If you enjoy organizing events and are thrilled about staying out and working hard in making those a success, then the fast-emerging field of event management offers a stimulating career option. A multi-crore industry, event management involves everything from personal events such as marriages and parties, to launches, seminars, exhibitions, and meetings. In recent years India has also seen the rise of several high profile events such as literary festivals, IPL, bollywood and international celebrity shows. These offer exciting possibilities to students keen on a career in event management.
Unless specified as a postgraduate course, a diploma in event management or DEM is available to students who have completed 10+2. The duration is usually close to a year, and certain courses can also be pursued alongside a full-time graduation. Shorter-duration courses are also offered at various institutes. A hands-on course, practical training is given precedence and theory is restricted to fundamentals in organizing events from costing and logistics to preparing proposals and managing teams. The fee is generally on the higher side and the course is intensive, hence, students must be very sure of their interest. An upcoming professional qualification, it is highly recommended that students seeking a DEM make thorough inquiries about the institute, the course, the faculty, and placements (if applicable).