EDUCATION TRIBUNE Tuesday, August 29, 2000, Chandigarh, India

Importance of ICWAI
by R.K. Bhatnagar
F you are aspiring to be a management accountant, it is time that you register yourself with the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India (ICWAI). It is the premier, dynamic and vibrant professional institution actively involved in providing manpower for the economic industrial and commercial development of the country.

Career Hotline
by Pervin Malhotra




Importance of ICWAI
by R.K. Bhatnagar

IF you are aspiring to be a management accountant, it is time that you register yourself with the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India (ICWAI). It is the premier, dynamic and vibrant professional institution actively involved in providing manpower for the economic industrial and commercial development of the country.

With the liberalisation of the economy coupled with change in the Financial Management scenario, conventional accounting and audit has lost its relevance.It is now the age of cost and management accountants working for the optimum use of scarce resources.

The ICWAI was established four decades back under an Act of Parliament with the twin objective for the development and regulation of cost and management accountancy in India. The Institute, however, was first constituted as a limited company was back in 1944 during World War II. It has witnessed a phenomenal growth both in the matter of members and students ó from 130 members and less than a thousand students to 23,000 members and 1.5 lakh students now.

The Federal Government, recognising the importance and usefulness of cost and management accountants created an all-India cadre by the name and title of Indian Cost Accounts Service in 1982. The ICAS, is on a par with Class I services of the Central Government to advise it on various fiscal and tax matters.

According to the prospectus of the ICWAI available from its Headquarters (12, Sudder Street, Calcutta-700016) and its four Regional offices at Mumbai, ("Rohit Chambers", 4th Floor, Janmabhoomi Marg, Fort, Mumbai-400001), Calcutta (84, Harish Mukherjee Road Calcutta-700025), Chennai (ICWAI Bhawan, 65 Montieth Lane, Egmore, Chennai-600008) and New Delhi (ICWAI Bhawan, 3 Institutional Area, Lodi Road, New Delhi-110003), any individual who has attained the age of 17 can get registered as a student for intermediate course after having completed graduation in any discipline. Incumbents awaiting for the result of graduation can also apply for provisional admission in the course. Those who do not possess this qualification but have passed the 10+2 examination will have to enroll themselves and pass a foundation course examination before entering as a student for intermediate examination. The papers for foundation course include: Business fundamentals and economic, management and organisation. Basic mathematics and statistic and commercial laws.

The subjects for intermediate and final examination includes: Intermediate Stage I: Financial Accounting, Cost Accounting, Corporate Laws and Secretarial Practice and Direct Taxation. Intermediate Stage II. Cost and Management Accounting, Auditing, Indirect Taxation and Quantitative Methods. Final StageIII: Advanced Financial Accounting, Information Technology and Computer Applications, Operations Management and Control and Project Management and Control. Final Stage IV: Advanced Management Accounting-Techniques and Applications, Advanced Financial Management, Advanced Management Accounting ó Strategic Management and Cost Audit.

The examinations for foundation course, intermediate as well as final are held twice a year in June and December at 60 Centres in India and 7 Centres abroad. The ICWAI examination centres are located at Agartala, Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Allahabad, Asansol, Aurangabad, Bangalore, Braoda, Behlai, Vilaspur, Nepal Bhubaneswar, Bokaro, Calcutta, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi, Dhandbad, Durgapur, Erankulam, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Guwahati, Howrah, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jameshedpur, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kolahapur, Kota, Lucknow, Mudurai, Mumbai, Mysore, Nagpur, Naihati, Nasik, Neyveli, Panaji, Patiala, Patna, Pondicherry, Pune, Ramgarh, Ranchi, Rourkela, Salem Shaktinagar, Tiruchirapalli, Thiruvanthapuram, Udaipur, Ukkunagaram, Vellore, Vijaywada, Vindhyanagar and Waltair.

The overseas centres are at Kathmandu, Botswana, Dubai, Dar-es-Salam, Muscat, Nairobi, Tripoli and Zambia.


Career Hotline
by Pervin Malhotra

I am a computer programmer leaving for the USA on an H-1B visa. Can I get a Green Card on this basis?

