Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Management as a Career Option after Class 12th

The word 'Management' as we have studied in our books is pervasive. Management & Managers are required in every walk of life be it Schools, NGO's, IT Companies, MNC's, hospitals etc. At an undergraduate level, Management is known by different names such as BMS/BBE/BBA (FIA)/BBA/BBS etc.

Management Course BMS/BBE/BBA (FIA)/BBA/BBS


The  top Universities in India offering these courses are-

  1. Delhi University (BMS/BBE/BBA (FIA)- Conducts a Joint Admission test in Mid june (3 year undergraduate degree) with approx 900 seats. Admission is based on an entrance +Group Discussion & Interview , English & Math are compulsory subjects
  2. IIM Indore (IPM)- Offers a 5yr Integrated Program- 121 seats
  3. IP University (BBA)- 3 year, conducts a common entrance test- approx 5000+ seats
  4. Christ University, bangalore (BBA/BMM)- Conducts and entrance test+Micropresentation & Interview, entrance is conducted in April end.
  5. Symbiosis Intl. University BBA (Pune & Noida)- Entrance in 1st week May
  6. NMIMS BBA- (Bombay & Bangalore)- NMAT in Mid May. Conducts Online Exam. Require you to have Math in 12th
  7. St. Xaviers, Mumbai (BMS)- Based on Entrance & WAT (Written Aptitude Test) 
  8. Jamia Milia Islamia BBA- Entrance conducted in May.
We, at PRATHAM, believe in one value the most - QUALITY of Education! With Focus on improving this quality every consequent year and being the BEST in what we do, no wonder our successful result have more than quadrupled in the last years with 51 out of top 100 final selection in Delhi University BMS / BBA(FIA) / BBE 2016 Entrance Exam, Udit Miglani (Springdales Pusa) AIR 1, BMS/BBA(FIA)/BBE Delhi University as well as B.Com IP University,  Vrinda Gupta (Welham Girls’ School) AIR 1, BMS St. Xavier's, Mumbai, Srishti Singh (BBPS, Pitampura), AIR1  BBA Manipal University, and Nishant Goyal (N.C Jindal School) AIR 1, BBA NMIMS & Aman Khosla, AIR1 BBA Symbiosis Noida & Samreen Danish AIR1 BBA Jamia Hamdard & Sumana Chopra AIR1 in BMMMC DU Masccom entrance in 2016. Also, 5 All India Rank 1 in SSCBS, University of Delhi, BMS/BBA(FIA) Course in the last 6 years - Mohit Mehta in 2011, Hardik Wadhwa in 2012, Anjumpreet Singh Gulati in 2013 and Anusha Sinha in 2015, With top rankers across all the major entrance examination in 2015, 2517+ students with ranks in the top 50 of various reputed colleges and an overall success rate of 83.7% - we believe in imparting values based education - that never goes obsolete.

PRATHAM offers three options to students to successfully clear the entrance exam.

PRATHAM Education

PRATHAM Crash Course: Starts immediately after boards. Students are given two-month training program with classes minimum 4 days a week starting from March end to June.

PRATHAM WizKid Program: Full Year Program

PRATHAM Endurance Program: 2 Year Capsule Program

Study Material: All students are given Knowledge Primer pertaining to subjective sections. In addition to this, the student will get enough practice questions in the form of class handouts, topic tests, sectional tests, comprehensive tests and full-length tests. Additional material on Current Affairs and a Year Book is also included in our package as a special feature.

Classes: The student undergoes rigorous knowledge sessions by experts in the industry. The session is divided into class exercise, class test and home assignment.

Online Support System: Each student is given access to PSIS (PRATHAM Student Information System), an online support system on PRATHAM website. PSIS contains numerous subject wise topic tests, comprehensive tests and sectional tests. It contains mock tests pertaining to the respective exam with detailed explanation.

Students are also offered unlimited doubt solving sessions and regular backup/revision classes.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Mass Communication : A Career Full of Fun, Challenge and Glamour

The moment we hear the word ‘mass communication’, the first image that crosses our mind’s eye is that of a person holding a microphone and looking directly into the camera, reporting from a crime scene. While this may be true to a certain extent, there is much more to mass communication that meets the eye.
It is time to point out the difference between mass communication and journalism. Mass communication, as the name suggests, is all about disseminating information to the masses at local, national or international levels. Journalism, on the other hand, is more about informing people about news and happenings. And journalism is but a branch of mass communication.
Further, journalism is, more or less, news reporting for newspapers, magazines or television, while mass communication disseminates information using radio, graphics, films, television, online media, documentary, events, advertising, corporate communications and so on. Students can expect to work in media houses, public relations companies, television channels, advertising agencies, films, publishing, etc. Students with strong communications skills, people skills and command over language are preferred any day over others.

