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Higher studies categories?

1. Arts
2. Commerce
3. Science
4. Advertising and media
5. IT and computer
6. Defense
7. Civil Services
8. Travel and tourism
9. Fashion technology
10. Banking and insurance
11. Hotel management
12. Railways
13. Law
14. Others

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Arts:
Foreign Languages

INTRODUCTION

With every passing day our world is becoming a smaller place with the breakdown of
geographic and economic barriers. With this changing scenario language specialists
have gained a substantial importance. Language skill is found to be very useful in
some professions like Hotel Industry, Travel and Tourism Industry etc .Expertise in
language is necessary for the jobs of Interpreters, Translators and Language
Teaching.

NATURE OF WORK

Language specialists can work in one of the following areas

a) INTERPRETERS: Interpreters changes spoken words from one language to
another. There are various forms of work done by interpreters via Simultaneous
Interpretation, Consecutive Interpretation, and Visioning Interpretation.
b) TRANSLATORS: Translators change the script written in one language to
another.
c) LANGUAGE TEACHING

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
People wishing to make a career in this field must have the aptitude to grasp the use
of language. They need to have adaptability, good people's skill and an attitude for
reaching out. It takes time to gain proficiency in language hence patience and
perseverance is required.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Language specialist can find ample opportunities in Travel and Tourism industry,
Mass Communication, Embassy and Diplomatic services, Public Relations
Assignments.
UNO also appoints Interpreters and Translators in Six official languages for which an
Entrance Exam is conducted.
Translators are employed by Industries, government departments, international
organizations and research organizations.
Language Teaching is also an area where language specialists can find a good job
opportunity.
Language specialists can also work as free lancers.

REMUNERATION
Language specialist can start with Rs5000
School Teachers can expect to get anything between Rs 5000-Rs10000
Freelancers receive Rs100-Rs150 for per page of foreign Language.

Fine Arts

INTRODUCTION
Fine Arts/Applied Arts prepare a person to work in area of design work. It has gained
prominence as it uses various techniques for commercial purposes.

NATURE OF WORK
This work is highly creative and imaginative. The work of fine artists is a work of self
expression while work of applied arts finds commercial application.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
anybody willing to pursue a career in fine arts needs to be creative and imaginative.
Patience, keen observation, eye hand coordination are some of the traits required to
be successful in the field.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Applied artists find employment in advertising agencies, interior design and display,

exhibition work, government undertakings, etc.
Advertising agencies recruit trainee visualisers who are responsible for the
production of layout for advertising campaign. Creative director conceptualizes the
advertisement. Graphic artists prepare graphics.

Teaching

Q1.What is the Eligibility and Training for the Teacher's profession?

A1. Pre Primary Teacher Primary school teachers should preferably be 12th class
pass with at least 50% marks aggregate. More than the academic records it is the
personal skills and aptitude that is more important. There are a number of vocational
training centers which conduct training for pre school teachers. There are Montessori
Teacher training schools which give training for pre-school education. Primary
Teacher The minimum requirement to be a primary school teacher is a graduate with
a nursery training certificate / diploma or degree. Normally candidates who have
Bachelors in education (B.Ed.) start their career as primary school teachers and
gradually move up. Candidates who are graduates in home science can also be
selected for primary school teachers. The candidate must be a graduate or a post
graduate with at least 55% marks aggregate and holding either a diploma or degree
in education or teaching. The candidate should have at studied least one of the
teaching subjects during graduation.

Secondary and Senior Secondary Teacher The candidate must preferably have a post
graduate degree in the subject and a Bachelors in education (B.Ed.) degree. The
B.Ed. course thoroughly prepares the teachers for secondary schools. Teachers who
have this B.Ed. degree after their graduation are called Trained Graduate Teachers.
Candidate with a previous teaching experience are preferred. There are a number of
teacher's training colleges which give this B.Ed. course of one year duration. Some
universities also offer correspondence courses for training teachers who are already
in service. There are separate institutions for special teachers such as teachers of the
blind, deaf and dumb, mentally retarded, art, craft, music and physical education.
Regional Institutes of Education at Mysore, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Ajmer are run
by NCERT. They offer basic Graduate Degree in Art or Science along with a B.Ed.This
is a four year course after school. Shivaji University, Kolhapur conducts a BA, B.Ed
course of four years duration. Barkatullah University, Bhopal conducts a BA, B.Ed
and also B.Com., B.Ed. course of four years duration.

Lecturers Lecturers in Arts, Commerce, Sciences, Social Sciences, Law, Foreign
Languages and Physical Education require a post graduate degree in the relevant
subject from an Indian University University or an equivalent degree from a foreign
University, with at least 55% marks. Eligibility test for lecturers (NET) are conducted
by UGC, CSIR or similar tests accredited by the UGC. Lecturers who have completed
8 years of service after regular appointment and participated in at least two
refresher courses of approved duration are appointed in the senior scale. They
should also have a consistently satisfactory performance appraisal report. Senior
scale lecturers who do not have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent published work and
who do not meet the scholarship and research standards, but fulfill the other criteria
and have a good record in teaching, get the Selection Grade.

Professors Eminent scholars who are actively engaged in research, whose work has
been published and appreciated, and also have at least 10 years of experience in

postgraduate teaching can be selected as professors. Those who have done research
at University or National level institutions and also have the experience of assisting
students in research work at doctoral level could also take up teaching jobs as
professors.

Q2.What is the remuneration ?

A2. Primary school teachers Government Schools : Rs. 4,500 - Rs. 9,000 Junior
school teachers Government Schools : Rs. 5,500 - Rs. 12,000 Secondary school
teachers Government Schools : Rs. 2,000 - Rs. 3,500 College lecturers Rs. 6,500 -
Rs. 10,500 College readers Rs. 8,000 - Rs. 13,500 College professors Rs. 12,400 -
Rs. 22,400

Q3.What is the Career Structure?

A4.There is no rigid promotion structure in the teaching profession. Some teachers
with good track records and who have been actively involved in handling additional
administrative assignments in school could become Vice Principal or Principal.
Designations and functions are not consistent and vary according to the rules of the
institute. Colleges have a stricter career structure.

Q4. What are the Future Prospects?

A4. Teaching is especially suitable for those who prefer flexible schedules. The
profession welcomes late entries and those who are changing careers. Many married
women find it suitable as it allows them to work again after they have started a
family. It should be noted that teachers who do return after a break are entitled to
nothing less than their old salary. In most professions, once a person leaves, it is
difficult to catch up since new things are always being learned and discovered, but
teaching is one of those professions where someone is always needed. Another
avenue for teachers is giving tutorial classes. With the increase in classroom size and
lack of sufficient attention given to the students, most students and parents feel the
need for extra classes. As the school is unable to provide such classes, tutorial
batches have become fairly common in big cities and towns. Tutors can provide
coaching for not only the class subjects but also for competitive examinations, such
as the Civil Services entrance exams, MBA, TOEFL etc.

Public Relations

Introduction

Public Relation is a management function that involves monitoring and evaluating
public attitudes and maintaining mutual relations and understanding between an
organization and its public. Public could include shareholders, government,
consumers, employees and the media. It is the act of getting along with people we
constantly come in touch with. PROs ensure internal cohesion in the company by
maintaining a clear communications network between the management and
employees. Its first objective is to improve channels of communication and to
establish new ways of setting up a two-way flow of information and understanding.

Public relations as a separate career option has came into existence when lots of
private or government companies and institution felt the need to market their

maintain contacts. Within the concern they have to conduct management-employee meets. In terms of career opportunities. prepare materials. emphasizing social science research and survey design and implementation. Personal Attributes: One must have excellent communication skills. magazines for employees etc. research. annual reports. emphasizing news releases. bulletins.product. liberal arts and humanities is required to take up a course in this field. and also have to manage complaints from the consumers. speeches. public relations management and administration. exhibitions etc. Public image is important to all organizations and prominent personalities. These courses mainly cover areas like public relations principles and techniques. to publish corporate publications like newsletter. and research. writing. Some institutes have entrance exams while others prefer admission on merit basis. service and facilities. lectures. Most training programmers in Advertising also include public relations. Duration of most the courses is of one year. It include advising them . organized events like fairs. both spoken and written so has to express thoughts clearly and simply. The work involves keeping management aware of public attitudes and concerns of the many groups and organizations with which they must deal. The role of public relation specialist becomes pertinent in crisis situations when the correct and timely transmission of information can help save the face of the organization. as one may have to organized press conferences. Analytical skills are required to interpret research information and plan activity. Outside he has to liaison with government departments. trade unions. An organizing ability is required too. to have better relations with the government. including organizational development. public relations departments employ public relations specialists to write. including desktop publishing and computer graphics. be polite always as he has to work under pressure or provocation. visual communications. corporate publicity. activities and accomplishments. There is diploma as well as post graduate diploma courses in Public relations. have self-confidence and far sightedness. He must be able to understand human psychology and take decisions apt to the situation. proposals. In addition. An effective personality and the ability to get along with a wide range of people both inside and outside an organization are necessary. models and film stars. Public relations is broadly practiced for product publicity. Must. Apart from this there are also short term certificate courses. press etc whose cooperation is required for the smooth functioning. Career Prospects Public relations officers have to work within and outside the organization. to inform organizations policies. and respond to inquiries. exhibitions and events. Must. scripts. Eligibility & Course Area Educational: Bachelors degree in any discipline preferably with social sciences. and related items. Another important area of work in this field is to create public identity or an image for public figures like political parties.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES aspiring social workers must like people. private consultancy firms etc. These problems may be physical or mental. profiles and interviews published in magazines and need agents who can do the work for them so as to have an image in front of general public. level. human rights. Future Prospects Job Prospects Public relation officers can find employment in the corporate sector. public appearances etc. due to unemployment. government agencies. models and film stars who want their pictures. public sector. These workers try to alleviate such social problems. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Career opportunities exist in the specific area of specialization which is generally offered at P.G. REMUNERATION Salaries offered at initial level are low. NGOs. Lobbying. hotels. People trained in social work may find jobs with the Voluntary Organizations. b) A 2 year Masters course in social work. They should respect people and their feelings and should be eager to work with them to improve their social conditions. They should have a concern to work for their welfare. NATURE OF WORK Social Workers can work individually or in a group or may undertake community work. This is an interesting area of work in public relation. statement given in press. Nowadays they can find work even with individuals like political figures. several government departments or they may work on their own.on every aspect of personality. education etc. including dress code. They generally do the work undertaken by the agencies /NGO. a new field in this career. A person can expect to start with Rs 3500 working with a reputed organization. but it increases with experience. involves bringing about the passage of laws favorable to the special interest group they represent like a company. while in a smaller organization person can get anything between Rs1800-Rs2000. industries. age old problem. COURSES OFFERED a) A 3 year Bachelors Degree course in Social work. It is a strategy used to raise public consciousness and influence policy makers in areas like environment. banks and other financial institutions. Specializations available . tourist agencies. Social Workers INTRODUCTION Social and Welfare work means to help the people to tackle their day to day problems. behavior. government etc. they are associated to. destitution etc.

