Research and Post Graduate Department of Commerce

The Department of Commerce embarked on her maiden voyage on 11th August, 1995 with one resolute teaching enthusiast and 52 aspiring students. Today, Commerce is the largest department in the college with 570 plus students pursuing B Com, M Com and PhD. Department of Commerce offer students a unique opportunity to pursue their Professional Qualifications such as ACCA, CMA (US), CA, and CMA (Ind) in direct tie up with the respective Professional Bodies along with Graduate Programmes. Over a short period of time, it has emerged as one of the best commerce department in Kerala, India for students pursuing professional qualifications along with B Com/M Com.

The Department of Commerce, since its inception, focuses on building a strong foundation in theory and practice to make each student well fit for employment and higher studies. Compulsory internships, a host of zero credit and value-added courses enrich and complement the B Com Programme. Active involvement of students in the various Additional Training Programs help students to build an attractive profile that would significantly enhance their chances of placements.

Marian is a top college in Kerala in terms placements. A good number of commerce students are placed in reputed companies and the college is emerged as natural choice for the top recruiters.

Grant Thornton (GT) one of the Big Five Auditing firms globally has signed an MOU with the college as a knowledge partner for ACCA with assured internships and placements for the right candidates.

The tie ups with IMA (US) has facilitated the college to conduct of CMA(US) programme from the marian campus itself besides their world class academic and research support.
The college is accredited by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) to provide coaching for CA students. College is also an approved centre (ROCC) for Institute Cost and Management Accountant of India (ICMAI). As of now, Marian is the only college in Kerala that can claim these credentials. The department of commerce is also having an MOU with Tally Solutions Pvt Ltd, Bangalore for providing training in Tally ERP accounting package. Marian, situated in a picturesque hill station provides an ideal learning environment.

UG ProgrammesNo.of semestersTotal seats
B Com (Aided)*660
B Com (Self Financing)*660
B Com (Self Financing)*660
* B Com students have the option to choose either Finance & Taxation / Co-operation / Business Analytics at the end of the second semester.
PG ProgrammesNo.of semestersTotal seats
M Com - Finance (Aided)415
Research ProgrammesTotal seats
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Commerce18
Admission for Additional Training Programme - Professional Orientation

The Additional Training Programme - Professional Orientation are designed in such a way to equip the students to confidently pursue professional accounting qualifications such as ACCA(UK)/CA (IND)/CMA(IND)/CMA(US). Additional Trainings are given by sourcing professionally qualified visiting faculty from outside to provide the professional level orientation and expertise to such students who wish to develop a professional level knowledge and skill. However, entry to Additional Training Programmes for Professional Orientation will be based on the merit list prepared based on the plus 2 marks, MPAT Screening Test and Interview. The screening test and interview is meant to assess whether the students has the right professional aptitude and the required caliber to clear the professional level examinations.

Additional Training Programme - Professional Orientation
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA, UK)
Certified Management Accountants(US) CMA (US)
Cost and Management Accountancy (CMA - India)
Chartered Accountancy - CA
Value Added Courses


The unique specialty of the B Com programme at Marian College Kuttikkanam is that it offers a host value of added courses in the form of non credit courses, diploma/ certificates. The continuous value enrichment in the curriculum and learning process helped Marian to earn the fame of the most reputed commerce college and commerce department in Kerala providing top quality commerce education with a motto “ inform, form, transform”


Diploma Programmes
Advanced Diploma in Business Accounting and Finance
Advanced diploma in Management Accounting and Analytics
Advanced diploma in Finance and Auditing
Advanced Diploma in Technological Competencies for Business

Besides, the commerce department offers Certification programmes on IFRS, Financial Modelling, Block Chain, Supply Chain Management etc are provided in association with GT. For the holistic development of students of BCom program, we also give training for life skill competencies such as Gardening, Cooking,Home Interiors, Health & physical Fitness classes to equip the students to properly manage their personal and professional life.


Who can Join the Value Added Programmes? Is it restricted to B Com Students of marian?


The admission to Value added Programmes are not restricted to B Com students. The students of other departments in the college and external students / professionals / employees from corporate sector can also join these programme as these trainings are scheduled outside regular class timings and mostly conducted online.


Eligibility for Admission to Professional Orientation and Diploma Programmes


Additional Training Programme for Professional Orientation shall be open only to candidates who have passed the Plus Two or equivalent examination recognized by the University. The selection will be based on the merit list prepared based on the plus 2 marks and MPAT Test.


    BCom
    Syllabus – B Com
    The syllabus of the B Com programme is internationally accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) as equivalent to their B Com Business Process Services.
    Marian College is also providing three most sought-after and industry relevant B Com electives (Finance and Taxation, Business Analytics and Cooperation) that provide the much needed flexibility and choice for students.
    Flexibility, abundance of choices to grow according to one’s own interest, enriched up-to-date curriculum, greater opportunities for extracurricular activities. tie ups and collaboration with professional bodies and industry etc., are some of the highlights that attracts students to Marian from all over the country and abroad.
    B Com - Electives

    Marian being the premier institute for graduation programs, is the obvious right choice, if you are keenly looking forward to the best BCom college in Kerala offering a wide array of choices and combination of various regular as well as professional courses under the same roof. Marian's B Com is one of the best choices for students who are looking for regular B Com colleges admission along with professional accounting qualifications. The B Com Programme has three electives:

    • Elective 1 - Finance and Taxation
    • Elective 2 - Co-operation and
    • Elective 3 - Business Analytics

    The unique speciality of the BCom at Marian College is the fact that it offers industry specific certification programmes on IFRS, Financial Modelling, Block Chain, Supply Chain Management etc. Our BCom program also imparts life skill competencies such as Gardening, Cooking, Home Interiors, Health & Fitness to equip the students to manage their households. Considering all these factors, Marian has earned the spot of the most reputed college in Kerala providing quality education with a motto “ inform, form, transform”


