Best Short Term Computer Courses After 10th & 12th

Studying short term computer courses have many advantages. First of all, the course duration is less, making it possible to complete the course quickly and take up a job soon after it. Another main advantage is that short term courses can be pursued along with a main course (like schooling program). If you are a student studying in 10th/12th standard, you may easily squeeze in a short term course into your schedule and go ahead with the two of them! Better yet, you may pursue such courses during vacation time! There are a number of computer institutes across India offering such courses. Thus, finding an institute near your location won’t be much of a problem! You will be reading more about such job oriented short term computer courses in this article. They sure will help you gain new skills and knowledge (and even a job, based on your aptitude).

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List of best short term computer courses after 10th & 12th

Sr NoName of the courseDuration
1Digital Marketing course3 to 6 months
2SEO course3 to 6 months
3Graphic Design course3 to 6 months
4Animation & Multimedia course6 to 12 months
5Creative Writing course2 to 3 months
6Web Design & Development course3 to 6 months
7Mobile App Development & Design course3 to 6 months
8CADD course6 to 12 months
9MS Office certification program3 to 6 months
10Hardware engineering/technician course6 to 12 months
11Programming Languages course3 to 12 months
12DTP course3 to 6 months
13Computerized Accounting course3 to 6 months
14Other courses (mentioned in detail ahead)3 to 6 months


Before going to the main list of courses, I’d like to reveal some important facts and figures about such courses. Typical short term course lasts for duration of 3-6 months. Sometimes the duration could even be less than that. It all depends on the institute and the way they have tailored the course material. The course could lead to a Diploma or Certification. Again, it depends on the institute and the way they have tailored the course material. You may also check – Top arts courses after 12th in India.

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Diploma or certification course- whichever you choose, make sure that you do the course from a recognized and approved institute. I mentioned how large numbers of institutes are operating in India at the moment. Not all of them are reputed and recognized ones. Before taking admission in an institute, students must give attention to its reputation, approval and recognition status, fees structure, quality of the faculty, quality of the labs etc. Admission should be taken only after making sure that the institute fares satisfactorily in the above mentioned factors. Priority must be given to the placement record of the institute, if landing a job is your main target.


Let us check out the list of courses in detail –


1 Digital Marketing course

Digital Marketing is a vast and wide field. It covers topics such as- SEO, Content writing, Content marketing, Social Media, Email marketing, Affiliate marketing, Lead generation, Analytics, A/B testing, SMO, Brand management etc.


When it comes to Digital Marketing course, there are two popular formats available in India- online and offline. Online course can be pursued right from your own home. All you need to do is purchase the course material (e books, PDF files, audio and video material etc) from online education portals and study the trade using them. Offline course means the traditional classroom approach. Classroom course may last for a period of 3-6 months. Diploma and certificate courses are offered by Digital Marketing institutes in India.


After completing the course, one may take up the following job posts and roles-

  • Digital Marketer (independent)
  • Digital Marketing professional (working for agencies)
  • Online Brand management professional
  • Social Media manager
  • SEO professional (independent/working for agencies)
  • SEO consultant
  • Digital Marketing instructor
  • Entrepreneur


Since Digital Marketing is a vast field and covers many topics, mastering a specific topic may become a bit difficult. This is why there are individual courses available, like the one mentioned below-


2 SEO course

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. It is all about using techniques to boost the rank of websites and other web entities in the search engine results page. It is one such field that is evolving constantly. Ranking techniques and methods become outdated quickly. New techniques are introduced frequently. This is the main reason why skilled SEO professionals are in huge demand and are paid well.


Like Digital Marketing, there are two main formats of SEO course available in India- online and offline. Online course consists of e books, PDF files, Audio and video study material. Traditional classroom course lasts for 3-6 months. Institutes in India usually offer certification program only.


After completing the course, one may take on the following job posts and roles-

  • SEO professional (independent/working for agencies)
  • Project manager
  • SEO Consultant
  • Website auditor
  • Entrepreneur


3 Graphic Design course

This course will suit the creative ones! Graphic design is one such discipline which has applications in many other fields. Typical short term graphic design course lasts for a period of 6 months. There are shorter versions of the course available too (like 3 months long certification course).


The course usually covers topics such as- image editing and enhancing, editing software programs (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator etc), sketching, logo designing, UI designing and printing technology.


There also exists courses focusing on the subsections of graphic design field. An example of such a course is- Photoshop specialist course. It focuses on the editing software Adobe Photoshop. Other notable specializations are- Animation and Multimedia, Digital photography etc.