W. 3. one can start their own business or work with cosmetic firms as sales consultant.: Graduate students of any stream. ELIGIBILITY 1. c) Various Diploma / certificate courses of 1 / 2 year duration. cosmetology. / B. Beauty therapy is another specialized area of work in the field of beauticians. in beauty parlors. Criminology and Correctional Administration. Beautician WHAT IS IT? During last few years the career in Beautician has acquired much popularity and has spread its root all over the world. Labor Welfare and Industrial Relations. massages. Facials threading. Community Social work. 4. skin treatments manicuring and pedicuring. skin and hair all are involves in the profession of Beauty Therapist. friendly nature. patience. Beauty therapist plays a vital role in their concerned areas. 1. course: Students who has passed +2 examination of any Board are eligible. Apart from this.A. There are so many career options in this profession which includes some specialization area of work such as hair cutting and styling. 2. social science background gets preference. but students with Psychology. It has a lot of scope in marketing area because the marketing of the cosmetic products need beauticians who can guide buyer to identify the hair or skin types and give them proper guidance. For B. film industries etc. Beauty consultant / advice are also another option in this field. CAREER PROSPECTS For becoming a beautician one should have a quality of good judgment. 2. In the past 20th century many national / international beauty competitions was held all over the world. skin treatments. MODE OF ENTRY Generally an All India level test is conducted by Universities followed by Interview. scrupulous work habits and good fitness.W.S. make up of Drama/Film/TV performers etc.S. background. Medical and Psychiatric Social Work. though some Institutes offer admissions on the basis of marks obtained in last qualified exam. but premier institutes prefer B. . For M. Consequently the demand for beauty professionals who could help beauty conscious people to gain good look has increased.W.S. As a Beauty Therapist one can start the career. Child Care and Family Services. hair treatments. hotels. 5. treatment for face.

an artistic leaning. interior decoration and interior designing. Good communication skills will be needed very often during the course of work. History of Interior Design. An interior decorator advises. properties of materials and paint technology. which please our aesthetic senses. The minimum academic qualification required for admission to such courses is 10+2 or its equivalent. Design. The duration of these courses ranges from two to four years. to do up a place. personality. patience and above all the ability to get along with people are some of the qualities a person requires for entry into this field. As compared to interior decoration. Some people have an inborn talent to bring out the best in whatever is available and arrange things around to make a place beautiful. keeping in mind a client's tastes. there are many institutes offering courses in this field. Q2. A good working knowledge of architecture helps too.DETAILS OF THE COURSE Rather than high academic support. long after we’ve physically left the place. artifacts. Construction & Materials. visualize and create something that will fulfill the client's needs. creativity. An interior designer/decorator should be good at communicating his or her ideas to others. While on the other hand. exhibition design etc. Do you have it in you? A2. Interior Decoration Q1. Professional Management-Estimating & Budgeting. . Many polytechnics and vocational colleges offer courses in interior designing and decoration. being able to visualize one's thoughts and an ability to translate one’s thoughts effectively. tend to stay with us for a long time. Q3. lifestyle and his budget. and Computer Aided Designing. it is essential that he or she is able to understand. In fact.This is very true of places that we visit. interior designing is a more specialized field and a lot of training and hard work goes into the making of a successful interior designer.. Normally the beautician courses are of short duration and training can pursue after standard Xth or XIIth. dexterity with hands.What is career of Interior decorator? A1. an interior designer would actually design exclusive and unique furniture. Other areas covered included lettering. the field of beautiful interiors has made so much progress today that there are now two distinct field’s viz. etc.What do you need in order to become an interior decorator or interior designer? A3 Well. color schemes. Services. As an interior designer or decorator will be required to create an atmosphere as per the client's tastes. be aesthetically pleasing and keep to a budget too. furnishings. Furnishings & Fittings. Furniture Design. Display. depending upon the type of course and the institute identified for the pursuit of study. A natural aptitude for working with colors. First impressions of rooms. fittings and artifacts. this profession requires highly skill training. imagination. And others who appreciate this aspect of decorating a place to achieve a desired effect can go in for training and become experts in the field. The course of study covers subjects like Art & Basic Design. chooses and then assembles furniture.

One also needs to be extremely dedicated about keeping commitments. They contain a large number of Books. This course is open to all graduates and pre-graduates in any discipline. interior designing as a profession has come to be recognized in our country. To be successful in private practice.Q4. special libraries of government undertakings. professional training can begin immediately after successfully completing the plus two examinations. Good memory proves to be helpful. Library and Information Sciences INTRODUCTION Libraries are the store house of information. Private business is a very lucrative option. etc. budget and tastes. Some companies have their own specialized courses in interior design. The course content is a good mixture of arts and technical subjects. Here the requirement is sixty per cent at the tenth standard level and fifty at the plus two or equivalent level. and bring about a good blend depending upon the client’s requirements. They should have tact to deal with different kind of people visiting library. Periodicals. patience and an outgoing personality. Students are trained to look for optimum use in various types of materials. b) Technical services: This department gathers information and prepares the material to be used by visitors. Q5. .What is the procedure for admission ? A4. what’s got maximum utility. One. supervise the library staff and ensure that all sections of library are functioning well. PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES Aspiring Librarians should have good communication skills. Admission is usually based on performance at an aptitude test conducted to evaluate one’s sensibility. spatial apperception and so on. In collaboration with Jenson & Nicholson.What is the Job prospects? A5. pricing. especially technical drawing.With the demand to create more working space increasing and with more and more people realizing the need and importance of professional designers.For interior designing. has to be up to date on what’s new. c) Administrative Services: Librarians in this department oversee the management of library. There is a centre in Ahmedabad that offers a five year professional programmer in interior design for students who have cleared the plus two exam with science subjects. Exteriors Interiors offers a one-year programmer in interior design. however. what’s in. public libraries and school libraries. Opportunities are aplenty in architects’ firms or in consultancy companies. drawing skills. and CDROMS from which information can be retrieved. JOB OPPORTUNITIES Librarians can find job with libraries of government agencies. one also needs to have a native business sense. NATURE OF WORK Library work can be divided into three basic categories which are a) User Services: Librarians working in this department helps the user to find the information they need.

especially the lady in the house for it is she who appreciates the gems for their beauty and ornamental value. Traditionally.LIB: B.LIB. highly necessary that people associated with the trade. the art being handed down through the generations from father to son. Today modern scientific Gemology is giving an insight into the character and the behavior of gems. kaarigars having inherited the expertise and skill from their ancestors. receive training and carry out the operations scientifically and professionally so as to achieve greater success. the dealer.LIB) can be done after doing B. especially with well known foreign jewelers eyeing the Indian market.COURSES OFFERED Various Institutes offer graduate courses in Library and Information Sciences (B. It is therefore. perhaps. Gemology is the science dealing with the study of gemstones. Gems have been the object of man's fascination ever since their discovery. Jewellery designers craft a wide variety of items either by hand or using the methods of large-scale production. a 1year course which can be pursued after graduation in any stream. From trade point of view Gems & Jewellery has been one of the biggest foreign exchange earner for India and substantial potential needs to be tapped at home. the gems and jewelry sector is the frontrunner in India’s export trade. Masters course in library science (M.Some Institutes also offer Diploma and Certificate courses in Library science after 10+2. Today it is no longer necessary to have a family background in the profession since there are training schools to teach jewelry design and manufacture. Moreover. the artisan or anyone fascinated by gemstones. the only one that requires such an extremely high degree of skill and attention to detail. the art of making Jewelry has been passed down through generations. earning valuable foreign exchange. ELIGIBILITY For B. Accounting for one-fifth of the country’s total exports.LIB: Graduates of any stream For M.Lib). In today's world of modern synthetic gems is no longer safe to rely upon one's senses for identification but to learn scientific methods for a positive identification of a wide variety of gems. And with the boom in the fashion and accessories arena. jewelry design is.LIB For Diploma/Certificate courses: 10+2 with any stream Gemology Introduction Gemology is a precise science and wannabe gemologists are expected to have acute powers of observation and the ability to concentrate. The study of Gemology is relevant to the trader. . Jaipur is among the world’s largest gem cutting center and the numerous Jewelry export houses there offer good positions to those with training in the latest trends and developments in this emerging field. Among the various fields of design. this field is slowly holding out promise for a lucrative career option.

precision. increasing automation will take some time to adversely affect employment of low-skilled occupations. sorting and grading of gemstones. such as mould and model maker.) exports worldwide. sorting. such as assembler and polisher when replacement benefits and costs outweigh the productivity of manpower. Therefore. The opening up of the market will help India to acquire a sizeable share of the world market. And when it comes to gems and jewelry exports. There is also a demand for traditional gold jewelry in the international market. Indian gem cutters and craftsmen are held in high regard the world over. an objective approach and a great sense of responsibility. which are usually of short duration of three to eight months. Study / Training The main objective of the courses in gemology is to impart the latest technical know- how with respect to gem cutting. Employment Prospects In recent times the entry of branded jewelry has infused new impetus in the profession. workingwomen. These courses. the ability to concentrate. valuation and identification of gemstones. highly skilled positions. . grading.Nature of Work Gemologists are involved in the identification. The Indian Gem & Jewelry industry is poised to enter the new millennium with great confidence. ability to work on one's own. double-income households and fashion conscious men are expected to keep jewelry sales strong. To join such courses what is required is a pass in the Secondary School Examination. Within manufacturing. Automation will have a lesser impact on more creative. The demand for jewelry is largely affected by the amount of disposable income people have. Physical and Psychological Requirements Gemologists need excellent powers of observation. India accounts for 70% (approx. Job openings have shown an increase with entry of branded jewelry and increased interest in newer and westernized styles. They also advise jewelers/jewelry designers on various properties regarding the suitability of particular gemstones in different metals and types of settings. the increasing number of affluent individuals. provide up-to-date knowledge of scientific developments in the field to students who can become skilled artisans. Self-employed jewelry designers can carve a niche for themselves provided they could satisfy market needs and continue to be creative at the same time. attention to details.

