Chasing passion, students opt for offbeat courses | Lucknow News – Times of India


Unconventional is the new convention

Lucknow: From opting to learn ethical hacking to museology, many class XII pass-outs these days are preferring to study unique courses instead of pursuing traditional or popular professional courses for their graduation.
“When everyone is running after engineering and professional courses, I wanted to pursue something unique and hence I applied for a Bachelor in Rural Development at three universities, two in Gujarat and one in Maharashtra. The courses offer a promising career in fields like animal husbandry, forestry, farm management and others,” said Neetu Singh, who scored 92% in ISC.
Students opting for unique courses are not giving weightage to hefty pay packages but are looking for courses through which they can transform their hobbies into professions.
Fond of computer programming, Abhimanyu Diwakar, who scored a 100 in computer programming in class XII, has chosen to study ethical hacking at a private institute in Darjeeling.
“I don’t want to go for a regular BTech course but a hardcore specialized course that makes me an expert in the field. I have applied to pursue a bachelor’s in Ethical Hacking. It is a trending career as legal and companies look for ethical hackers for security purposes,” said Abhimanyu, while adding that in India the field is less explored with only a few private institutes offering the course.
“Globally, the course is in high demand,” he said.
Chitra Das, who loves to visit museums and gets into each and every detail of the exhibits on display, has opted to pursue a Bachelor in Museology.
“Since childhood history fascinated me a lot which is why I fell for museum visits since I was in class VI. I want to learn museum management and museum collections hence I will apply for a bachelor’s in Museology from the University of Calcutta,” said Chitra.



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