20 Creative Courses You Can Pursue In India To Choose An Offbeat Career!


True satisfaction in life comes from doing something new and something we love to do. Be it designing a poster and making a video game, hacking a computer, or tasting a tea, it is easy to say that these individuals enjoy what they are doing. When we find a course that lets us be creative, and helps us to make money doing something they really love, and that makes all of the difference in their lives. If you are looking for a challenging and creative career then this is for you.

1.Graphic design
Graphing designing is one of the booming industry these days. With growing competition, there is a need to promote any brand in the best way possible. As they say, pictures speak more, there is a lot of scope for graphic designers to put their creativity in presenting the thoughts of the companies in a poster form. From logos to movie titles, Blogs, start-ups, films, media and many other sectors are in a great need of graphic designers. This course may set your future id done in a proper way. By this, you can work from home even.

Colleges offering this course : NID (National Institute of Design), Ahmedabad, IDC, IIT Bombay, Pearl Academy, (Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur)


2.Ethical hacking
Hacking is more sort techno-entertainment thingy which we used to do for fun. Cracking the password of your friend’s facebook id to your Professor’s email id all this we have done. For all those hacking friends who are good at cracking passwords and unlocking a locked system, those who spend a majority of their time experimenting with various codes –this is for you. You can breach the security of computer systems and get paid for it! Many career options are waiting for you which could pay you in lakhs for hacking a system.

Colleges offering this course : Indian School of Ethical Hacking and Institute of Information Security


3.Spa management
A spa is something where we just relax leaving all the stress behind. A good spa relaxes your body and takes you to a different world. Spas are the haven that helps you relax your mind and body, and causing that kind of peace for another person is an art that can be learnt. A spa management training institute will teach you all that you need to know, in terms of being a good masseuse as well as helping prospective owners and developers understand the business.

Colleges offering this course : Ananda spa institute in Hyderabad, Orient Spa Academy in Jaipur


4.Pet Grooming
This fascinating course was hand-crafted and designed specifically for all animal lovers and enthusiasts. While it is still a relatively new career option in India, the concept of pet grooming is slowly gaining popularity. The job essentially deals with the hygiene and appearance of pets — mainly cats, dogs and horses.

Colleges offering this course : Whiskers & Tails Franchise & Pet Grooming Academy, Mumbai and Fuzzy Wuzzy Professional Pet Grooming School


Once again, we assure you, this is a legitimate course. Puppetry is one of the oldest forms of entertainment, and an effective medium that has been used time and again to convey important messages across to children. The course that is being operated by the Mumbai University is a four-month part-time course that one can take after graduating from the 12th grade, keeping one of the many integral arts of Indian culture alive.

Colleges offering this course: Mumbai University. The Calcutta Puppet Theatre


6.Tea Tasting
The world of tea is a fascinating one, and goes way beyond tea-bags in boxes on supermarket shelves, which is the only encounter most people have. There’s a particular art involved in appreciating good tea, and this art is one that can be learnt, developed and nurtured. Working as a tea sommelier involves more than just tasting tea. It requires you to understand and perceive the quality, give advice on methods of improvement, branding, all of which requires a good knowledge of cultivation and manufacturing.

Colleges offering this course: Birla Institute of Futuristic Studies, Dipras Institue of Professional Studies, Assam Agricultural University, Indian Institute of Plantation Management, The Tea Research Association, The Tea Tasters Academy. Indian Institute of Plantation Management Bangalore.


7.Alcohol Technology
As fascinating as this course sounds, it doesn’t call for quite as much debauchery as the name suggests. And even though it doesn’t entail chugging liquor for a practical exam, it’s really unique nonetheless. Vasantdada Sugar Institute (VSI) is an autonomous body that was established in 1975 by sugarcane growers of cooperative sugar factories in the state of Maharashtra. Under one umbrella, they carry out all scientific, technical and educational functions relevant to the sugar industry, and they also have a Department of Alcohol Technology that has been working towards helping the distillery industry. Their main work involves perfecting the ways in which they can increase the productivity of this industry, mainly by developing and adopting better technology.