    Eligibility for B.Com Admission
      • Admission to the B.Com Degree Programmes shall be open only to candidates who have passed the Plus Two or equivalent examination recognized by this University with Book-Keeping and Accountancy and any two of the following subjects, viz., (1) Commerce (2) Commercial Correspondence and Commercial Geography (3) Economics (4) Life Insurance with Salesmanship (5) Banking with Secretarial Practice (6) Business Studies (7) Mathematics (8) Computer Science/ Computer applications (9) Informatics Practice& Management , (10) Informatics Practice , (11) Management, (12) Accountancy as optional under Part III of the Examination.
      • OR
      • Have passed Plus Two or equivalent examination recognized by this University with other subjects under Part III optional subjects provided they have secured 45% of the aggregate marks.
    Procedure for B.Com Admission
      • Marks obtained in Part III Optional at +2/equivalent exam less handicap marks plus a weightage of 50 marks in each of the three subjects of Commerce combination subject to a maximum of 150 marks plus bonus marks if any. The optional subjects concerned under Part III will be Commerce, Commercial Correspondence and Commercial Geography, Accountancy, Book-Keeping and Accountancy, Economics, Life Insurance and Salesmanship, Banking with Secretarial Practice, Business Studies, Mathematics, Computer Science/Computer Application, and Informatics.

    MCom

    Marian M.Com is intended to develop teaching and research talent as well as to improve the employment potential of the students suiting to the contemporary needs of the society with strong industry interface. Our Programme also aims at transforming students into corporate professionals that are highly relevant and job oriented in the modern business world. Our M Com has got adequate demand in the employment market and it also enriches the students with entrepreneurial skills which in turn contribute to the advancement of professionalism in trade, commerce and industry. Marian M Com also imparts enrichment in value addition skills, current affairs. Soft skill training are also provided as non credit courses. Marian MCom equips our students for competitive examinations like IBPS, PSC,etc. We also prepare our students for NET/JRF and SET Examination. We encourage our students to do research publications in various National/International journals including Web of Science/Scopus/UGC Care listed journals. Every year Marian MCom conducts National/International Seminars based on relevant Commerce related domains.

    Eligibility for M.Com Admission
      • Graduation in Commerce /BBA/BBM with not less than CGPA of 1.80 out of 4 in the Core Group (Core + Complementary + Open Courses).
      • OR
      • Graduation in Commerce /BBA/BBM with not less than CCPA of 4.5 out of 10 in the Core Group (Core + Complementary + Open Courses).
      • OR
      • Graduation in Commerce /BBA/BBM with not less than 45% marks in the Part III (Main/Core + subsidiaries/Complementaries.
    Procedure for M.Com Admission
      CBCSS PatternPre CBCSS Pattern
      For Graduates who have passed B Com Model I Programme
      CGPA secured for Core Course * total credit of core course + CGPA (complenmentary course) * total credit of complementary course/ (total credit for core course + total credit for complementary course)
      (A) A* 25 = percentage of marks
      (B) B * 10= marks out of 1000
      (C) Index mark = C + weightage + bonus marks – handicap marks, if any
      Marks secured for part III Main papers is converted into 1000. Index mark is calculated after adding/deducting weightage/bonus/handicap marks if any
      For Graduates who have passed B Com Model II/ Model III/ BBA/ BBM
      CGPA secured for part III core courses is converted into percentage marks by multiplying the same by 25. The percentage of marks thus obtained is converted into marks out of 1000 by multiplying the same by 10. In the case of candidates who have passed B Com Model II, marks secured for Part III Core papers is converted into 1000. In the case of students who have passed BBA total marks obtained excluding the marks of English, Social Project, Management Project, Viva shall be converted to 1000 and in the case of candidates who have passed BBM total marks obtained excluding the marks of English, Industrial Training and Project report and Comprehensive Viva-Voce shall be converted to 1000. Index mark is calculated after adding/deducting weightage/bonus/handicap marks, if any.
    Instructions
    • Only online applications will be accepted. Application fee should be remitted online.
    • Students who have already submitted the enquiry form must also fill the online application.
    • Application fee is Rs 500/- (Rs 200/- for SC/ST candidates).
    • Single application is sufficient for all UG programmes.
    • Single application is sufficient for any 3 PG programmes.
    • Application fee once remitted shall not be refunded under any circumstances.
    • Admission to management seats will be made by the Management. Interested students can apply. Rs 500 extra.
    • Candidates applying under management/community quota have to download an additional form after registration. The form has to be filled and submitted to the college office.
    • Age proof (10th Matriculation Certificate), Proof of eligibility certificates for bonus marks must be uploaded.
    • Candidates awaiting results of the qualifying examination are also eligible to apply. However, admission process can be completed only after the submission of result of the qualifying examination.

    PhD in Commerce

    Marian Ph. D in Commerce is a doctorate programme with a duration of minimum 3 years. Doctoral candidates are expected to complete a course work within a period of one year. They are expected to publish a minimum of 3 research papers in Web of Science/Scopus/UGC CARE listed journals in order to qualify for the submission of final thesis.

ACCA
Study ACCA in Kerala with Marian College, Kuttikkanam

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA, UK) is a global professional accounting body offering Chartered Certified Accountant qualification. ACCA, UK is a fast growing international accountancy organization. ACCA qualification is globally recognised world accountancy qualification for finance professionals. ACCA provides a broad and strong foundation for students in professional accounting, tax consulting, auditing, business valuations which is at par with industry requirements. The ACCA qualification opens up opportunities for students to work in different industries and in various leadership roles across the world. ACCA has flexibility in terms of examinations and there is no articleship training, which allows students to qualify the examinations at their convenience. Students can pursue ACCA along with their graduation or post graduation.

