Plethora of skill-based courses on offer at DU to enhance CVs

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New Delhi, Aug 6: While the admissions to various UG programmes at Delhi University have almost closed, aspirants still have an option of taking up various certificate courses to enhance their CVs with options such as art appreciation, sign interpretation and even charkha spinning!

The varsity is now inviting applications for various certificate and diploma courses being offered at its various colleges. Among the popular offerings are language courses, media studies, corporate communication and photography.


The School of Languages, St Stephen's College, offers part-time diploma and advanced diploma courses in French, German, Spanish, Chines and Japanese.

"We have also introduced certificate courses in Italian and Korean from this year. These courses are open not only to DU students but also the public at large," Renish Geevarghese Abraham, Coordinator of the college's School of Languages said.

Language courses are also available at Daulat Ram College, Ramjas College and Hindu College.

The varsity's Equal Opportunity Cell (EOC) is offering three levels of courses in sign interpretation.

The course offered with A, B and C levels is of three months duration and classes are organised in afternoon.

Those interested in number crunching can opt for certificate programme in financial markets taught at Gargi College and Jesus and Mary College.

While JMC offers a stand-alone course on the subject focusing on capital budgeting, valuation concepts and managing short-term investment, at Gargi College financial markets is taught as part of a certificate programme in banking and financial services. 

JMC has also tied up with RK Films and Media Academy to offer three add-on certificate courses in media studies, advertising and marketing communication and camera and photography.

Gargi College offers programmes in mass communication as well as in advertising and marketing communication.

A certificate course in radio jockeying is available at the Institute of Home Economics (IHE) while a three-month certificate course in web journalism is offered by Shri Guru Teg Bahadur (SGTB) Khalsa College.

The varsity's Gandhi Bhawan is offering one-of-its kind certificate course in 'charkha spinning'.

The course is not just restricted to Delhi University students and is open to anyone who wishes to learn the art but prior registrations are mandatory.

The Gandhi Bhawan has 17 Yerawada charkhas on which students can practice.

On finishing 24 hours (12 classes), they will get a certificate by the university. JMC organises training for SAP as well.

"SAP is used in most software companies, and thus acts as an additional qualification which can help them later when it comes to finding jobs," says Pavitra Bhardwaj, co-ordinator for the college's SAP programme.

Other certificate courses on offer include nutrition for health; sports and fitness; early childhood care and education; management of individual and emotional well-being; event management and AutoCAD.

Ramjas College is offering courses in peace and conflict resolution; India in the era of globalisation; human rights studies; environmental management and law; Indian literatures: many voices within; mathematical skills and everyday life problems; introduction to risk management and insurance as well as interest theory.


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