Colleges offering this course: Vasantdada Sugar Institute, Maharashtra


For those with a green thumb, the University of Mumbai offers two courses on gardening – Nursery and Farm House Management, and the Garden Craft course for small and ornamental gardens. While the first course is in Marathi, the second one is available in both Marathi and English. Run by the Centre for Extra-Mural Studies of Mumbai University, both of these short-term courses will help you understand the nuances of growing different varieties of plants and the best suitable conditions for them. While the Nursery and Farm House Management leans towards horticulture, Garden Craft is more about aesthetics.

Colleges offering this course: Mumbai University


For all those pumped with adrenaline at just the thought of trekking, rock climbing and other similar activities, enrolling yourself in the mountaineering course at Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) might give you everything you want from life. HMI Darjeeling, JIM Pahalgam, ITBP training Auli, MAS Manali and SGMI, Gangtok, are some of the other universities that provide the same. There are mainly two levels of training – basic and advanced – and after completing these two phases, you can go on to become an instructor, or you can take up a career in mountaineering and allied sports.

Colleges offering this course: National Institute of Mountaineering


For science enthusiasts fascinated by quantum science and technology, various universities across the country are offering a Photonics course, which is a mixture of optical technology and electronics. The course mainly deals with photons, which are base particles of light, and understanding the various properties and aspects of light.

Colleges offering this course: International School of Photonics; University of Science and Technology (CUSAT); Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi and Chennai; Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal; Periyar EVR College, Tiruchirappalli; Department of Photonics, Rajarshi Shahu Mahavidyalaya, Latur, Maharashtra; and Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute (CEERI), Pilani


Gerontology is the study of the social, psychological and biological aspects of ageing that aims to help the elderly lead a better life. Ruia College started the course in collaboration with the Silver Inning Foundation in order to create a section of professionals who are well versed with the technicalities associated with taking care of the elderly. The need for such a project stems from the fact that as of 2011 data, India is home to over 90 million senior citizens, and improvement of their quality of life is an important social responsibility. Post this course, the work prospects would involve working with NGOs, community service agencies or private companies, and there are numerous health care agencies, old age homes and nursing homes looking for specialists in this field.

Colleges offering this course: Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai, TISS and , Institute of Home Economics, New Delhi, Calcutta Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology also offers a one year postgraduate diploma course in Gerontology and Age Management.


12.Food Flavourist or Flavour Chemist
If you enjoyed balancing equations and forming covalent bonds while you were in school, food flavourist might be the path for you. Trust us, it is a legitimate profession. The Indian Institute of Hospitality & Management (IIHM) in Mumbai and the SRM University offers a course that helps people understand fragrances and flavours to products, in order to enhance its taste and smell. The job basically requires mixing various ingredients to create unique flavours, which essentially means that you need to gain a thorough understanding of aroma chemicals, essential oils, plant extracts and other similar aromatic ingredients. If you are a chemistry buff, but not a huge foodie, fear not, because there are hordes of goods that require alluring fragrances like perfumes, cosmetics and even toothpaste.

Colleges offering this course: Danapackiyam Krishnasamy Mudaliar College for Women, Tamil Nadu. Loyola College, Tamil Nadu, Mar Athanasios College for Advanced Studies (MACFAST), Kerala.


13.Museum studies
Attention, all history and ancient culture junkies. Imagine studying the ins and outs of an entire museum, not just in terms of the procedures behind its organisation and management, but the collection, its documentation and research, and even the security required to keep eve thing safe. This course equips you with the knowledge of managing museums and its collections, and fuels your every history-related dream. Since, the course is closely linked to archaeology, the prerequisite to taking up this degree is to have at least an undergraduate degree in History, Art History or Fine Arts and Archaeology.

Colleges offering this course: National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation and Museology, New Delhi. University of Calcutta also offers M.A and M.Sc courses in Museology.


