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Colleges think out of the box this session

india Updated: Jun 19, 2011 00:53 IST
Vimal Chander Joshi

A private college aims to prepare students to choose a career in realty, considering the rapid growth of this sector in the Millennium City. Ansal Institute of Technology has stated a post-graduate programme in real estate management.

“This sector will grow manifold and it plays a crucial role in the Indian economy. It is also the second largest employer after agriculture. I expect at least 30% growth by the end of next decade,” said Surajit Roy, director of Ansal Institute of Technology.

But this college is not alone in preparing students for a career in real estate. A host of institutes in Gurgaon have made inroads into uncharted territory by starting unique courses this session.

The School of Inspired Leadership (Soil) — a consortium of 32 corporates — started two courses called 'emerging leader booster programme' and 'early entrepreneur development programme'.

“The early entrepreneur course will help aspiring entrepreneurs start, manage and grow their ventures,” said Anil Sachdev, CEO of Soil.

The Manesar campus of Amity University has also started 32 programmes this session, which include LLM programme.

“Other programmes we are planning to start include medical courses, such as MSc in optometry and MBA in hospital administration,” said Savita Mehta, vice-president (communications), Amity University.

Even a government college is not far behind in starting new courses. The Government Girls’ College, affiliated to Maharishi Dayanand University, now offers MCA course for girls. “Girls are good as much as boys in computer science. The university will select students directly and the college will play no role in the admission process,” said Ashok Diwakar, principal of Government Girls' College.