12th standard is such a cross road in education where you have to choose a right path in the competitive world, choosing out of the box courses is a critical factor
After passing his class 12th exam from an Inter College of Bhagalpur, Amit Raj is failing to decide that what comes after it. The household fails to support his higher education. Today when there is an intense competition for job opportunities among well trained and educated youth, who will employ a 12th pass Amit? Yes, Amit can also find opportunities, on a condition that he will have to move towards those courses, which in six months or a year, train students to stand out in the crowd. Let’s know about such courses, which offer immense opportunities for a career.
Yoga: Income along with Health
Today, the popularity of Yoga is multiplying not only in Bharat, but world over. To liberate people from their tense life style, trained Yoga instructors are in great demand today. A diploma is required to be an instructor.
Eligibility: One can enrol in related courses after their 10th or 12th examination. Many educational institutes are offering certificate, diploma and degree courses in Yoga across the country.
Opportunities and Salary: One can find jobs in schools, hospitals and many employee training facilities as well. One can extend training in various private companies, hotels, hospitals or can have their own coaching centres as well. In the early period, any Yoga instructor can earn 20-25 thousand Rupees per month easily.
l Morarji Desai National Institute of
Yoga, New Delhi
l Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres and Ashram
l Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy, New Delhi www.ccryn.org
l Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri National Sanskrit Vidypeeth (Recognised University), Katwariya Sarai,
Travel and Tourism: Around the World
A report of World Travel and Tourism Council states that job opportunities in this sector has increased due to Govt of India’s initiatives in relaxing Visa norms and improving the structural facilities. The geographical and historical heritage of the country has attracted many visitors to them, and consequently the opportunities have increased along.
Eligibility: One can commit to degree, PG degree, diploma and certificate courses for a career in this field. It is compulsory to have passed 12th for enrolling in degree courses. Some institutes also offer certificate course after 12th exams.
Opportunities and Salary
There are opportunities in governmental as well as private sectors. Airlines companies, Hotels or makemytip.com kind of companies hire Tour Managers, Tour Planners, Interpreters, Guides and Travel Agents. Starting is with 20 to 25 thousand rupees per month.
l Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management, New Delhi http://iittm.net
l University of Delhi, New Delhi
Human Rights: Career in fighting for Rights
There is an increasing demand in this field for trained professionals. Many NGOs today even work on the issues of human rights. Those working in this field are called human right activists. One can simultaneously have a career in this field and serve people by fighting for their rights.
Opportunities and Salary: One can work with national and international agencies which work for human rights, such as National Human Rights Commission, National Children Commission, Labour Department, Red Cross, etc. Apart from this, one can work with those units of United Nations which work for human rights.
l Indian Institute of Human Rights, New Delhi
l Indira Gandhi National Open University
l Jamia Millia Islamia University,
Public Relations: The Expertise in Image Building
Youth who have artistic excellence in conversation can excel in this field. This involves meeting people in course of the work. Today almost all companies avail services of these professionals for an image makeover.
Eligibility: Many institutes offer short term courses for 12th pass candidates. Usually courses in Public Relations are of the PG level. It requires having an undergraduate degree.
Opportunity and Salary: There are ample job opportunities in both public and private sectors. Especially corporate companies, media houses, banks, insurance, finance, investment companies, along with export companies have lots of demand. Starting with 15-20 thousands rupees per month.
l Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi
l Jamia Milia Islamia University,
l Makhanlal Chaturvedi National Journalism and Mass Communication University, Bhopal
Foreign Languages: World Wide Career
Many foreign firms have spread their business in India after globalisation. This has led to an increase in demand of the experts of foreign languages. Such professionals can work in many ways such as tour operators, interpreters or translators.
Eligibility: One can pursue a three year undergraduate degree after 12th. The options of certificate or diploma courses are also open.
Opportunities and Salary: There is an immense demand of the foreign language experts in UN. Such professionals are also in demand in national-international companies and NGOs. One can also work as a teacher in teaching institutes. One can also find jobs in embassies. Starting can be with 25-30 thousand rupees per month.
l Jawaharlal Nehru University. Delhi www.jnu.ac.in
l University of Delhi, New Delhi www.du.ac.in
l Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi http://jmi.ac.in
Many private institutes and embassies also offer courses.
Actuarial Science: Master of numbers
If one has good command over Mathematics, one can then have a career in Actuarial Science. There is a decent demand of such professionals in Insurance, Banking and Finance companies. These experts account for insurance risks and calculate the premium to enumerate the future in their Financial characterisation.
Eligibility: It is compulsory to have been passed 12th exams with either Mathematics or Statistics with distinction. PG Diploma, Master’s degree and certificate courses require Maths, Statistics or Economics in under
Opportunities and Salary: There is a demand in banking, insurance, finance companies and social security schemes. Starting can be with 20-25 thousand rupees per month.
l Department of Humanities and Social Studies, IIT, Mumbai www.iitb.ac.in
l Institute of Certified Risks and Insurance Managers, Hyderabad www.icrimindia.org
l College of Vocational Studies, Delhi University, Delhi www.du.ac.in
If one is artistic then there is no deficiency of jobs in the sculpture field. Sculpture is an old art form.
Artist can turn a non-living stone into a living one. A sculptor crafts beautiful images through wood, metal or mud and let it grow in a beautiful statue. One has ample jobs in this field. One can enrol in Bachelor of Fine Arts after passing the 12th exams. One can even continue for PG.
Eligibility: It is mandatory to have 50% marks in 12th exams
Opportunities and Salary: One can work as a craft teacher in government or private colleges after having gained the expertise. Various museums also employ them. One can also work in their own. Salary can start with 30 to 0 thousand rupees per month.
l Indore Public Academy, Indore/ J J School of Arts, Mumbai/ College of Arts, Tilak Marg, Delhi/ M.L.Baroda University, Baroda, Gujarat.
There is a huge demand for experts of retail management in this age of market orientation. One requires decent conversation skills along with patience in nature. One learns the craft of market and financial management under the retail management, and the related information regarding the market. One also becomes an expert in accounting.
Eligibility: Mandatory to have passed 12th.
Opportunities and Salary: There are now shopping malls in almost all the cities. One mall usually employs around 300 people. There are big shopping complex as well, where people who can enumerate the conditions of the market are asked for. If has a good communicating skills in English, one can even find jobs in foreign countries. Starting salary is around 15-20 thousand rupees per month.
l Deyan Retail School, N-10, South Extension-1, New Delhi
l Asia Pacific Institute of Management, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi.
l Garware Institute of Career Education and Development, Vidya Nagri, Santa Cruz (E), Mumbai.
l Mudra Institute of Commincations, Shaila, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
l Kohinoor Business School, Khandala, Maharashtra. n