NCHM JEE 2017 : NCHMCT JEE Notification NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR HOTEL MANAGEMENT AND CATERING TECHNOLOGY (NCHMCT) under Ministry of Tourism Government of India started inviting applications for admission to B.Sc. Hospitality & Hotel Administration 2017-18 selected based on all India exam JEE. Eligibility: A pass in 10+2 system of Senior Secondary examination or its equivalent with English as one of the subjects. Candidate must have passed English as a subject of study (core/elective/functional) in the qualifying examination. Application procedure: Application should be done online and payment can be made through demand draft . You are required to pay a fee of Rs. 800 for General, Rs. 400 for SC/ST/PWD category. SCHEDULE OF EXAMINATION Application Form Available Online 12 December 2016 to 14 April 2017 Last Date for receipt of filled-in form 14 April 2017 Availability of Admit Cards on NCHMCT website 19 April 2017 onwards Written Examination (JEE 2017) 29 April 2017 (Saturday) Timings of JEE 2017 1000 Hrs to 1300 Hrs (3 hours) Result of JEE on website 3rd Week of May, 2017 Conduct of Counselling Last week of May 2017 and First week of June 2017 Commencement of Academic Session 17 July, 2017 Link to apply online: https://applyadmission.net/nchmjee2017 -- Reach us with any query on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 9555990000.
Christ University 2017 Admission Notification for BBA BA Bcom : Christ University 2017 Admission Notifications Christ University has started its application to the following UG level programs from Dec 9, 2016: BCom (Regular) BCom (F&A) BCom (Regular) Morning BA BSc BBA-Tourism & Travel Mgnt BTech BA BBA FIB BBA Honours BBA (F&A) BHM BA - LLB BBA - LLB BCA BCom Honours BCom Professional BCom International Finance Application Link - https://christuniversity.in/apply-online Application Modes Direct Mode: Applicants can obtain the application forms after remitting the prescribed application processing fee at Counter No.7, Office of Admissions, Ground Floor, Central Block, Christ University Main Campus, Bengaluru from December 08, 2016. After obtaining the direct mode application the candidate has to fill the application online by using the link: http://offlineapp.christuniversity.in/.The application will not be valid if not filled and submitted online. Online Mode: The online applications will be available from 04:00 PM, December 08, 2016 onwards. Applicants can fill and submit the application forms online on the University website. The online application can be processed through the payment gateway with a valid Credit / Debit Card / Net banking facility. NRI/OCI/PIO/Foreign Nationals may pay through Demand Draft, made in favour of Christ University, payable at Bengaluru. (Details are given under the preferred programme page in the University website). Applicants must print and sign the application form before submitting to the Office of Admission for further consideration. They are advised to take a copy of the application form for further reference and to produce at the time of selection process. Applicants should send / submit the application and the required supporting documents in an A4 size Envelope ONLY and must mention programme applied for with Mobile Number. For all programmes (except BCom Regular, BCom F & A and BCom Morning Track) application forms along with supporting documents may be sent/submitted:By Registered Post / Courier Service to The Office of Admissions, Christ University, Hosur Road, Bengaluru - 560 029 And Only for (BTech & MTech Programmes) Faculty of Engineering, Christ University Mysore Road, Kanmanike, Kumbalgodu, Bengaluru - 560 074 Directly (In-Person) between 9 AM and 4 PM on all working days except on Saturday (9 AM to 12 Noon) at : Office of Admissions,Central Block,Christ University Main Campus,Hosur Road, Bengaluru – 29 And Only for (BTech) Faculty of Engineering, Christ University Mysore Road, Kanmanike, Kumbalgodu, Bengaluru - 560 074 --- If you wish to get further guidance and Management/Law/Engineering/Medical (NEET) entrance exam alerts, please write to us at email@example.com or call us at 9555990000.
NEET 2017,Application Process, Important Dates, Eligibility, Cut-off, Counselling : NEET 2017 (OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED) "This article is updated post NEET 2017 notification is officially announced on 31st January 2017" NEET 2017 (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) is a single window entrance exam for 52,304 MBBS & BDS seats in the private & govt. medical colleges of India (except AIIMS & JIMPER). As per Hon. Supreme Court order from 2016 the AIPMT is now changed to NEET. There were lot of orders by Supreme Court in the NEET 2016-17 academic year admission process and much clarity has come now for the NEET 2017-18 academic year. A special note on the admission process via various counseling has been added on 24th June, 2017. Please note the following points as mentioned below for the admission counseling process via NEET: 1. 15% seats admission in any government medical college in India (except AIIMS, JIPMER and colleges located in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and J&K) will be taken via AIQ counseling held by DGHS centrally (NEET). 2. Rest 85% seats admission in govt. medical college will be taken by state counseling held by government. These 85% seats are only for the state domicile students. 3. 100% seats admission in all 34 private deemed university in India will be taken via AIQ counseling held by DGHS centrally. 4. Private colleges (NOT Private Deemed University) which is affiliated to a state govt university in any state will take admission for its 100% seats ONLY via state govt. counseling. Most of the states will block these states for their own state domicile students only (e.g- Maharashtra). But there are some non-govt. quota seats as well in some private medical colleges (Only in Karnataka, UP and Bihar) for which the admission is open to outside State students as well. NEET 2017 Eligibility Criteria to appear (New Criteria introduced) Candidate should have completed 17 years of age as on 31st Dec 2017 Candidate should have Indian nationality or be overseas citizen of India (OCI) Age Limit (New Criteria which has changed again on 31.03.2017) No Age Limit (as per Supreme Court order on 31st March, 2017). Age Limit of 25 years for General Category and 30 years for other categories has been removed. NEW CRITERIA OF RESTRICTED ATTEMPTS INTRODUCED: The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at NEET-UG examination shall be limited to 3 (three) uniformly to all the candidates. However as per new notification on 3rd Feb, 2017, writing NEET 2017 will be counted as FIRST ATTEMPT. It means everyone can give NEET exam in 2017 irresepctive of their number of attempt in the past. Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Oversees Citizen of India (OCIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) & Foreign Nationals are eligible to appear in NEET (UG)-2017. Candidates should have scored minimum 50% marks in class 12th PCB (Physics, Chemistry, Biology). For SC/ST/OBC, minimum marks in class 12th PCB should be 45%. NEET 2017 Elgibility criteria for seats under the control of states/universities/institution/AFMC/Central Pool Quota Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Oversees Citizen of India (OCIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) & Foreign Nationals are eligible for admission in Medical/Dental Colleges subject to rules and regulations framed by the respective State Governments, Institution and the Government of India. Foreign nationals may confirm their eligibility from the concerned Medical/Dentals college/state NEET 2017 Elgibility criteria for 15% All India Quota Seats Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Oversees Citizen of India (OCIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) & Foreign Nationals are eligible for 15% All India Quota Seats Candidates from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Jammu & Kashmir (J&K): Students from the States of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and J & K are NOT ELIGIBLE for 15% all India quota seats as these States had opted out of All India Scheme since its inception. If they claim eligibility, they must submit online Self Declaration which will be generated and printed automatically along with confirmation page for the record and to present during counselling. Candidates from the States of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and J & K can appear in NEET (UG) for admission to Private Medical/Dental Colleges or any Private/Deemed University and Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune subject to the fulfilment of eligibility conditions. NEET 2017 Important Dates (FINAL RELEASED) Events Dates NEET 2017 Application Form Release Jan 31, 2017 NEET 2017 Application Form Last date to Submit March 1, 2017 NEET 2017 Application Fees Last Date Jan 31 to March 1, 2017 Admit Card Uploading Date Apr 15, 2017 NEET 2017 Exam Date May 7, 2017 Answer Sheet Downloading 4th week of May 2017 NEET 2017 Exam Result June 08, 2017 NEET 2017 exam language & centres Hindi English Assamese Bengali Gujarati Marathi Tamil Telugu Kannada (Added Recently) Odiya (Added Recently) NEET 2017 Admission & Reservation Reservation of Seats in government medical colleges under 15% All India Quota 15% seats are reserved for SC candidates 7.5% seats are reserved for ST candidates 27% seats as per Central Act are reserved for non-creamy layer OBC candidates only in Central Educational Institutions. Reservation would be applicable to the castes mentioned in the Central list of OBC. Thus, the candidates falling in this list may mention OBC-NCL in the Category Column in application form. Candidates from creamy layer and those who do not come under Central List of OBC are advised to mention their category as Unreserved (UR) Differently abled candidates as per MCI guidelines are: PH-1: Candidates with locomotor disability of lower limbs from 50% to 70% PH-2: Candidates with locomotor disability of lower limbs from 40% to less than 50% 3% seats are reserved on horizontal basis for Physically Handicapped candidates (only for locomotor disabilities of lower limbs between 50% to 70%, provided that in case any seat in this 3% quota remains unfilled on account of unavailability of candidates with locomotor disability of lower limbs between 50% to 70% then any such unfilled seat in this 3% quota shall be filled up by persons with locomotor disability of lower limbs between 40% to 50% before they are included in the seats of respective category, as per Certificate of Locomotor Disability) in 15% All India UG quota seat. Candidates who considered themselves eligible for this category are advised to ensure their eligibility by getting themselves examined at any Government Medical College/District Hospital/Government Hospital. However, candidates may kindly note that in case of selection under PH category, they will be required to produce Disability Certificate from one of the disability assessment boards, constituted at the four metro cities, mentioned below, before their scheduled date of counselling: Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, Ansari Nagar, Ring Road, New Delhi-110029 (Tel No.011-26190763 & 26163072) All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hazi Ali Park, K. Khadya Marg, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai-400034 (Tel No.022-23544341) Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, 244, Acharya J.C. Bose Marg, Kolkata-20 (Tel No.033-22235181) Madras Medical College, Park Town, Chennai-600003 (Tel No.044-25305301) How to apply in NEET 2017 Candidates can apply ONLY ONLINE only Aadhar Card is made mandatory to apply for NEET 2017 Online submission of application link - www.cbseneet.nic.in Application fees for General/OBC - Rs. 1,400 Application fees for SC/ST/PH category students - Rs. 750 ------- Important points to note for overall medical admission process from the year 2017: 1. All government & private medical college will take admission via NEET scores only (except AIIMS & JIPMER) 2. There will be only 3 medical entrance exams in India from 2017 academic year: NEET AIIMS - for 7 campus of AIIMS only - Read this for AIIMS entrance exam details - http://www.idreamcareer.com/blog/AIIMS-2017-entrance-exam JIPMER - for 2 campus of JIPMER only 3. Except AIIMS (for its 7 campus across the country) & JIPMER (for Puducherry & Karaikal campus) all other private and government medical colleges will take admission via NEET 2017 scores only. No State government (not even Union Territories) led entrance exam will be allowed from 2017. There was an exception given only for year 2016 to some states who took admission via their state medical exams. 4. Private unaided college (which is affiliated to a State University) or a Deemed University including minority colleges like CMC Vellore, CMC (Ludhiana) will be able to take admission via State centralised admission counselling process only which will be conducted by respective states DME department (Directorate of Medical Education) . No separate application or admission process will be conducted by private unaided college or deemed university. E.g - Deemed University like BVP, D.Y Patil will take admission via Maharashtra State medical admission counselling being conducted by DMER. This will help the students to apply at only one place and will save them application cost and hassle to go for individual private college/deemed university admission process all over India. AFMC, AMU and BHU will conduct their own admission counselling process for admission via NEET 2017 scores. 5. In government medical colleges, admission will happen via two ways: a. 15% of government medical college will be filled by NEET centralised counselling under All India Quota. b. 85% of government medical college will be filled by State government. These seats can be taken by its State domicile students only. 6. Any quota seats like management quota or NRI quota seats will be filled only via NEET score. Students who apply via these categories will have to give NEET exam. Most probably even these quota seats will be filled via State government admission counselling (though this is not confirmed). 7. Central Government of India has notified that next year 10,000 additional medical seats will be added by improving infrastructure in 58 identified government medical colleges. News Link 8. AIIMS (only Delhi campus) has also increased it seats from 72 to 100 from 2017 (next year). News Link 9. We can expect private medical college association like COMEDK, UPUMCWA etc. to be abolished next year as the State govt. will take the responsibility to fill the seats in private medical college of their states. 10. Though the admission process has been regulated to a higher extent, SC or central government has still not regulated the fees structure of private medical colleges. We will need to wait if we see certain regulations on fees. 11. Some states like Maharashtra has kept the domicile as eligibility criteria to even apply in private medical college but other states have not followed this. We do expect that more states will follow the domicile criteria. Hope this give all of the prospective students much clarity on how the admission process for government and private medical college in India will be conducted next year in 2017. --- If you are a medical aspirant and looking to get career guidance, feel free to reach us at 9555990000 or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to know about our career guidance program. We will be happy to guide you.
