Certificate and Diploma Programmes Admissions

As the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the world, leaving many in distress and confusion, Ahmedabad University has come up with a unique opportunity. The University is launching Certificate and postgraduate Diploma programmes, for its graduands as well as for the students from other universities enabling them to explore interesting opportunities that will aid them in their future studies.

Students get to exercise the following options at the University:

  1. 2-semester 30-credit postgraduate Diploma
  2. 15-credit Certificate Programme full-time in one semester or part-time over two semesters

These opportunities can help the students earn credentials in a new area while increasing their skills and also explore their intellectual interests beyond the degree they have completed. It also gives them a fourth year at the University, which makes them eligible to apply to a range of graduate programmes abroad.

List of Certificate and Diploma Programmes for Academic Year 2020

Sr. No.
Certificate Programmes (15 credits)
Diploma Programmes (30 credits)
1 Business Analytics Business Analytics
2 Critical Thinking and the Liberal Arts Critical Thinking and the Liberal Arts
3 Financial Analysis Financial Analysis
4 Strategic Digital Marketing

Explore the Certificate and Diploma Programmes:

  1. Business Analytics

    This programme provides an introduction to Business Analytics for all students, including those with no prior analytics experience. The students will learn how data analysts describe, predict, and inform business decisions in the specific functional area of Marketing, Human Resources, Finance, and Operations. The course shall facilitate in developing basic data literacy and an analytic mindset that will help the students make strategic decisions based on data. In the final project, the students will apply their skills to interpret a real-world data set and provide appropriate business strategy recommendations.

    Structure for Certificate and Diploma Programme in Business Analytics

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    Diploma in Business Analytics 30 credits over 2 semesters, full-time
    Certificate Programme in Business Analytics 15 credits in one semester, full- time
    15 credits over two semesters, part-time

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  2. Critical Thinking and the Liberal Arts

    This programme is a unique and exciting opportunity for students from diverse academic backgrounds to benefit from the rigour and intellectual depth of courses offered across the humanities and the social sciences at Ahmedabad University. An exposure to the liberal arts is critical to succeeding in today’s competitive professional arenas, and the programme trains students in key skills such as critical reasoning and analysis, advanced writing, and articulation. It is notable that many of the founders or builders of the most successful new technology companies in the world today studied subjects such as philosophy, history and literature while they were at university. The programme would teach students to critically read texts as well as to produce well-organized writing on broad academic themes.

    Structure for Certificate and Diploma Programme in Critical Thinking and the Liberal Arts

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    Diploma in Critical Thinking and the Liberal Arts 30 credits over 2 semesters, full-time
    Certificate Programme in Critical Thinking and the Liberal Arts 15 credits over two semesters, part-time

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  3. Financial Analysis

    The Financial Analysis programme is designed to enable students to hone their skills in Finance and Accounting and make them ready for path breaking careers in the industry. As an executive in the finance industry a student may be required to study and collect financial data to analyze a business’s status, provide recommendations, figure out a company’s cost of operations, compare data, establish policies that help to guide cost analysis and come up with plans of action. To be able to do this efficiently, a student will need to master the skills like problem-solving, planning, analyzing, organizing, and financial as well as technical skills. This program would help the participants to acquire fundamental financial analysis skills which will open up doors in obtaining entry level positions in the field of financial research/ relationship management/ dealing/advisory in the capital markets.

    Structure for Certificate and Diploma Programme in Financial Analysis

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    Diploma in Financial Analysis 30 credits over 2 semesters, full-time
    Certificate Programme in Financial Analysis 15 credits in one semester, full- time
    15 credits over two semesters, part-time

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  4. Strategic Digital Marketing

    The certificate course will provide participants with strategies and framework to create a plan and implement the digital strategy to reach out to customers in an effective way by analyzing the digital landscape, then moving into marketing strategy and, finally, into implementation and broader business issues. After completing the certificate programme, students will learn strategic marketing in a world of networked customers, frameworks for reaching and connecting with digital customers, design the process for planning and executing a digital marketing strategy and gather, clean and analyze social media data to understand customers behaviour

    Structure for Certificate Programme in Strategic Digital Marketing

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    Certificate Programme in Strategic Digital Marketing 15 credits in one semester, full- time
    15 credits over two semesters, part-time

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General Guidelines for Admission Process:

Application Form

The Admissions process is based on a holistic review of your application. We consider your academics and your statement explaining the reason for joining the programme.

We accept applications online on the Ahmedabad University Admissions Portal only. The application fee is Rs. 500/- and is not refundable.

Students may indicate a maximum of two Programme preferences in the same form with first and second choice as asked for, from the given options of Certificate and Diploma Programmes.

Eligibility

Students who have completed Undergraduate/ Post Graduate studies at any University in India as well as abroad are eligible to apply.

Important Deadlines

Application Cycle Starts: 1st July, 2020
Last Date of Submission (along with fees): 31st July, 2020

Fees

For Ahmedabad University Students For Students from Other Universities
One Year Diploma Programme Rs. 1,50,000 Rs. 2,50,000
Part time/ Full Time Certificate Programme Rs. 75,000 Rs. 1,25,000
  • Fees will be payable in two equal instalments for the Diploma Programmes and, payable in advance at the beginning of a semester for the Certificate Programmes.
  • Fees for foreign students are the same as mentioned above.
  • The payment of fees should be made online through the Admissions Portal. To make the payment now, log in to your account
  • Should you want to pay by Cheque/Demand Draft generate a Challan or payment slip online through the same link. Submit the Challan with the Cheque/Demand Draft to any branch of ICICI Bank in India for payment to reach us. You do not need to visit the University Offices.
  • The Cheque/ Demand Draft is to be payable to 'Ahmedabad University'.
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