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FCA is a training academy placed in Chennai for training fresh graduates and post graduates and to make them 'job ready' for the Banking and Insurance sector.
 


 
The faculty of FCA consists of experienced professionals from the financial services industry, with in depth knowledge and hands – on practical experience in the industry. They are in a position to train, coach and guide you well to take on responsibilities within your respective job roles.
 


 
Each course has been customised in terms of content and form to ensure that knowledge and skill coverage is highest. A lot of real life experience from many years spent in the industry by the management team has been included. There are role plays, case studies and exercises to help you understand various concepts. All this has been done to ensure that you get maximum value from each course.
 


 
Our Executive Programs are designed for the management students to completely equip themselves to take on challenges in those areas of their selected profile. This substantially enhances the student’s chances of getting well placed with a good brand in the financial services industry.
 


 
It is important to make a prudent choice when investing in any course. A very good way to evaluate is to assess the payback period of your investment. For example, if a course costs Rs 30,000 and you are likely to get a starting salary of Rs 15,000 per month, your payback period is 2 months. (ie. 30,000 / 15,000 = 2). In simple terms, how many months does it take to recover the course fee from your salary. The shorter the payback period, the better the investment returns.
 


 
Which course you want to do depends upon your interest in the subject. However, if you are planning to do a course just to help you get a good job in an ever growing industry, then programs in financial services is definitely a good option. The industry is huge, job opportunities are plenty, career and growth prospects are very bright and starting salaries are attractive.
 


 
Our courses are designed to prepare you for both sales and non-sales jobs. We extensively cover operations, back office management, customer service etc. which will help you in a non-sales role. You could visit our office to know which course is best for you and then make an informed choice.
 


 
You should have secured a minimum of 55% marks in your previous annual exam/ graduation to be able to attend these courses. Previous attested mark sheet copy is mandatory.
 


 
    The following is necessary for being eligible for placement:
  • - Minimum attendance for the course should be 90%.
  • - Minimum marks in the qualifying exam held after the course should be 75%.
  • - The student should have completed Graduation from a recognised University/ College with minimum 55% marks.
 


 
Since the management team of FCA and AIIM is from the financial services industry, we have close relationships and tie – ups with some of the best names in the industry. These include Banks, Asset Management Companies, Insurance companies and large, reputed Stock Broking firms.
 


 
The starting salary for fresh graduates depends on the calibre of the student. It is not uncommon to see fresh graduates getting placed anywhere between Rs 1.60 lakh to Rs 2.50 lakh per annum. The salary should be higher for those with work experience. For management students, the starting salaries will be much higher based on the management course completed, institute profile and previous work experience if any.
 


 
    It is a simple 3 step process:
  • - I Print the ‘Enrolment Form’ from the website or collect it from our office and complete the same.
  • - Provide 2 recent passport photographs, attach a cheque/DD for the relevant amount along with your last attested annual mark sheet (and any other attachment if specifically asked for).
  • - Submit it at the nearest FAC office.
 


 
    The courses are conducted at multiple locations in Chennai at convenient timings. Please contact our office for a centre near to you.
 


 
A student will be allowed a maximum of three attempts for appearing in an exam. Re – attempts are chargeable separately
 


 
Exams will be held on a pre specified date after completion of the course. Adequate time will be given for students to revise and study so that they are well prepared. The faculty team will also be available for supporting students on queries and concerns before the exam.