Implementation of NEET is a big failure: Profiteering by Indian Private Medical Colleges put medical students career at stake : This year Indian government created a big confusion on the implementation of NEET. Finally after the order of honourable Supreme Court and various ordinances/Bills (which involved lot of politics) passed by the Indian government, the following implementations were introduced regarding the admission of students in medical colleges in India: 1. All private medical colleges in India would grant admission to MBBS and BDS courses via NEET score which is a centralised entrance exam to select students for medical courses in India. They can't conduct their own entrance exams. 2. All government medical colleges in India will also accept NEET score with only exception given for this year i.e. for States to use their own entrance exams. But from next year (2017) all government medical colleges will have to accept NEET scores only and they can't conduct their own medical entrance exams. This year many States have agreed to use NEET exam scores like Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar, Manipur, Meghalaya, Odisha, Rajasthan, UP, Uttarakhand, and Delhi. But states like Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu conducted their own entrance exams this year. From next year all State government medical colleges can grant admissions only via the NEET score. *Only exception here are AIIMS and JIPMER who do not come under this law and will continue to conduct their own entrance exams (on their own discretion) in the coming years. 3. Every centralised govt. or State govt. college in India (except institutions in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir) has to allocate their 15% of total seats for all India students (irrespective of states), and such 15% seats in each government college will be filled by a centralised counselling process, to be conducted by Director general Health Services, MCI in NEET centralised counselling process. For the rest 85%, govt. medical colleges can fill seats via State counselling process where students from only the home state would be eligible to take admission. After lot of hue and cry, NEET exam was conducted in two phases - NEET 1 & NEET 2. And students felt that now the problem is over and there is a transparent process to get a medical seat in India. But as soon as the NEET results were announced on 16th August 2016, students started to panic and had no clue on the admission counselling process. There existed following confusions: 1. How will NEET conduct 15% all India Quota counselling process ? 2. How will private medical colleges grant admission via NEET scores? Will it be via centralised counselling or via State counselling or some consortium counselling like COMEDK etc. ? 3. How will the NRI quota seats be filled ? 4. Does private medical college still have management quota seats ? Can they still take admission via donation ? 5. How will 85% State quota seats be filled ? 6. As NEET centralised counseling process for 15% All India Quota was made online for the first time, students had no clue about how to participate in it ? I wrote the following article to clear this confusion - http://www.idreamcareer.com/blog/NEET-Counselling which clarifies the doubts regarding the above confusion related to NEET 2016 counselling process. After all of this, students have began to see the true face of private medical colleges. As private medical colleges across India started to release their notifications for separate admission counselling process via NEET scores, students were shocked to see the fees of medical courses. Please see it below yourself: NIMS, Jaipur - Rs. 25 lacs per annum (that is almost 1.10 Cr for complete MBBS course) DY Patil Medical College - Rs. 16 lacs per annum Manipal - Rs. 9.19 lacs per annum Most of the private medical colleges have doubled their fees this year and minimum fees starting in any private medical college is Rs. 5.5 lacs per annum. Please note hostel, fooding, books etc fees is non inclusive. How would a student from low income or even mid income family be able to pay such hefty fees ? How did private medical colleges take advantage of the loopholes in the NEET implementation process ? 1. As there was no fees cap implemented by SC or government, private medical college increased their fees to such a level where meritorious students who have scored high in NEET won't be able to take admission. This will ensure that the cut-off is decreased and the seats are offered to students who belong to high income families (who are not so good in studies and have scored less marks in NEET exam) who can pay such hefty fees. With this we can expect what quality of doctors will be produced by these private medical colleges. Moreover meritorious students who have somehow not been able to get a government medical college stand no where now. So the entire motive of SC and government to put in place a common entrance exam like NEET which will help to improve the quality of doctors went in drain. Overall there was no meaning or change by implementing NEET and its complete failure to bring any change in the medical college admission process. 2. There is no clarity on NRI quota process - whether colleges can take NRI students without NEET or not ? Thus private medical colleges have increased their NRI quota seats and started taking students even without NEET scores at a much higher fees (Approx. 35-50 lacs per annum). 3. As there was no clarity given on admission counselling process of private medical colleges, they started to conduct their own counselling process to take admission via NEET scores. This mean that students need to apply to all private colleges separately by filling an application form which will cost them Rs. 1000-2000 per college and there are over 150 private medical college in India. With their own admission counselling process, private medical colleges will take undue advantage by creating their own laws and processes to admit students, thus creating ways to accept donation. By the means of the forementioned ways, private medical colleges are STILL involved in profiteering, and government or Supreme Court have been able to do nothing about it. Doing business is good but being greedy is bad, and specially when you are involved in creating future doctors of our country. Even post implementation of a single medical entrance exam we see no change in the way private medical colleges conduct their admission process. This is not fair and transparent. Medical students have continued to face such issues from the past 5 years. I do say that implementing NEET is a good thing but government needs to implement following two processes in addition to NEET: 1. Put a fee cap on private medical colleges - This could be segregated based on the category of the medical college. An agency should rate private medical colleges, and different categories of colleges should have different course fees cap structures. This will regulate the fees structure in private colleges. 2. Create an All India centralised admission counselling process for all private medical colleges or at least have a state wise common admission counselling process for all the private medical colleges, thus ensuring a transparent admission process. If government is really serious about creating quality doctors in our country, it needs to consider taking corrective measures on this matter on a priority basis. Ayush Bansal Career Development Facilitator & CEO, www.iDreamCareer.com -------- NEET 2017 Counselling Guidance Program by iDreamCareer.com iDreamCareer.com was one of the only career counselling company in India which was helping medical students across India on the entire NEET medical admission process in 2016. We helped over 2.5 lac medical aspirants in 2016. Most importantly unlike other career counselling companies we are 100% UNBIASED while we guide students. We do not tie-up with any college/university or sell our student database to third party agencies. 