Please visit www.accaglobal.com for more information.

The first level of the ACCA programme is the Knowledge Level [4 papers], which are exempted for the students who have completed their B Com/M Com Programme. The second level of the ACCA programme is the Skill Level [5 papers] which is compulsory for students to advance into the Professional Level. Marian College Kuttikkanam is the top college in Kerala that provides training or orientation for ACCA qualification with 6 paper exemption (4 Knowledge Level and 2 Skill Level Papers) along with B Com Programme. Marian College Kuttikkanam is the best college in Kerala that provides best training for ACCA with excellent results. Marian College is one of the few accredited colleges by ACCA (UK) in Kerala. The syllabus of the B Com Programme is integrated with the syllabus of ACCA. The Commerce Department of Marian College is considered as the best department for commerce courses in India as it offers a wide variety of programmes with a lot of freedom and flexibility in their curriculum with good placements. The Commerce Department offers much sought after electives such as Finance and Taxation, Co-Operation and Business Analytics. Students who are really interested in Professional Qualifications are immensely benefited from the additional training programmes imparted by the commerce department for professional qualifications such as CA, CMA (Ind), ACCA and CMA(US) along with their regular B Com/ M Com programme.


Students have the opportunity to complete their ACCA Qualification at Marian. Marian College has associated with Grant Thornton as our Knowledge Partner to provide classes for ACCA. Grant Thornton is one among the Big 5 audit and accounts companies across the globe. They provide opportunities for internships and placement support. World’s best trainers from Grant Thornton learning academy are supporting the sessions on ACCA at Marian.


What is the Eligibility for ACCA?

Students should have completed 18 years of age and qualified the plus two exams with an aggregate of 65% in Accountancy / Mathematics / and English and a minimum of 50%in other subjects. In Marian, students can do ACCA along with their B Com Programme with 6 paper exemption. The selection process for the ACCA Programme is conducted by the Commerce Department of Marian College. The selection process includes Marian Professional Aptitude Test (MPAT) and interview. Marian is the best college for ACCA in India with consistent good performance.

What are the papers or courses of ACCA qualification?

ACCA has 13 papers, which are divided into 3 levels.

  • Knowledge Level - 6 Papers
  • Skill Level: 3 Papers
  • Professional Level: 4 (2 compulsory and 2 choice based)
Knowledge & Skill Level Papers
  • F1: Business and Technology
  • F2: Management Accounting
  • F3: Financial Accounting
  • F4: Law (In India – Indian Business and Corporate Law)
  • F5: Performance Management
  • F6: Taxation (Indian Taxation – Direct & Indirect Tax)
  • F7: Financial Reporting
  • F8: Audit & Assurance
  • F9: Financial Management
Professional Level Papers
  • P1 : Strategic Business Leader (SBL)
  • P2 : Strategic Business Reporting (SBR)
  • (Options - Choose any 2 from 4)
  • P3 : Advanced Financial Management (AFM)
  • P4 : Advanced Performance Management (APM)
  • P5 : Advanced Taxation (ATX)
  • P6 : Advanced Audit and Assurance (AAA)
What is the Duration of ACCA?

Students can pursue the course along with their graduation. The minimum ACCA course duration is 3 years. It has flexible examination scheme which makes this qualification more attractive. At Marian, students can complete their 9 Papers along with B.Com Programme ( 6 papers exempted and 3 written). After completing the B Com with 9 ACCA papers in 3 years, they can complete the remaining 4 professional papers in a year.


When is the ACCA exam held?
  • Four exam cycles every year (March, June, September, and December)
  • Students can opt for a computer-based exam (CBE) or a paper-based exam.
What is the Exam pattern?

The ACCA papers are of 100 marks each with the questions both MCQ as well as descriptive. The first and second section called ‘Section A’ and Section B carries MCQ, the third section called ‘Section C’ carries descriptive questions, usually case studies.


Where are the ACCA examinations held in India?

ACCA exams are held quarterly and take place at ACCA approved exam centers spread all over the country.


Do ACCA students have campus placements?

Yes. Marian College provides ACCA students with opportunities for placements in leading auditing and accounting firms like EY, PWC, KPMG, Deloitte, Grant Thornton, Accenture, IBM, and many Indian companies like TATA Group, Hindustan Unilever.


What are the Job Characteristics or work of ACCA professionals?
  • Financial Accountant
  • Management Consultant
  • Auditor
  • Tax Consultant
  • Forensic Auditor
  • Compliance/ Governance Sector
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Advisor
  • Risk Manager
  • Funds Manager
  • Financial Analyst
ACCA at Marian College Kuttikkanam (Autonomous) – How is it Different?

Marian College Kuttikanam (Autonomous) is an ACCA accredited institution and its B Com syllabus is also approved by ACCA. Marian College provides opportunity for students to study ACCA along with B Com and qualify the first two levels of ACCA – Knowledge Level and Skill Level.


There are 9 papers in Knowledge Level and Skill Level and out of that, 6 papers are exempted. Remaining 3 papers need to be completed along with B Com. The Commerce department of Marian college is arranging classes to prepare students to write one paper each year, thereby helping students to manage both B Com and ACCA exams comfortably. Marian college recruits highly efficient and excellent faculties sourced from different parts of the country. Students who wish to secure B Sc in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University, England need to complete one project and one ethics module after completion of Knowledge Level and Skill Level papers.


Do ACCA have Statutory Powers in India?

Qualified Chartered Accountants from ICAI are authorized to sign the Audit Report and Financial Statements in India. An ACCA member is not legally authorized to sign the audit report and Financial Statements in India. However, given the wider reach globally and presence of MNCs in India creates a lot of national and global career opportunities.

How to complete ACCA (Remaining 4 Subjects in Professional Level)?

