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Diploma: Office Mgmt & Secretarial Practice
A diploma in Office Management and Secretarial Practice (OMSP) open doors to job profiles such as executive assistant, personal secretary, administrative officer/assistant, “Students get more exposure through our full-time training,” says F. Shah, Principal, Government Poytechnic for Women, Srinagar.
Course curriculum: Course modules include introduction to communication methods (written, verbal), language exercises, report writing (English), note making and minutes writing, composition and grammar. Typically, good faculty focus on skills like phonetic transcription, stress and intonation in communication and presentation practices.
The students are taught book-keeping and accountancy, company law & banking services. Practical lab sessions and field exposure are both extremely crucial for the students.
Job skills: Apart from good communication skills, these skills are a must: letter writing, précis writing; procedure of preparing memorandum of understanding, tax regulations, effective documentation, updated computer packages and their applications and such functions.
If one is organising the boss’s routine work, one should be aware of schedules, time tables, travel agencies and associated tariffs related to the nature of work.
Professionals on demand: Of late there has been a steady demand of qualified office managers, secretaries, customer care representatives in MNC, public sector companies, hotels etc. Your workplace could be a public or private sector enterprise, corporation, service sector establishment such as a bank, financial institution, logistic units/firms or a travel agency.
Most institutes, private in particular, offer placement assistance. The entry level salaries range from Rs. 8,000 to 20,000 depending on the place of work and the city. But a lot more depends on your own ability and experience.
By Nimesh Chandra
We talk to a professional who has done a diploma in OMSP
Ashish Kumar, Assistant Executive, ONGC
By Shiphony Pavithran
|Aligarh Muslim University. (University Women's Polytechnic)||Diploma in Secretarial Practice||13,000||24||Entrance test; 35 seats|
|Institute for Office Management, YMCA, New Delhi||Diploma in Office Management||30,000||12||Written Test, Personal Interview|
|BHU: Rajiv Gandhi South Campus. Mirzapur & Faculty of Arts||Diploma Course in Office Management & Business Communication||10,000||24||Interview:74 & 20 seats respectively|
|Asia Pacific Institute of Management, Ahmedabad||Diploma in Front Office Management||30,000||12||50% in 10th: Test for those < 50%: 20 seats|
|South Delhi Polytechnic for Women, Delhi||Diploma in Applied Technology-Office Management & Computer Application||69,000||36||Registration and Merit|
|International Women Polytechnic, South Ext, New Delhi||Honours Diploma in Secretarial Practice & Office Management||62,000||24||Registration and Merit|
|Meera Bai Polytechnic, Delhi||Modern Office Practice (English & Hindi)||NA||36||Test and intake of 40 in English & 20 in Hindi|
|Government Polytechnic for women, Bemina, Srinagar||Diploma in office Management and Computer Application||5,690||36||CEE by Board of Professional Entrance Exams|
|National Vocational Trg. Inst. for Women (NVTI), Noida;Regional VTIs at Mumbai, Bangalore, Trivandrum, Panipat, Kolkata, Tura, Indore, Vadodara, Jaipur; Allahabad||Diploma in secretarial Practice||3,065||12||Merit list on the basis of Marks in the qu|