Eduverse gives a peek into out-of-the-box courses to students

Eduverse gives a peek into out-of-the-box courses to students

Universities and colleges succeeded in drawing attention of students to a range of courses from animaton to mass communication, offering many options available after completing class 12, besides the conventional engineering and medical courses.

The 10th edition of Eduverse-Jnanadegula 2018 concluded in the city on Sunday. Seven universities and colleges from across the state had their stalls at the event where students could got an understanding about the off-beat courses available to them.

For instance, Dayanand Sagar College is offering a course which is a combination of journalism and mass communication. The BA journalism and mass communication gives one a window to the options available to them in the media stream.

Exclusive BA in media 

Unlike conventional BA courses where students are given to choose three different subjects, of which one can be selected later for pursuing a career, this course has an undivided focus on media and journalism.

Speaking to DH, Rakesh Katarey, dean, Dayanand Sagar College, said the design of the syllabus also makes it unique.

“The curriculum is based on a set of recommendations given by Unesco. There were experts from across the world who had deliberated on the issue as to what media students ought to study. Even though the syllabus is not the same as the recommendations, it has all the essence mentioned,” he said.

Katarey said the college had adopted what they thought was practical for grassroots-level implementation.

Hari Krishnan, placement head, Gems B School, said the industry synergised MBA programme that is being offered has a great demand.

“Management cannot be taught. It has to be practised. Students are given hands-on experience as they work between Monday and Friday and have weekend theory courses. By the end of the course, they already have two years of work experience,” he said.

Krishnan said among the other courses that saw a higher demand were event management and retail market.

“We are noticing yet another trend. Women are coming in better numbers to pursue event management than before. We see families encouraging them to take up the course and this is interesting,” he added.

New course in graphics

In the visual effects and animation space as well, students here were informed about the several options they could choose from. Arena Animation is introducing a new course on UI, UX Design.

Suesh Kumar S, assistant manager, training delivery, explained that the institute is also starting BSc in graphics and visual effects, in association with Jain University.