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New courses in city colleges get good response

The trend of opting for MBBS,B Tech and CA as a career option,is today being overpowered by a number of other interesting courses.

Written by SUKHMANI KAUR | Chandigarh | Published: June 11, 2013 2:51:00 am

WITH colleges starting new courses every year,the admission process is witnessing a slight change. The trend of opting for MBBS,B Tech and CA as a career option,is today being overpowered by a number of other interesting courses.

“Students are now opting more for B Sc non-medical than Engineering,” said Prof H S Sohi,principal of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College,Sector 26.

GGDSD College Sector 32 is all set to start MSc Physics,MA Economics and MSc Biochemistry this year. Moreover,the college has 24 ‘add on’ courses in the field of Commerce,Arts,Science and Computer/ IT Portfolio Management and Security Analysis,Event Management,Journalism,Fashion Designing and Cosmetology.

“We have experienced a good response from the students seeking admission in the field of BBA and B Sc non-medical,” said Dr Bhushan Kumar Sharma,Principal,SD College-32.

Interestingly,MCM DAV College for Women,Sector 36 offers four ‘add-on’ courses in the field of Cosmetology,Video Reporting,Interior Designing and Decoration and Communicative English. The college has also come up with post-graduation diploma course in Cosmetology and Beauty Care.

Sri Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College,Sector 26,after witnessing a good response in first unit,has introduced M Com,second unit,this year.

DAV College,Sector 10,conducts evening classes for postgraduate diploma courses in Computer Applications,Marketing Management and Mass Communication.

“We have increased the number of seats in various courses and are not accepting applicants holding less than 55 per cent in the class 12 exams,as we are emphasizing more on quality over quantity,” said Dr B C Josan,principal,DAV College,Sector 10.

Similarly,Postgraduate Government College for Girls,Sector 11 offers six career-oriented courses,including Guidance and Counseling,Web Designing and Multimedia,Floriculture and Landscaping,Mass Media and Video Production and a certificate course in Office Management. The institute will begin Cosmetology this year.

Postgraduate Government College,Sector 11 will be starting with Event Management and Office Management (for girls) as add-on courses.

The colleges are trying their best to build a foundation for students and prepare them for the industrial sector by adding something new to their academics,every year.

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