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NEET Counselling 2016 Process : As 2016 NEET medical admission process is about to over now and as per various judgement of courts, we have updated the medical admission process via NEET 2017 in this article. Please read it here - http://www.idreamcareer.com/blog/MBBS-admission-NEET-2017-process NEET 2016 Counseling Process With NEET 2016 results announced on 16th August, students are way confused to understand the process of counselling that will be followed for seat allocation in various medical colleges of India. Please see below the process to be followed for NEET 2016 counselling For ANY College (Government or State govt.) under Seat Type - 15% All India Quota Every centralised govt. or State govt. college in India (except institutions in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir) has to allocate their 15% of total seats for all India students (irrespective of states), and such 15% seats in each government college will be filled by a centralised counselling process, to be conducted by Director general Health Services, MCI in NEET centralised counselling process. Following schedule has been notified by DGHS: Under the centralised process following steps will be followed: a. Main Counseling Registration b. Exercising of Choices, indicative seats and Locking of choices (student need to fill choices, see indicative seats and lock choices) c. Process of Seat Allotment – Round 1 (this is computer software process conducted by identified agency for MCC) d. Round 1 Result Publication e. Reporting at the allotted Medical/Dental College against 1st Round f. Publication of net vacant seats g. Fresh Choice Submission by eligible candidates for round 2 h. Process of Seat Allotment - Round 2 i. Round 2 Result Publication j. Reporting at the Medical / Dental Colleges /Institutions against Round 2 k. END of 15 % All India Counselling ***Please note that entire process of centralised counseling is ONLINE. Under this centralised counseling process for 15% All India Quota seats, students will have to follow the below process: Fill the application form for counseling in MCC website and also give your preference of college and course and block your choices on basis of indicative seat allottment Round 1 Seat Pulbication Report to the college and block your admission within a stipulated time ***PLEASE NOTE THAT NO PRIVATE COLLEGE SEATS WILL BE ALLOCATED IN THE CENTRALISED NEET COUNSELLING PROCESS. IT IS ONLY GOVT. MEDICAL COLLEGE 15% ALL INDIA QUOTA SEATS WILL BE CONSIDERED. For State Government college under Seat Type - 85% State Domicile Quota For State govt. medical colleges (under 85% quota seats) - every state will initiate their own counseling process. There are designated websites under each state reporting this. Please read Annexure IV in this document to see the designated website for each state. Just follow this websites for further notice of counseling process to fill 85% seats under State Domicile for each of the state govt medical college. Some of the websites for different States are as below. You should check these websites for application process for 85% State quota seats in various State govt. medical colleges: Haryanahttp://www.uhsr.ac.in/ Himachal Pradesh (Last date to apply is 20th Aug)http://www.hpuniv.in Madhya Pradeshhttp://www.medicaleducation.mp.gov.in/ Directorate of Medical Education, Madhya Pradesh (DME) will conduct single window counselling for admission to both private and govt medical colleges. The online application will kick start on 25th and close on 30th August. Manipur http://www.manipurhealthdirectorate.in/ Odishahttp://www.dmetodisha.gov.in/ Rajasthanwww.medicaleducation.rajasthan.gov.in Chandigarhwww.gmch.gov.in Delhi (Last date to apply is 19th Aug)www.fmsc.ac.in Uttar Pradesh https://www.kgmu.org/ UP has released their notification as below: Bihar www.bceceb.com Uttarakhandwww.hnbumu.ac.in The following states will accept NEET Scores - Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar; Manipur, Meghalaya, Odisha, Rajasthan, UP, Uttarakhand, Delhi University (does not include VMMC & IP University) There are in total approx. 28,000 seats in all the government medical colleges across India. Out of this 28,000, centrailsed counseling of NEET (via 15% All India Quota) will fill approx. 4,000 seats. The rest 24,000 seats will be filled by respective states either via NEET 2016 scores (for states excepting NEET) or via State entrance exams (For states not accepting NEET scores). This is an exception only for this year. From next year, all the state govt. medical seats will have to take admission via NEET exams only. For Private college under Seat Type - 85% Seats Quota Please note the following: All the private medical colleges in India will accept only & only NEET scores from this year itself. They can’t conduct their own entrance exams, neither they will be able to take admission via their own entrance exams (if they conducted it before SC order). All private medical colleges will open registration to apply for medical seats basis on all India Rank published by NEET Basis on student applications, college will list out cut-offs or student list who have been accepted. Students will have to apply to each and every private institute for their seats. However some colleges are also forming a consortium or different states are following a consortium to do a group counseling process for all the colleges in that State including Deemed Universities. Notifications are still not out for it. Some private colleges/consortium has already announced counseling dates and process as below: COMEDK is following the below schedule for counseling. So all the colleges under COMEDK will fill their seats as per below which is a separate counseling process. Most of the private medical college in Karnataka will take students via COMEDK counseling process. Please note that even COMEDK will take NEET scores only. 2. Manipal has announced that admission to its MBBS seats application will start from 18th Aug to 22nd Aug. And you will have too fill their application form separately. Following notifications has come as of now: 1. Andhra Pradesh Private Medical College Online Applications are invited from Indian Citizens and Others, qualified in NEET – 2016 for admission into “B” Category (Management) seats in MBBS / BDS Course for the academic year 2016 – 17 in Un – Aided Non – Minority Private Medical & Dental Colleges in the State of Andhra Pradesh. APPLICATION LINK for Candidates who applied for AP- MCET-AC -2016 in April & May2016: https://cdn.digialm.com//EForms/configuredHtml/1128/4288/login.html Candidates who are applying newly; https://cdn.digialm.com//EForms/configuredHtml/1128/4288/Registration.html LAST DATE-30/08/2016 2. Sri Ramachandra University, Chenna Start date-24th August Last date- 1st Sept Fees- 15, 00,000 PA Prospectus link: http://www.sriramachandra.edu.in/university/admin/images/news/file/NEET_Prospectus_MBBS-BDS_2016-17_final1471847471.pdf 3. JSS Deemed University, Mysore, Karanataka Fees- Rs.7,00,000/- PA Last date for receipt of filled-in application- 27th August 5PM Link for brochure: http://www.jssuni.edu.in/assets/Downloads-2016/August-2016/JSSU-MBBS-2016-Information-Brochure.pdf 4. Kerala All private & govt. medical college notification Commissioner for Entrance Examination, Kerala has directed to make necessary arrangements for counselling in the Private/Management/NRI quota seats in all the Private/Self Financing Medical/Dental Colleges or any Private/Deemed University from the NEET List following the reservations and quotas. Admission to 50% of merit seat will be done based on inter-se rankings as per Kerala Engineering Agricultural Medical Entrance Examinations (KEAM). So, it is being summarised that for remaining 50%, taking into account 15% NRI, NEET score will be used for admissions at unaided private and deemed universities for which application will be very likely open to all. 5. Maharashtra Private Deemed University & Private unaided medical college notification Private & Deemed University medical institution in Maharashtra State have opened up their application process. Please note that there are two different application forms to apply: 1. One is for private unaided colleges 2. And second one is for Deemed Universities You need to fill two different forms if you wish to apply to both private colleges and deemed universities. Website is www.dmer.org and www.mahacet.org. application process from 21/08/2016 to 24/08/2016 up to 5.00 pm Link to apply for deemed universities: http://22.214.171.124/DMER_UG_DEEM/?r Link to apply for private unaided colleges: http://126.96.36.199/DMER_UG_NEET/?r ------ *Do NOT TRY OR FALL UNDER THE TRAP OF DONATION BASED SEATS IN MANAGEMENT QUOTA in any medical college across India. NO college will be able to take seats via donation after NEET has come into effect. Anyone who promise you to get such donation based admission is just fooling you. If you have not been able to get into any college this year, please prepare hard and try again next year or look at alternate career options. --------- There is a HUGE confusion created by NEET this year. The marks card shows two things: Whether you have qualified NEET exam or not Whether you are eligible to sit for NEET centralised counselling process or not Under General category any student who has scored above 145 marks in NEET has qualified. Now there is no meaning of BEING QUALIFIED. There is no clarity for what a student has qualified for. But what we understand is that this qualification may mean that you will be eligible to sit for State govt. counselling process (It does not necessarily mean that you will be selected for a state govt. medical college seat) But the value is only if your marks card states that you are eligible to sit for NEET centralised counselling process. As per my understanding, the cut-off under General category is 487 marks (We are still not very sure but this is approx. estimation) for students to be eligible to sit for NEET centralised counselling process. ---- NEET 2017 Counselling Guidance Program by iDreamCareer.com iDreamCareer.com was one of the only career counselling company in India which was helping medical students across India on the entire NEET medical admission process in 2016. We helped over 2.5 lac medical aspirants in 2016. Most importantly unlike other career counselling companies we are 100% UNBIASED while we guide students. We do not tie-up with any college/university or sell our student database to third party agencies. We are not involved in any donation based admission. We only provide unbiased and indepenedent career guidance to students. Register for iDreamCareer's NEET 2017 guidance program which will provide credible and unbiased information and guidance to students. 