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    Is PG Diploma in Taxation a good course for a career in taxation?

    Unsure whether or not to pursue a Is PG Diploma in Taxation for a future career in taxation? Know from experts whether this is a good choice and which colleges are offering this course.

    I want to pursue PG diploma in taxation. Could you please suggest is if this course is suitable in the current economic condition and as per the fees package also. Please provide me with the necessary details about the course and also the best colleges which offer it. Is this course suitable for building a career in taxation?
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  • You have not mentioned anything about your background. Please do understand a Post Graduate Diploma in Taxation is okay. However, am afraid it may not lead you to a great career. Here is why.

    Please do note, there are expert Chartered Accountants who have a CA degree which is streets ahead of such a Diploma. They have interns working them under any point in time. They are real experts and they deal with all aspects of taxation. They offer tax advise to individuals and to Corporate Organizations. So, to compete with this professionals and make a mark is a huge ask. More so, in the metros.

    My advise would be to switch gears, take up the ICWA course. Please do remember, this costing course is literally considered on par with the CA course. The course fees is very reasonable. From the internet, you can easily find out the nearest chapter. Go over there, ask them details and immediately enrol for this course. Please do note, the examinations are very tough. They are meant for tough persons. If you are not inclined to do hard work, you cannot take up this course. Please note, if you take three papers, you need a minimum of fifty percent in each paper to pass the exam and the average should also be more than fifty. If you get less in one paper, you have to repeat all the three papers. Hence, the pass percentage is less. However, those who have passed this course are all well settled in India and abroad, with fabulous salaries.

    In the meanwhile, do the Tally course and take up any accounting job to just survive. This is to keep you busy during day time. Be prepared for the hard work. You can then do this PG Diploma in Taxation course. This is offered by many Universities as a Correspondence course itself.

    So, please do not do this course. Do the ICWA course and then quickly settle down.

  • The taxation courses will be always having good scope for employment or for starting a career as a professional in the field. If you are ina very well developed area the requirements for tax consultant are different than that of a tax consultant in small towns and villages. In all the places definitely, there will be customers. But the important issue is how good you are on the subject. Many Chartered accounts are practising in many well-developed cities in the taxation field. In villages and small towns, even a B.Com graduate is also doing that. But if you are really interested in the taxation field better go for CA or ICWA. There are many CAs available who do finance works, auditing and taxation. There are some ICWAs who do the cost audit and costing works. Some of them may also go for taxation works also.
    So based on your ability and resources I suggest you take up an advanced degree only which will make you an expert in the line and fetch you good results. But initially, you have to spend some time to work under a practising professional as his junior and get some contacts and learn the subject. Then you can go on your own.
    Coming to a postgraduate diploma in taxation, it is a one year course and has been designed to take care of the needs to the middle and higher level tax management requirements of the society, the business and Industry. The course will impart learning to the candidate so that he can do his own consultancy or join an industry in the taxation department.

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  • In the present business scenario and the present Govt regime, the tax compliance is going to increase and more and more people will be requiring some sort of tax consulting. In that light it is imperative that those who are having the knowledge of taxation can carve out a career in this arena.

    As you are inclined to do Diploma in Taxation, that can fetch you a job of financial assistant or tax assistant in the office or company of financial advisors or consultants who are generally full fledged CAs.

    So you can go ahead for this diploma for which the minimum qualification is 10+2 and duration of the course is 1 year. Generally people go for it after B.Com. to take advantage of knowledge gained in their graduation to learn the subject thoroughly.

    There are many good colleges in our country from where one can complete this course.

    Some of these institutions are -

    (1) Saga Institute of Management Studies, Opp. Municipal Office, Down Hill (P.O) Malappuram
    Ph: (0483) 3250000, 3216262, 3216565, 3217575
    Mob: 9349898989, 9343939393

    (2) Saint Muktabai Arts and Commerce College, Aurangabad Burhanpur Highway Road, Tal - Muktainagar
    Jalgaon, Maharashtra
    Ph: (02583) 222322

    (3) Silver Jubilee Degree College
    Behind ICICI Bank, Habsiguda
    Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
    Ph: (040) 65225484, 65225485, 65225486
    Mob: 9912247272, 8008003222

    (4) Smt. Kesharbai Lahoti Mahavidyalaya, Shivaji Nagar
    Amravati, Maharashtra
    Ph: (0721) 2660462
    (0721) 2660462

    (5) All India Institute of Public and Physical Health Sciences, Head Office: Kh. No. 608-609, First Floor, Sant Kirpal Singh Public Trust Building, Near BDO Office, Alipur
    Ph: (011) 27202143
    Mob: 9990504143, 9716819143

    (6) Guru Nanak Dev University
    G.T. Road, NH-1
    Amritsar, Punjab
    Ph: (0183) 2258802, 2258803, 2258804, 2258805, 2258806
    (0183) 2258819

    (7) Institute for Excellence in Higher Education
    Kaliyasot Dam, Kolar Road Post Box No. 588, Post Office Ravishankar Nagar
    Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
    Ph: (0755) 2492433, 2492460
    (0755) 2492492

    (8) New Arts, Commerce and Science College
    RGBGI Campus, Bachelor Road, Nalwadi
    Wardha, Maharashtra
    Ph: (07152) 240152
    Mob: 9325378160, 9096848967, 9370273903, 9960444976

    (9) North East Frontier Technical University
    Aalo Post Office
    West Siang, Arunachal Pradesh
    Ph: (03783) 222444, 222555
    Mob: 8732817910

    (10) Swami Vivekanand University
    NH-26, Narsinghpur Road, Sironja
    Sagar, Madhya Pradesh
    Ph: (07582) 281351 to 354, 226903, 271602
    Mob: 9425425229, 9424459331, 9425452008

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  • Diploma in taxation is very good course if you wants to make a career on it. Duration of this course is 1 year. Eligibility criteria is pass out in 10+2. It is advisable to pursue that course after B. com graduation. If you wants to do that course after Bcom graduation then eligibility is 40% marks with commerce graduates. Commerce subject such as Maths, Accounts and Economics etc as the main subject of study at level of graduation. Some colleges conduct entrance examination for admission. You can also do M. com taxation after graduation. You can take that course if you are good in Maths and Accounting. Here are the list of best colleges that offer Diploma in Taxation :
    1. Veer Narmad South Gujarat University : Udhana - Magdalla Road, Surat, Gujarat 395007
    Website : www.vnsgu. ac. in
    Contact no : 0261 222 7146

    2. Smt. Champaben Balchand Shah Mahila Mahavidyalaya : Ratanshinagar, Near Aamrai, P.B.161, Sangli, Maharashtra 416416
    Contact no :
    Website : 0233 262 1577

    3. Indian School of Technology and Management : 2nd Floor, Sukhmani Building,
    Opp Nadco Shopping Centre, S V Road
    Andheri West, Mumbai ( Maharashtra)
    Website :
    Contact no : 091099 84649

    4. AKB Institute of Finance & Management : S.C.F 65, Below syndicate Bank,Sec 16 - A, Faridabad, Haryana 121001
    Contact no : 093101 37300

    5. Hindustan Career Plus College : Balkeshwar Crossing, Near Mayank Paints, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282004
    Contact no : 093896 23236
    Website :

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