The Orientation Programme aims to equip the entrants of the profession -
- To familiarize the entrants with various dimensions of the Indian Accountancy Profession.
- To develop effective communication and presentation skills.
- To groom and motivate the entrants to be knowledgeable and skilled professionals.
- To expand the significance of practical training in the life of a professional.
- To foster values such as integrity, transparency and Independence in the budding professionals.
- CPT route students who are registering for Accounting Technician Course exclusively shall be required to undergo OP before appearing in the ATE.
- Students coming through CPT route for Intermediate (Integrated Professional Competence) Course shall be required to complete Orientation Programme before registering for practical training (either before appearing or passing Group-I or both).
- Candidates entering through Direct Entry Route also are required to undergo Orientation Course before joining for practical training.
The duration of the course shall be 35 hours (5 days X 7 hours per day or 5 days X 6 hours per day + 1 day X 5 hours or 7 days X 5 hours per day)
The suggested allocation of time (for 5 days) among the broad areas of the course contents is as follows:
- Day 1: About the Institute, Academic & 07 Hours
Technical Guidance, Personality Development
- Day 2: Conversational Skills 07 Hours
- Day 3: Office Procedures 07 Hours
- Day 4: Grooming 07 Hours
- Day 5: Business Environment 07 Hours
4. Teaching Methodology:
Multiple methods including lectures, case studies, presentations, group discussions, management games etc. should be used.
5. Batch Size:
To enable effective and uniform delivery of the course, the batch size should be restricted to 50 students. The minimum size of a batch should not be less than 12 students. In case, the batch size is less than 12, approval from Board of Studies is required, but in any case, no batch should exceed 50.
The fee shall be Rs.3000/- (Three thousand) per student on non- residential basis, inclusive of course material.
Faculty Members may be drawn from experienced and well known members of the profession, management consultants/trainers and members of the academic community from Universities/Management Institutes etc. having at least 5 years experience in their specialized areas. Eminent person of regional/national repute may be invited for interactive sessions.
The Course will be organized by the DCOs at the DCO level and by Branches at the Branch level and by CPE Chapters (having IT Centre) at CPE Chapter level at their own premises. Where there is no premise, it could hire venue for conducting the Programme.
9. Exemption from payment of fees to Disabled Students:
Disabled Students, suffering 50% or above permanent disability are exempted from payment of fee and compulsorily attending Orientation programme
The following shall be regarded as disability-
- Blindness – “Blindness” refers to a condition where a person suffers from any of the following conditions, namely:
- total absence of sight;
- visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 (snellen) in the better eye with correcting lenses; or
- limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of 20 degree or worse.
- Low vision – “Low vision” means a person with impairment of visual functioning even after treatment or standard refractive correction but who uses or is potentially capable of using vision for the planning or execution of a task with appropriate assistive device.
- Leprosy cured – “Leprosy cured” means any person who has been cured of leprosy but is suffering from
- loss of sensation in hands or feet as well as loss of sensation and paresis in the eye and eye-lid but with no manifest deformity;
- manifest deformity and paresis but having sufficient mobility in their hands and feet to enable them to engage in normal economic activity;
- extreme physical deformity as well as advanced age which prevents him from undertaking any gainful occupation, and the expression “leprosy cured” shall be constructed accordingly.
- Hearing impairment – “Hearing impairment” means loss of sixty decibels or more in the better ear in the conversational range of frequencies.
- Locomotors disability – “Locomotors disability” means disability of the bones, joints or muscles leading to substantial restriction of the movement of the limbs or any form of cerebral palsy.
- f. Permanent and total loss of voice – a disabled student has to submit a certificate of suffering from disability, certified by a physician / surgeon / oculist working in a Government hospital, as the case may be.