Graduates in mass communication can opt for any of the following job profiles:


Courses offered: 
Delhi University: BJMC (Bachelor in Journalism and Mass Communication), 6 colleges

Eligibility/Admission Criteria: Merit Based. 
Delhi University: B.A. (H) Multi Media and Mass communication(BMMMC)

This is a self-financed UGC approved course run only by I.P. College for Women. Admission to this course is through a 2-tier entrance exam.
Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication, Pune

Eligibility/Admission Criteria: Minimum 50% in Class XII (Best of 4), entrance exam (SET), group discussion and personal interview
St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai

Eligibility/Admission Criteria: Minimum 50% in Class XII (Best of 4), entrance exam, personal interview
IP University, Delhi: BJMC (Bachelors in Journalism and Mass Communication)

Eligibility/Admission Criteria: Minimum 50% in Class XII (Best of 4), entrance exam (CET)
Majority of the colleges test students for Verbal Ability, General Knowledge, Media Awareness and Logical Reasoning. Symbiosis tests Basic Mathematics (till Class X ).
PRATHAM offers three options to students to successfully clear the entrance exam, Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

PRATHAM Crash Course: Starts immediately after boards. Students are given two-month training program with classes minimum 4 days a week starting from March end to June.

Study Material: All students are given Knowledge Primer pertaining to subjective sections like Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Ability, Logical Reasoning, and General Awareness along with a special book catering to Media Awareness. In addition to this, the student will get enough practice questions in the form of class handouts, topic tests, sectional tests, comprehensive tests and full length tests. Additional material on Current Affairs and a Year Book is also included in our package as a special feature.

Classes: The student undergoes rigorous knowledge sessions by experts in the industry. The session is divided into class exercise, class test and home assignment. Specialized classes on Media Awareness are also conducted by an expert in the field.

Performance Evaluation: University-specific mock papers are created after thorough research of the pattern of the respective university exam. Separate mock series of major entrance exams, like for IP University, Symbiosis University, St. Xavier’s College etc., based on past year question papers are also given. The test series are proctored by an expert of the respective subject.
ONLINE Support System: Each student is given access to PSIS (PRATHAM Student Information System), an online support system on PRATHAM website. PSIS contains numerous subject wise topic tests, comprehensive tests and sectional tests. It contains mock tests pertaining to the respective exam with detailed explanation.

Overall Personality Development Sessions: Students also go through number of group discussion sessions under the supervision of the subject expert, who guides them in terms of both, content and presentation skills. Students are further trained on effective interview skills while participating in demo interview sessions.
Students are also offered unlimited doubt solving sessions and regular backup/revision classes.

For more information on Mass Communication after class XIIth, please contact us at 9999975392 or drop an email to info@prathamonline.com

Monday, 11 July 2016

The Student's Guide to Choosing Law as a career

We all know the standard slang that define a lawyer, namely, liar, shyster, shark, and so on. Yet, the famous stand-up comedian Jessi Klein says that “Everyone wants to say they hate lawyers, and yet I’ve never met a parent who didn’t want their kid to be a lawyer.” If you think this sums up the profession, then what is your opinion about Mahatma Gandhi, Dr Rajendra Prasad, Franz Kafka and Abraham Lincoln – all of them were lawyers.
Today, times are changing. Law is becoming one of the popular career choices in our country. All you need is the passion for it. Earlier, students specialized in either civil or criminal laws. Today, there are a plethora of opportunities for a law graduate and they can opt to specialize in any of the various options offered, such as patent laws, corporate laws, cyber laws, international law, etc. A degree in law not only allows students to practice as a lawyer in the courts, but also opens up career options in areas like corporate management, legal services and administrative services. Law aspirants not only appear in courts, but also show up in various corporate houses, law agencies, law firms, litigation, administrative services and many more. By clearing exams conducted by Public Service Commissions, a law graduate can become a judge. A law graduate can also become a public prosecutor or offer services to government departments and ministries. They can also teaching in colleges.