After completing this course, one may take on the following job posts and roles-

  • Graphics designer (independent)
  • Graphics designer (Corporate team)
  • Brand identity manager
  • Printing specialist
  • Creative director (at MNCs)
  • Entrepreneur
  • Graphic designer (at Digital magazines and other publishing firms)


4 Animation and Multimedia course

Animation and Multimedia has become a field of specialization these days. It is a part of the Graphics design field. But, as of now, more and more students are pursuing Animation and Multimedia as a specialization course!


The long term Degree course related to this field is- B.Sc. in Animation and Multimedia. For those interested in short course format, there exists Diploma and certification programs too!


Animation and Multimedia course covers topics such as- VFX and VFX Pro, Basics of Animation, Film Design and Animation, Game Design and Animation, Multimedia design etc. Note that the course material may vary from one institute to another.


After completing the course, one may take on the following job posts and roles-

  • VFX Professional (independent)
  • VFX Professional (at Studios)
  • Film Animation professional (at Studios)
  • Visual Effects Artist
  • Instructor
  • Entrepreneur
  • Advertising agencies
  • Art and Creative Director
  • Digital publishing firms
  • E Commerce sector


5 Creative Writing course

Creative writing can be said to be a part of the Digital Marketing field. This short term course focuses on improving the writing skills of the student. It aims at developing a writing style that will come handy in Digital Marketing endeavors.


Creative writing course covers the following topics- English Grammar, Content layout, marking and highlighting etc. After completing the course, one may take on the following job posts and roles-

  • Content writer (independent/for agencies)
  • Content editor
  • Content marketing professional
  • Digital publishing platforms (as Content writing professional)


6 Web Design and Development course

This short term course (3-6 months long) deals with creation and maintenance of websites, blogs and E commerce sites. The two main topics that this course deals with is- web scripting and graphics & multimedia. The course also covers other technical aspects like CMSs, Hosting and Servers etc. Both these sections are important in creating visually stunning and high performing websites and other web entities.


Web scripting section covers topics such as- web editors, HTML, CSS, PHP, PERL, Java and JavaScript. Graphics section covers the basics of Graphics design, animation and multimedia.


With the importance and penetration of internet rising in India, the web designing trade is all set to get a big boost! More and more e commerce sites and businesses are entering the world wide web space in a bid to enhance the size of their businesses. In this scenario, skilled web designers will be able to find good jobs in design agencies. They may also work as freelancers.


Pursuing a long and detailed web designing course will help you land a job in good companies. Short term course will help you gain new skills and you may start taking up freelancing gigs after completing the course. Some job posts and roles available for students who have completed this course are-

  • Web designer (independent)
  • Web designer (Agencies/MNCs)
  • Designer at Tech startups
  • E Commerce sites
  • Online publishing platforms
  • Design consultant


7 Mobile App Development & Design course

This is the age of mobile internet and smartphones. Over the past few years, the use of smartphone in India has increased at an impressive rate. Apps (short name for applications) are the life and soul of smartphones. With the increase in smartphone use and internet penetration in India, businesses big and small have realized the importance of having their own apps. This trend has resulted in huge demand for skilled and creative app designers and developers.


Short term app development and design course lasts for 6 months. The course duration may vary from one institute to another. The course covers topics such as UI design, programming languages, app testing, multimedia integration, graphics design etc. The course content varies from one OS (Operating system) to another. For example there are app development courses dedicated to major Operating Systems, like- App development for Android, iOS app development course, Windows app development etc. One may choose to specialize on one particular field or may do all of them together also!


After completing this course, one may take up the following job posts and roles-

  • App designer
  • UI designer
  • App developer (independent/agencies)
  • E Commerce sector
  • Entrepreneur
  • Game designer
  • App tester
  • Game tester


8 CADD (Computer Aided Design and Drawing) course

This short term course suits students hailing from a technical background. But even 12th standard students may pursue this course, since it will add to their skill set! Engineering students and graduates will benefit from this course. Especially Engineering folks from trades like Electrical, Mechanical and Civil will find CADD course beneficial.


Earlier, drafting used to be done manually. Nowadays, drafting is done using computers. CADD is all about making the process of drafting simpler, more accurate and efficient.


The CADD course covers training related to various CAD software and programs. Some of the prominent ones are- AutoCAD, Fusion 360 and Infraworks.


This course will add to the drafting skills and knowledge of Engineering students and graduates. For other folks, like ITI passed students, this course will help them take on drafting related jobs.


9 MS Office certification program

Microsoft Office is a collection of applications, which makes office work more productive. Some of the prominent and most used applications, which are part of MS Office are- MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access and MS PowerPoint.


MS Office certificate program aims at providing knowledge and use of these apps to students. The short term course lasts for a period of 3 months. A longer, 6 months long version of the course is also available.


