8 interesting courses to sync your passion with your career

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For the ones who want to start business at their door step, there are some off-beat courses which can be the best option for them. Soon after getting a diploma or degree in it, they can start earning. So there are some courses with the name of popular institute which is jotted down together. The employability rate is very less.

  • Less than 11 per cent of hotel management graduates 'employable' (economictimes.indiatimes.com)
  • National Employability Report 2015 reports indicate that 80% of engineering graduates are unemployable
  • The Fact is – On an average more than 50 lakh students graduate every year in India, a three, four or five years of degree after 12th standard from all the streams. More than 75%+ students are entering the job market and ‘Nearly 47 per cent graduates in India unemployable’- (thehindu.com).

2 reasons why students lack job-specific skills –

  1. Our education system is more theory oriented. It gives more focus on acquiring bookish knowledge rather than application, of what is learnt. The picture is slowly changing, but there needs to be a perfect balance between the two.
  2. People have strong beliefs in our Indian culture which is a myth that – pursue a degree and you will get a job. What degree? It doesn’t matter to just be a graduate. While acquiring the degree; students rarely think about what job specific skills they must acquire so that they have a better chance of employment. This is what people should think of!

Here are some of the courses which will be really helpful if you have interest in any of it:

1-Graphic Design:

The need to graphic designers is for almost every sector now. With the help of graphics, you can explain using fewer words easily and more properly. Blogs, start-ups, films, media and many other sectors are there where there is a great need of it. This course may set your future id done in a proper way. By this, you can work from home.

Courses for Graphics Design:

  1. Diploma in Graphics Design Rich Media
  2. Graphic Designing

Popular institutes

  1. National Institute of Design (Ahmadabad)
  2. Industrial Design Centre (IDC) - (Mumbai)
  3. Instrument Design and development centre (Delhi)
  4. Department of Design (Guwahti)

2-Animation Design:

Be it from films to advertisements, books to blogs, almost everywhere, the use of animation has increased a lot. The cartoon channels have also started to increase in a large scale but the students who are learning this course or the no. of students actually moving forward in this field are very less comparatively to other courses. In this condition, this course can be the best option for any student out there. This course can be done at a very early age just after 12th.

Courses of Animation:

  1. B.Sc Animation
  2. Diploma 3D Animation
  3. Diploma in Animation
  4. Digital Graphics Animation

Popular Institutes:

  1. Arena Multimedia (Delhi, Bengaluru, Noida, Mumbai)
  2. Global School of Animation (New Delhi, Chennai)
  3. Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematic (MAAC), Mumbai
  4. Tekno Point Multimedia (Bengaluru)

3-Video Editing:

The people who edit the recorded videos are called video editors. During the process, the raw video is edited as per the concept. Keeping in mind about the theme i.e. marriage, film, media etc., the video is edited with different software’s.

Courses for Video Editing:

  1. MFA in Media Design
  2. BS in Digital Cinematography
  3. Master of Arts in Film and TV

Popular Institutes:

  1. Film and Television Institute of India (Pune)
  2. Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (Kolkata)
  3. Whistling Woods International (Mumbai)
  4. Center for research in Art of Film and Television (Delhi)
  5. Asian Academy of Film and Television (Noida)

4-Spa Management:

Spa Management has come out as a new and better option. People can take both diploma and degree courses. After doing this course, one can start their own business at home of spa providers. Even now, spa is available only in the big cities instead of it being so easy to learn and work on.

Courses on Spa Management:

  1. Spa Management Certificate
  2. Spa and Hospitality Management
  3. Spa Management BA (Hons)

Popular Institutes:

  1. Ananda Spa Institute (Hyderabad)
  2. Orient Spa Academy (Jaipur)
  3. International Spa Academy (Kerala)
  4. Spa Consultants (Pune)

5-Beautician Courses:

Be it a girl or boy, beauty parlors are there for both. The no. of parlors for girls are more than men, but there is a great trend of getting the good beauticians to get stuff done, people with higher qualities or standard are paid more even if two beauticians are working in the same parlor. In this case, there is a high demand of good beauticians.

Beautician Certificate Courses:

  1. Diploma in Hair Designing
  2. Diploma in Cosmetics
  3. Diploma in Electro logy
  4. Diploma in Hair Styling and Hair Coloring
  5. CIDESCO Diploma n Beauty Therapy

Popular Institutes:

  1. Butic Institute of Beauty Therapy and Hair Dressing (Mumbai)
  2. Christine Valmy International School of Esthetics (Mumbai)
  3. Enrich Salon and Academy (Mumbai)
  4. L.T.A. School of Beauty (Mumbai)

6-Event Management:

To make every small event successful, Event Manager has a hand behind it. Take it a party, marriage, some fest or any event, the work of management is very important. Due the Event manager’s execution only, the events are on. That is why; event management gives a sense of security of work. After doing this course, you can run your business company or else join someone else.

Courses for Event Management:

  1. DEM-Diploma Course in Event Management
  2. PGDEM-Post graduate Diploma Course in Event Management
  3. PGDEMA- Post graduate Diploma Course in Event Management and Activation
  4. MBA in Event Management

Popular Institutes:

  1. Event Management Development Institute
  2. Amity university of Event Management
  3. National Institute of Event Management
  4. The International Centre for Event Marketing Management (ICEM)
  5. Institute for Tourism Future Management Trends (ITFT)

7-Fashion Designing:

In the name of fashion, every other day, new variety is coming up in the society. Mostly designer dresses are included in it. The demand and pricing of these dresses are pretty high. Marriage, birthday parties, for any small or big event, people these days want to wear designer dresses. Even in film industry, there is a high demand for fashion designers .the duration to attain bachelor degree in it is 4 years.

Courses for fashion designing:

  1. B.Sc degree in Fashion, Interior and Textile design
  2. B. Des. (Accessory design)
  3. B. Des. (Fashion design)
  4. B. Des. (Textile design)

Popular Institutes:

  1. National Institute of Design (NID)
  2. National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)
  3. Pearl Academy of Fashion (PAF)
  4. Symbiosis Centre of Design (SID)
  5. Northern Institute of Fashion Technology (NIIFT)

8-Food Chemist:

Those students who have interest or knowledge about food, they can take up this course and set their career in this direction. Food chemist checks the quality of food like of biscuits, tooth paste etc. They can even be a cook later in their field or teach other people and set up their own classes at home.

Courses for Food Chemistry:

  1. B.Sc. in Food Chemistry
  2. M.Sc. in Food Chemistry
  3. M.Sc. Biochemistry

Popular Institutes:

  1. Danapackiyam Krishnasamy Mudaliar College for Women, Tamil Nadu
  2. Loyola College, Tamil Nadu
  3. Mar Athanasios College for Advanced Studies (MACFAST), Kerala.


It’s imperative that students should know about courses, must understand that what he or she is passionate about. Peer pressure, parental pressure and lack of aspiration may lead you into a dead field. Before one decides what he aspires to be, it is absolutely essential to know what you are passionate about and whether your passion will make you earn a decent living or not.


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