Smriti Goyal, Mohali

The H-1B visa is not an automatic passport to the Green Card or US citizenship. It is issued for a maximum period of six years and does not form part of the Green Card. Even if you apply for a Green Card while you are there, it takes a while (several years) to process by which time, your visa is likely to expire. Of course this system suits the Americans as it gives them a batch of fresh recruits after every six years. Although, over 50% of the H1-Bís go to the Indians and Chinese, the US law specifies that only 7% of employment based Green-cards can go to applicants from any one country.

I am keen on pursuing a career in dairy foods. Can you please provide me with a list of institutions in India offering courses in this field.

Sukhbir Singh, Patiala

At the undergraduate level (BSc), you could opt for the following universities which offer courses in this field: * Madurai-Kamaraj University, Madurai 625021. Courses: Dairy Chemistry, Dairy & Poultry and Dairy Farming * Andhra University, Visakhapatnam 530003. Course: Dairy Science * Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad 431004. Course: Dairy Science * Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati 517502. Course: Dairy Science * Osmania University, Hyderabad 500007. Course: Dairy Technology. You could also opt for the following institutes: * National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal 132001, Haryana. Course: 4-yr BTech in Dairy Technology * National Dairy Research Institute, Southern Regional Station, Main Road, Bangalore 500012: offers graduate and postgraduate courses * The Institute of Rural Management, Anand: offers postgraduate course in Rural Management * M C Sheth College of Dairy Science, Gujarat Agricultural University, Anand Campus, Anand 381110, Gujarat. Course: 4-yr BSc in Dairy Technology * Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University, Rajindra Nagar, Hyderabad 500030 * Dairy Science Institute, Aarey Milk Colony, Mumbai 400064 * College of Dairy Science, Rajasthan Agricultural University, Udaipur. Course: 5-yr BTech in Dairy Technology * Faculty of Dairy Technology, West Bengal University of Animal & Fishery Sciences, Mohanpur Campus (PO Krishi Vishwavidyalaya). Course: 4-yr BTech in Dairy Technology. * A 3-year Diploma in Dairy Husbandry & Dairy Technology is offered by the University of Allahabad (elig: Graduation) and a 2-year Diploma in Dairy Technology is offered by the National Dairy Research Institute, Southern Regional Station, Bangalore (elig: 10+2 PCM).

I will be completing BE (Mechanical) this year. I have always dreamt of setting up my own manufacturing unit but I am not sure whether I am cut out to be an entrepreneur. With no business blood in my veins, will I succeed?

Sushant Sapra, Rampura Phool

To answer your last question first, you donít necessarily need a business family background to strike out on your own. However, parental behaviour towards children does play a significant role in making or marring entrepreneurial skills. Sometimes an over-protected environment can make children highly dependent, cautious and risk-averse. Undoubtedly entrepreneurship is the bedrock of industrialisation. More so in a country like India where unemployment is so rampant, and on such a staggering scale. But, you are absolutely right. Not everyone is cut-out to be an entrepreneur. The essential qualities required are the willingness to take risks, proactiveness, a high degree of perseverance - even in the face of repeated hurdles, a sense of perspective and an over-arching vision. I have also found successful entrepreneurs to be highly creative, and innovative and ready to roll-up their sleeves and pitch in wholeheartedly into the task at hand, without bothering about protocol. Even if you think you posses most of the qualities mentioned above, it would be wise to gain some practical work experience in a related industry before you decide to establish your own unit. Sound business sense, planning and marketing savvy and good people skills are as important as technical know-how and financial back-up.

I want to become a sanitary inspector. Where is this course conducted and what is the scope?

Rohini Johar, Batala

The All India Institute of Local Self-Government offers a 1-year diploma course in Sanitary Inspection in eleven centres. All you need is a pass in Class X with English as one of the subjects. I presume you are above 18 since that is the minimum age requirement. The course fee is Rs. 6425/-. Admission is on the basis of marks in English in Class X. Preference is given to those who have passed Class XII (Sc) or with higher qualifications i.e. degree. On completing the course you can become a sanitary/food/malaria inspector in municipal bodies like NDMC, MCD, Railways, Airports, Port Trusts, Hospitals, Hotels and industries and organisations dealing with health and sanitation management or even in the armed forces. For further information contact the Asst. Director, All India of Local Self-Government, D 22-23 Institutional Area, Pankha Road, D-Block, Janakpuri, New Delhi 110058. Tel: 5592465.