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An Open Letter to Indian Parents - "Your Child's Career Path: A Free Will or a Forced Choice?" : Dear Indian Parents, I sincerely expect that you must be aware about the recent upsurge in the number of students committing suicide in Kota, which is popularly known as the coaching hub of our country. The past one year has witnessed the suicides of 45 students in Kota city and this year the mark has already touched 12, with 2 of them occurring in the month of July. Please note that these are just the reported cases in Kota city. And I am sure you are yet to figure out how many students commit suicide in the entire country. The alarming number of students choosing suicide as a way to deal with an imposed/wrong career choice, conveys our failure as a family, society and support network. The trend suggests that these are mainly the students of grade XIth and XIIth preparing for competitive exams to get into top notch colleges offering medical/engineering courses. Why do students take such extreme steps? 1. Please acknowledge that students are “humans” with their own desires, dreams and aspirations. When their autonomy is suppressed under your imposed career choices, an intense psychological pressure starts to set in their minds. A point comes when they are not able to handle the pressure and succumb to your expectations and unfulfilled dreams. This unfortunate journey starts when you push them to opt for career streams and subjects that they do not enjoy or have the aptitude to pursue. It leads to lack of motivation, focus and interest which ultimately leads to poor academic performance. One of the 12 students who committed suicide referred to her mother in her last note - "You manipulated me as a kid to like Science, I took science to make you happy". Why do you directly or indirectly force the child to study subjects in which he/she has no interest? Why does your child need to be better than your friend’s child? Why do you wrongly believe that Science students have a better scope than Humanities? May be because your friend’s elder son who graduated from IIT got a good job with a hefty package (I am sure you never analyzed the numbers behind such airy packages). Let me shout out loud and clear, it’s high time you stop getting influenced by other’s success and hefty packages. Your child is not your friend’s elder son because may be even you are not like your friend. Till when will you kill your child’s individuality by this constant and tormenting comparison? Your child may have same or better abilities as other children but he/she may just have different interests. 2. Career Myths – Top career myths that influence a student to inappropriately choose a career are as below: If a student has scored good marks in class 10th, he/she has to take Science stream. Arts and Commerce streams are only meant for average and weak students. If a student is good in Math, he/she should become a software engineer. If a student likes to play games in computer, he/she should become a software engineer. The list of such career myths which force a student to aim for either engineering or medicine as a career is endless. 3. The “charming” Coaching Institutes – Coaching institutes manipulate you by putting up big advertisements portraying the faces of rank holders from their institute. They cash on your desire to see your child’s face up there on such hoardings thus leading you to enroll your child right from standard 6th. Yes! They do offer preliminary preparation programs for Engineering/Medical courses. Have you ever wondered why do they offer scholarships to students who have scored well in class 10th or have admission tests for filtering out students? Because they only enroll academically potent students who would crack such competitive exams with little assistance. Your poor child who may be a mid-low scorer is forced to slog among such “toppers” in these coaching institutes where the only thing he/she learns is how to rote in a better way!! 4. The run for a hefty package – The misleading news regarding the 1Cr+ packages from the high end companies further fuel your expectations from your child to secure admission in coveted institutions like IITs and bag such offers. But have you ever analyzed the math behind the 1Cr+ package that includes a high cost of living in foreign countries, tax payments and other expenses. Ever wondered their actual cash in hand? I am sure not because all you ever cared was a tag of IIT and expensive pay package. Let me inform you that not even 0.25% of students of all the IITs (22 of them) put together secure such hefty packages. But you, dear Indian Parent, you already visualize your child bagging such an enormous package on the cost of pursuing a career which they are just not interested in. 5. Forced to Compete – Putting a noncompetitive child into a competitive career path adversely impacts the student’s mental and even physical health. After a point, the student tends to break down and see suicide as an easy resort to end his everyday struggle with intense competition. I certainly hope that after knowing these facts and the reasons behind students taking such unfortunate steps, you would want to improve as a parent and not influence your child towards a certain career. Some ways by which you can be a better parent by "assisting" (not helping, not guiding) your child in career planning: 1. Stop projecting your unfulfilled dreams on your child. Stop forcing your child to do something which you couldn't achieve. She/he is not a tool to fulfill your unaccomplished aspirations and desires. He/she is different. Give them a gift of free will. Let them carve their own career path. Let them pursue their own dreams and fly in a sky painted by their own aspirations. 2. Provide a stimulating environment with ample exposure to different arenas. Let them learn from their own experiences. Encourage them to pursue internship/volunteering opportunities with social companies, startups or MNCs. Let them go for summer exchange programs etc. Let them have a taste of skill sets and different work environments involved in various career profiles of their interest. Examples: If you really want your child to know about his interest in software engineering as a career path, then enrolling him in a short team coding language course during summers is a good way. See if your child likes to code. A computer engineer need to have reasoning skills and be passionate about coding. You need to give your child the closest exposure which can make him/her understand about the skill sets required in a certain career. Once exposed to all possible aspects of software engineering, the child is in a better position to make his own choice. To give them exposure to entrepreneurship as a career, let them enroll in high school level entrepreneurship programs & Business Plan competitions. There are many such programs available in our country now. Journalism - Journalism is just not name/fame, it is more about unbiased reporting, debating, editing etc. It is more about having passion and interest to know and discuss about nations, politics, social issues etc. Encourage them to read newspapers, follow news, participate in debating competitions. If they hold on to such interests, this could be a viable career option for him/her. Similarly for broad career clusters, there are ways to give your child some exposure to it. Rather than enrolling them into coaching institutes from class 6th. Try giving them such exposures. Another way of giving them exposure is to let them read about different careers, let them meet different career professionals or a career counselor who can make them understand about different career options. 3. Understand your child’s nature and inherent potential. Is your child relaxed or anxious? Is your child friendly or competitive? Is your child more into books or the one who studies at the last moment but still end up fetching good scores? Is he/she extrovert or introvert? For a child who is not competitive in nature, pursuing competitive careers like engineering and medical will be difficult. A child who is not fond of reading, a career like law, or research based careers like psychology will not be a good option. For a child who is introvert, a career in sales/marketing or journalism will not be appropriate. For analysing your child’s aptitude and personality, you can even take help of career assessment tools which help to identify student's aptitude, personality and interest, thus suggesting the most appropriate career choices for your child. It’s also advisable to seek guidance from an expert career planner rather than ending up with a wrong career choice. 