Short-term Courses To Take While Working

By Shatavisha Chakravorty

Such is the norm of life that our learning begins the moment we are born. Once a child assumes a few years of age, they are sent to a playschool or school and the formal education begins. This continues all the way through primary school, high school and higher secondary school.

Once a person is done with their schooling, the next step is often college with some people going all the way up to universities in order to pursue their higher education. However, once all of this is done, the next step is seeking a job. Most people lose their quest for knowledge by then. But, this is not the case with everyone.

Short-term Courses To Take While Working


There are people who never lose out on their quest for knowledge. For them, a job is just a phase in life. If you are one of those and feel that your current job should not be a hurdle in your quest for knowledge, here is a list of part-term courses that you can pursue while carrying out your job simultaneously. Since these courses take up only a small section of your working day, it should not be all that difficult for you to manage time for this.

1. Diploma In Finance

For those who have always been fascinated by numbers, this program is a good way to excel in life. Not only does this course provide immense opportunity to switch jobs or seek promotions (on successful completion, of course), but it also allows you to manage your personal finances well; a skill that is essential for personal growth and development.

This course is offered as a distance learning course by many institutes. You can also choose to take the degree as a part-time degree.

2. Diploma In Computer Applications

Today's world is indeed one of technology and anyone who is not well-versed in the same is bound to feel left out. In such a situation, getting a degree in computer science is the need of the hour. Thus, irrespective of the profession you are in, it does makes sense to take out some time from your busy schedule and invest it in this course.

Not only will you be much more in tune with the world, but will also be in a better position for promotions as compared to your peers and colleagues who do not have this degree.

3. Diploma In Photography

Have you always harnessed an interest in photography but have never had an opportunity to pursue the same in a formal manner? If that is the case then you can consider taking up a diploma in photography as a part-time course. This will make photography more than just a hobby and pave the way for you to make some extra bucks in addition to your monthly salary.

4. Bachelor Of Theology

If spirituality is your ultimate calling, there is no reason why your current job should prevent you from following your heart. A number of churches, ashrams and gurdwaras across the country offer courses in theology that can be pursued part-time. Some of these courses are undergraduate while others are postgraduate in nature.

5. Diploma In Taxation Studies

This is a very good option for a part-time degree for professionals in the field of law or commerce. If you want to make a career out of tax advocacy or tax consulting, this is the course that you must go for. Another perk of opting for this part-time course is that the knowledge that you gain out of this course is bound to help you in your current legal or commerce-related job.

6. Diploma In Comparative Literature

If you were a student of literature and are now a professional working in a related field, this is one part-time course that you must go for. Having a knowledge of comparative literature will not just widen your perspective of life but will pave the way for you to have a better understanding of the literature that is your bread and butter.

7. Master's In Energy Informatics

As of 2018, energy is the underlying heartbeat of the global economy. Since the production of any goods and services of the modern world has some dependence on energy, the career growth potential for those with a master's degree in energy informatics are tremendous. Another advantage of this part-time course is that graduates from almost any discipline are eligible for it.

8. Diploma In IoT

The future of technology is automation and at the heart of this is the Internet of Things (IoT). Having a degree or diploma in this field will make one an indispensable resource in any workplace. These days, there are a number of institutions offering part-time courses in this field. Such courses are recommended for engineers and other working professions who are from the science background.

9. Master's In Service Design

These days there is a growing demand for professionals who are well-versed in handling the complexity of designing a service. That is why having a master's degree in this field will give your career the necessary push that it deserves. The best part is the fact that although this is a course in manufacturing, there are minimal practical lessons and there are a number of institutions located all over the country that offer this as a part-time course.

10. Bachelor's In Event Management

If you are someone who is good at organising things and dealing with people is your forte, then this is a part-time course that you must consider applying for. No matter which profession you are in, there are small to mid-sized events that you will have to organise. In such a situation, a formal degree in this field will keep you ahead of your colleagues.

The icing on the cake is the fact that after having a part-time degree and due experience in this field, you can well make this your full-time career if you so desire; this is one of the few industries that makes absolutely no discrimination between a part-time degree and a full-time one.

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