• Sales jobs . rural community extension. There are degrees such as the M. dress-making. Those with creative minds as well as those with the hard-core scientific views can benefit from a Home Science degree. There are more detailed courses in nutrition and dietetics. Most of the Masters' programmes require that the candidate has a B. Undergraduate Level : Although it can be taken at the +2/PUC/Intermediate level (approved by many State Boards and CBSE). basic tailoring. while the 'creative' group can chose a career in textile designing or child-care or rural work. and watchmakers and repairers.Sc in Dietetics/Food and Nutrition. fashion designing etc.sales promotion of food items (baby foods) are given to home science graduates granted they have relevant information and experience. or go on for a Masters in Home Science. jewelers who plan to open their own store should have experience in selling. restaurants etc. . interior design. This is because the practical training begins in printing.What are the job prospects after doing Home Science ? A1 The Home Science offers tremendous amount of opportunities and provides a treasure of knowledge on various fields. villagers on the food value of certain food items. as well as knowledge of marketing and business management. Students can chose to branch out into other fields. Graduates of Home Science can go on to enter the textile business. like fashion designing. hotels. Because the jewelry business is highly competitive.these projects involve educating specific segments of the population such as mothers. dyeing etc. specialized cooking.Sc. Some decide to work on their own line but this could take time. cooking. • Service jobs . Jewelry designers can supply to bigger stores and move on to prominent companies. the various jobs that Home Science can entail are: • Production jobs . gain prominence through success in competitions and move on to larger concerns. Designers working for small concerns may acquire experience.Related occupations could be of gem-cutters. Career Progression Advancement opportunities are limited and greatly dependent on an individual's skill and initiative. or even work in hotels.What are the Career Prospects and Future Projections? A2. child development. Home Science Q1.maintenance and supervision of house keeping departments at tourist resorts. hand engravers. Q2. family relations. catering facilities.The recognized qualification for a primary school teacher is a Bachelors degree in Home Science and many postgraduates also are taken on as senior secondary school teachers and college professors. • Teaching jobs . interior decoration etc. farmers. degree in Home Science. textiles/clothing and so on.this covers food preservation. which is designed for the applied scientist. the food industry etc. • Research jobs . the student only begins to really learn about Home Science at the undergraduate level.

Photography ITRODUCTION Photography is an artistic means of presenting things which are best expressed visually. since numerous multinational firms are getting involved in these ventures. Home Science students have a wide range of fields that they can enter. directions of different rooms etc. offices. Sometime back the idea of being a professional photographer might not have sounded very appealing. Nowadays people hire professionals to design farm houses. programmes ( talk shows. patients and team spirit. furnishers. They should also possess excellent communication skills. Interior designers have to keep in mind the latest schemes. Attention to customer services and nutrition is increasing at a tremendous rate. They plan the entire structure of homes. food analysts. safety etc. Set Design Set designers design sets of films. food scientists etc. plays) and some also work as theatre or stage designer. water supply . serials. craft designers etc. drainage system. But with the upsurge of mass communication and media photography has become an important part of communication. Personal Attributes Interior designer should have an analytical mind and the ability to understand the technicalities involved. Spatial Design Introduction Spatial design includes interior and exterior design. offices in such a way that along with style their planning does not ignore the practical aspects involved like proper ventilation . homes. This makes a career in Home Economics very promising. as the above list illustrates. They are generally guided by Directors of the film or Programmer who explain the entire script and its demands in great details.manufacturing industries do require home science graduates to serve as research assistants. Later on designers generally start their own business or work as free lancers. Employment Opportunities The best way is to join any established designer as an assistant. create and even draw your ideas in such a way that they express clearly every single thought. They are not only creative but technically sound professionals who work as a part of a team which includes architects. Spatial designer are in great demand because of growing consciousness for style and decor. the power to imagine. restaurants. If you have . • Technical jobs . T. shopping complexes etc.V. light effects.

And the more one practices the better his skills get. There are certain jobs available in the government section also.. Some kind of training is required to get an idea of the basic know-how of photography. Photography is also a subject taught for the Applied Art/ Commercial Art degree programmes. food. nature.. 'Those who have cleared the photography exam in the 12th boards are eligible for a diploma / certificate course in photography. and Foreign Exchange Markets in the recent years affecting volatility in exchange rates and accentuating liquidity constraints. news (press photography). . The job of a photographer is a well-paid one. CAREER PROSPECTS Photographers specialize in different fields and therefore there are plenty of opportunities in this field. All one requires is an observant and keen eye for details.… Certified Treasury Manager THE CTM PROGRAM With the significant developments that have taken place in the Capital. The courses in photography are offered in many schools at 10+2 level. Money. instruments and investment avenues. industrial photography. The globalization of the economy with mobilization and deployment of funds from/in other countries is also necessitating growing attention in the area of treasury and forex management.. magazines or ad agencies. COURSE DETAILS Photography is one field where educational qualification doesn't actually matter. The artistic sensitivity is a must. aesthetic sense. portrait. corporates and banks have started paying closer attention to the treasury and forex management function. an eye for detail and composition and creativity then you should better opt for a course & career in photography. You can either do freelancing work or work for private newspapers.… Commerce Certified Risk & Insurance Manager Searching information for this four topic. Highly focused knowledge of capital markets. The various specialization options are tabletop. sports and fashion or ad photography. There are many short term courses also which last for three to six months Psychologists Economists Physical Education Historians Searching information for this four topic.visual imagination. money markets.. wildlife. Treasury Management Treasury Management is fast emerging as a specialization in many companies and the accounting function is being delinked from the finance function.

. are not completely understood. India. forex and risk management. the opportunities to raise money outside India.treasury and risk management and related areas. • To impart skills in treasury and foreign exchange management which are relevant in the electronic age. Successful completion of the CTM Program leads to the Membership in Association of Certified Treasury Managers. In the wake of these interesting developments in the field of Treasury and Forex Management. For Whom Keeping in mind the avenues open to candidates who take up the CTM Program. The members are also entitled to become affiliate members in the Association of Chartered Treasury Managers. The CTM Program has the following objectives : • To develop a new body of knowledge and skills and make it available for those seeking challenging careers in the new era of liberalization and globalization. whether they involve changes in the prices of oil and gold. The members are entitled to use the "CTM" in short. Events in distant lands. The network of payments and the international investments have elevated the study of finance to a multinational scale. Objectives The Certified Treasury Manager Program is a highly specialized course imparting focused knowledge in the areas of treasury. this course would be useful for : Finance and Accounting Professionals like CFAs. the links between money and capital markets have become extremely close. In this increasingly integrated and interdependent financial environment. the outbreak of war. election results. USA. where managers will be operating in a web enabled environment. have effects which instantly reverberate around the globe. CAs. has become essential for managing the treasury profit center successfully. and the factors which influence the evaluation of overseas capital investment projects. Forex Management In the field of Forex Management. • To provide a conceptual framework for understanding the Money Markets and the Foreign Exchange Markets. • To improve the ability for measuring and managing financial risks in corporates and banks. USA has developed a unique Professional Certification Program in Treasury and Forex Management titled "The Certified Treasury Manager" Program for the benefit of postgraduate students in management and professionals/working executives engaged or interested in the area of treasury and forex management. • To cultivate appreciation of the inter-linkages between the Money Markets and Foreign Exchange Markets and the practical implications of these linkages. ACTM (India) in collaboration with the Association of Chartered Treasury Managers (ACTM). or the establishment of peace.

CWA. CWA (Inter). CAIIB etc. IIMs and other reputed institutions. To succeed in these areas. candidates should possess the following skills. MBAs who seek careers in treasury/forex departments of banks/corporates. Duration The CTM Program may be completed in a period of one year. • Executives with minimum 5 years experience in executive capacity in corporate/banking sector with relevant experience in treasury or foreign exchange areas. provided they are graduates. • Bankers with CAIIB qualification. Skills to Succeed The surge of activity in the money and forex markets require constant monitoring and managing. CA (Inter). statistics and management. Period of Validity of Enrollment The enrollment of a candidate in the CTM Program is valid for three years from the date of enrollment. mathematics.CWAs. • Other individuals associated with international business and funds. • Candidates with PG qualifications like PGDBA/MBA/MMS/MFC/MIB/ MBE/MCom/ MA (Eco)/MSc (Maths)/MSc (Stats). • Entrepreneurs and managers controlling export businesses. • Candidates pursuing professional courses like CFA. • Full-time students of the PGDBA/MBA/MMS/MFC/MIB/MBE/MCom programs with Business Schools/University Departments. • Candidates who passed CFA (Level I). • Mathematical Aptitude • Computer Skills • Ability to withstand pressure Eligibility The following categories of candidates are eligible to enroll into the CTM Program • CFAs/CAs/CWAs/CSs. • Full-time students of MA (Eco)/MSc (Maths)/MSc (Stats). CA. CSs. Candidates who are unable to complete the program within the . CS (Inter) or CAIIB (Part I). • Professionals employed in the forex departments of banks or with forex dealers. • The following categories of candidates are also eligible to enroll into the CTM Program. etc. CS. economics. • Candidates pursuing full-time postgraduate programs in commerce. • Professionals working in the treasury/investments departments of corporates/banks.