4. Instead of enrolling your child into coaching institutes like Allen, FIIT-JEE, Aakash, Vidyamandir and so on from class 6th, consider building a peer learning environment for him/her. Peer learning is a very effective way of learning and understanding. You could also look at new-age online companies like CueMath, Vedantu, ByJu's, Khan Academy which focus on concept building via online videos and one-on-one teaching/mentoring rather than rote learning. Such academic initiatives help students to really understand the concepts well, and develop interest towards certain subjects, thus finding a suitable career for themselves in future. 5. Most importantly, be unbiased. Do not influence. Be a friend, assist them in knowing careers rather than telling them what a right career is. Let them find that answer themselves. A satisfied life is way better than a pocket filled with notes but a heart void of happiness. I feel very disturbed to witness that parents, knowingly or unknowingly, become the major cause behind these tragic deaths of students. As a parent or as a human being, this is something which you would never want should happen to your child. It will hurt you the most to see your child suffering in a career trap or the worst of all, to see them taking their own lives because you pushed them to aim for a career which they never wanted to pursue. Don't put your child in a cage created by your own aspirations and dreams. It is important for them to identify the right race for themselves rather getting into the rat race. Let your child find their own path, let them find their passion, let them dream, let them think of impossibilities & consider the less travelled paths. Let them fly and let them be free to choose their own career!! Regards, Ayush Bansal Career Development Facilitator & Co-Founder, iDreamCareer.com -- If you are a parent & looking for career guidance for your child, please email us at email@example.com or call at 9555990000.
Student-Suicides: The Educational Epidemic of Today : Read this - An open letter to Indian parents - https://idreamcareer.com/blog/Parents-child-career-planning According to surveys and studies conducted by prestigious institutes such as AIIMS and Christian Medical College (CMC), data points to a very appalling statistical fact that should be enough to act as a wake-up call for students and parents all over the country. In 2014, failure in examination alone has caused 2403 suicides in India, not to mention other career related suicides. Another appalling statistical study conducted by the NCRB, or the National Crime Records Bureau that we wish to present in the light of this article is that of Kota – the revered student town for IIT aspirants. According to the report, 45 suicides were committed by students in Kota in 2014 alone for career-related issues. This was an increase of over 60% to that of the previous year. Nowadays, these suicide cases appear as a routine news, almost one every week. One of the biggest reasons for this lethal and upsetting statistical estimate is the overwhelming pressure that society as well as the educational system of today has put on students who have set off on their career path. One such incident is related to the tragic story of a 17 year old student named Kriti Tripathi, who committed suicide by jumping off the top of a five-storey building in Kota where she was residing with her family. In her suicide note, she stated that one of the main reasons that drove her to take her own life was her inherent life situation, which included her parents and a stringent & biased societal view. She also urged in the note to the government of India & HRD ministry in specific to shut coaching institutes. “They suck”, she wrote. Kriti, like countless other students around the country, may have been interested in art, sports, music, or any other extracurricular activity which helped her embrace her passion and made her feel blissful while practicing it. On the other hand, due to the immense pressure from her parents as well as societal bias towards economic and educational success, she was forced to take up engineering, a field that she was not at all interested in. Securing a position in some of the top IITs in the India, Kriti might have made her parents proud of her. On the other hand, after learning the course material she was sure that this field did not inspire her or ignite her passion at all. But, why suicide you may ask! The answer to this problem lies in most of the households as well as the educational institutes in India. The immense pressure that is put upon children by their parents to pursue a career that guarantees their financial future has turned into a mode of mental torture of the modern century. The constant and consistent pressure on the students to take up courses and career choices, without taking into consideration the inherent capacity as well as the ability of the child itself, is causing students to feel completely out of place with their own needs and aspirations in life. In a world obsessed with material progress and economic success, the overall importance of personal choice and self-exploration has been neglected over the constant need to prove oneself at examinations and career choices. This has given rise to an immense epidemic that is sweeping the nation by the hundreds and thousands. This epidemic is the herd conformity which is seen amongst students all over the country, where the only legitimate and worthwhile career choice that is considered for students is either to take up engineering or the medical profession as a career choice. The epidemic has been caused by considerable social bias as well as the overall influence of educational institutes, which essentially look to exemplify these professional choices over others due to the overwhelming degree of economic stability that has been associated with these professions. The need of the hour is to understand and witness the consequences of this particular epidemic, one of which is seen in the statistical estimate which points to the fact that India is ahead of North Korea in terms of the sheer number of student-suicides, even though North Korea is a militarized dictatorship that forces similar educational policies upon students. The herd conformity can be seen everywhere in society, especially when your friends and parents ridicule you for taking up an alternative career choice which goes beyond the limits of normal “accepted” professions such as medicine and engineering. What these people do not seem to understand is that the overall state of the educational system itself has deteriorated to a large extent owing to this educational epidemic of today. According to a survey conducted by a business magazine recently, it was seen that only about 25 percent students among engineering graduates are equipped and worthy enough for taking up job roles and responsibilities in the field of engineering. Do you know why this is happening? The reason is that most of the students in engineering institutes are only there owing to the immense pressure from their parents and their colleagues to take up the course. More than 50 percent of the students usually fail in their examinations or barely make it through by rote-learning concepts instead of passionately learning about them and understanding them from a practical perspective, which is the very essence of education itself. On the other hand, educational institutions themselves are turning a blank face towards this epidemic due to the overwhelming business that they are able to channel due to this herd conformity. At the same time, most engineering institutes are not nearly equipped to give students an environment that can help them learn and grow. A career choice is a make or break situation for a student’s life. In this type of decision and scenario, it is important to understand that instead of giving in to societal pressure, peer pressure and personal motivation of status, parents have to consider the choices, capacity, and the overall aspirations of their children first and foremost. By empowering a child to take his or her own decisions as far as career choice is concerned; parents are enabling them to take control of their own lives and thereby, helping them secure a future for themselves. By enabling students to take this choice, parents and schools are increasing the sense of self-confidence and independence of the children themselves, which makes them much better adults than being driven around like cattle. We at iDreamCareer.com help you be the change, embrace the freedom of choice, and create your own path by embracing your own aspirations and dreams. Career aptitude test of iDreamCareer.com would be a good start to boost the creativity and interests of your kids. Call 9555990000 to understand how career planning works and to schedule a session with our Career Planner. Check our Sample Career Report here