I joined the marketing department of a state-owned oil company after my graduation. Now that I have worked there for 4 years would doing an MBA at this stage help?

Rishab Sharma, Rohtak

You may join Indian Oil Institute of petroleum management (IIPM), Gurgaon (Haryana) that offers a 1-year MBA programme in Petroleum Management in collaboration with the International Centre for the promotion of enterprises, Ljujana, Slovenia. This institution is run by the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., and the course is open to middle rank officials of the PSUs including oil sector companies. Though the special emphasis of this 32-week programme is on petroleum management, it also covers a conventional general management principles.

I am a graduate and have been recently appointed as a Probationary Officer in a public sector bank. Could you please tell me how I should further equip myself through different courses in view of the changing technologies and banking scenario itself.

Tarun Madan, Chandigarh

As all business transactions in future would be conducted electronically, a course in e-commerce would give you a headstart over your fellow officers. Although you would be given the necessary training, in the future, taking the initiative on your own would boost your image and help you understand the topic better whenever your bank decides to introduce this element in its training module. Do also make it a point to take the relevant CAIIB exams of the IIB (Indian Institute of Bankers), Mumbai which will help greatly in adding to your credentials at the time of promotions. You can also continue your studies through distance education and pursue courses in Business Finance, Management, Chartered Accountancy, Cost Accountancy, CFA or Treasury & Forex Management. ICFAI offers the CIB Program for Investment Banking Professionals, MBAís, CAs, CWAs, CSs, CAIIBs and other studies. IGNOU has recently introduced an MBA (Banking & Finance) programme in collaboration with IIB that has been specifically designed for bankers. This distance learning programme is offered through IGNOUís country wide study centres for all those who have cleared the CAIIB exams.

Of late, Iíve been deluged with hundreds of queries (mainly unaddressed) sent directly to my office. As much as I would like to, you will appreciate that I canít possibly accommodate them all in my columns or reply to each one personally.




Armed Forces - Medical

Sep 20 Army Dental Corps, Director General Armed Forces Medical Services, Room No. 9, L Block, M/o Defence, New Delhi 110001. * Direct Permanent Commission for Civilian Dental Surgeons. (5 Posts) Elig: BDS (60% in final yr)/MDS with 1 yr rotary internship recog by DCI. Age: BDS grads, not above 28 yrs as on 31 Dec. 2K (30 yrs for PGs). Selection Procedure: Written test, clinical test, interview and medical examination.

Appln Format: Employment News 19-25 Aug.

Armed Forces

Sep 21 Indian Navy. (1) Direct Entry Dip Holders DE (DH) (2) Artificer Apprentices (AA) (3) Matric Entry Recruitment (MER).

Elig: Unmarried males with (1): 3 yrs Dip in Mech/ Elect/ Electron Telecom/

Aeronautics/Ship Bldg/Instru Engg.

(2): Matric (60%) with Sc & Math or 10+2/equiv (55% Phy & Math). (3): Matric (55%) with Sc & Math or 10+2 (50% Phy & Math). Age: On Feb 1, 2001 (1) 18-22 yrs (2) 15-18 yrs (3) 17-23 yrs. Appln Format: Employment News 19-25 Aug. Sep 21 The Indian Navy, Post Box 488, Gole Dak Khana, GPO, New Delhi 110011. * Direct Entry for Diploma Holders (3-yrs) Elig: (1): Unmarried males with 3-yr Dip (50% agg) in Mech/Electl/Electron/ Telecom/Aero/Ship Bldg. /Instrumentation/Metallurgical Engg. Age: Born bet Feb 1 í79-Jan 31 í83

Appln Format: Employment News 19-25 Aug.


Sep 12 Banking Service Recruitment Board, 17, Patliputra Colony, Patna 800013. * PO for Union Bank of India (144 posts) Elig: Bachelorís degree in any discipline.