After completing B Com in Marian along with 9 papers of ACCA, students can complete the Professional Level of ACCA within 1 year. Marian college has entered into collaboration with Grant Thornton to train students in 4 Professional Level papers. The Grant Thornton, one of the big 5 accounting and auditing firms globally, provide knowledge support along with opportunities for internships and placements.


How to study ACCA and B Com together and is it possible for students to do B Com and ACCA together at Marian?

All the 9 papers in the Knowledge Level and Skill Level are integrated in the Syllabus of B Com programme and out of that, 6 papers are exempted by ACCA. For the remaining 3 papers additional training will be provided during the three years. Since the curriculum is already integrated in the B Com syllabus, which allows students to focus on one standardized study approach, the students will be able to write their B Com exams along with the ACCA papers.

What is the strategy for providing practical exposure to students?

Though it is not required as per ACCA accreditation, opportunities for Practical Training / Internship for 2 months with an ACCA employer will be arranged in association with ACCA, UK and our knowledge and learning providers.


When are the ACCA exams conducted? What is the Duration?

ACCA conducts Computer Based Exams (CBE) on March, June, September and December every year at the Centers authorized by ACCA. ACCA exams are for 100 marks and the duration of Exam is 3 hours. Students are required to obtain a minimum of 50% marks to pass each ACCA paper. Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram are the ACCA test centers approved in Kerala.


How will classes for non-exempted Papers F7, F8 and F9 be conducted and who will handle the classes?

Special Orientation classes are usually conducted on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after the regular hours for the needy. Residential students will be given study time each day from 6-8 pm under the guidance of a coordinator. Classes will be handled by ACCA qualified and experienced faculties outside the institution.


Why Marian has opted for 6 paper exemption instead of 9 papers which some institutions claim?

Marian has decided to go for 6 paper exemption, considering the views of industry experts. Too many exemptions may lead to underrating of students by the industry. The option to do B Sc in Applied Accounting is unavailable to students who are pursuing ACCA with more than six paper exemptions.


What is the pay or salary package for ACCA affiliates?
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Audit & Accounting Companies Banking Companies
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CMA US
Study CMA US in Kerala with Marian College, Kuttikkanam

The Certified Management Accountant (CMA,US) course offered by IMA (Institute of Management Accountants) of USA is a highest level professional certification in management accounting and financial management fields. The CMA (US) Course is globally recognized and appropriate for accountants and financial professionals in the business. CMA US course is recognised in India as well. This globally accepted course equips the students to upskill the competencies of management accounting, such as planning and analysis, technology and analytics, risk management and internal controls and performance management. CMA US offers a wide range of career options. Students can complete the CMA US course within 12 to 18 months.


Marian college has signed a MOU with IMA USA in the month of April 2021. Marian College is gaining popularity for the CMA US course. The Commerce department of Marian college supports those students who want to make it big in their global career in the field of Management Accounting.


What are the educational criteria to join CMA US?
  • The students need to have a bachelor's degree from any accredited college/university or a related professional certification.
  • The students need to have an active membership in IMA (Institute of Management Accountants)
  • The students should have continuous years of professional experience in management accounting or financial management, which can be completed after passing the exam, but are required as a final step to certification.
  • What are the levels of the CMA US course? or What are the papers of CMA (US)?

    CMA US course has two part examinations where the exams are graded for 500 points and an aspirant is required to score a minimum of 360 to qualify the exams. Both parts follow the same pattern.


    Depending on the aspirant’s plan and study schedule US CMA certificate can be completed in a minimum of 6 months to 3 years. As per the guidelines of IMA, an aspirant is required to complete the exams within 3 years from the date of registration.


    When are the CMA US exams held?

    The CMA exam is available during the following schedule:

    • January and February
    • May and June
    • September and October
    How to Apply for CMA (US) in Kerala?

    Candidates are required to apply before the due date for the exam sessions. Marian College will provide the necessary support in the application processes to ensure its smooth flow.


    With three testing windows every year you can sit for the exam at any time or place that is feasible for you. The CMA exam is basically a computer-based exam and is administered at hundreds of prometric testing centers all over the world.


    • Testing windows are offered in January/February, May/June, and September/October. You have to pick your window. Thiruvananthapuram is one of the centers available in Kerala.
    • You then have to register for the exam on the IMA website : www.imanet.org
    • You will receive your Authorization number along with further instructions.
    What are the Syllabus and Exam pattern of CMA (US)

    CMA (US) has two parts. Part 1 of the US CMA certification mainly covers Financial Planning, Performance, and Analytics and Part 2 of the US CMA certification mainly covers Strategic Financial Management.

    The topics covered in CMA Part 1 are given below:

  • External Financial Reporting Decisions 15%
  • Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting 20%
  • Performance Management 20%
  • Cost Management 15%
  • Internal Controls 15%
  • Technology and Analytics 15%
  • The topics covered in CMA Part 2 are given below:

  • Financial Statement Analysis – 20%
  • Corporate Finance – 20%
  • Decision Analysis – 25%
  • Risk Management – 10%
  • Investment Decision – 10%
  • Professional Ethics – 15%
  • Each CMA exam part consists of 100 multiple choice questions and has two 30-minute essay questions. You will first have 3 hours to complete the multiple-choice section and one hour to complete the essays.


    Do CMA (US) provide campus placements?

    Yes. At Marian College, we support our students with placement opportunities from companies such as EY, KPMG, Deloitte, Cognizant, Tata, Wipro, Infosys and many more top companies.

    For more details: www.imanet.org

    CHARTERED ACCOUNTANCY (CA)
    Study CA in Kerala with Marian College, Kuttikkanam

    Chartered Accountancy (CA) is the most reputed course in Finance and Auditing, conducted by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). The Institute is a statutory body set up by the Parliament, under The Chartered Accountants Act, 1949. The administration and functioning of the Institute and the profession of Chartered Accountants is regulated by the Act and is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India.