But wait, before you begin dreaming of donning the black coat and tying the white band around your neck, know that law is a career that requires tonnes of patience, logical skills, hard work and dedication. Add to these great communication skills, critical analysis capability and articulation. Only then do you get a crisp, freshly baked lawyer. As is true of every other profession, fresh lawyers, too, face numerous problems in their profession. It becomes easier if one trains under a senior advocate in the beginning of their career to learn the ropes of the trade.
All said, how do you go about becoming a lawyer?
For this, you can either opt for a three-year LLB program or a five-year integrated BA LLB course. If you have qualified 10+2 or equivalent, you can choose the five-year integrated BA LLB course. In case you wish to join it after graduation, you can go for the LLB program. The Bar Council of India regulates the LLB and LLM courses and also lays down rules and regulations regarding legal practice in the country.

In case you opt for the five-year integrated BA LLB course, you need to pass any of the entrance examinations listed below:


CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) is the national level law entrance exam. After clearing this test, you can get a seat in any of the 14 National Law Universities (NLUs), TNNLS Tiruchirappalli, DSNLU Visakhapatnam, Nirma Ahmedabad, etc. CLAT basically tests the student’s general English, legal aptitude, general awareness and logical skills.
LSAT (Law School Admission Test) is a standardized test of reading and verbal reasoning skills designed by the USA-based Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for use by law schools in India.
LLB/LLM (Faculty of Law, University of Delhi) conducts a separate law entrance exam for admissions to LLB and LLM courses.
SET (Symbiosis Entrance Test) is a common written test conducted for taking admission to undergraduate law programs offered by various institutes under Symbiosis International University.
ULSAT (UPES Law Studies Aptitude Test) is conducted by the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) to grant admission to BA LLB and LLB in corporate laws, cyber laws and intellectual property rights.
In order to help students clear the entrance tests conducted by various universities, PRATHAM’s students go through rigorous knowledge sessions conducted by the experts in the industry. A session is divided into class exercise, class test and home assignment, and specialized classes on Business Awareness are also conducted by experts in the field. In addition students are also given online and offline support.
Students can choose from any of the three options to achieve success:
PRATHAM Crash Course: 2 month preparation module which begins immediately after the board exams.
PRATHAM WizKid Program: One Year Program
PRATHAM Endurance Program: 2 Year Capsule Program

The top universities offering law courses in India are

  • Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
  • Amity Law School, Delhi
  • Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  • CET LAW in IP University, Delhi
  • Christ University, Bangalore
  • Delhi University
  • Government Law College, Mumbai
  • Gujarat National Law University (GNLU)
  • ILS Law College, Pune
  • Jamia Milia Islamia, Delhi
  • NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad
  • National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal
  • National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore
  • National Law University, Jodhpur
  • SET Law in Symbiosis International University
  • Symbiosis Society’s Law College (SSLC), Pune
  • UPS Dehradun

For more information on LAW after class XIIth, please contact us at 9599980111 or drop an email to abhay.ojha@prathamonline.com

The Student's Guide to Choosing Law as a career

We all know the standard slang that define a lawyer, namely, liar, shyster, shark, and so on. Yet, the famous stand-up comedian Jessi Klein says that “Everyone wants to say they hate lawyers, and yet I’ve never met a parent who didn’t want their kid to be a lawyer.” If you think this sums up the profession, then what is your opinion about Mahatma Gandhi, Dr Rajendra Prasad, Franz Kafka and Abraham Lincoln – all of them were lawyers.
Today, times are changing. Law is becoming one of the popular career choices in our country. All you need is the passion for it. Earlier, students specialized in either civil or criminal laws. Today, there are a plethora of opportunities for a law graduate and they can opt to specialize in any of the various options offered, such as patent laws, corporate laws, cyber laws, international law, etc. A degree in law not only allows students to practice as a lawyer in the courts, but also opens up career options in areas like corporate management, legal services and administrative services. Law aspirants not only appear in courts, but also show up in various corporate houses, law agencies, law firms, litigation, administrative services and many more. By clearing exams conducted by Public Service Commissions, a law graduate can become a judge. A law graduate can also become a public prosecutor or offer services to government departments and ministries. They can also teaching in colleges.

But wait, before you begin dreaming of donning the black coat and tying the white band around your neck, know that law is a career that requires tonnes of patience, logical skills, hard work and dedication. Add to these great communication skills, critical analysis capability and articulation. Only then do you get a crisp, freshly baked lawyer. As is true of every other profession, fresh lawyers, too, face numerous problems in their profession. It becomes easier if one trains under a senior advocate in the beginning of their career to learn the ropes of the trade.
All said, how do you go about becoming a lawyer?
For this, you can either opt for a three-year LLB program or a five-year integrated BA LLB course. If you have qualified 10+2 or equivalent, you can choose the five-year integrated BA LLB course. In case you wish to join it after graduation, you can go for the LLB program. The Bar Council of India regulates the LLB and LLM courses and also lays down rules and regulations regarding legal practice in the country.