Appln F: Rojgar Samachar 18-24 Aug

Sep 18 Banking Service Recruitment Board, LIC Bldg, II Fl, Bhawani Singh Rd, Jaipur 302005 Recruitment of Clerical Cadre in PSBs in Rajasthan 1. Clerical Cadre (89) 2. Typist (Bilingual) (37)

Elig & Appln Format: Employment News 19-25 Aug.


Oct 20 University of Roorkee, Roorkee-247667. Entrance Examination-2001: 1) BE Chem, Civil, Comp Sc & Tech, Electl, Electron & Commn, Industl, Mech, Metallurgical & Material, Pulp & Paper Engg. 2) BArch. Exams: Qualifying: Dec 29, 2K Mains: May 9 & 10, 2001. Elig: 10+2 with PCM or Geology.

Appln F: Send. Rs. 550/- (SC/ST: Rs. 300/-) by DD favouring "REE Account" payable at SBI (Code No. 1069) to Chairman, REE-2001, at the above add, before Sep 26. At SBI Branches: Rs. 500/- (cash ) (SC/ST: Rs. 200/-): Chandi: Sector 17; Punj: Ambala, Amri, Jalan, Patiala; Bílore, Har: Kuru, Fíbad, Him: Shimla, Delhi: Lajpat Nagar, Parliament St, Chandni Ch, UP: Gíbad, Srinagar (Garhwal), J & K: Jammu, till Oct 20.

Fashion Designing

Sep 18 Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology (G/o Punjab), C-115, Phase VII, Industrial Area, Mohali 160055 * PG Diploma in Knitwear Design & Technology

Elig: Bachelorís degree 50% (SC/ST: 45%).

Appln F: Send Rs. 250/- by DD favouring "NIIFT, Mohali". At counter: Rs. 200/- (cash).

Govt Jobs

Sep 18 Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Rd, New Delhi 110011. * Combined Medical Services Examination, 2001: Asst. Div Med Officer, Rlys (130); Jr Scale Posts in Indian Ordinance Factories Health Service (24); Jr. Scale Posts in Central Health Services (30); Med Officers in Municipal Corpn, Delhi (50); Genl Duty Med Officers in NDMC (08). Exam: 7 Jan 2001 at 32 centres including Bílore, Cal, Cígarh, Delhi, Dharwar and Srinagar. Elig: MBBS. Age: Not above 32 yrs on 1 Jan., 2000 (relaxable for certain categories).

Appln F: Employment News 19-25 Aug 2000.


Oct 20 Indian Institute of Journalism & New Media, 1155, 6th Main Rd, 4th Block 1st Stage, HBR Layout, Bangalore 560084. * PG Diploma in Journalism (In association with Columbia Univ Graduate School of Journalism, NY)

Elig: Bachelorís degree in any discipline.

Appln F: Write to the above add or download from website.


Dec 09 International Management Instt., B-10, Qutab Institutional Area, Tara Cresent, New Delhi 110 016. ? PG Programme in Management (PGP) (P/T, Evng) Elig: Bachelorís degree & scores in CAT-2000.

Appln Form: Send Rs. 600/- by DD favouring "International Management Instt., New Delhi". At counter: Rs. 500/- (cash).

Dec 08 Indian Institute of Social Welfare & Business Mgt, Management House, College Squre (West), Calcutta 700073. * MBA (2 yr)

Elig: Bachelorís degree (H) or Prof Course (BE etc.).

Selectn: Scores in CAT-2000 followed by GD/Interview.

Appln F: Send Rs. 650/- by DD favouring the institute, payable at Calcutta, to the above add.

Dec 15 Banaras Hindu University, Faculty of Management Studies, Varanasi-221005 (UP) Oct 1 99 * PG Programme in Business Admin (2-yr) (Mktg/HRD/Finance/Intníl Bus)

Elig: Bachelorís degree in: Agri/Tech/Med/Educn/LLB/PG Degree (50%) (SC/ST: Pass marks). Scores in CAT 2000.

