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Short-term courses for the creative

Unique, innovative, progressive and diverse. These are the newly introduced short-term certificate courses at Lady Shri Ram College. For students who yearn for more than a mere degree, these courses offer a creative edge along with an appreciation of aptitude.

education Updated: Jun 13, 2006 13:07 IST

Unique, innovative, progressive and diverse. These are the newly introduced short-term certificate courses at Lady Shri Ram College. For students who yearn for more than a mere degree, these courses offer a creative edge along with an appreciation of aptitude.

“Making the students aware of other avenues available with the normal education structure is the basic aim behind these courses,” says Kanika Khandelwal, media coordinator. Apart from the internal faculty, many eminent guest lecturers are also invited to share their professional views.

Vevbhuti Duggal, an English (H) graduate, took up the Art Appreciation course as she feels art and literature go hand-in-hand. “Guest lecturers like Gayatri Sinha, who works for the National Gallery, along with internal faculty covered different exhibitions and various art movements. I was able to implement this in my honors course.”

Apart from these short-term courses there is also a two-year diploma course on Peace Building and Conflict resolution. Shraddha Bhandari, a Political Science student calls it a ‘unique course’ due to the diversity in the teaching patterns and the course content.

Instead of classroom sessions, round table discussions are held and activities are discussed and imparted through power point presentations and reading.

“Although this is an upcoming job prospect in India, universities abroad like the University of Peace offer direct jobs in the United Nations. Apart from this, many NGO’s like Wiscom also offers teaching prospects.

"Many lecturers from LSR itself are teaching at the Centre of Justice and Peace Making at the University of Eastern Mennonite, Virginia.” “These courses take place after the college hours.

The students are so driven that working a few extra hours doesn’t stop them from making a mark for themselves. It adds to their portfolios,” says Kanika Khandelwal.