    The first stage of the programme is CA Foundation which intends to bridge your knowledge gap and help you forge ahead into the advanced levels of Chartered Accountancy. Marian College Kuttikkanam is the top college in Kerala that provides best training for CA Foundation with a track record of commendable performance and exceptional results. Marian B Com is considered as the best B Com Programme in Kerala, India and the college offers a wide variety of electives and additional training programmes including professional orientation for CA, CMA, ACCA and CMA (US). Kuttikanam, being a picturesque hill station with an ideal climate for learning, attracts students from all over the world.


    CA Intermediate, the second stage of the Chartered Accountancy Programme focuses on the acquisition of working knowledge of the core functionalities of accountancy and auditing. Marian College Kuttikkanam is one of the highly rated colleges in Kerala which is accredited by ICAI to offer oral coaching for CA. Commerce Department of Marian College Kuttikkanam imparts top quality training with experts sourced from the industry. More than conducting coaching classes, the commerce department at Marian College Kuttikkanam offers comprehensive training that will help students to secure professional qualifications and proffer internships and placement opportunities.


    FAQs on CA Course
    What is the duration of the CA Course? What are the various levels/stages in the course?

    Average span of CA Course ranges between 4.5 to 5.5 years, depending upon the completion of 3 stages of the Academic Studies along with 3 years of Articleship Training. The various phases of the course are as follows:


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    CA Foundation CA Intermediate Articleship CA Final
    6 months 9 months3 years After Articleship
    Academic studies Academic studies Practical Training Academic studies
    What is the fee structure for the CA course?

    The CA course fee includes registration fees, annual fees and the cost of study materials, which does not exceed 50,000 in India. The Commerce Department of Marian College Kuttikkanam offers training to CA students at a highly affordable rate.


    What is the registration fee for CA Course?
    Level Registration Fee (in INR)
    CA Foundation Rs. 9,000
    CA Intermediate Both groups Rs. 15,000, single group Rs.11,000
    CA Final Both group Rs.22,000
    What are the career prospects of the Chartered Accountancy Course?

    A qualified Chartered Accountant has various opportunities in the field of:

    • Career in the Top Level Management, Middle Level
    • Practicing Auditor / Consultant
    • Government Offices
    • Banking companies
    • Public Sector Companies / Multinational companies
    Is the CA course valid abroad?

    Yes.

    • Even though CA course has no legal validity abroad, it is widely accepted as the top quality professional qualification all over the world.
    • An Indian CA is qualified for a job in Middle East, USA, Canada
    What is the salary of a Chartered Accountant in India and Abroad?
    Salary India (Per annum) Abroad (Per annum)
    Average Starting 6 Lakh 10 Lakh
    Medium10 Lakh 15 Lakh
    High30 Lakh Lakh
    What is the syllabus for the CA course?
    CA Foundation syllabus CA Intermediate syllabus CA Final syllabus
    Principles and Practice of Accounting
    Business Laws and Business Correspondence
    Business Mathematics, Logical Reasoning, and Statistics
    Business Economics and Business & Commercial Knowledge
    GROUP-1*
    Accounting
    Corporate and Other Laws
    Cost and Management Accounting
    Taxation
    GROUP-2*
    Advanced Accounting
    Auditing & Assurance
    Enterprise Information Systems & Strategic Management
    Financial Management & Economics for Finance
    GROUP-1*
    Financial Reporting
    Strategic Cost Management and Performance Evaluation
    Strategic Financial Management
    Advanced Auditing and Professional Ethics
    GROUP-2*
    Strategic Cost Management and Performance Evaluation
    Elective Paper
    Direct Tax Laws and International Taxation
    Indirect Tax Laws

    *Note : The students can appear for any group or both groups according to their choice.


    What is the mode of examination and the schedule of CA exams?
    Examination CA Foundation CA Intermediate CA Final
    Mode Offline exam Offline exam Offline exam
    Frequency (Time) Twice a year. (May or June and November or December) Twice a year. (May or June and November or December) Twice a year. (May or June and November or December)
    What is the question type, duration for the exam and medium of CA Examination
    Pattern CA Foundation CA Intermediate CA Final
    Medium English/Hindi English/Hindi English/Hindi
    Question Type of CA Exam Paper 1 and Paper 2 - Subjective
    Paper 3 and Paper 4 - Objective
    Objective type questions with a weightage of 30% in Papers 2, 4, 6, and 7.
    The remaining 70% weightage is of subjective type questions
    Question paper contains 6 questions. Question 1 is compulsory. Answer any 4 questions from the remaining 5 questions.
    Papers 3, 4, 7, and 8 contain 30% objective-type questions.
    Paper 6 is an elective paper & the students need to choose any one subject out of 6 according to their preference.
    The remaining 70% weightage is for subjective type questions.
    Question paper contains 6 questions.
    Question 1 is compulsory. Answer any 4 questions from the remaining 5 questions.
    Duration of CA Exam Paper 1 and Paper 2 - 3 Hours
    Paper 3 and Paper 4 - 2 hours
    3 Hours per paper 3 Hours per paper
    What is the maximum mark and pass mark for CA Course?
    Marks CA Foundation CA Intermediate CA Final
    Maximum mark for CA Exam 400 (100 marks for each paper) Group I - 400 mark
    Group II - 400 mark (100 marks for each paper)
    Group I - 400 mark
    Group II - 400 mark (100 marks for each paper)
    Pass mark for CA Exam 40% of each 4 papers and 50% mark in aggregate for clearing the CA Foundation exam. 40% of each paper in each group and 50% mark (200 for one group and 400 for both groups) in aggregate for each group for clearing the CA Intermediate exam.40% of each paper in each group and 50% mark in aggregate for each group for clearing the CA final exam.
    Negative Mark for CA Exam There is negative marking for wrong answers in objective types of questions. 1/4th of the marks are deducted for every wrong answer. The objective-type questions follow the MCQ pattern and may be assigned one or more marks. There is no negative marking for wrong answers. The objective-type questions follow the MCQ pattern and may be assigned with one or more marks. There is no negative marking for wrong answers.
    Which is the best time to join the CA course?
    • Option 1: Students can join after the completion of 12th standard through the foundation route. It can be done along with regular B Com offered by Colleges or distance programmes run by Universities. Students joining B Com programme at Marian College can do CA along with regular B Com or distance B Com of IGNOU. As the pass percentage is lower for professional qualifications, the risk element is mitigated to some extent with the minimum guarantee of a regular Graduation.
    • Option 2: Students can join after graduation through direct entry to intermediate examinations. Passing the foundation exam is not compulsory. Marian College Kuttikkanam also offers training to those who opt for this route with regular M Com or Distance M Com.
    Is it really difficult to pass the CA examination?

