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Key CI Messages for Students:

Discover Who You Are

Continually develop your interests, abilities, and passion; and use them to contribute meaningfully to society through your future professions.

Everyone has a set of unique attributes. The more you know about what you value, what you are interested in, and what you are good at, the more likely you will be able to make good choices in your education and career explorations.

Navigate Pathways with Confidence

Learn more about the world of work, education, and career pathways that you can choose. Many pathways are worth taking, and there are opportunities for continuous learning and recognition.
You can take pride in and add value to any job.
Appreciate that each one of us can make the choice to perform our jobs to a high professional standard, and contribute to the bigger outcome.

Make Informed Decisions and Own Them

Make considered decisions about your education and career plans, and take positive steps to embark on them.
Make decisions based on your interests, attributes, and aspirations, while considering current and future career opportunities. Take ownership of your goals, and take steps towards fulfilling them.

Keep Learning. Be Resilient.

Develop 21st century competencies, values, and workplace readiness skills to be adaptable and resilient.
To thrive in a globalised economy and navigate meaningfully, you must: Establish sound values;
Seize every opportunity to develop transferable soft skills such as: cross-cultural communication skills, problem-solving skills, and team work; Inculcate an appreciation for the value of all occupations and how they contribute to the well- functioning of society;
Continually develop workplace readiness skills such as literacy, numeracy, and technical skills throughout life.

Courses after Graduation

1. MBA: Master of business administration is the common choice for those willing to land into high paying job. This is the field which drives one into management sort of work in companies or government organizations. One should be willing to work in a social environment in further job. Though it is a good career option, one needs to get his education from reputed B-schools.
If you wish to study in abroad, you need to take up GMAT and if it is in your own country than, opt for best management schools there. The course imparts many skills needed for administration. The body language, communication, reading and comprehensions, analytical capabilities are refined in the course.

2. Law: This is also quite common course sought after graduation. This gives one an option to work as a lawyer on private practice or also in a company needing legal advice. This course imparts various rules, regulation pertaining to the land. Also one should develop better verbal skills to be able to express his views. Those candidates from reputed law institutes are given priority in jobs and also to work in private.

3. Medical lab technology: This is a course which deals with how to assist a physician in health diagnosis, treatment and management. One is exposed to various testing methods using patient serum,  urine, phlegm etc. He is taught how to identify the bacterial or microbial species involved in causing the disease. Also, to identify the biochemical changes, blood group identification, cell count etc. Since this is  leads to a career in health care, it is a stable and well paid.

4. Radiology: This is similar to medical lab technology but is limited to scanning by use of bio-medical devises. The handling of these devices needs skill and expertise in imaging the human body. The screening techniques include use of ultra-sonic, x-ray, CT-Scan etc. The instruments are expensive; their use for scanning is also expensive. Further some of these when used repeatedly are harmful to the patient (X-ray). So keeping these points in view, one should be able to take a clear cut scan in a single exposure to identify the problem within.

5. Computer MCA: Masters in computers application is a 3 year professional course. Those with a graduation in science having mathematics, computer science or even a bachelor in computer application can opt for MCA. Those completing this degree can work in software industry, computer hardware,  web-designing and also in academics.

6. Master of arts (MA):  One can go into professional arts courses like MA in psychology, MA in public administration. MA in psychology has many other branches like clinical psychology, criminal psychology etc. The course deals with human psychology, behavior etc.
One can work in a hospital for counseling or even have private practice. Also one can be taken up in  detective agencies. Similarly, MA in public administration is a course which imparts various skills like accounting, law, sociology, administration etc. One can find jobs in social welfare organizations, in government sector, health care etc.

6. Master of arts (MA):  One can go into professional arts courses like MA in psychology, MA in public administration. MA in psychology has many other branches like clinical psychology, criminal psychology etc. The course deals with human psychology, behavior etc.

7. Masters in science: This might seem a bit traditional but we can take a change in the career by opting further into different streams. After a Bachelor in science in physics, one can go into biomedical sciences, material science, astronomy etc.
Similarly those with chemistry as one of the subjects can go for analytical chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, petroleum technology etc. Those with biology stream can go for nutrition, diet, food sciences. Also one can opt for applied chemistry, mathematics, physics etc.
Those with graduation in electronics can opt for masters in electronics. All these courses lead into master degree in science. From there one can change further into masters in technology or masters in engineering. Those with further interests can go for doctoral degree.

