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New Horizons, New Courses

New Horizons, New Courses

Manav Rachna Educational Institutions makes its mark with offbeat programmes that are a huge hit with Generation Next.

In an age where students are encouraged to pursue their passions and interests with ceaseless zeal, the demand for offbeat courses has hit an all-time high. The new generation is constantly surfing the net to find ‘exciting’ career options that would enable them to move off the beaten track and take the road less travelled. In fact, offbeat careers cater to their penchant for the unconventional, and private institutions are playing a pivotal role to that end by mentoring students in hitherto less-explored fields.

A look at Manav Rachna Educational Institutions (MREI) would testify to this. Take, for instance, its B.Tech programme in Computer Science & Engineering in association with IBM, where specializations include Cloud Computing, Business Analytics & Optmization, Cyber Security and Forensics, or Graphics and Gaming. The programmes are as cutting edge as they are unique, since IBM delivers specialized modules in consultation with the IT industry to enhance students’ employability. For those wanting the best of both worlds, there is a B.Tech in Industrial Engineering & Management at MREI to reap the rich benefits of academia, industry and the corporate sector.

In other much-sought-after fields, students can give a free rein to their creative streak with Bachelor of Architecture or Design courses, wherein they are given practical exposure through six months training. They may also seek their true calling through B.Sc in Interior Design.

A degree in B.Arch offers a wide range of employment opportunities such as building surveyor, commercial or residential surveyor, higher education lecturer, historic buildings inspector or conservation officer, landscape architect, planning and development surveyor, production designer for theatre, television, film, and structural engineer or town planner.

Alternatively, one can also practice architectural skills in other areas including built environment, construction, landscape design, and other design practices. The graduates can be employed by public sector employers, such as local authorities and housing associations, banks and supermarkets.

For those aspiring towards a career in the corporate world, students can consider a BBA (Banking & Financial Markets) programme in association with ICICI Direct, where they are provided a thorough exposure into the banking sector and foreign exchange market. Virtual functioning can be experienced by the students in computer labs which are equipped with the latest software. That apart, the BBA (Global) International Business programme in association with AIS, New Zealand, takes business studies to a whole new level, training students in the global aspects of various business operations so that they can work well in companies with international operations. An industry orientation is also part of the B.Com (Hons.) Industry Integrated Program, which has a KPMG tie-up for Accounting Professionals.

Besides these, one can also opt for Chartered Accountant, MBA in Finance, Business Accounting & Taxation (BTA), Certified Public Accountancy, and Certified Management Accountant as career options. Those looking towards a career in teaching can sail through a five-year B.A. B.Ed or B.Sc B.Ed integrated programme.

In the sphere of BBA programmes, choices abound in Healthcare Management with Cygnus Hospitals, which provides deep insights into the healthcare delivery system. This includes one year spent at an on-site internship with hands-on training at various Cygnus Hospitals. For the financially-savvy career aspirant, the BBA (Finance & Accounts) programme offers international credibility with USA’s CMA (Certified Management Accountant) qualification and direct membership of ICWAI. There is also a one-of-a-kind BBA (Entrepreneurship and Family Business) programme in association with the National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) and National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD), Government of India.

In terms of integrated programmes, several opportunities are provided by the newly-minted 5-year BBA LLB (Hons.), BA LLB (Hons.) or B.Com LLB (Hons.) programmes. After attaining a graduation degree in law, one can join law firms, corporate in-house legal departments, private-sector litigation, PSUs, Legal Process Outsourcing, IP firms, arbitration consultancies, chamber practice, working with senior counsel, non-profits, and academia .

Additionally, there is a huge demand for highly-skilled lawyers who are adept in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, infrastructure contracts, debt restructuring, FEMA regulations and WTO law, etc. Law firms, both international as well as domestic, regularly recruit such lawyers in large numbers.

With such career-driven programmes that are in sync with global demands, the sky is the limit for students seeking quality education at MREI.

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