Students are taught to make use of the above mentioned apps, as part of this program. Making use of the applications in day to day and office activities is taught.


After completing the course, one will be able to take on front end office jobs involving a computer. Some examples of such jobs are- in hotels, shops, restaurants, offices etc. In short, this certification course opens doors leading towards office jobs involving basic computer usage.


10 Hardware engineering/technician course

For a computer to function properly, along with the software, its hardware must also be in top condition. Due to wear & tear and other problems, computer hardware may malfunction and cause problems to the user. Under such conditions, a computer technician who knows stuff about hardware is called to repair it and fix the issue!


Hardware engineering/technician course is a program that helps students to take on the above mentioned role of the ‘problem fixer’. This course deals with computer hardware and provides technical knowledge about the working of hardware, their components etc. A good example is printer. The course shows how the printer works, its main components, common problems occurring in it, solutions to this problem etc. In a similar fashion, the course also deals with other parts of the computer.


After completing the course, one may start working as a technician/engineer for computer sales and repair agencies. One may also start up a computer hardware repair shop and work independently. With the right contacts, one may even land a job in authorized shops & factories of major computer hardware manufacturing firms.


11 Programming Languages course

In simple terms, a computer programming language is a language used to write computer programs. So many computer programming languages exist that it is difficult to list them all here. I’ll point out some popular and most used programming languages though. They are- C, C++, Java, Python, JavaScript, Hack, ASP.NET, Perl, Ruby, PHP, SQL etc.


Learning a programming language has many advantages. You may specialize in one language or try your hands at more than one language! The first job opportunity that comes to my mind is that of a software developer. Short course related to this field exists. They last for 6 months. But short course will provide only basic knowledge. It is better to go for a much more detailed course!


Skilled programmers will be able to find a job in many areas such as tech startups, Companies belonging to the technology sector, teaching jobs, independent software development etc. After completing the course, one may take on the following job posts and roles-

  • Software developer
  • Software tester
  • Companies in technology sector


12 DTP course

DTP stands for Desk Top Publishing. When it comes to DTP course, Diploma and certification formats of it exists. This course is all about using computer applications and knowledge to create documents such as banners, cards, books, book covers, manuals, brochures etc. In short, it deals with the creation of such documents (their layout, design, graphics etc) and printing them. Knowledge about useful software such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe PageMaker and CorelDraw are also given.


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Many graphics and image editing jobs are available for DTP course passed students. Publishing homes (newspapers, cards etc) also hire DTP professionals to help them out with layout, image editing and print related aspects.


13 Computerized Accounting course

Accounting, in simple terms, means collection of payment transactions. It includes payments received, amount paid, balance etc. Accounting is involved in almost all businesses (big and small). Earlier, accounting used to be done manually, using account books. Thanks to computers, keeping accounts has become easy, time saving and much more accurate now.


There are different software available for accounting. Some businesses have also developed their own custom software for keeping record of financial transactions. One of the most popular software used for accounting in India is Tally.ERP. Certificate course in tally is being offered by large number of computer institutes in India. Tally certified professionals will be able to find account keeping jobs at various organizations and businesses ranging from small shops and hotels to medium sized enterprises! Diploma in Computerized Accounting is another such course, where additional accounting software are introduced apart from Tally.


14 Other courses

Some other short term computer courses that I’d like to mention here are-

  • Data Mining and Analysis
  • Cyber security and Ethical Hacking
  • RDBMS (Relational Database Management System)


Ethical hacking and cyber security is a promising course. But the short term course covers only the basics. And basics can be found online, free of cost! I think going for a longer, much detailed, Diploma course related to the field of Information security will be better. Such a course lasts 1 year.


The short term computer courses listed above can be pursued by students who have passed 12th standard schooling. Some courses mentioned above can also be pursued by graduates, since it will add useful skills to their skill set! If you have any query or doubt you may post it in the comments section below.

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92 thoughts on “Best Short Term Computer Courses After 10th & 12th”

  1. Respectfull Sir I want to do something in computer course.But how? SO PLZ … you suggest me sir in which I get a wonderful job. thank U Sir.

  2. Hello Sir
    I will complete my graduation my next year in design. Now I am interested in computers and quite proficient too. I did not have maths in + 2 so I can”t do MCA.. So can you suggest me a good alternative to MCA or a good short term computer course that would help me to move in the IT industry.
    Now I have 2 queries-
    – I was looking and found PG Diploma in computer application course (PGDCA) as an alternative but information is scarce about this course and can’t find colleges.
    – I also stumbled upon Red Hat certified course, but I’m not sure if this is good for me as I don’t have prior computer degree or if it might be over my level of eligibility.
    Hoping for a fast reply

    • Are you interested in Digital Marketing? It’s a good course. Other good courses are – data mining, analytics, networking.

