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Great courses you can opt for

education Updated: Mar 10, 2010 10:38 IST
Vimal Chander Joshi
Vimal Chander Joshi
Hindustan Times
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Course: BA, LLB
University: National Law University, Dwarka, Delhi
Last date to apply: April 10
Who should apply: 10+2 students (scoring at least 50 per cent marks) if you wish to take up a five-year law programme at the best place in Delhi/NCR
USP: This is one of the 14 national law universities across India which offer only law degrees and diplomas. It is a state university like NLS, Bangalore and NALSAR, Hyderabad
Why you should apply: This is the only law university which doesn't come under the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). So, you must apply separately for this.
Note of caution: This university, is only a year old and if we draw parallels with other national law universities, then it has still a long way to go.
Find more details on: www.nludelhi.ac.in

Course: MA in art, theatre and cinema
University: Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
Last date to apply: March 15
Who should apply: Final-year undergraduate students with an inclination for theatre and cinema
USP: It’s a highly intensive academic programme. The department organises interactions with pioneers of cinema and theatre from across the globe round-the-year.
Why you should apply: It is one of the very few degree programmes in cinema offered by a central university. Looks like an apt choice for those who aim to take up research in art and aesthetics
Note of caution: Not a skill development course, which is why immediate job prospects are relatively fewer than after professional and technical courses in cinema and theatre
Find more details on: www.jnu.ac.in/saa

Course:
The Pembroke-King’s programme
(It’s an eight-week programme starting on June 27 where you can choose subjects from the arts, social sciences, humanities and sciences)
University: University of Cambridge, London
Last date to apply: May 15
Who should apply: College students who have completed their first year, with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 or equivalent at the time of application, an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 7.0 or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 627 (paper based) or 263 (computer based).
USP: You can make the best use of your summer vacation by having unparalleled experience of studying at the Cambridge University.
Why you should apply: It will add great value to your CV. After having studied three courses at Cambridge, your horizons will grow, thus giving impetus to your career growth.
Note of caution: Selection procedure is very stringent. The competition is open to students from across the globe and traditionally students from Harvard, Yale, Pennsylvania, Brown and the University of California make it
Find more details on: www.pem.cam.ac.uk/ip/pkp/

Compiled by Vimal Chander Joshi
vimal.joshi@hindustantimes.com

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