Know all about NEET 2016/Medical Entrance Exam : We have updated a recent article on how medical admission via NEET 2017 (next year) will be conducted. Please read this article for latest update - http://www.idreamcareer.com/blog/MBBS-admission-NEET-2017-process Latest Updates as on 27th May 2016: 1. CBSE NEET website (www.aipmt.nic.in) active. Apply online for NEET PhaseII till midnight of June 21. Candidates who could not register or appear in NEET-I or those having the apprehension that they had not prepared well, subject to submission of an undertaking to give up their candidature for NEET-I, can apply in NEET-II. 3. Students who appeared for NEET-I can also sit for NEET-2 exam provided they withdraw their candidature of NEET-1 exam. Note: When you apply for NEET-2, your candidature for NEET-1 automatically gets surrendered/withdrawn. 4. Honorable President, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, has passed an ordinance and now a few State Government will still be able to hold their Medical Entrance Exams, however this is only for this (2016-17) academic session. Basically, States now have the option of either conducting their own exam or being part of the NEET to fill 85% of the undergraduate medical and dental seats for this year. 15% of the remaining seats will be filled through NEET route. 5. For this year, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Odisha, Bihar and Chandigarh will admit students under NEET. Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, which do not conduct an entrance examination for medical and dental colleges, will continue to admit students on the basis of marks obtained in Class XII examinations this year. However, all management quota seats shall be filled by the private colleges and deemed universities through the NEET examination only. 6. AIIMS & JIPMER will still continue to hold entrance exams as scheduled. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- After much uproar last year about having a single common entrance test for admission to MBBS & BDS courses, finally this year Supreme Court has cleared the decks for holding the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET). It will be held in 2 phases for the academic year 2016-17. Although this is a very good move, however it has come quite late and has caused a lot of confusion among students who are already preparing for state level or privately held entrance exams. The All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) fixed for May 1 will be treated as NEET-I, so students who are preparing for AIPMT exam can breathe a sigh of relief. Those who have not applied for AIPMT can appear in NEET-II, which will be held on July 24. Those who appeared for NEET-I can also sit for NEET-2 exam provided they withdraw their candidature of NEET-1 exam. The result of both these exams will be declared on August 17, so that the admission process can be completed by September 30. With this order, all government colleges, deemed universities and private medical colleges would be covered under the NEET and those examinations which have already taken place or slated to be conducted separately stands scrapped. In other words, this means that except for AIPMT & NEET, all other medical entrance exams stand void. Why Two NEETS NEET-1: For this (2016 - 17) academic session only, AIPMT will be treated as NEET-1 as students have already applied for it. Since it is scheduled for May 1, last-minute changes would be difficult for students who have prepared for it. NEET-2: Those students who have not applied for AIPMT can take this examination. Those who appeared for NEET-I can also sit for NEET-2 exam provided they withdraw their candidature of NEET-1 exam. Exam Schedule NEET-1: May 1 NEET-2: July 24 Results for NEET -I & NEET-II: August 17 Admissions: September 30 Important things to know at a glance All medical colleges in India will take students through NEET only. (For academic year 2016 - 17, please refer to the latest update at the begining of this article.) This academic session (2016 - 17) NEET will be conducted in two phases, May 1 & July 24. This doesn’t mean that the NEET exam will be conducted in two stages, but that the exam will be conducted two times as the decision has come late. Only the students who applied for AIPMT 2016 can appear for NEET-1, which is being held on May 1. (Basically AIPMT is now converted into NEET-1). Students who didn’t apply for AIPMT 2016 can sit for Phase 2 of NEET, which is being held on July 24. Students can appear for both NEET-1 & NEET-2. Those who appeared for NEET-I can also sit for NEET-2 exam provided they withdraw their candidature of NEET-1 exam. Except for AIPMT, any other state level or privately held Medical Entrance exams (Manipal, COMEDK, etc) in India stand cancelled now. (For academic year 2016 - 17, please refer to the latest update at the begining of this article.) CBSE will provide all India rank and admitting authorities will invite applications for counseling and merit list shall be drawn based on the all India rank. The all India merit list and state-wise merit list of qualified candidates will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained in NEET and students will be admitted to MBBS/BDS courses from the said list only by following the existing reservation policies. --- If you are a medical aspirant and looking to get career guidance, feel free to reach us at 9555990000 or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to know about our career guidance program. We will be happy to guide you.
Awesome Tips that may Help You to get Better Career in Life : After the excruciating years of your academic career, it's time to face the "real thing". It’s time to put down your textbooks and start looking at your professional life and moving towards the career you have always dreamed of. Life, apparently, does not stop and wait for you to decide which career path to take. Life certainly does not give you an awesome career on a silver spoon. Like every other successful and wealthy person in the Forbes list of the richest, a great career comes with a price. Don't worry; the price is not that hard as long as you are inclined to give some effort. So here are some awesome tips to get you going on your career. Get social. Make connections and use these connections. Always be in the know (in a good way, of course). Ask around and be nice to your co-workers. Remember, knowing who’s who have higher probabilities of a promotion than those who do only what they are told to do and nothing else. Make friends in the workplace and take advantage of these connections to move up the ladder. Awareness and attitude. What nobody tells you about office protocol but something that you should always keep in mind is that superiors hate people with attitude. They might have a company policy of "nothing personal" but then, when is it ever not personal, right? Another thing is to always be aware. Know what’s going on. Ask questions even with the littlest gist of any change, but be mindful of knowing the difference between gathering useful information and office gossip. Make an action plan. You action plan is your to-do list on how you can attain your goals. In some cases, if you want to move up the ladder, you will need to have additional certifications. Going on a university is obviously out of the question, so you can try online learning. Keep your action plan realistic and systematic. The more tangible the actions are (even if it may look gradual) the faster you can accomplish your list and attain your goal. Focus on work. Do not follow money. Let’s be downright honest here. We all work for money. Everybody knows that. So you don’t have to rub it in everyone’s faces – especially your boss – that you are here for the money alone. A career means your passion and calling for a specific profession. All money and workload put aside, your enthusiasm in performing your task should be as constant as the air you breathe. Financial situation. To clarify, this is not to contradict the 4th point, but to let you know where you should appropriately put money into play. For instance, before jumping into any career-move and decide to follow your heart’s calling – especially if it means being paid less than what you’re currently earning – take a look at your financial situation first. If your bank account screams a “no”, believe it. Otherwise, you will be doing exactly what we are dreading in the 4th point: when it becomes all about the money. Moving on the right track of your professional life means better financial capacity, strong possibility of landing your dream job (if you have not done it already) and increased job and self satisfaction. It's about working hard to earn that pride in your gut. Bottom line: you want a better career, you should work hard for it. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Author Bio: Andy Bell is an everyday learner and editor, working at Tutoring Help. He is passionate about helping online learning businesses to achieve their goals. He loves tutoring job & his favourite subjects are math and English, but he has also taken honours classes in science and history. Outside the classroom, he enjoys tennis and is an active member of the Rancho Crandon Park.
