HOT NEW COURSES
These unique programmes make both academic and professional sense. By Sonali Acharjee
ESTOCK MARKET INVESTMENT AT EIFS
dge Institute of Financial Studies ( EIFS) launches a brand new course to help educate individuals to manage and grow their portfolio in the stock market. The Investing in Stock Market course will also teach students about the feasibility, profits, rules and regulations of stock market investments. Traders, investors, beginners, finance students or portfolio managers will all benefit equally from this pro- gramme. Lectures will be delivered by Varun Malhotra who is an MBA in Finance from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and alumni of the Washington University in St Louis, USA.
● Duration The duration of the course is 32 hours and the classes will be conducted on Sundays.
● Eligibility All candidates with a strong interest in the stock market and a 10th standard qualification are eligible to apply for the programme.
● Website www. eifs. in
EU POLICY AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS CLINIC AT NYU AND HEC PARIS
New York University and HEC Paris announce the first EU legal clinic dedicated to European policy and regulatory affairs. By teaming up with selected NGOs and offering pro-bono legal advice, this initiative will allow selected students from NYU and HEC Paris to experience the EU decision-making process through public consultations, access to documents and European Citizens’ Initiative, as well as through other elements of participatory democracy. The goal is to challenge and further the knowledge which the students have accumulated in their European studies programmes at their respective universities.
Duration Students will participate in EU consultations and draft submissions on behalf of NGOs and civil society groups over the duration of their degrees
Eligibiliy All students pursuing relevant degrees at NYU or HEC Paris will be eligible to apply
GARDENING PROGRAMME AT MUMBAI UNIVERSITY
The centre for extra-mural studies of University of Mumbai has introduced three new courses which include an intensive gardening, nursery and farmhouse management course in Marathi and a garden craft course for small and ornamental gardens. The centre will also offer a unique course in ornamental aquarium fish keeping and breeding. The course will help students in setting up an aquarium, maintenance, choose aquatic flora and freshwater ornamental fish, marine aquarium setting and maintenance, preparing fish food and various breeding techniques.
Duration The courses will be spread over a period of six months
Eligibility There are no age or academic qualifications needed.
Website www. extramural.org
FOOD TECHNOLOGY AT LOVELY PROFESSIONAL UNIVERSITY
This unique course teaches students the application of food science in processing, manufacturing, and preservation of food products. Students also get the chance to study the chemical, physical and microbiological makeup of food and how it is processed, preserved, packaged and stored. Graduates in food technology or those who have done food processing courses have vast scope in food processing industries, research laboratories, hotels, soft drink factories, quality control, rice mills, manufacturing industries, and distilleries. Students can also go on to pursue jobs or further studies in packaging technology, organic chemistry, biochemistry and analytical chemistry.
Duration The courses are spread over two years in a semester system format
Eligibility LPU currently offers food technology degrees to candidates with either a 12th standard or undergraduate degree
Students can now opt for off-beat courses like farmhouse management and food technology