Pune-based financial and technical training institute ITAP is expanding into Bengaluru with a new customized course structure aimed at empowering prospective accounting executives from Karnataka.
The PBA (professional business accountant) course has been designed based on the guidelines provided by top chartered accountants, businessmen and accounting professionals that includes practical training in e-commerce, e-banking, e-tax returns and e-tax payments among others.
ITAP, which has the distinction of placing all its students within the three months, is launching its first course in Karnataka from its new centre in Bengaluru starting September 1, 2019.
“The admissions are now open. We are targeting commerce students from tier-2 and tier-3 cities and towns for whom the course provides a kick start to their professional life,” says CA Pankaj Mandhane, Co-founder of ITAP.
Unlike a regular accountancy course, PBA covers taxes (Income Tax, TDS, GST& PT) along with finance (finance management, cash flow, business loans, financial reporting and MIS) and banking, PF, ESI, import-export and Shops Act, making the students industry-ready.
“There is a huge requirement for skilled workforce in the country today as 90 per cent of jobs in India are skill-based, whereas only 6 per cent of job seekers are skill-trained,” says Pankaj.
ITAP is introducing the PBA course in Bengaluru which can be completed in a year’s time. The course is open to 1st, 2nd and final year BCom students, MCom and MBA students, graduates from other streams and working professionals.
“While on the one hand we witness unemployment, the industry is actually in need of about 30,000 to 35,000 PBAs every year,” he says, adding that ITAP has an extraordinary placement record, especially where students get guaranteed job placement within 90 days of joining the course as a trainee.
Students have the option to pay one-third of the fee at the time of joining and the remaining after placement.
Students can register on 9945031000 / 9945034000 for admissions.