Short-term courses to scale up growth

Published: 20th August 2012 12:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th August 2012 10:56 AM   |  A+A-


■ Investment Banking  

Imarticus Learning’s Certified Investment Banking Operations Professional programme is designed for a career in operations, treasury and clearing functions within an investment bank.

Fee: Rs 85,000.

How to apply: Visit the website to fill up the admission form.

Last date of admission:

August 25.

Eligibility: MBA’s, bachelor/master degrees (with finance specialisation or interest). No prior work experience is necessary, but definitely preferred .

Duration: Four months.

Intake: 100.



Talentedge offers this certificate programme in its centres at Ghatkopar, Vashi, Andheri, Thane, Borivali, Dombivali, Delhi, Jaipur, Pune, Jabalpur, Kota, Bangalore and Kolkata.

Fee: Rs 71,000.

How to apply: Registration is on the spot.

Last date of admission: As per batch schedule.

Eligibility: Class XII graduates/college students who wish to prepare for an IT career along with their BA/BCom/BSc degree. First- and second-year engineering students can apply.

Duration: 1 year

intake: 15.



■  Broadcast and Digital Journalism

A joint certificate programme from NDTV, IndiaCan and Mahatma Gandhi University, this postgraduate diploma in broadcast and digital journalism emphasises on providing specialised training and mentorship on production, news gathering, scripting, shooting, editing, reporting and anchoring. The course is predominantly workshop driven with industry visits, which offer hands-on experience.

Fee: Rs 1.85 lakh.

How to apply: You can visit www. to download the online admission form. Alternatively, one can visit IndiaCan centres to get the form. Fill and submit the form with a registration fee of Rs 250 by cash or demand draft payable in favour of IndiaCan Education Pvt Ltd, payable at Delhi.

Last date of admission: August 31 for first batch. For the next batch, admissions will open on October 1.

Eligibility: Graduates (from any stream) with a passion for media and journalism, individuals appearing/appeared in qualifying examinations and working professionals aspiring to upgrade their skills to fast track their career can apply.

Duration: 12 months.

intake: 350 per batch across 10 cities.


■ Interior styling

Pearl Academy of Fashion, Chennai, offers a certificate course which will provide in-depth knowledge with the requisite skill-set about understanding home décor and furnishings. It will also teach you to grasp the shapes and styles that suit different interior spaces and learn which accessories are best suited for interior fabrics and products and how to use them.

Fee: Rs 2.5 lakh.

How to apply: You can apply online.

Last date of admission: Course commences in September. Admission is on first-come-first-serve basis.

Eligibility: High school graduates can apply.

Duration: 12 months.

Number of seats: 20.


■ Communication skills

Davars College, Mumbai, offers this advanced certificate course which will increases one’s vocabulary and builds confidence for group discussions.

Fee: Rs 4,700.

How to apply: Collect the enrollment form from the campus.

Last date of admission: Open throughout the year and classes are held from Monday to Friday.

Eligibility: Anyone with the basic knowledge of English can enrol.

Duration: Two months.

intake: No cap on seats.


 ■ Fashion Photography

JD Institute of Fashion Technology with centres across India offers a certificate course comprising two levels — basic level is for students who have not undergone any training. Level two is a three-month programme, aiming at students who have minimum two years of experience in photography. Students can directly take admission to the second level.

Fee: Rs 50,562.

How to apply: Selection will be based on a personal interview.

Last date of admission:

August 31.

Eligibility: Minimum eligibility is 10+2 from a recognised board in any discipline. Students waiting for their Class XII result may also apply.

Duration: Six months

intake: 20


■ Ayurveda Foundation

Ananda Spa Institute, New Delhi, offers a foundation course which will focus on the basics including the philosophy and science of Ayurveda. It will also include a thorough understanding to individual mind and body analysis. You would be trained on the following aspects — Abhyangam (full body massage), Shirodhara (pouring medicinal oils on head), Churnasveda (application of heat to body) and Mukhalepa (application of a medicinal face pack).

Fee: Rs 40,000.

How to apply: Admission forms are available online.

Last date of admission: Admissions are open round the year.

Eligibility: Class X graduates can apply.

Duration: Four weeks.

intake: No cap on seats.


■ Food Beverages Service

Madhuban Academy of Hospitality and Research, Dehradun, offers a diploma course that includes in-depth knowledge of safety at work, hygiene at work, security at work, personal skills and attributes, customer care, product knowledge, billing and checking procedures, general pre-service procedures, providing a table service, provide a silver service, provide a counter service, provide a carvery or buffet service, provide other styles of table service and provide a table drinks service.

Fee: Rs 65,000.

How to apply: Admission will be subjected to Mahar Entrance Test.

Last date of admission:

August 31.

Eligibility: Class X graduates and those with higher qualifications can apply.

Duration: Five months theory and six months training concludes the course.

intake: 15.


— Compiled by Deepshikha Punj


■  Gemology and

Crystal gazing

Institute of Vedic Astrology, Indore, offers a diploma which will teach you the applications of gems and crystals in healing, application in psychology, spiritual upliftment, curing diseases, improving concentration and memory, remedy and planetary empowerment.

Fee: Rs 6,700.

How to apply: Application form can be downloaded from the website. There is no last date to apply.

Eligibility: High school graduates can apply.

intake: No cap on seats.



■ Food Preparation

UEI Global Institute with centres in Agra, Chandigarh, Delhi, Dehradun, Faridabad, Jaipur, Jullundhar, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Pune, Raipur and Thiruvananthapuram, offers an one-year certificate course intended to equip students in front line positions in the food production department. The programme is both vocational and modular. It is highly skills oriented, designed and developed under the academic supervision of The

Hotelschool The Hague, The Netherlands. The programme lays a strong foundation on quality and quantity food production (cooking) techniques. It gives special emphasis on international and Indian cuisines, operational aspects, knowledge of International standards like HACCP and menu engineering.

Fee: Rs 1 lakh.

How to apply: Brochure and prospectus is available at all institutes. They can also be downloaded from the website.

Last date of admission: August 31.

Eligibility: 10+2.

intake: 30.


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