    No. Strategic and disciplined approach is the only requirement to excel in CA Course.

    • Every year, around 1,00,000 students register for CA courses in India, after completing 12th grade. Among these, 50,000 remain inspired to become qualified chartered accountants and the remaining will follow the suit obviously in due course.
    What is the eligibility to join CA Course?
    • Any student who has completed plus two in any stream (including Science, Maths, and Commerce) with a minimum of 60 percentage marks is eligible to register for the CA course.
    • For direct entry to intermediate level, the students must obtain minimum 60% marks in graduation.
    • However, if the student is a Commerce graduate, the minimum mark required is 55%.
    Why should I choose the CA Orientation Programme at Marian? Why choose Marian?
    • Marian College Kuttikkanam is the youngest autonomous college in Kerala.
    • Marian College Kuttikkanam is owned and managed by Catholic Diocese of Kanjirappally.
    • Marian College Kuttikkanam is one of the best colleges for commerce in India.
    • Department of commerce is the largest department of Marian College Kuttikkanam.
    • Research and PG Department of Commerce is the best in Kerala, India under the stewardship of eminent faculties.
    • By virtue of the autonomy Marian College Kuttikkanam holds the freedom to update its syllabus to the industry standard.
    • Marian College Kuttikkanam is an Accredited Center for providing coaching classes by ICAI.
    • Marian M Com / B Com syllabus is mapped to the requirements of CA Course which makes it easier for students to do CA.
    • Marian College Kuttikkanam is an emerging hub for Professional Studies with state of the art infrastructural facilities including hostels for boys and girls managed by Catholic Priests and Nuns.
    • Marian college supports the students to confidently appear for the examinations by providing mock and revision test series.
    • Marian College Kuttikkanam is the best college for B Com or M Com Programme as it has brought consistent good results for B Com and Professional qualifications such as CA, CMA and ACCA.
    • Research and PG Department of Commerce provides opportunities for internships and placements to give practical exposure to students.
    For more details visit: www.icai.org

    COST AND MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANCY (CMA -Ind)
    Study CMA (Ind) in Kerala with Marian College, Kuttikkanam

    The CMA course, popularly known as Cost and Management Accounting was formerly known as ICWAI. Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of India is the only recognised professional body in India specialising in Cost and Management Accountancy. A Cost Accountant is a person who performs the services involving verification and preparation of cost accounting and related statements. Marian College Kuttikkanam is the best college for B Com with CMA (Ind) and has consistently maintained 100 percent pass in CMA foundation examinations. Marian College is also an approved ROCC (Recognised Oral Coaching Centre) and offers training for Certified Accountant Technician examinations.


    The first level of the programme is CMA Foundation / CAT (Certified Accounting Technician) which intends to bridge the knowledge gap and helps you advance into CMA Intermediate level. Marian College Kuttikkanam is the top college in Kerala that provides best training for CMA foundation with consistent 100% percentage results. The Commerce Department of Marian College is considered as the best department for commerce courses in India. The Commerce Department offers a wide variety of electives such as Finance and Taxation, Co-Operation and Business Analytics. The Commerce Department provides additional training programmes for professional orientation such as CA, CMA (Ind), ACCA and CMA (US).


    CMA Intermediate, the second level of Cost and Management Accounting, helps to acquire the knowledge of cost accounting and strategic decision-making skills. The Commerce department of Marian College Kuttikkanam imparts top quality training with experts sourced from the industry. More than conducting coaching classes, the commerce department at Marian College, Kuttikkanam offers a comprehensive training that will help the students excel in their CMA (Ind) and provides opportunities for internships and placement.


    What is the duration of the CMA Course? What are the various levels/stages in the course?

    The CMA program comprises of three levels. One, only becomes eligible for a higher level after she/ he has passed the previous level. Following are the three stages of the CMA course.


    • Level 1 - CMA Foundation Level
    • Level 2 - CMA Intermediate Level
    • Level 3 - CMA Final Level
    CMA Foundation CMA Intermediate CMA Final Articleship
    6 months 9 months After Intermediate 3 years
    Academic studies Academic studies Academic studies Practical Training
    Why should I choose Marian for CMA (Ind)
    • Marian College Kuttikkanam is the youngest autonomous college in Kerala.
    • Marian College Kuttikkanam is owned and managed by Catholic Diocese of Kanjirappally.
    • Marian College Kuttikkanam is one of the best College for commerce in India.
    • Department of commerce is the largest department of Marian College Kuttikkanam.
    • Research and PG Department of Commerce is the best commerce department in Kerala, India under the stewardship of the best pool of faculty.
    • By virtue of the autonomy Marian College Kuttikkanam holds the freedom to update its syllabus to the industry standard.
    • Marian College Kuttikkanam is an Accredited Center for providing coaching classes by ICMAI.
    • Marian M Com/ B Com syllabus is mapped to the requirements of CMA Course which makes it easier for students to do CMA.
    • Marian College Kuttikkanam is an emerging hub for Professional Studies with state of the art infrastructural facilities including hostels for boys and girls managed by Catholic Priests and Nuns.
    • Marian college supports the students to confidently appear for examinations by providing a series of mock and revision tests.
    • Marian College Kuttikkanam is the best college for B Com Programme as it brings consistent good results for B Com and Professional qualification such as CA, CMA and ACCA.
    • Research and PG Department of Commerce provides opportunities for internships and placements.
    Is the course expensive? How much will have to be the course investment?