Play the game of numbers and win big! : Accounting is at the heart of any business – be it a small or medium enterprise, a start -up or an established business house. A Chartered Accountant’s work revolves around carrying out duties like auditing, taxation, bookkeeping and financial forecast. It can be a very challenging as well as a rewarding job. ‘What is a difference between an Accountant and a Chartered Accountant?’ Firstly, accountancy in a lay-man’s terms is the communication of an enterprise’s financial standings in various forms – the most common being the financial statements. These communication devices monitor the profits, losses, capital investments and liabilities that are held by an enterprise. Accountant The most important responsibility of an Accountant is to record and keep an eye on the flow of the money in and out of an organization, enterprise or a society. Every government, private, foreign and not-profit organization has to have orderly account books to record their incomes and expenditures. An accountant has to make sure that all the transactions that engage with money are thoroughly accurate and also make certain that all the transactions follow the corresponding laws of the national, state and regional guidelines as decided by the law. A person with understanding of Accountancy, not withstanding education can become an accountant. Chartered Accountant Chartered accountants are the post-grads of the accountancy field. You need a degree and should be a registered member of the international body to be able to call yourself a chartered accountant. A chartered accountant needs to provide their clients relevant information with regards to the financial records. They take up work from where the accountants have left it. Their tasks usually include overlooking corporate financing, taxation and financial reporting. A chartered accountant doesn’t simply do accounting but also plays a very important part as an advisor to the client – they provide advice to save money through various methods and also achieve high profitability on the part of their employer or client. Education Students can start the course side by side their graduation degree soon after 12th if they successfully clear the CA entrance test. Your educational stream does not matter much, but proficiency in accounting principles aides students to better understand the curriculum of the CPT. CPT is exempted for graduate students. - Commerce Graduates with 55% or more - Non-Commerce Graduates with 60% or more - Any candidate who has successfully cleared Intermediate Exam conducted by the Institute of Cost Accountants of India or by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. The course structure includes three parts to gain degree of a chartered Accountant – Common Proficiency Test (CPT), Integrated Professional Competence Course (IPCC) and CA Finals (FC). To appear for all exams pertaining to Chartered Accountancy, you have to register with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India’s (ICAI) headquarters in New Delhi, regional offices (Calcutta, Kanpur, Chennai, Mumbai and New Delhi) or 81 branches under these regional centres. Chartered Accountancy exams are one of the toughest in the country and the world, According to the ICAI report, at Present, pass rate in Foundation is Approx 15%, Inter 5-8 %, Final 3-8 %, which means that out of the total students who take admission in CA Course, only 0.0225% to 0.096% actually pass CA. To be part of the under 1% lot, you will need coaching classes to get you through the arduous course. These coaching classes are like colleges, which teach you the course structure, give you practice exams and brace you for the ICAI exams. The top coaching classes in India Rama Academy Of Commerce New Delhi www.Raoc.In Saraswati Institute Of Front Runners Saraswatiinstituteoffrontrunners.Blogspot.Com/ Spice Academy Mumbai - Arihant Institute, Ahmedabad www.Arihantinstitute.Com Prime Academy, Chennai www.Primeacademy.Net.In Sanjeev Varshney Classes, Delhi www.Sanjeevvarshneyclasses.Com Yeshas Academy, Bangalore www.Yeshasacademy.Com Iifa Academy - Institute Of Finance & Accounts, Noida www.Iifaacademy.Com Navkar Institute, Ahmedabad www.Navkarinstitute.Com Toppers' Institute, Delhi www.Toppersinstitute.Com The official fees for becoming a Chartered Accountant is Rs. 45,000 but the fees that one pays for coaching tends to be high because these institutes charge per hour. The coaching fees can range from Rs. 200 per hour to Rs. 500 per hour. The three different stages and subjects Common Proficiency Test (CPT) CPT covers four subjects Accounting, Mercantile Laws, General Economics and Quantitative Aptitude. Integrated Professional Competence Course (IPCC) IPCC covers courses with an aim to develop knowledge of accountancy related to accounting standards so that there is a strong foundation for understanding and learning financial reporting at the final stage. The students study business communication, business strategies, taxes, information technology and audit. CA Final The toughest exam of them all, CA Final includes higher levels of application knowledge of core subjects like financial reporting, strategic financial management, advanced management accounting, advanced auditing and professional ethics and information systems control and audit. The course and exams also include principles of e-governance, corporate and allied laws, international taxation and VAT are important features of the updated subject contents. Articleship The students apply for articleship after they pass Group I of IPCC. The articleship spans three years and needs to be done under the supervision of experienced CAs. In the due course of their training, articles (aspiring CAs) learn the technical details of the work and as time passes, they are given larger assignments with less supervision. All articles are paid a stipend which is often negligent. In early January 2015, K. Raghu, President of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), New Delhi, had said that the apex body for chartered accountants, would introduce a new syllabus for chartered accountancy course in India, starting 2016. The course has been under development for at least a year now and aims to be structured in way that the CAs of India adapt a more practical approach and match the global standards of chartered accountancy making it more industry-friendly. The course will include new reporting standard, known as the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) which will be enforced on companies starting the financial year 2017-18. Career The qualifications of Chartered accountants are globally recognized in dozens of countries like United Kingdom, Singapore, South Africa, UAE, Canada, European Union, Australia, etc who have their own CA bodies too. The US too has an equivalent of Chartered Accountant known as the Certified Public Accountant (CPA). The ICAI has a placement portal on its web site which helps qualified CAs and partially qualified students look for relevant jobs. The students also get other opportunities like campus placement events, advertisements in professional journals and website which list out the latest trends and job positions with the associated members. Salaries Since Chartered Accountancy is a highly specialized field, there is always a demand for them. The average pay of a student who has successfully passed the finals of Chartered Accountancy can get paid between Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 75,000 at a top firm. The more successful you are with the clients, the more your salary will be.