Best Certificate Courses in India

Last Updated on July 29, 2023 by Vishnu Nambiar

Are you looking for job oriented certificate courses? If yes, this article will be of help to you! Here, I’ve listed down some of the best certificate courses available in India.

Types of courses

In India, certificate courses can be divided into two main categories –

  • Undergraduate level certificate courses
  • Postgraduate level certificate courses

Courses after 12th, after 10th and after Graduation

Undergraduate level certificate courses and simple training programs. Most of them are vocational training courses. Students who have completed 10th or 12th standard are eligible to pursue such courses.   PG (Postgraduate) certificate courses and much more complex. They are professional training courses. Such courses are made for Graduates. In order to pursue a PG certificate course, you must have completed a relevant Bachelor’s Degree course.   In this article, I’ve focused on undergraduate level courses. Most of my readers are 10th and 12th passed students. They will find this article very useful.   Undergraduate level certificate programs are usually 6 – 12 months long. Course duration may vary from one institute to another.   Graduates are also eligible to pursue undergraduate level certificate courses. As I mentioned before, such programs are vocational training courses. They are designed to impart valuable skills in students.   Graduates, by pursuing these courses, may acquire useful skills. This could help them gain benefits such as – promotion, change of job etc.

List of Certificate Courses in India

As we all know, there are various types of certificate courses available in India. Some of the popular categories are –

  • Computers
  • Banking
  • Management
  • Healthcare
  • Paramedical
  • Hardware and Networking
  • IT (Information Technology)
  • Accounting
  • Languages
  • Beauty and Styling
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Other trades

Let us check out the list of certificate courses belonging to the above mentioned categories. Here we go –

Computer Certificate Courses

  • Certificate in MS Office Proficiency
  • Certificate in Ethical Hacking
  • Certificate in Web Designing
  • Certificate in Digital Marketing
  • Certificate in SEO and SMM
  • Certificate in Inbound Marketing
  • Certificate in Graphic Design
  • Certificate in VFX and Animation
  • Certificate in Animation and Game Design
  • Certificate in CAD
  • Certificate in Data Entry and Editing
  • Programming Language Certifications
  • Certificate in Information Technology
  • Certificate in App Development
  • DTP Certification
  • DBMS Certification

Banking and Accounting Certificate Courses

  • Certificate in Computerized Accounting
  • Certificate in Tally

Management Certificate Courses

  • Certificate in Business Skills
  • Certificate in Energy Technology and Management
  • Certificate in International Humanitarian Law
  • Certificate in Co-Operation, Co-Operative Law
  • Certificate in NGO Management
  • Certificate in Tourism Studies and Management

Healthcare and Paramedical Certificate Courses

  • ANM (Auxiliary Nursing and Midwifery)
  • GNM (General Nursing and Midwifery)
  • Radiology Assistant Certification
  • Medical Laboratory Assistant Certification
  • Nursing Care Assistant
  • Dental Assistant Certification
  • CT Scan Technician Certification
  • Dialysis Technician Certification
  • MRI Technician Certification
  • Certificate in Nutrition and Childcare
  • Certificate in Laboratory Techniques
  • Certificate in Home based healthcare
  • Certificate in HIV and Family Education
  • Certificate in Healthcare and Waste Management
  • Certificate in Food and Nutrition
  • Certificate in Community and Rural Healthcare
  • Hardware and Networking Certificate Courses
  • Certificate in Computer Hardware and Maintenance
  • Certificate in Community Radio
  • Certificate in Networking Technology

Languages Certificate Courses

  • Certificate in Urdu Language
  • Certificate in Arabic Language
  • Certificate in Functional English
  • Certificate in Foreign Language (French, German, Spanish etc)
  • Certificate in Creative Writing

Visual & Performing Arts Certificate Courses

  • Applied Arts
  • Painting
  • Carnatic Music
  • Theatre Arts
  • Bharatnatyam
  • Hindustani Music
  • Indegenous Art Practices

Social Work Certificate Courses

  • Certificate in Consumer Protection
  • Certificate in International Humanitarian Law
  • Certificate in Human Rights

Agriculture and Allied Field Certificate Courses

  • Certificate in Sericulture
  • Certificate in Beekeeping
  • Certificate in Organic Farming
  • Certificate in Poultry Farming

Other Vocational and Certificate Courses

  • Certificate in Water Harvesting and Management
  • Certificate in Disaster Management
  • Certificate in Environmental Studies
  • Certificate in Photography
  • Certificate in Interior Design
  • Certificate in Hotel and Hospitality Management
  • Certificate in Ticketing
  • Certificate in Video and Radio Jockeying
  • Air Hostess Certification
  • Beautician Certification


As I mentioned before, duration of certificate courses may vary from one institute to another. Course duration depends upon factors such as – institute offering the course, course content and structure.   Based on the above mentioned facts, course duration could be –

  • 2 years
  • 1 year
  • 6 months
  • 3 months


As I mentioned before, I’ve focused on undergraduate level courses in this article. Most of these courses can be pursued after completing 12th and/or 10th. Eligibility criteria may vary from one institute to another.

Colleges and Admission

There are many educational institutes across India offering certificate courses. IGNOU, SWAYAM and State-Wise online education portals are notable sources!   Apart from them, many private institutes are also involved in this field. Many online portals have also come up, which offer job oriented certificate courses.

Also read: Best Computer Courses

Digital Marketing Courses

List of Courses after 12th

Online Courses in India

Online Courses after 12th

Distance education courses


Fees charged for certificate courses may vary from one institute to another. Course fees depends upon the following factors –

  • Type of institute (Government, Private, Aided etc)
  • Location of the college
  • Status and rating of the college
  • Scholarship status (of student, if applicable)
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5 thoughts on “Best Certificate Courses in India”

  1. Can you suggest me a short term course which can get me a job?? I have studied 12th commerce… Please do reply….

  2. Sir, I decided to dropout Course after pursuing it for 2 years. Now, my 1 year is wasted as it is the starting of 3rd year in which i quit this course. I have precisely 15 backs in course as i’m bot able to clear the particular subjects.
    I am applying for B.A. pyschology honors. Is this the right decision to take a fresh start with this course or it will be better to continue my
    This is something serious for my career. Please give your advice.

    • If you are not passionate about B.Tech. go for a fresh start. But don’t repeat the same mistake this time. Focus on studies and wrap up this course well!


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