A very big question that keeps haunting people “What to do? Which path should I choose now that I finished my graduation?”
These seemingly harmless questions are burdened with hopes and expectations of people around us and our own expectations of what we want to become. The “after graduation – what?” is a path laid out filled with unknown materials. There many career options after B.Com which are both conventional and unconventional.
Career options after B.Com
Some of the conventional career paths and common choices after B.Com are:
The Chartered Accountancy course is a professional course whose Autonomous controlling Body is known as The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).
One has to qualify the CA course conducted by the ICAI and only then can be registered as a Professional Chartered Accountant.
The Chartered Accountancy course offers in-depth knowledge about company accounts, cost and finance Management, taxation, Company law.
CA can be divided into three levels Common Proficiency Test (CPT), Integrated Professional Competence Course (IPCC), Internship and Final. After completion of the CA course, one can join a company as a practicing CA, establish their own partnership firm or can even venture into the teaching field.
For Chartered Accountancy course, there is no particular university. Every state has few private institutes. Sometimes even the ICAI board conducts the classes.
Check out for more information Official website of ICAI
To become a lawyer, the candidate must do an LLB from a recognized university. To gain admission to a university offering LLB, the candidate has to qualify CLAT / LSAT / NLSIU Examination with good percentage of marks.
The duration of the course is for three years and the course is divided into six semesters. After completion of graduation in any discipline (i.e. B.com / BBA / B.sc ) with Minimum 50% percentage of marks and qualifying the entrance tests the candidate becomes eligible to take up LLB.
The Admission for LLB course is based on the performance of Written Examination / Group Discussion and Interview conducted by the Institution. The candidate has to do a mandatory internship as per the norms set by the specific institution. After completion of LLB, the candidate has to enrol himself/herself as an advocate in any of the state bar councils regulated by the Advocates Act 1961.
After registration, one must clear AIBE or All India Bar Examination conducted by Bar Council of India to get a practice certificate. The test assesses basic analytical capabilities and knowledge of the law.
After completing LLB, you can either choose to start practising, or you can continue with studies. You can opt for an LLM course to get in-depth knowledge in your area of interest.
Read more here about How to become a lawyer in India
Law Colleges where you can take admission
- Lloyd Law College: Lloyd Law College was established in the year 2003. The curriculum is so developed that the students get enough scope to perform and excel through co-curricular activities and competitions. For more details visit the Official website of Lloyd College
- KIIT School of Law: It is the first law school of the country which has implemented the curriculum recommended by the Bar Council of India of 2009. They provide an all-round development in analytical, communication and research skills together with a sound understanding of legal ethics and professional responsibilities. For more details visit the official website of KIIT school of law
- University of Mumbai: The University offers two five year Integrated Courses – Bachelors in Management Studies – Masters in Business Administration (BMS-MBA) and Bachelors in Business Administration- Legum Baccalaureus (BBA-LLB (Hons.)). For more details visit the official website of University of Mumbai
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
The go-to course for most after graduation in MBA. MBA provides a strong foundation for the various business concepts and also with compulsory internship provides a practical approach to the business concepts along with assignments and group projects that help foster teamwork spirit.
It also helps in the development of various skills with regards to leadership and management along with soft skill development.
MBA not only provides career options domestically but also opens up a myriad of opportunities internationally. There are different MBA courses like full-time MBA, Part-time, Correspondence course, Distance and online. The duration of this course is between 1-2 years.
The first year covers all the core subjects and with the help of this foundation, specialization in HR, marketing, Economics, Finance etc can be chosen. Some Institutes offer campus selections too. Visit this link to check Top B-Schools offering MBA.
The safest career net one can have is Government jobs. There are arrays of jobs. The railways, IPS, IAS, and Indian Forest Service (IFS). Some of these requirements range from a minimum qualification of 10th grade to Post Graduate. The government jobs are secure.
They require eligibility tests that are conducted once every year.
Topprnotes provides details regarding various Government jobs. Some of the other websites that provide in-depth information about different Government jobs along with notifications are:
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