Content writing offers lucrative career opportunities for graduates who have a flair and ability to write well and think differently.
A good content often translates into revenues especially on the net and therefore content writers are always in great demand.
There are different specializations and scope for updating oneself in following streams
- Web content writing
- Technical Writing
- Creative Writing
- Research Writing
- Travel, Food and Shopping content
- Medical Writing
- Article Writing
- Copy Editing
Here are the Top 5 courses in Content Writing in India
Rank 1: British Council
If you are a scribbler, one of those who likes to maintain a dairy and loves to share ideas for feedbacks; then this course is for you. After passing the entrance test that costs a mere Rs. 600 one can avail the 9-week intensive Creative Writing program. It teaches how to write feature articles, screenplays, news reports, travel writing etc. This is considered one of the best weekend programs and classes are held at Delhi and Kolkata.
- Write feature articles
- News reports
- Travel writing.
Course Fee: Rs 13,000
Advantage: best weekend programs and classes are held at Delhi and Kolkata.
Duration: 9-week intensive
Brand Value: Among the top 10 institutes in India offering language coaching.
Rank 2: Henry Harvin Education
The Certified Digital Content Writer course is an accelerated one, suitable for professionals. This course imparts a valuable insight into various aspects of Content Writing, Technical Writing and particularly aims at Digital Content Writing. It covers all domains of writing and shares the best practices and style of writing. The course covers aspects like the importance of keyword placements, optimizing contents for SEO ranking to cater to increasing interest and scope of social media marketing.
- Learn to create 30+ types of contents
- How to earn online through content writing
- Teaches necessary internet skills such as keyword
- Research, website making, SEO etc
- Creating effective proposals
- Trainer: Senior Industry Professionals having extensive
- experience of Content Writing, Marketing and
- Strategy across domains and industries.
- 24 x 7 LMS access (Mobile App) with abundant content on
- Content Writing and Strategy Study material, Videos,
- PPTs, Tools, Resource library etc.
- 100% Placement and Internship Support
- Language Specifications
- Internet Aspects
- Content types and Formats
- Academic Content Types
- Communications and Content Strategy
- Taking Content to Work
Duration: 4 day/32 hours intensive classroom training
Brand Value: Globally Accredited ‘Certified Digital Content Writer’. Course delivered by senior industry professionals.
Rank 3: Xavier Institute of Communications
They run several courses on creative writing in Mumbai for students and media professionals.
They have 6-8 sessions of 2 hours and includes lots of group sessions and discussions. Their website doesn’t provide enough details about the course content covered.
- Great flexible timings
- New classes in every 2 months
Fee: approx Rs. 5,500
Duration: 6-8 sessions of 2 hours
Rank 4: Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning
Symbiosis offers 2 programs
A 1-year diploma course in creative writing. It’s a distant learning program where the course material is delivered directly to the learners. Registration for the course is allowed only once a year so keep a tap on the registration dates.
The course gives exposure to different forms of writing and creative thinking. Also, get a first-hand knowledge about the lives of well-known media personalities and writers and how they began their careers.
PG Diploma in Technical Writing This program focuses on producing competent technical communicators who are ready for working at every level. The program focuses on building a creative eye for detail and process discipline.
- Aspects of technical communication
- Information development life cycle
- Technical writing styles and software tools used
- Advance concepts in technical communications
- Technical writing
- Project management
Eligibility: At least 50% in English in 12th or Graduation
Fees: Rs. 23,000/-
- Flexibility in perusing the course
- Rigorous and extensive course structure
Fee: Rs. 23,000
Brand Value: An “A” Grade International University with 28 academic institution and has placement records at par with the best.
Rank 5: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
IGNOU offers a 1-year Diploma in creative writing in English (DCE). This is again a distance learning course in creative writing where the course material gets directly delivered to the learner. The admission happens in two sessions – January and July and the course materials are available at the IGNOU center.
The course is extremely affordable. During the course, one also needs to go to the IGNOU studying center from time to time. Their website, however, hasn’t been updated for last 10 years and doesn’t provide much of details about the course content.
Eligibility: Anyone who has passed 12th or is 20 years and above
Fee: 3000 INR
- Flexibility in pursuing the course
- Rigorous and extensive course structure
Duration: 1-year Diploma
Brand Value: Don’t take the course lightly, their courses are at par with the best and has less success rate if one tries shortcuts to pass.