Category: Diploma Programmes

Duration Of Diploma Programmes

The amount of time that is taken to complete a diploma programme purely depends on the subject you are studying. Most diploma programmes range from two week to six months to one year duration or even two and four years! For example, a creative writing diploma programme can be of one month duration whereas a diploma in animation can last for six months, whereas a post graduate diploma in management is of two years duration. Moreover the flexibility that is offered in these programmes lets you select the duration you want for studying a particular subject. Universities like IGNOU, which offers various diploma courses, allow you to choose the duration one will need to complete the course.

Diploma courses also offer various study modes which can change or alter the duration of the programme. ┬áToday with the increasing use of the internet, online diploma programmes are mushrooming in all areas of education. These programmes can be studied at one’s own pace. Moreover, the examination for such programmes is also conducted online and can be given whenever the student feels he or she is prepared for the exams. Such courses are helping tremendously in educating the masses of India.

Many institutes in Mumbai offering various Diploma programmes are Welingkars, Narsee Monjee, the BSE stock exchange, MET Institute, Rahejas, Xaviers, EMDI, Mumbai University, NIFT, B.D. Somani, Sophia Polytechnic etc. Institutes in Delhi offering such diplomas are the Delhi School of Communication, IGNOU (has its study centers all over the country), FMS, Delhi Institute of service management, NIFT Delhi etc. Apart from these, Symbiosis and NID (National Institute of Designing) Ahmadabad are also renowned for the courses.

Some of these institutes not only offer short one or six month diplomas but also offer post graduate full time two year diplomas which hold a lot of credibility in the respective industry. A student can meet a education counselor or research in newspapers and internet to find out more about the multitude of programmes that are being made available to students.

Benefits Of Diploma Programmes

Diploma programmes are beneficial to students coming from any industry. Today, industries do not want to spend time in training students and getting them equipped with the talents and the skills essential for their job. Most organizations expect employees to start performing on the first day of their job itself. Hence the advent of diploma programmes which equips students with these necessary skills required to meet the job requirements in a particular industry.

Also, there are many professions that really do not require a student to do a degree course. A diploma programme can be enough to get these students a job. Examples of such courses are fashion designing, interior decoration, jewellery designing, travel and tourism, Radio jockeying, food and nutrition, photography, merchandising etc.

The main benefit of a diploma programme is that it saves a lot of time. In a short duration of time, you learn a lot. Another benefit of the programme is that a student can save on the cost because diploma programmes are not as expensive as degree programmes.

Computer graphics and animation is another industry where diploma programmes are being offered on a large scale by various multimedia institutes. Since these jobs require specific technical knowledge, a diploma in this sector is essential for students wanting to get into this rapidly growing industry.

The course curriculum in most diploma programmes is up-to-date and in par with the industrial standards. Hence, you are not just taught bookish theoretical subjects but are also given practical hands-on training in your core area of study. Hence the courses in diploma subjects teach you what is relevant to the current industry.

Another benefit of diploma programmes is that since they are offered in different study modes like distance learning, part time, full time etc, it is not just students but working professionals and housewives as well that can take up these courses.