  3. Sir , I have my own typing class . Last year admission of students are more bt now a days there is less students get admissions . Cz the typing is on computer . So , I want suggestion that what other activities or any extra courses I should have to taken that will increase the admissions n also students knowledge ..

  4. Hello Sir, I am doing job as a immigration assistant. and i cant finish my but i really interested in computer work and also in hardware. i am interested in SEO course.

    but can you suggest me which are course in preferable to me for learn a best things & earn good money.

  5. Sir
    I’ll gave the exam of XI and I’m waiting for my result.Im Intrested in ethical hacking what course I do now and what subject I want to take in XI

  6. Dear sir , I am a class 12 passed student and i have interest in computers so can you please tell me that what course should I do.

  7. Hello sir I just passed 10th i want to become Ethical hacker is there any diploma cources for it after 10th i don’t want to go for 12th

  8. Hii im akash g pathak just completed diploma in mechanical engineering and want to develope some computer skills can someone guides me which course should i prefer which will be best for me and my carrier

  9. Sir. I actually want to do job oriented 10+2 course language & hardware & software ……which one is best….
    I wants to do that course whose scope is in MBA

  10. Hello
    Thank you for your suggestions,
    But I am 10th fail and I interested in computers
    So pls guide me
    And I am 34 age now so pls suggest.

  11. Hi… I’m Bcom student. I had been completed my first year of Bcom. My parents aim is to be a CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT. which course should I do.

  12. I want to take electronics and telecommunication engineering and i have completed my 12th please suggest me some course that will help me in future.

  13. Hy sir,
    Recently i completed my std 10 and i want 1 year of course on computer then which one i have to do…????plz reply

  14. Sir ,i interested ethical hacking course but my +2 is agriculture,what i can this course and what requirement for this course……………….please tell

  15. Hy Am sathish
    Am basically degree drop out student
    Am looking for computer course where I can get a placement in good company after the completion of the course

  16. Im 12 th fail pls suggest me a course for computer im intresting in computer plz plz but i repeat it 12 th secound time

  17. Hi,
    I am in retail department as customer relations executive but in future want to apply for higher position like Department Manager,
    Store Manager, Head cashier.
    So that what type of Computer courses should I take and that helps in this field.
    Looking your response …

  18. Sir
    Meine computering and peripherals ki 3mhine training prdhan mntri koushal viakas yojna se li h .but me isse upr ka course krna chata hu to sr btaye muje ki kon sa kru pls sir reply

  19. Hello sir ,I am currently doing BBA honours from a reputed college in Kolkata .My brother had done (h) and cita, dita and got a reputed Emirates junior level gm job with diploma in digital marketing.i am in second year ,weak ENGLISH fluency base .Could you suggest what should I do to get a handsome salary with a fast six months course and job experience after 3 Rd year completion

  20. Hi, I am BSc in Physics and currently working as a mechanical Cad designer with 2 yrs. Could you suggest me Cad courses (certificate) for me.

  21. I’ve passed Isc with 70%marks in computer science.What would be the best course for getting job oppurtunity soon after Completion of the course?

  22. Hello sir I’ve failed in 12th examination.
    Because of some family problems i can’t continue my studies. Can u please guide me for some useful part-time course related to computer field.

  23. Hi dear sir. ..
    Sir I am very interested in computer field and I am very good in computer. I am I am interested to do something new creations in computer field. Sir please tell me what course should I do. Or dear sir besides mathematics what course will you suggest me.

  24. I m a house wife and now i need job. For that i have to do some course in computer. Don’t know wich course will be easy for me get job easily.. Pls sir tell me most demanding and usefull course.. I don’t want wast my mony and time

  25. Sir I have completed 10th and working in retail. But I want to know some courses which can help me to go in other growing field and I have good knowledge in computer. Please help me out in this.

  26. Great Guidance !!The information was really helpful. it’s really informative and covers all the aspects.This was exactly what I needed to read today. I would be sincerely obliged to your kind help and guidance. All the given points will definitely help the students who has completed 12th standard. This guidance will help them to choose the right field after 12 th. These ideas really brings willpower. Thank you and Good luck.

  27. Hii
    Which is best computer course in Mumbai
    Like I am thinking about hacking course which is best computer classes in Mumbai .like I am doing hacking game and other video not come in other site like that

  28. On 2 march i Will reach banglore i not know anything so please kindly tell me which course and institute is best for computer courses


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