Each subject is given in-depth coverage so that the candidates derive immediate and practical benefits. 4.three-year validity period. 3. Program Structure The CTM Program covers all the important topics related to treasury and foreign exchange. The broad areas in which the body of knowledge is developed and the candidates will be examined. You will be able to understand the scope and functions of treasury management and its linkages with corporate finance and functional areas of management. but. Learning Benefits The candidates enrolling into the CTM program are likely to get several learning benefits from each one of the subjects of study.I 100 3 hours Part IV : Risk Management . are required to register de novo. 2. You will appreciate the significance of effective liquidity management under conditions of surplus and deficit. Broadly speaking. are divided into two Groups consisting of two Parts each. You will learn about financial markets and instruments and the emerging trends.II 100 3 hours The CTM Candidates are required to undertake a Project Work as an integral part of the Program. The structure of the CTM Program and details of marks and time allotted for each Part is given below: Duration of Group/Part Marks allotted Examination GROUP A Part I : Treasury Management 100 3 hours Part II : Foreign Exchange Management 100 3 hours GROUP B Part III : Risk Management . You will get to know the financial forecasting techniques and how to apply them in treasury management. You will have an understanding of long-term financial planning and the tools and techniques used for estimations. keen on continuing in the program. 5. the candidates acquire three types of skills: • Basic Skills • Application Skills • Integrative Skills The more important learning benefits are identified below: 1. .

15. The origin of this profession can be traced back to 1960. 16. You will learn about risk management and various tools and techniques. 1980. You will learn about basics of international economics and international finance including international financial markets and instruments markets and instruments instruments instruments instruments instruments.What does a Company Secretary do? A3. Q2.The use of the word secretary in the name of this specialisation is a bit misleading for one who is new to the concept. A Company Secretary is a very important member of the company’s management. In actual practice. in 1969. 9. The Institute of Company Secretaries of India has been converted into a statutory body under the Company Secretaries Act. You will get an insight into handling financial crisis situations including bankruptcy.Tell me something about the career of company secretary? A1. 6. 1956. Q3. You will grasp the accounting and tax implications of various derivatives. You will appreciate the key role of management of relationships with bankers and institutions. 1980. 14. it will depend upon the size of the company he or she is working with. A tremendous growth in the number of Company Secretaries led to the formation. The range of services that a Company Secretary is trained to carry out is wide. 7. 10. The nature of activities that the company is engaged in will also affect the type of services that a Company Secretary is required to provide. You will appreciate the methods of financing international trade. 12. As per the Companies Act. to develop and regulate the profession of Company Secretaries in India. 8. of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India under Section 25 of the Companies Act. 13. You will understand the key aspects relating to forex markets and determination of exchange rates. a statutory requirement is that companies with a paid up share capital of a minimum of Rs 50 lakh are required to appoint a Company Secretary. Functions of a Company Secretary A Company Secretary has been recognised by law as one of the principal officers of the Company.What is the role of "The Institute of Company Secretaries of India " ? A2. You will grasp the nuances of financial management of multinational corporations including treasury management in MNCs. A Company Secretary is a professional whose role in a corporate set up is that of an advisor for legal matters. when the Company Law Board started a course in Company Secretaryship leading to a Government Diploma in Company Secretaryship. You will grasp the basics of internal treasury controls through effective MIS. 11. A Company Secretary has nothing to do with regular secretarial work.The Institute of Company Secretaries of India is constituted under the Company Secretaries Act. You will get exposure to speculation and ethical dilemmas in treasury management Company Secretary Q1. You will know how to manage risks with various derivative instruments. The knowledge that he or she acquires during training makes him or her versatile enough to carry out functions in various areas like .

obtaining relevant licences and permits. This exemption is also extended to those who have passed out of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountancy or the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. if the student has opted for it. as also represent the company when a situation demands it. a Company Secretary is required to handle matters related to central/state sales tax. Training as a Company Secretary equips a person to provide the following services. Q5. Handling legal aspects that need to be covered for incorporation. ¨ Looking into the details of processing applications for management appointments and their remuneration is also the responsibility of a Company Secretary. then management of the public issue falls under the ambit of a Company Secretary's responsibility.Who can become a Company Secretary? A4. labour laws and corporate laws. are allowed to skip the foundation course and enrolled directly for the intermediate examination.The minimum eligibility required for the foundation course for training as a Company Secretary is 10+2 or an equivalent examination. On completion of postal coaching and contact classes. ¨ Depending upon the needs of the company that he or she is working for. are the responsibilities of a Company Secretary ¨ If a company goes public. formation. conduct the meetings and maintain all records related to the meetings. Graduates or post- graduates in commerce. Delhi and Mumbai. Examinations are held at thirty-six centres. amalgamation.The Institute has headquarters at New Delhi. The above-mentioned duties are just a broad guideline of what is expected of a Company Secretary. he or she is eligible for appearing for the examinations conducted by the Institute.finance. Offices at Calcutta. or any other discipline except fine arts. Registration for each examination needs to be done at least nine months before the month in which the examination is held. promotion. The course The Institute of Company Secretaries of India conduct examinations for different levels of competencies. ¨ All legalities involved with inter-corporate investments and loans are looked after by a Company Secretary. ¨ All responsibilities attached to meetings of Board of Directors are attached to the Company Secretary. Responsibilities in this regard would include getting project approvals. Those who clear these examinations are granted membership to the Institute. This course is a mixture of postal tuition and optional coaching classes. . He or she is responsible for scheduling them in consultation with other members of the management team. excise laws. accounts. ¨ A Company Secretary handles matters related to obtaining institutional finance. Study material is provided to the students at the time of admission. Chennai. zeroing in on all requirements under the MRTP (Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Act) and FERA (Foreign Exchange Regulation Act) and any other relevant legislation. reorganisation or winding up of a company. Q4. The examinations are held in June and December every year.Where are the centres of the institute? A5. four regional councils and thirty-six chapters of the Institute in various cities provide the infrastructure through which the Institute functions. legal administration and personnel division. ¨ The Company secretary is authorised to sign the annual returns of the company. For better prospects one may opt for the Company Secretary course after having completed either the Cost and Works Accountancy course or the Chartered Accountancy course or both.

in bodies like the Bureau of Public Enterprises. Dombivli. The duration of the training may vary from 12 months to 24 months. Varanasi. ¨ Undergo practical training for four months. accounts and merchant banking divisions of nationalised banks. Enrol for the final course ¨ Complete the compulsory postal coaching for the final course. Q7. Ranchi Northern Region: Chandigarh. Pass the final examination. Delhi and Mumbai. Cochin. Faridabad. It is as follows: Pass 10+2 or equivalent examination Enrol with the institute for foundation course Complete the compulsory postal coaching Pass the foundation examination Register with the institute for intermediate course. Today's global scene shows a focus on the development of the corporate sector. Goa. Gurgaon. Bareilly. This service is provided for by the Company Secretary.Q6. During this period the student is also required to undergo management training or apprenticeship with a company recognised by the Institute or with a recognised practising company Secretary. Pondicherry. Guwahati. Bhilwara. Ludhiana. which are located at Agra. Pune. Modinagar. Madurai. Senior members in the profession are eligible for admission as Fellow Members. government financial institutions and stock exchanges. Kottayam. Mangalore. Indore. Tiruchirapalli. Allahabad. Ghaziabad. Surat. Q8. Openings are also available in government sectors. depending upon whether it is done on a full time or part time basis. Bhopal. and Vishakapatnam Western Region: Ahmedabad. Companies need advice from a person with a thorough knowledge of all relevant laws. and on admission as Fellow Members they are eligible to use the descriptive letters "FCS" after their names. Thiruvananthapuram. An option for the academically inclined is as lectures in universities. Jaipur. The Institute has four Regional Councils and under their jurisdiction there are thirty-six Chapters: Eastern Region: Bhubaheshwar. Hyderabad.The Institute has its headquarters at New Delhi and four regional offices of Calcutta. Mysore. Chennai. in reputed organisations. Meerut. and Udaipur Southern Region: Bangalore. Shimla. law. Jamshedpur. he or she is entitled to use the descriptive letters "ACS" after his name. directors and managing director. Other government openings are the Accounts branch of the Central Government Law Services. Nasik. Nagpur. Graduates and those who have passed out of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountancy or the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India can enter straightaway at this level. Vijayawada. Patna. ¨ Pass the intermediate examination. And this falls under the purview of a Company Secretary.What is the procedure for becoming a Company Secretary? A6. and Vadodara. So the employment potential in the corporate sector is very high. Noida (U P). Dharwad. Lucknow. Cost Accountancy . Yamuna Nagar. A combination of experience and expertise can lead to appointment at top level positions like chairman. Kanpur. the finance. Jodhpur. Growth automatically translates into the involvement legalities of various kinds.What are the prospects for employment ? A8. Thrissur. Complete the compulsory postal coaching for the intermediate course. Now a student qualifies for membership of the Institute On admission as an Associate member. In addition the Institute has 16 Satellite Chapters. Beawar. Coimbatore.What are the places where examinations are held? A7. Raipur.

