In today’s world, there is competition everywhere in every field. But at the same time, there is an infinite number of fields and opportunities for an individual to have excel in. In this present age, there are innumerable options in form of Short Term Courses which will help the students to find a better career, a job with ease.
After passing the high school or 12th standard examination, students usually find themselves in a dilemma of which course or field to choose from. They get confused as they don’t have the complete knowledge about the options they have and in most of the cases, their options are limited to a very few numbers of orthodox fields and career paths like an engineer, doctor, chartered accountant etc.
However, not every student is meant to be a doctor or an engineer, every person has a different skill set and a unique field they can excel in which may or may not be the orthodox fields as per standards. In this article, we discuss few Short Term Courses that can be opted by students to kick-start their career in a field they want to. Some of them include:
- Traditional diploma courses like diploma in business management, journalism and mass communication, fine Arts, catering, hospitality and aviation, computer application, interior designing, and engineering.
- One can easily find jobs in a call center or as a freelancer in creative writing after taking up courses conducted by the British Council in BPO Skills (telephone marketing and negotiating), and creative writing.
- One can opt for diploma courses on Fashion Technology rather than going through the rigmarole of a full degree course in the same.
- In India, there is the Indian Institute of Bartending (IIBT), which offers diploma courses. Lack of knowledge about the existence of this course acts as a disadvantage for the students who have a real interest in this field, as there is lack of competition and a job placement is assured.
- A job as a translator can be secured by learning a foreign language. With the borders across the globe slowly erasing, translators are very much in demand.
Some Short Term Courses Based on the Stream taken in 12th
Science: Science students have varied options. There are diploma courses are available in physiotherapy, medical lab technician, radiology lab technician, nursing, diploma in electrical, mechanical, civil, IT engineering, diploma in ophthalmology etc.
Commerce: For Commerce students, there are diploma courses like diploma in financial accounting, banking, portfolio management, industrial accountancy and certificate programme in insurance.
Arts: Arts students have the option of going in for a diploma and certificate courses available in broadcast journalism, RJ, filmmaking and direction, editing and production, sound recording, gems and jewellery, airport management and so on and so forth.
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Some Popular Short Term Courses After 12th:
- Diploma in Education Technology (DET)
This diploma course is offered by MP Bhoj University. It is of 1-year duration. Fees for this course is Rs. 6,900. Its aim is to produce teachers who are technologically sound and enabled. It teaches the educators/teachers to integrate multimedia content into their present teaching practices and use information and communication technologies for imparting education.
The programme includes usage of Multimedia and Graphics Tools, MS-Office training, and a project work which gets spread over a period of one-year minimum and can be completed in 3 years maximum.
- Systematic Training and Education Programme (STEP)
STEP is a diploma course offered by Oberoi Group. It offers practical training at a hotel of The Oberoi Group. This training involves the four core operational departments in a hotel: Kitchen, Housekeeping, Food and Beverage Service and Front Office. A successful completion of this course results in an opportunity as an operational assistant at hotels of The Oberoi Group along with a Bachelor of Tourism Studies (BTS) degree from IGNOU and a certificate of Proficiency from The Oberoi Group.
- Retail Management Programme
It is a 12-month long programme offered by IIJT. Fees for this programme is Rs 35,000. The retail sector is emerging as one of the largest sectors in terms of its employment potential with the estimated manpower requirements at over a million new positions in the coming decade. This Programme was started looking at the increasing demand for the human resource in the retail sector.
This course aims at training students in the supply chain, retail finance, soft skills and retail store operation concepts. It is meant to train individuals primarily for customer interface positions, and some of them for logistics and back-end operations. The front office functions which need persuasive skills would demand good communication skills.
- Diploma in Food & Beverage Services Management
This course is of 1-year duration and is offered by Maharshi Dayanand University to Class XII pass outs. Total fees for this course is 21,900. The course imparts training on Food & Beverage service equipments handling, Food & Beverage services, and its methods along with practical training on knowledge of equipment, food service methods and its terminology, and personal grooming. Admission to this course is made according to merit determined on the basis of marks secured in class XII which is given 70% weightage, Group discussion which is given 20% weightage and Interview which is given 10% weightage.
- Kuoni Academy IATA-UFTAA Foundation/Consultant
Kuoni Academy is the education division of Kuoni Travel India Pvt. Ltd. which aims to fulfil the role of a knowledge institute, professionally developing thousands of youngsters to face the rigours of the service industry. The duration of the course is 4 – 6 months per level. The IATA foundation course provides an individual with essential skills and knowledge in selling travel and tourism services and products. Students can find jobs with leading brands in the tourism & travel sector such as Make My Trip, Goibibo, Cox & Kings, and others after successfully completing this course.
- Radio Jockeying & TV News Reading
R.K. Films & Media Academy, Delhi in partnership with Delhi University has launched part-time certificate course in TV News Reading and Radio Jockeying for all the students pursuing various courses with the Delhi University. Indian Media & Entertainment industry is set to grow more than 12% due to the exponential growth in the number of media channels, newspapers and non-stop 24 hours radio channels. R.K. Academy trains the students with on-hand working beside the essential text knowledge as it provides its students with complete practical exposure to the subjects and trainers themselves are working professionals from the industry itself who are well versed with day-to-day working in their respective industry. Fees for this course is Rs. 15,000 and duration of the course is 3 months.
- Diploma in Teaching English (DTE)
This 1-year course is by Symbiosis Center for Distance learning. The fees for the course is Rs. 7,000. Candidate needs to be at least 16 years old and 12th grade pass with minimum 50% marks in English Subject. This programme aims to develop prospective teachers at primary and secondary school levels and to develop proficiency in the method of teaching English. Besides teaching the methodology, the programme also aims at developing writing, reading skills and Instructional Methodologies of English Language, Teaching English at Primary/ Secondary/ Higher Sec/ UG level English language vocabulary. The programme is designed to bridge the gap in theory and practice of methodology of teaching English.
Apart from these courses, there is an uncountable number of other short term courses available, which require only 12th pass as the eligibility criteria and can easily provide as an initial part-time or full-time career option for any individual.
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