The title of the article would be clear to you, if it is not then let me explain.
Unconventional means professional courses which are not in mainstream. In other words, courses those are not popular among students like conventional courses such as medical, engineering, dental etc.
If we follow the common trend then you will find a student generally opts for a medical or an engineering course. But over the course time, there are many courses available that present an alternative to conventional courses.
The best part of these unconventional courses is students irrespective of their academic background join them. If you are mediocre in your academics then also you can join these courses and dream to get highest paying jobs.
Many students were never good at their studies are now able to earn a good income because of these courses.
So here are the following 5 best unconventional courses that you can opt for.
1. Fashion Designing
First such unconventional course in the list would be fashion designing. Although this course suits to females but even male students can excel.
Few years back, fashion designing courses are still not in mainstream and only students who come from affluent background would go for fashion designing.
But with the passage of time, this course has become favorite among the middle class population. Whether you are a male or female if you have passion for fashion designing then go for it.
- Sir J J Institute of Applied Art (JJIAA), Mumbai
- National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Delhi/NCR
- Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology, Bangalore
- National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Mumbai
- National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Kolkata
- National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Bangalore
- International Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD), Chandigarh
- National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Bhopal
- National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Chennai
- National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Hyderabad
The graduate course for a fashion designing course could be 4 years.
Eligibility is you must be 10+2 or intermediate.
Plus you might have to appear in entrance examination also.
Fashion designing course could cost you anywhere from Rs 60,000/- per year to Rs 100,000/-
As middle class is growing in the country, more and more people are becoming fashion conscious, they would buy fashionable cloths.
So, in order to meet demand in the market you will have to design cloths for them. Therefore, the future of fashion designing is great among highest paying jobs
2. Hotel Management
Hotel management is most preferred course by students who do not want to go for either medical line or engineering. This course is very popular among the students from middle class background who have not performed well in there academics.
Hotel management is a course that is a true alternative to courses like medical and engineer. A hotel management graduate could make more enough than these doctors and engineers. If you have passion for cooking then do not waste your time and join a course for hotel management.
- Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development, Delhi
- Institute of Hotel Management (IHM), Mumbai
- Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA), Manipal
- Institute of Hotel Management (IHM), Delhi
- Institute of Hotel Management (IHM), Aurangabad
- Institute of Hotel Management (IHM), Bangalore
- Institute of Hotel Management (IHM), Chennai
- Institute of Hotel Management (IHM), Kolkata
- Institute of Hotel Management (IHM), Ahmedabad
- Christ College, Bangalore
Normally, a hotel management degree course could be for 2 to 3 years depending upon the course.
For degree course you must have 10+2 with 50% marks.
Moreover, you might have to clear entrance exam also.
A hotel management course could cost you Rs 50,000/- to 100,000/- per year.
Job opportunities for a hotel management graduate is very bright as you can see more and more restaurants and hotels are opening in the country and worldwide.
With the rise in number of restaurants and hotels, they need more competent chefs. Each year number of students joining this course is increasing rapidly.
3. Mass Communication
Mass communication is yet another unconventional professional course which is becoming popular. Although it is restricted to only urban parts of the countries mainly in metropolitan but still it is getting a lot of attention.
This course is perfect for the students who have developed personality because in this course personality is more important than your academic qualification. You become journalist, reporter and TV presenter after completing this course.
- Indian Institute of Mass Communication New Delhi
- Xavier Institute of Communication, Mumbai
- International School of Business and Media, Pune
- Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication, Pune
- Asian College of Journalism, Chennai
- Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad
- Film and Television Institute of India, Pune
- AJ Kidwai Mass Comm Research Centre, Jamia Milia, New Delhi
- Manorama School of Communication, Kottayam
- Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Bangalore
Course duration for mass communication course is of 2 years.
You must have completed your graduation for this course.
The fee for one year is around Rs 75,000/- to Rs 90,000/- depending upon the university.
India has over 700 hundred channels. Many of them news channel and daily new news channel are coming. To run a channel you need journalists, reporters and TV presenters. So in coming as number of news channel would increase it would generate more jobs. They could be one of the highest paying jobs.
4. Arts & Design
Courses in arts and design have been there for a while now but it is also gaining momentum as demand is growing. If you are from humanity background and have passion for arts and designing then you could find many courses.
Again arts & design courses are different from conventional courses.
- Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi
- St Stephen's College, New Delhi
- St Xavier's College, Mumbai
- Loyola College, Chennai
- St Xavier's College, Kolkata
- Christ College, Bangalore
- Presidency College, Kolkata
- Hindu College, Delhi
- Madras Christian College
- Miranda House, New Delhi
The course duration is normally 3 years.
Courses are available for both graduates and undergraduates.
Fees per annum could be Rs 30,000/- to Rs 50,000/- per year.
Hotels, schools, colleges, parks and other buildings are growing rapidly. You could only make these places look good if you have artist and designers. So people who are building new structures would definitely need them.
5. Film & Television
Film and television can make you a celebrity overnight and are among highest paying jobs around the world. If you are good at acting only then you should go for this course otherwise it is difficult to find success in this line. Thus be serious when you opting for this course.
- Film and Television Institute of India, Pune
- Whistling Woods International, Mumbai
- Zee Institute of Media Arts(ZIMA), Mumbai
- Satyajit Ray Films and Television Institute, Kolkata
- Center for Research in Art of Film and Television (CRAFT), Delhi/NCR
- L V Prasad Film and TV Academy, Chennai
- Flash Frame Visuals Academy of Film & Video Editing, Bangalore
- Asian Academy of Film & Television, Noida – Delhi/NCR
Minimum duration of this course is 3 years.
Eligibility is bachelor’s degree in any field.
These courses are very costly. It starts from Rs 600,000/- to Rs 15, 00, 000/- for entire course.
As media and entertainment industry is growing hence career opportunities and courses for film and television is also growing. Money you can make is huge but again I would say film and television is very risky business because you have to struggle a lot. You may succeed or may not.