Appln F: Send Rs. 540/- (Rs. 290/- for SC/ST, attach cert) by crossed DD favouring the "Registrar, BHU", payable at SBI (Code 0211) along with self-addressed envelope (32x26 cm) at the above add. At counter: Rs. 500/- (crossed DD).

Nov 15 Goa Institute of Management, Ribandar, Goa 403006. * PG Programme in Mgt (2 yr MBA level)

Elig: Bachelorís degree (50%), Scores in CAT.

Selectn: Interviews at 5 centres including Bílore, Cal & Del.

Appln F: Send Rs. 700/- by DD favouring "Goa Institute of Manage-ment" payable at Panaji to the Admission Office at the above address.

Dec 08 Management Develop-ment Instt., Mehrauli Rd, Sukhrali, Gurgaon 122001 (Har). * PG Programme in Management (15-Mth)

Elig: Bachelorís/PG degree with 5-yrs executive work ex.

Selectn: Scores in CAT-2000 followed by written test & Interview.

Appln Form: Send Rs. 800/- by DD favouring "Management Development Instt." payable at Gurgaon, Har/New Delhi. At counter: Rs. 750/- (cash) from MDIís Liaison Off at F No. 401-402, Pahwa Plaza, H-17A, Kalkaji, New Delhi 110019.

Sep 16 University of Lucknow, Lucknow 226007

Ph: 335068

1. Dip in Quality Mgmt (PGDQM) (1 yr) 2. Master of Total Quality Mgmt (MTQM) (2 yr) Elig: (1): MSc/MBA/BE/BTech (2): As in (1) with 50%.

Appln F: Send crossed DD for Rs. 375/- favouring "Finance Officer, Univ of Lucknow" to Dr. Anil K Srivastava, Addl Director, Quality Mgmt Prog, I Floor, D/o Stats at the above address. At counter: Rs. 350/- (cash).

Sep 15 Jiwaji University, Vidya Vihar, Gwalior 474011, MP. Tel: 341896, 341095 * Master in Chemicals, Sales & Marketing Management (MCSM) (2-yrs F/T) Elig: BSc (II Div) Chem/Agri/BPharma. Written Test: July 11. Appln F: Send Rs. 250/- by DD favouring "Registrar, Jiwaji University, Gwalior". At counter: Rs. 225/- (cash).

Dec 08 SP Jain Institute of Mgt & Research, Munshi Nagar, Dadabhai Road, Andheri (W), Mumbai 400058 * Postgraduate Programme in Management (2 yr)

Mktg Mgmt; Fin Mgmt; Info Mgmt; Mfg & Op Mgmt; Inítnl Busi.

Elig: Scores in CAT-2000, academic performance, personality assessment, wk ex & non-acad accomplishments.

Appln F: Send Rs. 850/- by DD favouring "SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai". At counter: Rs. 800/- (in cash) from following SBI branches: Chandi: Sector 17; Delhi: Delhi Univ, IIT, Parliament St; Punj: Jalandhar (Civil Lines).

Management - Hospital Mgmt

Sep 30 ASCI Hinduja Institute of Healthcare Management, Hyderabad. ascihihm @ hd2. vsnl. * Masterís in Hospital Management (MHM) (2 yr) (Collab with Admin Staff College of India (ASCI), Híbad.

Elig: Bachelorís degree in any discipline, Med grads in Life Sc preferred.

Appln F: Send Rs. 250/- by DD favouring "ASCI Hinduja Institute of Healthcare Management" payable at Hyderabad to: The Programmes Officer, Administrative Staff College of India, Bella Vista, Somajiguda, Raj Bhavan Rd, Hyderabad 500082.


Aug 31 Vardhman Jain Computer Learning Centre, 10, Daryaganj, New Delhi 110002. * Office Assistantís Course (3-mth)

Elig: Unemployed/self-employed/housewives/college students from low income group, aged 18-35 yrs with HSc & above.

Selectn: Elig candidates will be called for aptitude test.

Appln F: Available free from: Bhavanís Gandhi Instt of Comp Educn & Information Tech, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi 110002.

Unless otherwise specified, the dates mentioned above are deadlines for receipt of completed application forms.

CARING (Career Information & Guidance), New Delhi.