In case you opt for the five-year integrated BA LLB course, you need to pass any of the entrance examinations listed below:


CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) is the national level law entrance exam. After clearing this test, you can get a seat in any of the 14 National Law Universities (NLUs), TNNLS Tiruchirappalli, DSNLU Visakhapatnam, Nirma Ahmedabad, etc. CLAT basically tests the student’s general English, legal aptitude, general awareness and logical skills.
LSAT (Law School Admission Test) is a standardized test of reading and verbal reasoning skills designed by the USA-based Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for use by law schools in India.
LLB/LLM (Faculty of Law, University of Delhi) conducts a separate law entrance exam for admissions to LLB and LLM courses.
SET (Symbiosis Entrance Test) is a common written test conducted for taking admission to undergraduate law programs offered by various institutes under Symbiosis International University.
ULSAT (UPES Law Studies Aptitude Test) is conducted by the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) to grant admission to BA LLB and LLB in corporate laws, cyber laws and intellectual property rights.
In order to help students clear the entrance tests conducted by various universities, PRATHAM’s students go through rigorous knowledge sessions conducted by the experts in the industry. A session is divided into class exercise, class test and home assignment, and specialized classes on Business Awareness are also conducted by experts in the field. In addition students are also given online and offline support.
Students can choose from any of the three options to achieve success:
PRATHAM Crash Course: 2 month preparation module which begins immediately after the board exams.
PRATHAM WizKid Program: One Year Program
PRATHAM Endurance Program: 2 Year Capsule Program

The top universities offering law courses in India are

  • Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
  • Amity Law School, Delhi
  • Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  • CET LAW in IP University, Delhi
  • Christ University, Bangalore
  • Delhi University
  • Government Law College, Mumbai
  • Gujarat National Law University (GNLU)
  • ILS Law College, Pune
  • Jamia Milia Islamia, Delhi
  • NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad
  • National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal
  • National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore
  • National Law University, Jodhpur
  • SET Law in Symbiosis International University
  • Symbiosis Society’s Law College (SSLC), Pune
  • UPS Dehradun

For more information on LAW after class XIIth, please contact us at 9599980111 or drop an email to abhay.ojha@prathamonline.com

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Top Reasons To Choose Law as a Career


Law as a career has gone through very dynamic changes over the last decade. It has clearly shown a shift from the conservative mindset of people to sitting in the court rooms or arguing before a judge of elite and classy corporate professionals. This has been made possible because of high demand in corporate sectors and organized law training with excellent institutes across the country. The popularity of law course could be very well seen by the emergence of CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) a national level entrance test for admissions into National Law Schools. Since the emergence of CLAT in 2008 from 11 National Law Schools now there are 17 National Law Schools.

Not only CLAT but there are other colleges which provide great academics, placement and exposure to law students across the country. Majorly Law as a career has become very diversified offering excellent placements in Law firms offering advisory role to students or in top notch MNC’s and corporate of the country. Not only confined to private sector but even PSU’s these days demand fresh lawyers with excellent pay packages. Even numerous government examinations have gained popularity like PCS J, IAS, JAG (Judge Advocate General) Army or Banking Services also provide law perfect career path to law students.

As a Law students major colleges which a students should target  are CLAT for National Law Schools, National Law University, Delhi which conducts its separate entrance named as AILET, Symbiosis(SET), Indraprasta University (IP), Christ College, Jamia Millia Islamia, UPES Dehradun.

Sunday, 27 September 2015

What are you built for??




Ankit Kapoor Speaks
Education UG Entrance Prep Specialist
Co-Founder @ PRATHAM




Have you ever thought in what profession would Obama be if not a minister? Or what would Amitabh Bachchan be doing if not an actor?



Have you ever thought why Steve jobs didn’t give up his dream of doing something big even after being deemed ‘Nincompoop’? Or why Einstien didn’t stop pursuing his greed to invent and discover even after he was asked to drop school as he was believed to be incompetent?

Well these are mind tickling questions involving people from different walks of life. These people are unrelated, with no connection at all... yet, they have something in common. So, as you’ve rightly guessed by now, my next question is: What do they have in common?

It’s simple, all these people and many more like them... rightly knew what they were built for!!
Taking this thought to the spiritual plane: nature believes everything exists / happens for a reason. So ever thought why do you exist? What was the purpose behind your creation?