For the intermediate exam. fund management. cost audit. transport. interpreting information and data related to business activities and translating them in such a way as to guide the core management into taking the right decisions. The preliminary is waived in the case of gazetted officers.Q1. It is his primary job to ensure that managerial decisions are well within the cost prescriptions. Q3. tax laws and tax planning. In order to do this a cost accountant needs to take into account factors like cost of raw materials.How are the ICWAI examinations held ? A3. business and economic laws. assimilation.The ICWAI examinations are held in three stages – preliminary. either directly or through correspondence. assessing operational efficiency and the effectiveness of production and service management. It is one of the most essential management services. production. elementary mathematics and general knowledge. cost effectiveness. business mathematics and statistics. Q2. cost accounts. there are four papers – financial accounts. quantitative techniques and methods of cost and management accountancy. principles of management. This is where a cost accountant’s productivity is of vital importance to the company. There is no denying the fact that an organisation’s success or failure is dependent on the quality of information made available to the management. The duration of the course through correspondence is eighteen months. They are generally allowed to register with the institute for the intermediate examination. pricing planning. The syllabus covered in the entire course includes book keeping and accountancy. identifying accountability for profit variance and so on. A candidate may appear for the preliminary examination after passing the plus two (twelfth standard) examinations. It is a fairly new branch. diagnosis in the case of sick industries. project management. Knowledge of these costs will help the cost accountant prepare budgets for the operation that is planned. investment analysis.What is the nature of job of a cost accountant ? A2. The cost accountant is expected to give a prognosis for projects to be undertaken based on past and present financial performances. . collation and analysis of financial information from all areas of an organisation are the functions of a cost accountant. The institute has made it mandatory for registered candidates to undergo training. auditing. With increase in competition and consequent economic pressures. internal audit. A cost accountant specialises in navigating managerial decisions. intermediate and final.What is the job of Cost accountant ? A1. productivity. qualified engineers holding a degree and graduates from other streams with fifty per cent marks. cost accountancy. labour. corporate laws and secretarial practice and direct taxation. stabilising budgets and standards. before appearing for the examinations. post graduates. cost and management accountancy has been finely interwoven into the main fabric of management. Criteria The academic requirement is to pass the examination conducted by the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India (ICWAI). a profession ushered in during the last century. or tuition. The students are tested in English. His responsibilities include: designing and implementing effective management information and control systems. overheads and the like. Collection. inventory control incorporating mathematical models. planning costing systems and methods.

000-12. He could either serve in an industry or opt for government service. New Delhi-110 003. the first requirement is that one needs to be a native numerate. Of course.As for personal traits. Lodhi Road. Q5. Q6. there is no fixed pay scale. If one can manage an additional CA (Chartered Accountancy) or an MBA (management) degree. Eastern India Regional Council of the ICWAI. The ICWAI programme has been recognised by some universities for admission to Ph.Regional councils and other institutes recognised by the Directorate of Studies of the ICWAI conduct these classes. Rohit Chambers.Head Office – The Institute Of Cost and Works Accounts of India. The government has made it mandatory for thirty-eight classes of companies to employ a cost accountant.Once a candidate has passed the examination. Chartered Financial Analysts THE REGULAR CFA PROGRAM Eligibility • Graduates (from any discipline) are eligible to enroll into the CFA Program.000 bracket. There is always the option of practising as a consultant. the scope for an individual is indeed vast. the starting salary is likely to be on par with senior executives in the organisation. Other equally important requirements are an ability to communicate (both written and spoken) concisely. Harish Mukherjee Road. It depends entirely on the organisation that he is employed in. Calcutta-700 016. Duration . concentration and determination. 4. 84. Egmore. Goga Street. D courses in commerce. • Candidates in their final year Bachelor's Degree courses who are expecting the results within three months from the date of submitting the Application to ICFAI are also eligible to apply (Such candidates will be enrolled Provisionally in the CFA Program). academic abilities too top the list alongside. The returns: For a cost accountant.000 a month.What does the future hold? A5. It is generally considered to be easier than the chartered accountancy course. Mumbai-400 007. For those with an additional degree such as CA or MBA. Industrial Area.Q4. Regional offices: Northern India Regional Council of the ICWAI. The job calls for a high sense of motivation. The Cost and Work Accountancy course may be completed over a period of two or three years. Montieth Lane. 3. 65. he could begin around Rs. A third option is to impart teaching at institutes or at universities. 7. a keen business sense and the ability to negotiate. There is plenty of scope in the banking and insurance sectors. Higher academic pursuit for a doctorate is also possible. Sudder Street. This very fact throws up tremendous opportunities for one. What are the qualities essential for cost accountancy ? A4. 4th Floor. probably in the Rs. Southern India Regional Council of the ICWAI. Examinations are held twice in the year. 12. Western India Regional Council of the ICWAI.What is the List of Indian Cost and Works Accountant Institutes ? A6. there are several options ahead of him. Calcutta-700 005. Chennai-600 008. Generally speaking.

Economic Legislation Cost and Works Accountants. they will be admitted into Level III. after six months from the date of entry into Level II. They are also required to complete Level I of the CFA Program within three years from the date of enrollment. and Epsilon. after six months from the date of enrollment. Subject Eligibility for Waiver Chartered Accountants. after nine months from the date of enrollment. • Group Alpha and Beta. are required to register de novo. Beta and Gamma. Level II and Level III. after three months from the date of enrollment. Candidates who are unable to complete the program within the time- frame stipulated above. the candidates will be admitted into Level II. After completing Level I.e. Period of Validity of Enrollment The candidates are required to complete the CFA Program (all the three levels) within a maximum period of seven years from the date of enrollment. CFA Level II • Group Delta. The candidates of the Regular CFA Program will be required to study and complete the three levels in a sequential manner. Subject-wise Waivers at CFA Level I Candidates with prior professional qualifications like CA/ CWA/CS are eligible to get waivers from certain subjects in Level I of the CFA Program as indicated below. • Group Alpha. • Group Delta. After completing Level II. Program Structure The CFA Program is divided into three levels : Level I. after nine months from the date of entry into Level . Financial Accounting Cost and Works Accountants Chartered Accountants.The Regular CFA Program may be completed in a period of three years. Candidates are required to appear for the Groups in a sequential order i. Groups Alpha.. Management Accounting Cost and Works Accountants Chartered Accountants. Beta and Gamma. but still keen on continuing in the program. Company Secretaries Eligibility for Examinations Candidates of the Regular CFA Program are eligible to appear for the examinations in the following pattern : CFA Level I/DBF • Group Alpha.

A Special Award is given to the Best-Outgoing Student every year. After completing Level III. the successful candidates will be eligible to receive the CFA Charter.e. Merit Certificates are awarded for the top performer in each Subject. At the end of each Level. Merit Certificates and Medals Based on the performance at the Level III examinations. ICFAI awards Rank Certificates to top 10 candidates. Gold and Silver Medals are awarded for the top performer in each Group.. designed and administered by ICFAI. Groups Lambda. Sigma and Theta. subject to fulfilling the conditions of membership in CCFA. Candidates are required to appear for the Groups in a sequential order i. the successful candidates receive a Diploma from ICFAI as indicated below. • Group Delta.e. after twelve months from the date of entry into Level II.. Award of Certificates The certification program for financial analysts. II. Award of the CFA Charter All the candidates who successfully complete the CFA Program of ICFAI will be entitled to receive the CFA Charter from the Council of Chartered Financial Analysts (CCFA). Epsilon and Kappa. after six months from the date of entry into Level III • Group Lambda and Sigma after nine months from the date of entry into Level III. Sigma and Theta. • Groups Lambda. On successful completion of Level I Diploma in Business Finance (DBF) On successful completion of Level II Advanced Diploma in Finance (ADF) PG Diploma in Financial Analysis On successful completion of Level III (PGDFA). Accelerated CFA PROGRAM The Fast-track Option : 2 Years ICFAI offers the Accelerated CFA Program for the benefit of professionals. after twelve months from the date of entry into CFA Level III. Epsilon and Kappa. leading to the CFA Charter Rank Certificates. Candidates are required to appear for the Groups in a sequential order i. has a modular structure. working . CFA Level III • Group Lambda. Groups Delta.

Financial Institutions and Insurance Companies. Program Structure The CFA Program is divided into three levels : Level I. • Full-time students of the PGDBA/MBA/MMS/MFC/MIB/MBE/MCom Programs with business schools (recognized by AICTE)/University Departments. Eligibility Candidates under any of the following categories are eligible to enroll into the Accelerated CFA Program : • CAs/CWAs/CSs • Candidates with PG qualifications like PGDBA/MBA/MMS/MFC/MIB/MBE/MCom etc. • Executives having a minimum of 5 years experience at managerial level. Level II and Level III. • Graduates with 60% and above marks. • Candidates who successfully completed the Intermediate examinations of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). Curriculum The curriculum of the Accelerated CFA Program is the same as that of the Regular CFA Program. The following categories of candidates are also eligible to enroll into the Accelerated CFA Program. IIMs and other reputed institutions. • Bankers with CAIIB qualification. • Directly Recruited Officers in Banks.executives and full-time students of certain courses enabling them to complete it in 2 years instead of the normal 3 years. • Candidates pursuing MBA (by correspondence) with Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and other Universities/All India Management Association (AIMA)/Indian Institute of Bankers/Icfaian Council for Open and Distance Education. the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India (ICWAI). • Faculty members having a minimum of 5 years teaching experience at undergraduate/postgraduate level. Eligibility for Examinations Candidates of the Accelerated CFA Program have the flexibility of appearing for examinations in a combined fashion for Level I and Level II together. provided they are graduates. and . • Class I officers in Central and State Government Services. the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) or the CAIIB Part I examination of the Indian Institute of Bankers (IIB). Duration The Accelerated CFA Program may be completed in a period of 2 years through study and examinations.

