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7 Unique Summer Courses in India For High School Students

Competitions are fierce when it comes to securing admissions in the top colleges, both in India and abroad, and summer programmes and internships can tip the scales in favour of some students.

To begin with, I got my first curriculum vitae (CV) made after I had already received my law degree. It was a one-page document that merely stated where I had studied and the grades I had passed with.

Recently, a friend of mine shared her son’s CV with me and requested that I circulate it amongst some NGOs. Her son – a student of grade 12, had already completed two summer programmes and an internship with an automobile company over a span of two years. Suffice it to say, I was mighty impressed.

Competitions are fierce when it comes to securing admissions in the top colleges, both in India and abroad, and summer programmes and internships can tip the scales in favour of some students. If you know a student or are one yourself, then this article lists out a few summer programmes for 2019 that you definitely must take a look at.

1. Amity University Summer School Programme

Location: Noida

Schedule: May 27 to June 7

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Eligibility: Students of grades X, XI, XII and those just passing out of grade 12 in 2019.

Fee: Rs 10,000 for the course and Rs 4,000 for accommodation and three meals.

Students can choose from the following subjects: Science & Technology, Management, Communication, Creative Programmes, Law, Hotel Management, Travel & Tourism, Psychology, and Foreign Languages.

The Amity Summer School programme gives you university level experience and helps you choose the right stream for yourself.

You get to attend lectures by noted academicians and researchers and earn a university certificate on completing the course successfully.

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With amenities like “Olympic size swimming pool, horse riding, squash, tennis and basketball courts, and indoor shooting range, among others,” you can enjoy your time while soaking up some college-life atmosphere.

For more details click here.

2. Jindal Global Summer School

Location: Sonipat, Haryana

Schedule: June 2 to June 16

Eligibility: Students for grades IX, X, XI, and X

Fee: Rs 30,000 was charged in 2018. No updated information on the official website yet.

Students can choose from a wide range of courses; from business management, leadership and architecture to banking, finance, and accounting. The faculty members bring to the course years of experience and collaborations with top-notch faculty members from some of the leading universities of the world such as Harvard, Yale, Columbia, MIT, Michigan, Cornell, UC- Berkeley, Oxford, and Cambridge which is most certainly an added advantage for the students.

For more details click here.

3. Oxford Summer Courses

Location: Bengaluru

Schedule: June 2 to June 11

Eligibility: Students between the age group of 14 to 17

Fee: About 1550 pounds for residential students and 1080 pounds for non-residential students.

Some of the subjects offered are arts and humanities, business, economics, law, history, politics, social sciences, medicine, and sciences among others. The summer course attracts students from different countries giving local students a chance to interact and exchange ideas.

For more details click here.

4. Young Leaders for Active Citizenship (YLAC)

Location: Bengaluru, Delhi, and Mumbai

Schedule: Between April-May and June-July, depending on the summer schedules of schools.

Eligibility: Students of grades IX, X, XI, and XII. Students who are moving to grade IX or those who have just completed their grade XII exams are also eligible.

Fee: Between Rs 20,000 to Rs 22,000/- depending on the location selected.

This program is designed to help students develop their critical thinking skills and explore their leadership potential.

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It helps in widening their perspective by giving them exposure to liberal arts, especially debates in philosophy, political science, sociology, and economics. They are also taken on field visits and assigned projects, which requires them to engage directly with communities, apply their skills to address social issues and enhance their learning.

For more details click here.

5. Summer at Doon School

Location: Dehradun

Schedule: May 21 to June 3

Eligibility: Students from India and across the globe who in the age group of 14 to 18.

Fee: Rs 1,45,000/- .

The ‘Summer at Doon’ programme is an engaging leadership course for students that helps build their leadership skills. The programme is based on case studies, creative experiential learning, design thinking, problem-solving, outdoor adventure, social service, self-reflection, and group interactions.

For more details click here.

6. Youreka Summer Camp

Location: Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh

Schedule: Between May and June

Eligibility: Students between the age group of 9 to 17.

Fee: Rs 30,900/-

One of the best parts about this programme is that it equips students with outdoor survival skills which are the bedrock of all programmes at Youreka.

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With students spending a majority of their time pouring over books and stressing about examination, this programme is a welcome change for them and pushes students to encounter situations which they are unlikely to in regular conditions.

For more details click here.

7. UWC Mahindra College

Location: Paud, Maharashtra

Schedule: Courses begin from June 1 and runs till July 14

Fee: Ranges from Rs 30,000 to Rs 1,90,000 depending on what the student is opting for.

Known to provide students with a unique social awareness experience, the course also affords an excellent exposure to the international community while focusing on real-world issues; waste management, food and agriculture, sustainable human habits, religion, gender equality, and politics among others.

For more details click here.

Now that you are armed with this information, here’s wishing you find yourself a great summer 2019 programme. All the best!

(Edited by Saiqua Sultan)


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