8. B. Ed:  Bachelor in education course makes one ready for teaching. IT imparts skill on how to teach children of different classes. This is a common graduation opted by many. They can find a job as school teacher or even move further to M.Ed. etc. You may also opt for interdisciplinary courses for better knowledge and growth in career.

B.Com is one of the graduation streams most commerce students opt for. Today, after completion of graduation, there are countless career options one can opt for. However, only having a graduation degree in commerce does not solve the purpose. To face the severe competition in the world, and to assure a decent job, one further needs to opt for either post-graduation or a professional course.
  Once students are done with B.Com, they often wonder which job-oriented course will be the best for them. We bring to you a list of courses that you can pursue after B.Com for better job prospects:

Masters in Commerce is the most popular course after B.Com. M.Com. This is a 2 year course wherein students can choose their specialization from the following subjects:

Students must keep in mind that they opt for the course only from a college approved by AICTE or from a university recognized by Government.

Roles/Jobs in store

2) Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in Finance

MBA is one of the most popular courses that assures a decent job. Commerce graduates can opt for MBA in Finance which is a 2 year program. To get enrolled into MBA, the student needs to clear an entrance test followed by group discussion and interview. Once enrolled, the student can choose his/her specialisation from the following:

Roles/Jobs in store


Students looking for lucrative job prospects can opt for Chartered Accountancy (CA), Company Secretary (CS), Cost and Work Accountancy (CWA).
Chartered accountant (CA) exam is conducted by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). The candidate needs to clear 3 exams, namely, CPT, IPCC and Final CA. However, graduate students can directly appear for IPCC which consists of two groups. Once one of the groups is cleared, the student needs to register for articleship with experienced CA's. The period of the articleship should be two and a half years. When both the groups and articleship is cleared, the student can appear for Final CA.
The Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI) is the premier statutory professional accountancy body in India for Cost and Works Accountant (CWA). Commerce graduates are directly eligible for ICWAI Inter.
Company Secretary is conducted by The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI).

Roles/Jobs in store

4) Certified Bank Manager Programme

This 2 year program is offered by Institute of Bank Management and Research (IBMR), Hyderabad, and covers the following areas:

5) Diploma in Banking & Services (DBFS)

Students willing to establish a career in banking can opt for Diploma in Banking & Services (DBFS). This post graduate 2-year diploma course is offered by the Institute Of Finance, Banking & Insurance (IFBI), Mumbai. Any B.Com student who has attained 50% marks in graduation is eligible for this course. However, the final selection is done on the basis of personal interview.?

6) Certified Financial Planners

This is a certified course (duration 6 months to 1 year). Institutes like Indian Institute of Financial Planning (IIFP), Mumbai, Financial Planning Academy (FPA), Mumbai, and BLB Institute of Financial Markets (BIFM), Delhi offer the course. Choosing a specialisation along with CFP can offer better job opportunities. Students can choose from the following specialisations:


7) Certificate Course in Project Finance

The certificate course in Project Finance is offered by Indian Institute of Banking & Finance (IIBF) and Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR). By enrolling in the course, students can gain theoretical as well as practical knowledge in fields like:

International Courses

1) Certified Management Accountant (CMA)

To become a CMA, the student needs to clear two examinations. The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), USA offers the course. The Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA) regularly reviews the content. Students gain expertise on the following:

2) Certified Public Accounting (CPA)

This course is considered of highest standard in Accountancy all over the globe and is equivalent to Indian CA qualification. The course and exam are conducted by American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Once the course is over, the student has knowledge of the following:

3) Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

A chartered certified accountant with the ACCA qualification opens numerous job prospects in fields of management, banking, consulting and accounting. The course is quite similar to CA, but additional knowledge on IFRS and laws and UK GAAP give this course an upper hand. To qualify ACCA, 14 papers need to be cleared.

What are the career options available after Post graduation?

Enhance the existing career: Some of you are already employed and are seeking an enhancement in your current industry. You might be happy with your company and may be tenured. But if you are looking for growth within the same organization than a post graduate degree comes in handy. Along with your post graduation degree if you can do a quick certification course in your field it will help you immensely.
Inform your HR about your new certification and submit your post graduate credentials. Very often the recruitment process leans on existing employees for the next level. People with experience and the necessary education are often preferred for that general management or people management role. Make your intent clear and apply for the next role that will help you to grow professionally and financially.