Examinations can be taken Level-wise. Cost and Works Accountants Accounting Economic Legislation Chartered Accountants. Subject-wise Waivers at CFA Level I Candidates with prior professional qualifications like CA/CWA/CS are eligible to get waivers from certain subjects in Level I of the CFA Program as indicated below. except where stated otherwise. Note : All the rules and regulations relevant to the Regular CFA Program stated elsewhere in this site are also applicable to the Accelerated CFA Program. combining Level I and Level II. Cost and Works Accountants Management Chartered Accountants. Award of Certificates . Subsequently. after every three months they can appear for one additional Group. Flexibility in taking examinations sequentially. Candidates who are unable to complete the program within the time-frame stipulated above. Subject Eligibility for waiver Financial Accounting Chartered Accountants. Cost and Works Accountants. Period of Validity of Enrollment The candidates are required to complete the CFA Program (all the three levels) within a maximum period of seven years from the date of enrollment. To be eligible to appear for Level II and Level III examinations together. but still keen on continuing in the program.subsequently for Level II and Level III together. candidates should have completed Level I. are required to register de novo. and Level II and Level III. Candidates are eligible to appear for the first examination (one Group) after three months from the date of enrollment. Company Secretaries A Comparative Perspective Regular CFA Accelerated CFA 3 years 2 years (saving of 1 year) All graduates All candidates should have specified professional qualifications and/or experience (with a bachelor's degree) or they should be first class graduates. They are also required to complete Level I of the CFA Program within three years from the date of enrollment.

A Unique and Broad-based Program The CFA Program is unique in that it addresses the broader financial and managerial issues in the areas of Corporate Finance.The certification program for financial analysts. The CFA Program offered by ICFAI has been developed and is constantly reviewed in the context of the present and future needs of the corporate sector. has a modular structure. the investment industry and the financial services sector. Merit Certificates and Medals Based on the performance at the Level III examinations. Merit Certificates are awarded for the top performer in each Subject. Over the years. designed and administered by ICFAI. the successful candidates will be eligible to receive the CFA Charter. After completing Level III. the CFA Program has attracted enrollments from a cross section of students interested in careers in financial management and analysis. leading to Level III the CFA Charter Rank Certificates. A Special Award is given to the Best-Outgoing Student every year. Award of the CFA Charter All the candidates who successfully complete the CFA Program of ICFAI will be entitled to receive the CFA Charter from the Council of Chartered Financial Analysts (CCFA). the successful candidates receive a Diploma from ICFAI as indicated below. subject to fulfilling the conditions of membership in CCFA. On successful completion of Diploma in Business Finance (DBF) Level I On successful completion of Advanced Diploma in Finance (ADF) Level II On successful completion of PG Diploma in Financial Analysis (PGDFA). Gold and Silver Medals are awarded for the top performer in each Group. Top Objectives . ICFAI awards Rank Certificates to top 10 candidates. Investment Management and Financial Services. At the end of each Level. International Finance. About The Program The CFA Program The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India launched the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Program in 1985.

International Finance. financial markets. • To deepen insights into practical applications of financial analysis in a dynamic business environment. Top For Whom . management. • To develop appreciation of the interface between financial analysis and other areas like economics. corporate. investments. conventions etc. management development programs. financial services and corporate strategy. Global Perspective to business by encouraging the candidates to appreciate and get exposed to the international business environment and practices. Investment Management and Financial Services.The CFA Program is a postgraduate professional program with the following broad objectives : • To impart thorough knowledge of concepts in Corporate Finance. Ethical Focus aimed at inculcating in the candidates an ethical approach in their professional interactions and a sense of personal. Applied studies linking the theoretical studies to the practical problems faced by managers. • To improve the ability to develop a framework for financial analysis and to rationally evaluate alternatives for purposes of decision-making. IT Orientation by providing a strong focus on information technology and its linkage with finance. • To develop a new body of knowledge and skill-set and make them available for those seeking challenging careers in the new era of liberalization and globalization. and social responsibilities. seminars. Practical exposure to industry practices takes place through a variety of activities like training under practice school program. project work. E-Business Framework aimed at encouraging the candidate to deepen their understanding of financial management and analysis in the era of E-Business leading to virtual delivery of financial services. international finance. • To encourage future finance professionals to equip themselves with the latest IT tools and techniques. Top The ICFAI Approach The CFA Program follows seven distinctive but inter-related approaches : Theoretical studies aimed at improving candidates' understanding of certain fundamental phenomena and relationships underlying the changing world.

Company Secretaries who are keen on building a hard core finance career or those who are interested in updating themselves in finance. • Professionals like Chartered Accountants. • Candidates looking for a long-term career as a finance professional to work in the industry (corporate/financial services/banking sectors) or to set up independent practice/consulting. • Candidates pursuing full-time postgraduate programs in management. • Graduates interested to build a career in finance. Two Formats The CFA Program is offered on a distance learning basis through study and examinations in the following two formats : The Regular CFA Program (3 years) The Accelerated CFA Program (2 years) Top The CFA Program Structure Level/Group/Subject Marks Allotted CFA Level I (DBF) Group Alpha Financial Accounting 200 Economics 200 Group Beta Quantitative Methods 200 Financial Management 200 Group Gamma Management Accounting 200 Economic Legislation 200 Total (A) 1200 CFA Level II (ADF) Group Delta Security Analysis 200 International Finance and Trade 200 . • Working executives seeking enhanced career mobility and prospects in the area of finance. • Banking professionals who want to upgrade their knowledge. • Academicians and those in the teaching profession who are keen to update their knowledge in the areas of finance. • MBAs and other management professionals who would like to specialize in finance or would like to have a strong grounding in finance which would help them in performing their general management functions better. Cost Accountants.

Examinations are conducted in the morning session (3 hours) and the afternoon session (3 hours). US GAAP. This innovation imperative call for unique opportunities for accounting professionals who can add new value in a global. areas like management. In the wake of these interesting developments. Certified Public Accountant About CPA Businesses today increasingly require professionals who can integrate knowledge and skills from multiple sources to address strategic business issues and help create new innovation-driven business models. liberalized and free economy. NICPA has conceived.Group Epsilon Financial Risk Management 200 Project Management 200 Group Kappa Portfolio Management & Mutual Funds 200 Investment Banking & Financial Services 200 Total (B) 1200 CFA Level III (PGDFA) Group Lambda Strategic Financial Management 200 Management of Financial Institutions 200 Group Sigma Integrated Case Studies 200 Group Theta Mergers & Acquisitions 200 Financial Control & Information Systems 200 Total (C) 1000 Grand Total (A+B+C) 3400 Note: The examination for each Subject is of 6 hours duration. There is an urgent need for accounting professionals who are not only sound in the traditional accounting disciplines but also possess cutting-edge integrative and professional competencies with multi-disciplinary knowledge and skills. information technology & E-Business. and . Each subject has two Papers of 3 hours each. code of ethics. The CPA Program integrates into its body of knowledge. The CPA Program is specifically designed to meet the demands of modern accounting professionals. designed and developed a unique Professional Certification Program the ‘Certified Public Accountant’ (CPA) Program for the benefit of candidates seeking careers in the Accounting-Management-IT spectrum.

• To deepen insights into practical applications of Accounting in a dynamic business environment.soft skills. auditing. assembling high-performance teams. • To facilitate the development and growth of Accounting Professionals as Business Managers. taxation and business law.  Analytical Prowess: identifying core issues and determining what is most relevant in multi-faceted situations.  Networking and Resourcing: drawing up the talents of functional specialists and experts who create synergy.  Compelling Influence: developing comprehensive business plans in support of proposed initiatives.  Dedication to Excellence: demonstrating strong commitment to a global standard of professional conduct and ethics. Taxation. demographic. The candidates gain in-depth knowledge of Accounting Standards which are indispensable in this globalized and liberalized economy. Finance. Business Law. graphics and frames of reference. Auditing. IT & Strategy. Objective The CPA Program is a postgraduate professional program with the following broad objectives: • To impart knowledge of concepts in Accounting. political. The CPA Approch The CPA Program follows distinctive but interrelated approaches:  Continuous Learning: adapting state-of-the-art concepts and approaches to drive continuous improvement and adapting readily to new contexts and challenges. Marketing.  Impactful Communication: bringing clarity and simplicity to complex or technical concepts by using appropriate language. Focus Areas The CPA Program has five Focus Areas : Accounting Standards & US GAAP: The CPA Program covers the modern accounting practices with reference to Accounting Standards and US GAAP. Operations Management. dismissing irrelevant factors. accomplishing objectives aggressively and cost effectively. Management. and other areas like Economics. • To develop appreciation of the interface between Accounting. market and other trends that could impact the business. along with the core areas like accounting. HRM. • To improve the ability to develop a framework for using purposes of decision- making. Many corporates in India and abroad are adopting US GAAP voluntarily to bring their financial reporting practices to the global standards. . environmental. and Information Technology.  External Perspective: gathering knowledge on broad socio-economic.

the CPA Program encourages the candidates to develop these vital soft skills. For Whom The CPA Program will be suitable for: • Finance. candidates need to possess soft skills namely Adaptation skills. auditing systems. such as management strategy. Management skills. Management Insights: The CPA Program is designed to provide insights into management strategy and functions so that Accounting-Business interface is understood in a dynamic format. • Information Technology Knowledge: education in IT relevant to the study of accounting. economics. and MBAs. managing and evaluating information systems. Auditing. • Specialized Accounting Knowledge: further. The Body of Knowledge NICPA visualizes the body of knowledge of the CPA Program as covering four inter- related areas: • General Accounting Knowledge: a fundamental understanding of financial accounting. Interpersonal skills and Personal skills. CWAs. Information Systems Control Audit. US GAAP. and who wish to upgrade their knowledge and skills in emerging areas like Accounting Standards & US GAAP. Negotiation skills. Soft Skills & Code of Conduct: To become successful professional accountants of the 21st century. Ethical Focus: The CPA Program aims to inculcate in the candidates an ethical approach in their professional interactions and a sense of personal. business law and taxation necessary to effectively function in the area of accounting. . mathematics. • Professionals already engaged in the accounting field. marketing. • Management Knowledge: knowledge of the basic ideas of business. The uniqueness of the CPA Program lies in its effective integration of all the five focus areas with traditional disciplines like Accounting. business economics. in-depth. knowledge of some of the specialized areas of accounting like Accounting Standards. CSs. accounting and management professionals like CFAs. CAs. statistics and management. HRM and control systems. Accounting-Management-IT interface. Through case studies. corporate and social responsibilities. • Students pursuing full-time postgraduate programs in commerce. Communication skills. Information Systems Control Audit etc. create and implement accounting solutions by applying IT tools and managing business electronically. Ethics and Code of Conduct etc. finance. Taxation and Business Law.Information Technology and E-Business: The CPA Program imparts the necessary knowledge and skills required for the tripartite functions of designing. managerial accounting.