    The CMA course fees structure including registration fees, books, study material which cost around 70,000 rupees in India for the entire course, on usual terms. The level-wise registration fee for the course is mentioned below:

    Level Registration Fee (in INR)
    CMA Foundation 6000
    CAT 12660
    CMA Intermediate 23100
    CMA Final 25,000
    What are the career prospects of the CMA(Ind) Course?

    A qualified Cost and Mangement Accountant is having various opportunities in the field of:

    • Career in the Top Level Management, Middle Level
    • Practicing Auditor / Consultant
    • Government Offices
    • Banking companies
    • Public Sector Companies/ Multinational companies
    What are the various subjects to be handled at various levels of CMA Course? What is the mode and pass-criteria for the examinations?

    In total, the CMA course comprises 20 papers through the three stages of the programme. The level-wise syllabus of CMA is mentioned below. Marian College Kuttikkanam gives top quality training to CMA aspirants at an affordable cost.

    CMA Foundation Syllabus/ Subjects/ Papers CMA Intermediate Syllabus/ Subjects/ Papers CMA Final Syllabus/ Subjects/ Papers
    CMA – Foundation
    Paper 1 - Fundamentals of Business Mathematics and Statistic
    Paper 2 - Fundamentals of Laws and Ethics
    Paper 3 - Fundamentals of Accounting
    Paper 4 - Fundamentals of Economics and Management
    Intermediate -Group 1
    Paper 5 - Company Accounts & Audit
    Paper 6 - Indirect Taxation
    Paper 7 - Cost and Management Accounting
    Paper 8 - Operation Management Information System
    Intermediate -Group 2
    Paper 9 - Cost accounting and financial management
    Paper 10 - Direct Taxation
    Paper 11 - Laws, Ethics and Governance
    Paper 12 - Financial Accounting
    Final - Group 1
    Paper 13 - Financial Analysis & Business Valuation
    Paper 14 - Cost and Management Audit
    Paper 15 - Corporate Financial Reporting
    Paper 16 - Strategic Performance Management
    Final - Group 2
    Paper 17 - Tax Management and Practice
    Paper 18 - Business Strategy & Strategic Cost Management
    Paper 19 - Advanced Financial Management
    Paper 20 - Corporate Laws and Compliance

    CMA exams are held twice a year in the months of June and December. Students desirous to appear for June Term Examination should register before 31st January of that year and for December Term Examination should register before 31st July of that year.


    What is the eligibility to join CMA Course?
    • Any student who has completed plus two in any stream (including Science, Maths, and Commerce) with a minimum of 60 percentage marks is eligible to register for the CMA course. Students joining B Com programme at Marian College can do CMA along with regular B Com or distance B Com of IGNOU. As the pass percentage is lower for professional qualifications, the risk element is mitigated to some extent with the minimum guarantee of a regular Graduation
    • For direct entry to intermediate level, the students must obtain minimum 60% marks in graduation. However, if the student is a Commerce graduate, the minimum mark required is 55%. Marian College Kuttikkanam also offers training to those who opt for this route with regular M Com or Distance M Com.
    For more details visit: https://icmai.in

    What is the difference between ACCA or CA or CMA (Ind) and CMA (US)?

    CA and CMA (IND) are professional qualifications provided by Indian statutory Institutions. ACCA and CMA (US) are Global Professional Qualifications provided by the International Professional Bodies. CA and CMA (IND) take longer duration and usually require 3 - 4 years to complete. ACCA can be completed within 3 to 4 years and for B Com students, it can be completed within 1 year of course completion. CMA (US) usually takes 1-2 years but B Com students who are studying in IMA approved institutions like Marian can complete it along with B Com itself.


    ICMAI Regional oral coaching centre (ROCC) for CAT
    Study ICMAI - CAT Course in Kerala with Marian College, Kuttikkanam

    Marian College is an approved ICMAI Regional oral coaching Centre for Certified Accountant Technicians Course.


    What is CAT Course offered by Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of India?

    Certificate in Accounting Technician (CAT) is a short term Course-Certificate in Accounting Technicians (CAT) for 12th (10+2) passed and Under Graduates. This Course has been introduced in consultation with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India. CAT equip students to be well versed with the maintenance of accounts, preparation of Tax Returns, Filling of Returns under Companies Act, Filling of Returns under Income Tax, GST, Customs Act, Export & Import documentation etc.


    What is the eligibility to pursue CAT Course?

    Basic qualification to pursue CAT is appearing/passed 12th (10+2) class.


    What is the structure of CAT Course?

    The course is subdivided into two phases:


    • A) Foundation Course (Entry Level) Part-I
      Paper 1: Fundamentals of Financial Accounting.
      Paper 2: Applied Business and Industrial Laws
      Paper 3: Financial Accounting-2
      Paper 4: Statutory Compliance
    • B) Competency Level – Part-II
      (i) - Computer Fundamentals by Microsoft and Computerized Accounting- Tally ERP 9.0-– 35 hours
      SAP End User Program -25 hours
      Cambridge -Generic Skills for Employability– 20 hours
      E-filing by experts from Industry– 20 hours
      Introduction to Costing Principles & Preparation of Cost Statements- 40 hours
    • (ii) Five-day Orientation Program/ ASK Programme, ASK = Attitude Skill Knowledge
      (iii)Internship:- The Internship will be for 45 days. The Internship can be taken from organizations prescribed under the Internship scheme of CAT Course.
      What is the mode of examinations for CAT?

