The University of Delhi (DU) offers part-time courses in collaboration with private partners. These add-on courses are great for students looking to learn new skills.
Amid the soaring cut-offs, striving to secure a seat in your dream college and dealing with the pervasive ‘college versus course’ debate, many aspirants vying for their place in one of the country’s best universities, are unable to keep up with the hopes of pursuing their dream path.
DU’s add-on and certificate courses are a great option for both enrolled students as well as outsiders (only in certain colleges and courses) to enhance their skill-set. These courses allow aspirants to be able to study and explore verticals that not only pique their interest but also provide them with industry-ready credentials and expertise.
Designed as job-oriented ‘add-on certificate courses’ beyond the DU curriculum, these courses are recommended for all students seeking to accelerate their professional growth, and are offered by numerous colleges of the varsity in various disciplines. The classes are held after regular college hours and enable students to gain vocational training along with their regular bachelor’s degree, giving them a head start in the highly competitive job market.
Admissions to these courses can be secured by directly visiting the colleges before the course commences for the months August-November.
Visits to colleges are entertained during the office hours from Monday to Friday. For a few of the courses in certain colleges, being a current student or recent graduate either of DU, or the DU School of Open Learning (SOL) is mandatory. However, many colleges also have courses that are open to all. Since these courses are all of certificate-level, students having qualified 10+2 from a recognised Board are eligible to take admission.
These courses are organised in collaboration with private ventures (such as the popular RK Films and Media Academy). The fee ranges from INR 10,000 to INR 20,000 for these programmes having a duration of 3 to 9 months. Classes for the programmes are held post 3 p.m. on college premises, two to three days a week. The application form and information brochure are available in colleges against payment of INR 100. The programme fee has to be deposited in full amount in cash at the time of admission, which is non-refundable in case of withdrawal from the programme.
Here are a few of the popular colleges that offer various vocational courses along with the fee for Indian students. More details and updated fees structure/ eligibility criteria for the same can be found on the respective college websites:
- Jesus and Mary College, South Campus
- Theatre Acting & Dramatics (Fee: 15,000)
- Media studies (Fee: 15,000)
- Advertising and Marketing Communications (Fee: 15,000)
- Camera and Photography (Fee: 15,000)
- Hansraj College, North Campus
- Acting and Filmmaking (Fee: 30,000)
- Radio Jockeying, TV Journalism, Anchoring (Fee: 20,000)
- Mass Communication, Advertising, Marketing (Fee: 30,000)
- SGTB Khalsa College, North Campus
- Web Journalism (Fee: 12,500)
- Sports Economics and Marketing (Fee: 12,500)
- Gargi College, South Campus
- Advertising & Marketing Communication (Fee: 15,000)
- Banking & Financial Services (Fee: 15,000)
- Mass Communication (Fee: 15,000)
- Sri Venkateswara College, South Campus
- Travel and Tourism Management (Fee: 25,000)
- Intellectual Property Rights (Fee: 18,000)
- Ayur Biology (Fee: 3,500)
Whether you’re a Chemistry student who loves to capture moments with your lens or an English major interested in Web Journalism, the available add-on courses at DU promise to add to your skill-set and personality. So, get out there and make the most of these opportunities.
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