Sunday, April 6, 2008

Accounting course to open up new avenues

NEW DELHI: For those of you who have just appeared for the twelfth standard exams and feel you have some aptitude with numbers, accounting is all set to offer an all-new avenue. Come August, the country's apex accounting body, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), will offer a new two-year 'accounting technician' course to prepare students for mid-tier positions in the accounting field. The good news is that the fee for the course, that comes with placement promises by ICAI, will be as low as Rs 10,000 and students from all streams can opt for it, including from humanities and science.

ICAI president Ved Jain said the course would offer a new employment avenue to thousands of students passing out of school. While the actual duration of the theoretical course will be around one year, the next year will have to be spent on practical training, where a student can also expect to start earning through stipend.

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