Rapid changes in the global economic scenario calls for incisive analytical skills and an ability to take swift portfolio management decisions. free pricing of securities and the entry of private sector and foreign mutual funds has instilled competition and market orientation in the capital markets. Globalization of the economy is at the forefront of the reforms agenda of the Government. London Economic liberalization and decontrol have transformed the economic landscape of India. Morgan Stanley. Portfolio Management The reforms process initiated in the early nineties had far reaching implications for capital markets too. factor funds and sector funds mean that the Indian mutual fund segment has come of age. With imminent deregulation of the insurance and pension sector. Threadneedle and Jardine Fleming. huge investable surpluses are likely to come into the capital markets. Templeton. In an emerging information age the role of an investment consultant who can adeptly interpret economic and corporate developments is likely to be at a premium. Other developments like permitting mutual funds to participate in the call markets and GDR market as well as the introduction of index funds. the Government progressively liberalized controls to overcome severe distortions that impeded the functioning of the market forces. analytical and research skills • Inter-personal and strong communication skills • Comprehension of IT from a user perspective • Broad business perspective • High ethical standards Certified Portfolio Manager About The CPM Program Leading to the CIIA Qualification from ACIIA. In light of these dynamic developments. The Council for Portfolio Management & Research (CPMR) has developed a unique Professional Certification Program in Portfolio Management for the benefit of students and professionals/working executives engaged or interested in the area of portfolio management and . The abolition of CCI. the opportunities for private equity fund management has also proliferated. the emergence of internet trading is likely to drastically change existing portfolio management paradigms. With an increase in the number of high net worth investors. As greater faith was placed on the allocative efficiency of the markets. This is likely to open up new vistas for investment analysts and portfolio managers. And if the above developments are rapid enough. Skills to Succeed The individuals who want to succeed in this industry should have the following attributes and skills: • Problem-solving. among others have set up mutual fund operations in India. Global fund management giants like Merrill Lynch. Alliance.

The Body of Knowledge CPMR visualizes the body of knowledge of the CPM Program as covering three interrelated areas: The Core body of knowledge : Specialized fields and skills which are essential to business and its orderly functioning. Case Studies linking the theoretical studies to the practical problems faced by portfolio managers. portfolio insurance etc.. Objective1 The CPM Program has the following objectives : • To develop a new body of knowledge and make it available for those seeking challenging careers in the new era of liberalization and globalization. seminars. corporate. techniques and strategies : Debated and tested by researchers and practitioners but not yet understood well enough to be included in the core areas. • To impart a strong conceptual foundation in investment analysis and portfolio management. • To give adequate exposure to emerging areas like equity and debt research. Ethical Focus aimed at inculcating in the candidates an ethical approach in their professional interactions and a sense of personal. Successful completion of the CPM Program leads to membership in The Council for Portfolio Management & Research (CPMR) and the members of CPMR are entitled to use the designation of "Certified Portfolio Manager" in full and "CPM" in short. Practical Exposure to industry practices takes place through a variety of activities like management development programs. etc. and social responsibilities. The evolving concepts. Global Perspective to business by encouraging the candidates to appreciate and get exposed to the international business environment and practices. scientific asset allocation. • To prepare individuals capable of providing leadership in portfolio management and mutual funds industry operating in a globalized environment. • To introduce participants to the financial system and capital markets both in India and abroad. conventions. The CPM Approch The CPM Program follows five distinctive but inter-related approaches: Theoretical Studies aimed at improving candidates’ understanding of certain fundamental phenomena and relationships underlying the changing world.investment analysis. .

CIB etc. • Professionals working in the investment departments of corporates. economics. CWA. Ideas enter the realm of knowledge at the frontiers and gradually as they are tested and refined. CTM. To succeed in these areas. CAs. CA. • Candidates pursuing full-time postgraduate programs in commerce. CSs. provided they are graduates : • Candidates who passed CFA (Level I). CS (Inter) or CAIIB (Part I). • Candidates with PG qualifications like PGDBA/MBA/MMS/MFC (Master of Finance & Control)/MIB (Master of International Business)/MBE (Master of Business Economics)/MCom/MA (Eco)/MSc (Maths). CWAs.CWA (Inter). and decision-making.The frontiers : The newest ideas. CAs. MSc (Stats) etc. CWAs. this course would be useful for: • Finance and Accounting Professionals like CFAs. mathematics. • Entrepreneurs and managers engaged in equity research and portfolio management. CSs. but offering the promise of practical insights into the process of analysis. • Other individuals associated with financial markets. . candidates should possess the following skills : • Analytical dexterity • Lateral thinking and quick decision-making • Ability to withstand pressure Eligibility The following categories of applicants are eligible for admission into the CPM Program • CFAs. • Professionals employed in the investment and treasury departments of banks and financial institutions.CA (Inter). The following categories of candidates are also eligible to enroll into the CPM Program. • Candidates pursuing professional courses like CFA. Skills to Succeed The surge of activity in portfolio management requires constant monitoring and managing. MBAs who seek careers in portfolio management and mutual funds. CAIIB. For Whom Keeping in mind the avenues open to candidates who take up the CPM Program. CTMs and CIBs. move towards the core body of knowledge. • Bankers with CAIIB qualification. speculative and often controversial. CS. statistics and management.

Alternatively the CPM candidates can also pursue the Fellowship Level of the CPMR. The Foundation Exam will be administered on a multiple choice format. IIMs and other reputed institutions. Foundation Level : The Foundation Level examination will have 2 Papers of 3 hours duration each (carrying a total of 200 marks). On completing the Final Level of ACIIA. After successful completion of the Associateship Level. keen on continuing in the program. Period of Validity of Enrollment The enrollment of a candidate in the CPM Program is valid for three years from the date of enrollment. are divided into Three Levels. This examination will test the candidate's expert level of knowledge and understanding in all the areas of study. Duration The CPM Program may be completed in a period of one year. the CPM candidates are eligible to sit for the final examination of ACIIA. This examination will cover preliminary and introductory topics pertaining to the areas of study. but. • Executives having a minimum of five years working experience in executive capacity in finance/commercial banking/portfolio management sector. are required to register de novo. The broad areas in which the body of knowledge is developed and the candidates will be examined. • Full-time students of the PGDBA/MBA/MMS/MFC/MIB/MBE/MCom programs with business schools/ University Departments. Program Structure The CPM Program covers all the important topics related to portfolio management. Candidates who are unable to complete the program within the three-year validity period. • Full-time students of MCom/MA (Eco)/MSc (Maths)/MSc (Stats). they will be exempted from the Fellowship Level of CPMR. Fellowship Level : The Fellowship Level examination will have 2 Papers of 3 hours duration each (carrying a total of 200 marks). This examination will test the conceptual and technical aspects as well as the working knowledge in all the areas of study. The areas covered under all the 3 levels of the CPM Program. with different degree of depth and coverage are as follows: • Financial Accounting & Financial Statement Analysis • Quantitative Analysis & Statistics • Economics • Corporate Finance • Asset Valuation . Associateship Level : The Associateship Level examination will have 3 Papers of 3 hours duration each (carrying a total of 300 marks).

exempting themselves from taking test papers under the postal tuition scheme). Mathematics. Once the foundation examination is given. On passing this examination. All articled clerks are paid a stipend depending on their city's . a foundation examination is given in four 3- hour papers in Fundamentals of Accounting.The Chartered Accountancy course is conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Chartered Accountancy Q1.CAs with 16 years of experience and above can take on about 8 articles. this course was created for candidates passing their 10+2 with any subject but can be taken along with graduate/post-graduate studies (eligibility rules vary). Once a student registers. candidates can apply for articleship with a practicing CA. Kanpur. Mumbai and New Delhi) and 81 branches under these regional centres. they can opt to start with the Foundation Course. For those just completing their XII. In order to become a member of this Institute. An agreement of training needs to be executed before it begins. Economics. those with less experience can train fewer articles and these teachers or 'Principals' as they are called. Register themselves as an articled or audit clerk with a practising CA.What is the training for Charted Accountancy ? A1. they are sent the study materials and he/she has the option of either self- study or attending classes organised by accredited institutions (thereby. Certain rules do apply . It is a 1-year programme done through correspondence. Statistics and Mercantile Law. After +2 . they are given larger assignments with less supervision.The Foundation course Introduced by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. At the end of the study/course period of 12 months. articles learn the technical details of the work and as time passes. Madras. • Portfolio Management • Ethics & Professional Standards Exemption from Foundation Examination The following candidates are given exemption from taking the Foundation Exam: CAs/CWAs/CSs/CTMs/CIBs and Students of CA/CWA/CS courses who passed Inter- level exams • MBA/PGDBA and equivalent qualifications • CAIIBs • Students of CFA Program who passed Level I examinations Exemption from Associateship Examination All candidates who have completed Level III of the CFA Program are exempted from appearing for the Foundation and Associateship Examinations and can directly appear for the Fellowship Exam of CPMR or the Final exam of ACIIA. During the training time. can be changed during the course of training. candidates can register for training as an Article (apprentice) with experienced CAs. a candidate needs to Pass the intermediate and final examinations of the institute. which has its Headquarters in New Delhi. 5 regional offices (Calcutta.

