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Eight hot new courses that will kickstart your career!

November 19, 2013 18:31 IST

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Soham Bhaumik and Lamya Karachiwala, YouthIncMag

From sports science to aviation, here are some brand new courses that are available for Indian students at the post graduate level.

In the last two years, India has witnessed a range of new courses across sectors.

Here, we've hand-picked some really interesting programmes available at the post graduate level for you to consider.

1. Course name: Post Graduate Diploma In C4D (Communication For Development)
Institute: Xavier Institute Of Communication (XIC), Mumbai
Start date: July 2013
Duration: 15 months

Course highlights

This course, in association with UNICEF, will teach skills involved in public service advertising, journalistic writing, documentary film-making and screen writing for television.

The theoretical part of the course will be primarily focused on studying development.

The course is designed in such a way that the students pursuing this course will come to deal with the history and realities of development not only in India, but also abroad.

Graduates from any stream with good communication skills and a passion to create social change can apply.

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2. Course name: Master Of Arts In European Studies
Institute: Manipal University
Start date: 2012
Duration: Two years

Course highlights

It is a two-year master programme with one year of study in Manipal University followed by the opportunity to study the second year in one of the partner universities in Europe.

It is designed to train students in various aspects of European studies: economic, political, sociocultural and developmental.

The course offers an opportunity to learn two international languages -- French and German.

Selection is based on the performance in the qualifying exam and an interview taken at the university.

Course fees are Rs 30,000 for the first year and according to the fees charged by the host college for the second year.


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3. Course Name: Master of Technology in Aviation
Institute: University of Pune
Start date: September 2013
Duration: Two years

Course highlights

During the course, students will study at UoP's Department of Technology for the first six months while the remaining three semesters would involve onsite training at the FFL facilities in Germany, eventually leading to a European flying licence by German aviation regulator LBA.

The basic qualification required to join the new semester pattern course is a degree in engineering or technology branch.

The cost is approximately Rs 55 lakh (inclusive of medical, insurance and flying licence expenses).


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4. Course name: Master in Public Policy
Institute: St Xavier's College, Mumbai
Start date: July 2013
Duration: Two years (Four semesters)

Course highlights

This course will look to provide future policy makers and policy analysts with a practical skill set to help them introduce and make better policies.

The course will be relevant to graduates from any stream looking to teach and/or undertake research in public policy, intend to join government departments/public service or want to work with a policy research centre.

The course consists of ten core subjects and six electives which can be chosen from nine electives.

The college will be offering 30 seats with an estimated course fee of around Rs 50,000.


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5. Course name: Master of Art in Ancient Indian Culture and Archaeology (MA AICA) and Master of Art in Buddhist Studies (MA-BS)
Institute: Mumbai University
Start date: July 2012
Duration: Two years

Course highlights

The MA-AICA comprises papers ranging from prehistoric India to history of theatre and performing arts in India.

There are even applied papers like epigraphy, manuscriptology, cultural tourism, etc.

The MA-BS course will be taught with multiple methodological approaches.

It will include studies of Buddhist literature in Pali, Tibetan, Sanskrit, art and architecture in India and abroad, development of Buddhist ethics and philosophy, etc.

There will be a definite focus on the Buddhist world-view and its socio-cultural analysis.

Field visits, wherever required, will also be included.

Interested applicants will be required to hold a bachelor's degree from the University of Mumbai or any other UGC recognised university.


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6. Course name: Master of Science in Exercise and Sports Science
Institute: Manipal University
Start date: 2012
Duration: Two years

Course highlights

It is a dual degree. The student will spend the first year in Manipal University and the second year in AUT University, New Zealand.

Course content includes exercise physiology, advanced human movement studies, enhancing muscular performance, applied nutrition and applied science, integrative and quantitative research and dissertation.

Aspirants need to have a bachelor's degree in physiotherapy or occupational therapy or exercise and sports sciences.

Panjab University and NIMS University, Rajasthan offer a similar Master in Sports Science degree which is not a dual degree.


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7. Course name: Post Graduate Diploma in Jewellery Sales and Retail Operations
Institute: Manipal Institute of Jewellery Management
Start date: 2012
Duration: Three semesters

Course highlights

Subjects like communication skills, jewellery designing, jewellery business in India, marketing, salesmanship and retailing, computer application, etc are covered in the first two semesters.

Third semester comprises an industrial internship.

Graduates in any stream who have obtained a minimum of 50 per cent marks in aggregate in the qualifying examination may apply. There is no entrance test.


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8. Course name: Cloud Computing Course
Institute: IIJT (Indian Institute of Job Training), all centres across India
Start date: 2012
Duration: One year

Course highlights

The course looks to cover the management of essential operation components such as policies, processes, equipment, data, human resources and external contacts for overall effectiveness.

The course will comprise six modules.


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