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It’s been over a decade now and the vogue of ‘add-on’ certificate courses offered at Delhi University’s Colleges and Centres still dominates. The trend started with just couple of course at S.G.T.B. Khalsa College and Miranda House around 2006. Today, more than half-a-dozen of DU Colleges offers vocational and skill-based certificate courses that are open to all (with no concerns over class 12th marks).

With limited seats available in full-time regular courses, the students aspiring to study in DU can also consider to enroll in these pocket-friendly certificate courses which hold market value. The classes for such certificate courses are usually held after regular college hours making it convenient for a full-time student from DU or other universities to pursue the certificate courses simultaneously.

From becoming an actor, filmmaker, photographer to a digital marketing expert, DU has got it all. Popular courses to enroll are at Hansraj College that offers add-on courses in Acting, Filmmaking, Mass Communication, Advertising, Radio Jockeying, Anchoring & Television Journalism.

Next in the league are Jesus & Mary College (JMC), Bharati College & Kalindi College that offers courses in Media Studies, Advertising & Marketing, Photography, Films & TV Production, Direction and Photojournalism. Except at JMC, all other colleges programs are co-educational in natures.

Other skill based programs offered by Campus of Open Learning includes Digital & Social Media Marketing, Theatre Acting, Fine Arts, Interior Design, Graphic Design and Animation (2D & 3D).

The admissions for 2018 session are now open and direct (on first-come-first-served basis). Forms and details can be obtained by visiting the respective campus or from their official websites. Students may also contact or WhatsApp their queries at helpline number 09312237583.

Information Sources:

Hansraj College (DU), North Campus, Malka Ganj, Delhi

http://hansrajcollege.ac.in/academics/courses/filmmedia.php

Jesus & Mary College (DU), Chanakyapuri, Delhi

http://www.jmc.ac.in/academics/courses/certificate-courses/

Kalindi College (DU), East Patel Nagar, Delhi

http://kalindi.du.ac.in/index.php?page=add-on-courses

Campus of Open Learning (DU), Keshav Puram, Delhi

http://col.du.ac.in/rkfma.php

Bharati College (DU), Janak Puri, Delhi

https://www.bharaticollege.org/

If you are a Chemistry Honours student and your heart is set on Media Studies or you are looking to upgrade your CV, then short term and certificate add-on courses are what you desire. Every year, usually from August to November, various colleges in the University of Delhi open select, part-time vocational programmes for undergraduate, postgraduate, and international students.

A majority of these courses are organized by private organizations which make them expensive, and since the faculty is also recruited from private, chances are the teaching is often unimpressive. Arushi Kapoor, a French Hons. student, studied the Mass Communication, Advertising and Marketing add-on course offered by Hans Raj College last year. Recalling her experience she says, “Even though the course sounded very interesting, it, unfortunately, didn’t add any value in my understanding of media. I had expected a lot more. I will not recommend it to anyone.”

While language courses are already popular, it is the career-oriented courses that are now quickly becoming most sought after.  The certificates for these courses are issued by the respective colleges, and the classes are held after regular college hours for the convenience of the students.

List of Add-On and Certificate Courses offered by the University of Delhi

1. Kalindi College

The minimum qualification for all courses is 10+2 examination. Students from outside can also apply.

  • Video Production- The course is for 5 months in association with RK Films & Media Academy. The classes will take place after regular college hours.
  • Photo Journalism- The course is for 5 months in association with RK Films & Media Academy. The classes will take place after regular college hours.
  • Foreign Language (French)
  • Foreign Language (Chinese)
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Communication Skills and Personality Development

More information can be accessed here.

2. Ramjas College

The College offers part-time certificate courses in the following languages:

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Chinese
  • Japanese

For more information, please visit the website.

According to various media organizations, Ramjas College offers 26 add-on courses; the highest by any University of Delhi college. However, on the official website, there is no information related to the same.

3. Hans Raj College

Hans Raj College offers three job-oriented add-on certificate courses in the field of media and advertisements. These courses are organized by RK Films & Media Academy. Admission is on a first come, first serve basis.

The programmes offered include:

  • Radio Jockeying, Anchoring & TV JournalismThe course is for 5 months, and it will cost 20,000
  • Acting and FilmmakingThe course is for 6 months, and it will cost 30,000
  • Mass Communication, Advertising & Marketing- The course is for 6 months, and it will cost 30,000

The classes will be two or three days a week, after 3 pm.

More information can be found here.

4. Jesus and Mary College 

Jesus and Mary College, in collaboration with the RK Films & Media Academy, offers three job-oriented add-on certificate courses in the field of media and advertisements. All programmes will run for 6 months and cost Rs. 15,000.

The programmes offered include

  • Media studies
  • Advertising and Marketing Communications
  • Camera and Photography 

The classes will commence by the first or second week of August, for two to three days a week, after 3 pm.

For more information, please visit the website.

5. Gargi College

The college offers additional courses in the following fields:

  • Advertising and Marketing Communications
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Language Course: German

The information about duration, schedule and fee will be soon updated on the college website.