students can take the Intermediate examination in the following subjects :. the candidates need to gain membership to the ICAI before they can start practicing as a CA. Final exams are generally given in the last year. in operating systems of financial control. and Operational Audit Company Law On completion of the training. Madras. Information and Control Systems. the time interval can be neglected.. This provides a faster route for bright students to move through the different stages of the profession. Bangalore. in merchandised accounting etc. students also need to enroll in the Sunday test scheme and give their tests at different centres supervised by the Institute. This training ranges from about 9 months-1 year. commercial or industrial project as part of the training. Students from cities other than the mentioned ones are required to qualify in minimum 16 papers and submit them under the postal tuition scheme. Intermediate Examination It is essential that students give their intermediate exam within 10 years of completing their practical training. The main part of the postal tuition scheme is answering test papers in different subjects and these tests need to be given before appearing for the inter examination.. develop professional competence and other skills. Calcutta. Once 9 months of training and the oral/postal tuition scheme have been completed. Depending on the location of the firm. Company Law & Industrial Law Accounting & Elements of Income-tax Law Business Mathematics Cost Accounting Organisation & Management Economics Auditing After passing the intermediate examination.population. Another option for those going through practical training is to work under an audit clerk . Group I Group II Candidates may choose from the following: Advanced Accounting Direct Tax Laws Combination A : Corporate Mgmt. if the practical training as article clerk or audit clerk has completed. Cost Systems and Cost Control Auditing Combination C : Mgmt. Final Examination If a candidate takes the intermediate examination during their practical training. Importance of Practical Training : It gives candidates the opportunity to find solutions for real problems. Managerial economics and National Accounting. Mgmt. Delhi. On the other hand. The industrial training allows the articled/audit clerk to gain valuable experience in internal audit and auditing procedures. Tax Planning and Tax Mgmt.After about 9 months. A member wishing to practice in India or abroad needs to obtain a Certificate of Practice from the ICAI.Group I Group II Accounting Mercantile. Coimbatore. the yearly fee of which . Jaipur. but if they serve under article for a further duration on one year and go through postal tuition. This is open to students from Ahmedabad. can go for the industrial training in their last year of articleship. the audit clerks have to be paid by the CA or firm of chartered accountants. they can give their final examination provided there is a time interval of one final exam between the inter exam and first attempt at the final exam. candidates can serve in a financial. Apart from this. they can receive a fresh lease.which does not require the agreement of training. adopt and sustain ethical values and learn the norms of the professional life. they can take the Intermediate Examination of the Board of Studies and then later on. after clearing the exam. Systems Analyses and Data Processing. Secretarial Practice Management Accounting Combination B : Operational research and Statistical Analyses. Hyderabad. Mumbai. Kanpur. Poona and Salem.

Rs. 25.500 Pre Qualification Rs. C1 . Merrill Lynch.500 - Rs. The CIB Program offered by SCIB is specifically designed and developed for the benefit of postgraduate students and professionals/working executives engaged or interested in the area of investment banking and corporate finance.Rs. 4.Rs.500 . etc.000 Industries Industrial Training Rs. has brought about the much needed professionalization in this crucial sector. 2.A ? A2. .201301.Rs.000 Accounts Managers Rs.000 . 3. they are only permitted to work in areas as specified in the CA regulations. • To introduce participants to the financial system and capital markets both in India and abroad.500 . Jardine Flemming. Noida .500 Manager Rs.What is the remuneration for C. loaned housing and so on.is Rs. Goldman Sachs. • To impart a strong conceptual foundation in investment banking.000 . While the foreign banks do offer the highest salaries and fringe benefits. Objectives The CIB program has the following objectives : • To develop a new body of knowledge and make it available for those seeking challenging careers in the new era of liberalization and globalization.500 Fresh CAs Rs. 1. etc.000 Financial Controllers Rs. Some of the average monthly earnings are given below :.Rs.500 . Q2. More information on enrollment or the examinations can be requested from the Institute's offices or the Headquarters at Indraprastha.Sector 1. Placement of shares/bonds with Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) has also emerged as a lucrative business opportunity.000 Directors Rs.500 .000 Partner Rs. 10. 800 . 10. Global Deository Receipts (GDRs). 25. 6. 15. This has widened the business avenues of the investment bankers by providing newer services like loan syndication.Professional Practice Senior Rs. 4. Indian companies are not far behind in providing their employees with good prospects. Once membership is taken. corporates are increasingly accessing the global markets.Rs. Globalization of the economy is at the forefront of the reforms agenda of the Government. Apart from tapping domestic markets. New Delhi OR the Board of Studies. The entry of foreign investment banks like Morgan Stanley.000 Certified Investment Banker About The Program Economic liberalization and decontrol have transformed the economic landscape of India. 2. 50. 400.Rs. advisory services and managing mandates for offerings of American Depository Receipts (ADRs).Rs. The abolition of controls enabled the investment bankers to offer customized financial engineering solutions suited to their clients' requirements. 1.000 .Chartered Accountancy is a well-paid profession and most multi-national firms provide numerous perks such as medical benefits. the practicing member cannot work in any other business or occupation without taking permission from the council. 2. 1. The impact of the reforms process was most pronounced on the investment banking industry. 3.

. • The evolving concepts. CAs. management development programs. etc. • Ethical Focus aimed at inculcating in the candidates an ethical approach in their professional interactions and a sense of personal. • Professionals employed in the merchant banking departments of banks and financial institutions. financial engineering. techniques and strategies : Debated and tested by researchers and practitioners but not yet understood well enough to be included in the core areas. MBAs who seek careers in investment banking. • Practical Exposure to industry practices takes place through a variety of activities like project work. speculative and often controversial. CSs. • To prepare individuals capable of providing leadership to investment banking organizations operating in globalized environment. • To give adequate exposure to emerging areas like securitization. • Case Studies linking the theoretical studies to the practical problems faced by investment bankers. • Global Perspective to business by encouraging the candidates to appreciate and get exposed to the international business environment and practices. and decision-making. move towards the core body of knowledge. seminars. conventions. The CIB Approach The CIB Program follows five distinctive but inter-related approaches: • Theoretical Studies aimed at improving candidates’ understanding of certain fundamental phenomena and relationships underlying the changing world. For Whom Keeping in mind the avenues open to candidates who take up the CIB Program. • The frontiers : The newest ideas. Ideas enter the realm of knowledge at the frontiers and gradually as they are tested and refined. this course would be useful for: • Finance and Accounting Professionals like CFAs. CWAs. The Body of Knowledge SCIB visualizes the body of knowledge of the CIB Program as covering three interrelated areas: • The Core body of knowledge : Specialized fields and skills which are essential to business and its orderly functioning. and social responsibilities. corporate. infrastructure financing. etc. but offering the promise of practical insights into the process of analysis.

TFM. • Entrepreneurs and managers engaged in financial services and securities markets. • Professionals working in the corporate finance/treasury departments of corporates/banks. • Candidates with PG qualifications like PGDBA/MBA/MMS/MFC (Master of Finance & Control)/MIB (Master of International Business)/MBE (Master of Business Economics)/MCom/MA (Eco)/MSc (Maths). MSc (Stats) etc. CWA. CTMs and CPMs. economics. mathematics. candidates should possess the following skills: • Analytical dexterity • Negotiation and interpersonal skills • Ability to withstand pressure Eligibility The following categories of applicants are eligible for admission into the CIB Program: • CFAs. • Candidates pursuing full-time postgraduate programs in commerce. • Full-time students of MCom/MA (Eco)/MSc (Maths)/MSc (Stats). CA (Inter). To succeed in these areas. • Bankers with CAIIB qualification. CS. • Candidates who passed CFA (Level I). CAIIB. Period of Validity of Enrollment The enrollment of a candidate in the CIB Program is valid for three years from the date of enrollment. Candidates who are unable to complete the program within the . CS (Inter) or CAIIB (Part I). • Full-time students of the PGDBA/MBA/MMS/MFC/MIB/MBE/MCom programs with business schools/University Departments. CAs. etc. provided they are graduates. CSs. CA. IIMs and other reputed institutions. • Executives having a minimum of five years working experience in executive capacity in finance/commercial banking/investment banking sector. Duration The CIB Program may be completed in a period of 12-18 months. • The following categories of candidates are also eligible to enroll into the CIB Program. CWA (Inter). statistics and management. • Other individuals associated with financial markets. Skills to Succeed The surge of activity in investment banking requires constant monitoring and managing. • Candidates pursuing professional courses like CFA. CWAs.

Program Structure The CIB Program covers all the important topics related to investment banking. The structure of the CIB Program and details of marks and time allotted for each Part is given below: Marks Duration of Group/Part Allotted Examination GROUP A Part I : Financial Markets and Environment 100 3 hours Part II: Economics and Corporate Finance 100 3 hours GROUP B Part III: Investment Banking I 100 3 hours Part IV: Investment Banking II 100 3 hours GROUP C Part V : Managing Investment Banking Organizations I 100 3 hours Part VI : Managing Investment Banking 100 3 hours Organizations II Science Medicine a) Medicine and Dentistry b) Homeopathy c) Ayurvedic d) Paramedical e) Nursing f) Others 1) Physical therapist 2) Speech therapist 3) Medical Technologist Engineering Aeronautical / Aerospace Marine Telecommunication Automobile Electronics and Communication Chemical Agricultural Electrical Production & Industrial Instrumentation Highway Environmental Mechanical Civil Computer . keen on continuing in the program.three-year validity period. are required to register de novo. The broad areas in which the body of knowledge is developed and the candidates will be examined. are divided into Three Groups consisting of Two Parts each. but.

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