      Multiple choice question to be answered online.

      When is the date of the CAT examination?

      Last Date for Admission:-

      • 1. For June Term Examination - 31st January
      • 2. For December Term Examination - 31st July
      What are the formalities of getting CAT Pass certificate?

      CAT Pass certificate is issued on the successful completion of the examination, Assessment Test, 3 Months Internship, Computer training and 5 days orientation programme.


  • Outcome based Education Scheme.
  • Internationally Accredited Syllabus by The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA, UK) with opportunity for BSc Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University, England.
  • Internationally Accredited by Certified Management Accountant (CMA -USA).
  • Accredited by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
  • UGC Sponsored Add-on programmes.
  • Social sensitization programmes like Outreaches, NCC, NSS, House for the needy, Reaching out to village schools with study materials.
  • Student motivation by recognizing meritorious achievers.
  • Organizing National/International Conferences on emerging areas of significance in the discipline.
  • Blend of experienced In-house faculty with PhD and Professionally Qualified panel of External faculty.
  • Enriches the learning experience with life skill competencies such as Gardening, Cooking, Home Interiors, Health & fitness.
  • Imparts value addition, current affairs and soft skill training.
  • Student exchange programmes with both National/International Universities.
  • Quick and timely publication of results.
  • Career Placement Cell to support our student fraternity after successful accomplishment of studies.
  • Online Teaching & Learning through advanced platforms.
  • Virtual/Blended learning.
  • Value Added Sessions by Academic experts on topics integrated with professional qualifications.
  • Teaching internships with the support of experienced professors.
  • Project dissertations for the Post Graduate students in the second semester and Undergraduate students in the fourth semester.
  • Viva voce for the both UG/PG students.
  • Classroom lectures, Case Studies, Group Discussions & Peer learning, Seminars, Quizzes and Presentations.
  • Group Projects, Innovative assignments like online stock market transactions, entrepreneurship fab malls etc.
  • Industry interaction through Industrial Visits, Seminars by Experts from industry.
  • Workshop for practical oriented themes, E-Filing, Compliances under regulatory framework.
  • Start up & Incubation to enhance entrepreneurial and managerial traits.
  • Academic excellence through semester wise result analysis, remedial classes and bridge courses.
  • Walk and Talk: An informal two way interactive activity for gaining creative feedback on student understanding.
  • Outreach programmes/ Extension programmes.
  • Continuous skill enhancement initiatives for students in academic and non-academic pursuits.
  • Students support in the form of scholarships, counselling, group mentoring etc.
  • Coaching for competitive exams.
  • Publication of research papers by both UG/PG students in UGC CARE Listed Journals.
  • The research work of the post graduate students are published as research journal called “Sagesse”.
  • 100% placement for both UG/PG students.
  • Yearly Internship by both UG/PG students.
  • More than 50% results for CA(Foundation).
  • More than 100% results for CMA (India)(Foundation).
  • More than 70% results for CA (intermediate).
  • More than 50% results for ACCA,UK.
  • Qualification - Ph.Ds (7), M.Phil (5), B.Ed (2) MBA (2)
  • Visiting Faculty both National/International
  • Consultant faculty – CA/CMA(India)/CMA(USA)/ACCA/CIMA
  • Number of books authored by faculty – 10 books
  • Ph.D research guides – 3
  • Research publications for last six years – 100, and Peer reviewers of research journals
  • Three Minor and two Major Research Projects of UGC – Rs. 12,45,000/- & ICSSR grant Rs. 50,000
  • Expertise of faculty – Question paper setters, PSC Interview Board member, Subject experts, Programme Inspection Committee Members, Exam Vigilance Squad Members, Expert Committee Member of Kerala State Co-operative Recruitment Board.
  • Trainers in data analysis for research projects, Tax consultants, Soft skill.
  • Life members of Indian Commerce Association, Commerce Association of Kerala, ISTD, TCI, Institute of Scholars
Commerce PhD Scholars Details
Sl. No. Name Enrolled Date Topic Supervisor
1 Asha A G 08-01-2010 Problems and prospects of rural enterprises in Ernakulam district Dr Thomas K V
2 Manju C Mohan 18-03-2013 Gulf returned entrepreneurs of Kerala - problems and prospects Dr Thomas K V
3 Indu K R 04-06-2012 Consumer perception towards fast food in Kerala Dr Thomas K V
4 Jithina K K 31-12-2013 A study on green entrepreneurship in Kerala Dr Thomas K V
5 Anju Rose Baby 18-02-2017 Predictors of success in the Chartered Accountancy course of ICAI Dr Jojo K Joseph
6 Boby Thomas 18-02-2017 A study on the pricing dynamics in the Indian airline market Dr Jojo K Joseph
7 Jose Antony 18-02-2017 A study on the effectiveness of financial inclusion initiatives with special reference to small farmers and plantation workers of Kerala Dr Jojo K Joseph
8 Rani Jacob 18-02-2017 A study on indirect tax reforms on MSMEs with special reference to Goods and Service Tax (GST) in Kerala Dr Jojo K Joseph
9 Jobin Sahadevan 18-02-2017 An empirical analysis of the antecedents of patients loyalty in the healthcare sector of Kerala Dr. Ajimon George
BCom
04869-232203, 232654, +91-9447083311, +91-8547906481, +91-7034031964, admission@mariancollege.org
MCom
Dr Ajimon George, Programme Head, PG Department of Commerce (Aided)
Mob: +91-9446919482, ajimon.george@mariancollege.org