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Offbeat, short courses are fun

education Updated: Mar 28, 2012 10:47 IST
Vincy Davis
Vincy Davis
Hindustan Times
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Add-on courses do wonders for your CV. If you are great at time management and can take on the added pressure, doing the odd course or two with your regular graduate programme is not too bad an idea. Here’s a list of all that is on offer in Delhi colleges and other institute. To make life a little more interesting, we have picked out some really offbeat programmes for you.

Come July, various DU colleges will begin a number of short-term courses for its students. A unique programme on sports and economic marketing is being offered by SGTB Khalsa College, which was introduced around the time of the Commonwealth Games in 2010. It has been designed to introduce business majors to the managerial and economics aspects of a rapidly expanding sports and leisure-related industry. “Through this course we train students on how to cover all sorts of sports and give them the tools to engage with corporates in the most effective way,” says Jaswinder Singh, principal of SGTB Khalsa.

Moving with the times, the college is also offering a short-term course on web journalism. It’s a blend of both theory and practice and students learn about blogging, packaging and designing interactive websites. They are equipped with all the tools required for creating attractive multimedia articles.

All courses are for three months and are open to DU students.

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College offers a distinctive course in effective communication and personality development through theatre, which seeks to implement “internationally recognised visions of life skills based in education”. The 100-hour theatre workshop is conducted by eminent theatre personalities associated with the National School of Drama. “Nothing transforms a person as quick as theatre. Not only is this a great confidence-building exercise, it’s also a lot of fun,” says Parmesh Ratnakar, who heads the course. Auditions may be held this year considering the popularity of the course among DU students and limited seats. The programme will begin sometime in August.

Among other things, The YMCA in Delhi is known for its vocational courses. If you are an aspiring media professional, go in for a six-week certificate course in radio jockeying, stage and TV anchoring or simply brush up your photography skills with a course in basic digital still photography also on offer at the YMCA from April 9 onward. Apart from these, the Y will be offering a host of multimedia courses in the month of May. Forms of the DU courses will be out in the months of May and June so watch out for the dates. Complete details of these courses can be accessed online.

Study Options At a glance
* Sports and economic marketing and web journalism courses (three months duration each). Fee Rs 9990 each, six hours per week at SGTB Khalsa
* Effective communication and personality development through theatre. 100 hours duration, Fee Rs 4500 at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
* Radio jockeying, stage and TV anchoring and basic digital Photography courses (six weeks duration) starting April 9 at YMCA. Direct admission. Fee Rs 15,000

each
n Non-linear editing (Final Cut Pro), web designing courses (one month duration) to begin in May at YMCA. Fee Rs 5000 each