Still wondering what to do in life?

Donít wanna go the conventional way?

With new sessions starting in all the colleges, there is freshness all around. Colleges are bustling with energy of freshers in different streams ready to take their first step towards building a great career of their choice. But, there are many students now who prefer not to go the conventional way. There is a budding industry of various creative fields like make-up artistry, dietary consultant, photography, film making, hair dressing, adventure traveller, scuba divers/trainers, chefs, stand-up comedians, internet/e-commerce, etc. that have tremendous scope in the times to come.

So if you are one of those who donít want to take up a usual degree course or if you scored a percentage that could not get you admissions in any colleges- donít be disheartened, here are some great colleges that offer creative and interesting courses for you to make your career in.

Here are the colleges in India, that are not colleges but offer great career opportunities:

Pearl Academy:

The Pearl Academy is one of the top institutes for students pursuing creative careers in creative fields like Fashion, Design, Make-up, and Photography. Right from Luxury Brand Management to Fashion E-commerce, Product and Jewellery design to Fashion design and styling, there is an array of courses with varying durations available at this academy. With their campuses in Noida, Delhi, Jaipur and Mumbai, Pearl Academy is making waves in the creative fields these days.

Footwear Development and Design Institute:

FDDI is an institute run by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. It has some great courses that can offer good careers. Courses like Footwear design and Production, Leather accessories design, Computer Aided Designing and Fashion Retail and merchandising can make for great career options for the creative minds. They have their campuses in 8 cities across India including Noida, Chennai, Kolkata, and Jodhpur.

Culinary Academy of India, Hyderabad:

It is the first culinary arts institute to be set up India that matches international standards for culinary education. For those out there who want to perfect the art of cooking, there is a choice of a 3 years graduate course, a post graduate diploma as well as one and a half year craft certification course in food production. With their campus in Hyderabad, this surely is the place to be for the budding chefs out there.

Asian Academy of Film and Television, Noida:



One of the finest institutes imparting knowledge in the field of films, television, multimedia print and radio. Situated in the Marwah Studios Complex in the Film City in Noida, AAFT has a wide range of courses to offer in acting, film making, photography, camera and screenplay techniques, screenplay writing, mass communication, journalism, hospitality and tourism, and fine arts like music and dance.

Absolute Scuba:

For those of you who want to explore your adventurous side, scuba diving trainer is a great career option. Absolute Scuba is an institute that can help you with this. They have courses for beginners as well as advanced level courses for trainers.

LTA School of Beauty, Mumbai:

If beauty industry is your ultimate choice, then this institute is the perfect destination for you. With a wide variety of courses in skin, hair, cosmetology, salon management, spa training and make-up, this school is a hub of knowledge for those seeking to make a career in the beauty industry.

All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, Kolkata:

The first of its kind school that promotes education in the public health sector, this institute provides various courses that can make for great career choices. Diploma in Dietetics, Public Health, Maternity and Child Nutrition and Veterinary Public Health are some interesting courses offered by this institute.

Shiva Yoga Peeth, Rishikesh

With the recent buzz in the country about adapting yoga as a means of holistic physical and mental health, pursuing a career in this field would be a great career option. Shiva Yoga Peeth is a registered yoga school in Rishikesh that offers 200-500 hours Hatha and Ashtang Yoga Teacher Training course for beginners and Advance level for those who want to achieve and promote physical appropriateness and mental health.

With the new horizons opening up and a wide plethora of career options available, we are lucky to have contemporary institutions that are committed to provide adequate trainings to the aspiring lot.

Make a thorough research and embark on a positive journey of success.


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