Does this thought trigger in mind a Big Picture? ....a picture of your goal... a picture of your desired destination... of your dream...

To start living a life where each day is a step to achieving your ‘Big Picture’ you need to ask yourself a few crucial questions:
  • Where does my interest lie?
  • What does my heart long to do?
  • What do i hunger for the most - name, fame, money, respect or is it something else?
  • And now the Golden question, what resources do i have within me, to reach what i want to achieve?
  • Once you’ve discovered that your interest- your passion meets your aptitude, you will know what you are built for?

Because the formula is simple: Interest + Aptitude = Success

So, if you’ve been successful in tracking your interest and matching it with your aptitude, success is yours.

After all, everybody works but only a few get recognition and appreciation and these few are the ones who’ve matched it perfectly!!


Saturday, 19 September 2015

Fighting the Devil called –STRESS!!!



Ankit Kapoor Speaks
Education UG Entrance Prep Specialist
Co-Founder @ PRATHAM



Buck Up Grade Xll!!


Getting admission into one's preferred choice of college seems to have become too stressful and burdensome these days, as nearly 86% of class 12th students are fighting nervousness and anxiety disorders, compared to class 10th students with lesser levels of anxiety of 62.5 %.( Study by ASSOCHAM) The patterns of stress-related behaviours, such as: lack of sleep, lack of exercise, poor eating habits in response to stress have immensely gone up.

Also according to the survey, science students have highest levels of depression, anxiety and stress followed by commerce and arts students.

Now let’s see the implications of being forced into a stream:

Nearly 74.2% students of class 12th said that they had chosen the subjects on their own, while 25.8% had not taken subjects of their choice but of their parent's choice. Those who had chosen subjects on their parents choice showed a significantly higher level of anxiety, adds the survey. 


Due to stress, about 62.5% of teens end up feeling irritable or angry; 36.5% feel nervous or anxious. Teen girls are more stressed than boys, adds the survey. 

Understanding Student Psyche:

Students tend to magnify failures; therefore parents should try talking them out of it. They should not demean themselves, as exams are not the end of life. If they still feel disinterested in studies, or are anxious, help can be taken from teachers and counsellors.

Enlisted below are a few points that can help students to remain stress free:
  • Make small but effective study plans that are close to reality.
  • Start rewarding yourself for every well executed plan to remain motivated.
  • Assess priorities, assets, and difficulties so that you are aware of the fields you need to work on.
  • Make a timeline for studying and follow it.
  • Take frequent breaks between studies so that you are fresh every time you study.
  • Don’t strip off TV, entertainment, and outings completely.
  • Try to channel any worries you have into productivity..
  • Constant encouragement and reassurance is essential from all significant members in the school and family.
  • It is important that you are clear about how to take the examination, how to tackle questions, and how to manage time.                      

Eliminating Stress:




When you're experiencing stress over board exams, think about how it's affecting you. If it makes school and studying more difficult, it isn't useful to you. Try to eliminate anything that makes studying more stressful.

Do you have a favourite place to study? Do you have something to look forward to when you finish studying? Try to track your progress and reward yourself. Study with friends if you can form a small group that supports and encourages each member.

Exercise and Meditate:

When upcoming boards are occupying your thoughts all the time, make an effort to take a break. You may find that exercise or meditation will refresh your energy and clear your head. According to the Mayo Clinic, exercise is a stress reliever. It helps by:
  • Increasing your endorphins
  • Improving sleep
  • Minimizing mild anxiety & depression symptoms.

Meditation is another way to relieve stress. You may find that you can focus on the present and manage stress better when you take the time to meditate. Studying is certainly a priority, but taking care of you by managing stress is just as important.

Talk about it:

When exams are weighing on your mind, remember to talk to those close to you: parents, siblings, friends, teachers or anyone else who can understand what you're going through. Hearing from someone who's experienced this before might help you feel better prepared to face the exams.

If you feel that your stress is out of control, seek assistance. Resources such as counsellors and the CBSE helpline are there for you. Don't hesitate to take advantage of the help that's available.

Tips for Parents:

  • Don't be afraid to talk about the results, either before or after.
  • Don't shy away from the disappointment your child is feeling.
  • Encourage him or her to talk about it.
  •  Keep talking about the many possible future paths available.
  • Emphasise how hard they've tried and the work they've put in – highlighting qualities that can take them far.
  • Explain - preferably with real examples - that many successful people have taken "a zig-zag route" to reach their goals.