Campus recruitment: Post graduation courses by reputed colleges and universities have campus recruitment and job placements guaranteed. Perform your best and you could be working for a top notch organization with a fat salary at the start of your career. Candidates that directly land a management positions is not unheard of these days. You do not have to work your way up as the majority does.
If a job placement is guaranteed, then make full use of that clause to secure your career. Some of the post graduation courses offer job placement in your last semester for a project evaluation. Put in your best performance so that the management of the company is impressed with you and express intent to continue your job with them.

Public sector /Government Jobs:  The dream of every common man. A government job offers you that much coveted security unlike a private sector one. The lifelong pension scheme and health scheme offered by the government makes a government job attractive.
There are various examinations conducted by the government sector. A post graduate can opt for Public sector banks, Insurance companies such as LIC, IAS (Indian Administrative service), PCS (Public and commercial service), Railways. You can also opt for multitude of job positions in Defense, Postal service, Police and Medicine.
It is a common notion that getting through these exams is a difficult proposition. But with the right coaching and approach your dream of a government job may just become a reality. There are various organizations and institutes that offer rigorous coaching for these exams.

Private sector Jobs: Private sector jobs or the MNC jobs are the most popular among the youth today. They offer a high salary package, career growth options and an effusive work culture that can aid in your personality development too. Some of the popular options are listed below.

IT Industry: The IT industry offers a host of career options for post graduates. These organizations look for candidates with a post  graduate degree  as Project managers, People Managers who are capable  of  handling large teams for both on shore and off shore locations . You can expect to jump start your career in a foreign location in an IT organization.

Banking sector:  The banking sector requires a well-qualified workforce for their widespread operations. You can opt for positions like Branch manager, Operations manager, Sales Manager or a Marketing manager which require candidates with a post-graduation degree.

Sales and Marketing:   A highly lucrative career option and it is a known fact that certain high reputed organization in Telecom and FMCG opt only for candidates for a managerial position with a post-graduation degree which is most likely an MBA degree from a reputed institute. Candidates are offered high remuneration which the ordinary employees can only earn after years of experience .Career growth is quick in this profile if you have what it takes to be a successful market strategist.

BPO/KPO sector:  This is another popular option among the youngsters. If you looking for a world of experience, foreign travel and high standard of living then this is an option tailor made for you. Although this industry requires back breaking work that involves the night shift culture, it offers a gamut of career options especially in management.
Mid- level managers and senior managers are required to handle the reins of the organization in a highly competitive market that seeks professionals with a post graduate degree. Salaries offered is attractive and comes with added perks like foreign travel and health insurance benefits .Some of the organizations offer lucrative salaries to attract  the right talent.

Digital Marketing:   Digital marketing is an emerging area and has plenty of job opportunities available. For those who love desk jobs and still want excitement in life this is the best field to be in. The industry is so dynamic that everything you learn today becomes obsolete three years down the line. To set yourself apart and grow faster you need to be constantly updated on latest changes in industry. And this is what makes the field more exciting. You can earn anything between INR 20,000 – 50,000 just after post graduation. However with experience you can definitely make it big.

Finance operations:   Every organization has Finance department that oversees the working capital and operational expenditure. The profitability of an organization largely depends on a strong finance team. Recruitment usually is concentrated on candidates who have a post graduate degree in Finance /CS/ CA/ CFA/CWA.

Human resources or HR:    This is one of the emerging popular career options that promise the stability and ability to work in both technical and non-technical organizations. The candidate has to have a post-graduation degree in Human resources and reputed organizations have roles in managerial capacity for positions as recruitment manager, Training managers and Learning & Development managers.

Jobs Abroad:   A post graduate degree in any stream is prized abroad as college education is expensive and very few people opt for a college education in western countries. Therefore there is a dearth of professional workforce and most of the organizations recruit candidates despite being not a natural citizen of that particular country. A post graduate degree with the necessary communication skills will win you that dream job abroad.

Doctorate degrees:   If you still want to pursue further studies then the next option is to have a doctorate degree or PhD as it is popularly known. Reputed institutes offer these courses and the duration is 2- 3 years. If you have an undergraduate degree in medicine, engineering and law, you can directly opt for an entrance exam for a doctorate degree. Entry for these courses is always through an entrance exam.

A mere graduation degree is not enough when the entire world is moving towards professional courses to get a relevant job. When you take up Arts or Humanities during your gradation, the job prospects are seen in academics, media, fashion, tourism, lifestyle, hospitality, government and private sectors. It is always advisable to study further to get a post graduate degree or pursue a professional course so as to stay ahead of the competition for jobs.

Following is the list of Best Courses after Graduation in Arts Stream, Professional Degree and Diploma Programs.

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