14.Rural studies
If you are a kind of person who want to do something for the society and make a difference in the live style of villages, then this course is for you. The course gives you an opportunity to engage in various rural and community development activities. It covers topics like animal husbandry, forestry, farm management, child development, agriculture, environment management, community development, etc.

Colleges offering this course: Bhavnagar University in Gujarat


15.Carpet technology
If this is the first time you’ve even heard of a calling of this kind, you’re not alone. As unusual as it sounds, this is a highly revered course in its own right, set up by the Indian Ministry of Textiles. The Indian Institute of Carpet Technology (IICT) aims to support the carpet and allied textile industries through increasing skilled labourers and technical support, and thus this course was born. Their syllabus covers both, practical and theoretical understanding of textile fibres, the process of dyeing, carpet washing and more. They even have a range of regular, distance and short-term courses, all aimed at helping the carpet and textile industry flourish.

Colleges offering this course: Indian Institute of Carpet Technology, Bhadohi, Uttar Pradesh offers you various degree and diploma courses in carpet Technology. It is one of its kind institute in Asia and will help you get good placements. You can also check out Indian Institute of Carpet Technology, Srinagar.


From a small function in home to a grand wedding, we want to keep ourselves look unique. What we do is visit a parlour and get our things done.Be it a girl or boy, beauty parlors are there for both. The no. of parlors for girls are more than men, but there is a great trend of getting the good beauticians to get stuff done, people with higher qualities or standard are paid more even if two beauticians are working in the same parlor. In this case, there is a high demand of good beauticians.

Colleges offering this course: Butic Institute of Beauty Therapy and Hair Dressing (Mumbai), Christine Valmy International School of Esthetics (Mumbai), Enrich Salon and Academy (Mumbai), L.T.A. School of Beauty (Mumbai)


17.Event Management
To make every small event successful, Event Manager has a hand behind it. Take it a party, marriage, some fest or any event, the work of management is very important. Due the Event manager’s execution only, the events are on. That is why; event management gives a sense of security of work. After doing this course, you can run your business company or else join someone else.

Colleges offering this course: Event Management Development Institute, Amity University of Event Management, National Institute of Event Management, The International Centre for Event Marketing Management (ICEM), Institute for Tourism Future Management Trends (ITFT)


Since the evolution of mankind, dance has been a form of expression of joy and making someone feel joyful is just the thing that Disc Jockeys or DJs do. DJing is about generating shared moods and for a moment, making a whole room fall in love. The best parties are always with the best of DJs. With DJing now being considered a serious profession there are many colleges offering this course in full time.

Colleges offering this course: Global DJ Academy, Mumbai, Spin Gurus DJ academy, New Delhi,Partymap DJ academy, Pune, Scratchz DJ academy, Bangalore, Exodus DJ academy, Chennai


Every child, at some point of time growing up, has dreamed of being an astronaut. And for some, Mumbai’s Indian Astrobiology Research Centre (IARC) is keeping that dream alive. Astrobiology is the study of the origin, evolution and distribution of life in the universe, and even probes into the possibility of extraterrestrial life. The IARC is an autonomous scientific body that conducts and encourages theoretical research in the field, and they also offer education and outreach initiative-related opportunities, such as externships, volunteership and freelance opportunities. And if your space-thirst still isn’t quenched, they even have a diploma course in other fields of study such as Astronomy & Cosmology, Space Sciences and Evolution.

Colleges offering this course: Indian Astrobiology Research Centre, Mumbai


20.Food Technology
If you’re passionate about food, and live to eat instead of eat to live, food technology is right up your alley. This course that was developed to cater to the need for skilled hands in the nascent industry of food processing. Here, you would analyse the chemical, physical and microbiological makeup of food when it is processed, preserved, packaged and stored so that you can work towards improvising methods to improve quality. Post-graduation, the career scope would explore food processing industries, research laboratories, hotels, soft drink factories, quality control, rice mills, manufacturing industries, and even distilleries.

Colleges offering this course: Lovely Professional University, Punjab; SRM: Department of Food Process Engineering, Ghaziabad, UP and Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore.


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