6. Hindu College

The College has introduced short-term certificate courses in the following languages:

  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Spanish

The information about duration, schedule and fee will be soon updated on the college website.

7. College of Vocational Studies (CVS)

CVS offers one-year certificate courses in:

  • German
  • French

Admission forms will be available from 3rd July to 28th of July, 2017 between 10:00 AM to l:00 PM on all working days. The course fee is Rs.13, 000.

For more information, visit the website.

8. Miranda House

The college offers an array of additional courses to cater to the interests of students.

  • The college offers one-year certificate courses in French, German, and Spanish in collaboration with the Department of Germanic and Romance Studies, University of Delhi.
  • Eligibility: 10 + 2
  • Duration of the Course: 1 Year
  • Number of Seats: 40 each
  • Selection Criteria: Merit in various categories

For more information, please visit the college website.

Computer Application

  • Eligibility: 10 + 2
  • Duration of the Course: 2 months
  • Number of Seats: Groups of 20
  • Selection Criteria:Written test/ interview
  • Fee: To be announce

   Operations Research

  • Eligibility: I, II and III year students of the college
  • Duration of the Course: 18 Sessions
  • Number of seats: 30
  • Selection Criteria: Interview
  • Fee: Rs. 3,000

Medical Biotechnology

  • Eligibility: B. Sc. II/ III year students
  • Duration of the Course: 72 hours
  • Number of seats: 20
  • Selection Criteria: Merit/interview
  • Fee: Rs. 7,000

Bio Informatics and Silicon Medicine

  • Minimum Qualifications: B.Sc. in any life science branch.
  • Number of Seats: 20 each
  • Selection Criteria: Merit list
  • Fee: Rs. 5,000

The Rhetoric Course, Rethinking the Obvious – Examining the Rhetoric of Development

  • Eligibility: Open to students from B.A.(H) and B.A. Program Semester 3/5
  • Duration of the Course: 10 weeks
  • Number of seats: 25
  • Fee: Rs 5000

Computer applications for visually challenged students

  • Duration of the Course: 4 months (16 weeks)
  • Fee: No fee will be charged for this course.
  • The course will be conducted in ‘Amba Dalmia Resource Centre’, a part of the college library.

More information can be accessed here.

9. Sri Venkateswara College

 Part time Courses in French, German, Mandarin (Chinese), Russian, and Spanish Language. Candidates who have passed 10+2 with an aggregate of at least 45% marks are eligible to apply. For more information, please visit the website.

Indian Music and Culture

  • Total number of seats: 25
  • Eligibility Criteria- Students of Sri Venkateswara College pursuing degree programs in any subject may apply. Selection will be done on the basis of merit.
  • Duration of the Course: August to November 2017. The classes will be held on Saturdays & holidays.
  • Fee: Rs. 3,500

For more information, please visit the website.

Ayur Biology

  • Total number of seats- 25
  • Eligibility Criteria- Candidates who have passed 10+2 with an aggregate of at least 45%  marks are eligible to apply.
  • Duration of the course – August to November. The classes will be held on Saturdays and holidays.
  • Course Fee- Rs. 3,500

For more information visit, please visit the website.

Tourism and Travel Management.

  • Total number of seats- 40
  • Eligibility Criteria- Candidates who have passed 10+2  with an aggregate of at least 45% marks are eligible to apply.
  • Duration of the course – 1 year. The classes will be held on a weekly basis.
  • Course fee- Rs. 25, 000

For more information, please visit the website.

10. Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce 

Language Courses in French and German

For more information, please visit the website.

Business Data Analytics in collaboration with BSE Institute Ltd.

For more information, please visit the website.

Mastering the Stock Market- an Experiential Learning in collaboration with BSE Institute Ltd.

For more information, please visit the website.

Integrated Course on Financial Market in collaboration with BSE Institute Ltd.

For more information, please visit the website.

 

 

Feature Image Credits: Herman Miller

 

Niharika Dabral

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Jesus and Mary College (JMC), in collaboration with RK Films and Media Academy (RKFMA), has introduced two new add-on courses in the field of media for the academic year 2015.

Students of JMC as well of other colleges pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate studies can apply for these courses. To ensure convenience for all students, the classes will be held after regular college hours.

The courses available are Media Studies, Advertising & Media Communication and Camera & Photography. The fee for each course is Rs.15,000 and the duration will be 6 months.

“We acknowledge the overwhelming responses of the student who completed the Media Studies add-on course last year in 2014. This year, the MoU has been renewed for two additional courses and we anticipate greater participation from the student community. The trainers engaged for the courses are all practicing professionals. This will certainly help a student in gaining relevant industry knowledge hands-on and that too at a very affordable fee,” says Deepak Bansal, Director of RKFMA.

The certification shall be done at the end of the respective courses jointly by JMC and RKFMA. The first phase of admissions will conclude on 14th August. Classes are expected to commence after 15th August.

Students who are interested can contact the accounts office of the college in the hours between 9AM and 4PM. For further details, one may dial 09312237583 or drop an e-mail at [email protected]

 

Lovleen Kaur

[email protected]