Design Week: Our two students - Mohit Kalal and Hanuman Jat from 5th Semester SWS demonstrated their project in Ahmedabad Design Week conducted from 17th to 20th Jan 2020. The event was sponsored by M/s Bram Studio Bangalore who took care of the air travel and other logistics arrangement for the students. The event was also an opportunity for SWS to publicize their BVoc program with a tagline “Giving Wings to Your Creativity”.
Online Training During Lockdown The staff of SWS optimally utilised their time during lockdown to upgrade/update their knowledge through various online courses. Certificate courses in Neural Networks and Deep Learning, Convolution Neural Networks, Autocad Advanced, TCS-ION, Project Management and other topics have been completed and many others are in progress. In addition, online classes are being conducted on RM (Research Methodology), Advanced Carpenter Mathematics and Quality Control subjects.
Training for Dependents of Ex-Servicemen: A one month long program was conducted by BSDU (Bhartiya Skill Development University) in “Basic Course in Woodworking” for dependents of Ex-Servicemen. The course for the students sponsored by REXCO (Rajasthan Ex-Servicemen Corporation Ltd) covered basic hand skills : use of hand tools, woodworking materials, power tools, basic hand drawing, introduction to stationary machines and furniture cost estimation subjects. The program was in line with FFSC (Furniture and Fittings Skill Sector Council) requirements and was jointly assessed by BSDU and FFSC assessors. The program was also included under the PMKVY (Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna) scheme by FFSC under the MSDE (Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship). The program culminated in award of separate certificates by BSDU and NSDC/FFSC at NSQF (National Skill Qualification Framework) level 3. The certificate distribution event was conducted at BSDU on 06th Dec 2019 and was graced by the presence of the Managing Director of REXCO Brigadier Raja Balwada.
Vikash Kumar Naga
“I consider myself extremely fortunate for having chosen the BVoc Woodworking program at BSDU. Their modern curriculum, high tech workshop facility and combination of Indian and Swiss expertise helped me achieve the zenith of my capabilities. As a result of their dedicated supervision and constant encouragement, I won the Gold medal in the National Skill Championship and represented India at International events in Australia and then in Russia too. Now when I am about to graduate in the coming next semester I find myself with a sea of opportunities waiting for me”
BVoc - 2017-20
Placed In : Sara Abode Pvt. Ltd.
Hanuman Prasad Jat
“I confess that initially when I chose the Bvoc Woodworking program at BSDU I had lot of doubts in my mind. My friends chose engineering and science programs whereas I chose the Bachelors in a skill program. Now when I am in my final semester, I thank God for helping me make the right choice. I already have many job offers in hand, I am earning “stipend” with free accommodation and food that match the salaries of engineering graduates, I am being flown free of cost with all expenses paid to exhibitions such as Ahmedabad design week, Bangalore India Wood etc, overall it has given me enough confidence to conquer the world with my knowledge and skill. Which final year student can boast of these achievements ?”
B.Voc - 2017-20
Placed In : Narsi Interior Infra. Pvt. Ltd.
“I have been a very creative person and wanted to take an education after school that could match my creative and academic aspirations and at the same time provide me with an earning opportunity. The BVoc program in woodworking has given me all I could ask for and even more. The courses are all very well paced, with lots of focus on task based assignments. The trainers closely work with us in workshop giving us constant encouragement to try out what we have in our minds. The class room courses provide us with a holistic education reinforcing the knowledge behind the skill”
BVoc - 2018-21
Placed In : Narsi Interior Infra. Pvt. Ltd.