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Check out some interesting courses offered by different universities where admissions are still on Vimal Chander Joshi reports

education Updated: Mar 10, 2010 10:38 IST
Vimal Chander Joshi
Vimal Chander Joshi
Hindustan Times

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.
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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
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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
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Compiled byVimal Chander Joshi

First Published: Mar 09, 2010 11:42 IST