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Pls advice on filling a particular field in EPEC Application

Postby psrsekhar » Tue, 15 Jun 2010 3:05 am

Hi,
After going through the Ministry of Manpower Website I have a few questions about EPEC :

1) I have passed Intermediate Examination conducted by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).
For Chartered Accountancy Course there is no college/University to be attended regularly. We have to undergo articleship ie., training under a practicing member of ICAI for 3 years.
In the Employment Pass Eligibility Application, there is a field named "Mode of Learning" wherein we have to specify whether we studied through "Full Time", "Part Time" or "Distance Learning Mode"

As there is no college to be attended as such for pursuing CA course would I be right in mentioning the mode of Learning as "Full Time" or shall I mention it as "Distance Learning"? (as we do not attend any college)

2) My 2nd highest qualification is Bachelors Degree in Commerce earned through "Distance Learning" from a University which is recognised by MOM for granting of EP. However the same University is not mentioned in the EPEC Qulaification List.

My doubt is, since the Qualification is not mentioned in EPEC recognised Qualifications list and also I earned the Degree through Distance Learning Mode instead of Full time, will this adversly affect my EPEC application?

Any advice/information on the above will be gratefully appreciated.

Warm Regards,
PSR Sekhar

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Postby serve_the_servants » Tue, 15 Jun 2010 3:50 am

From what I know, distance learning is not taken that seriously by the MOM.

That is why they distinguish between part-time, full-time and distance.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 15 Jun 2010 6:51 am

serve_the_servants is correct.

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Postby psrsekhar » Tue, 15 Jun 2010 3:19 pm

serve_the_servants & SMS, thank you very much for the feed back. That is why I am worrying & :???: and want to know whether my thought that I can put "Full Time" (for my CA Inter qualification) as we attend 3 years training under a CA is correct or not.

The ICAI does not mention the CA course as Distance Learning nor the Industry in India thinks so. I do not know the perception in Singapore.

Kindly tell me whether my thought is correct.

SMS, I have read a few of your replies regarding Employment Market in Singapore and I am glad that you are frank in putting forth the facts (this being election year and in some cases plenty of locals are qualified for the job). Your frank assessment makes people like us to exercise caution and not be overoptimistic about getting job in Singapore.

Warm Regards,
PSR Sekhar

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Postby morenangpinay » Tue, 15 Jun 2010 4:16 pm

since you said your university is not listed in the MOM's list of selected institutions for epec then you cant apply for epec.

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Postby psrsekhar » Tue, 15 Jun 2010 6:25 pm

The MOM website says, "The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) accepts qualifications from the following listed institutions, and other institutions that are of comparable and equivalent standard for Employment Pass Eligibility Certificate applications."

Though my university is not mentioned in the EPEC Selected Qualifications list, it is there in Employment Pass Selected Institutions list. Since in the matter of EPEC, the website says "....and other institutions that are of comparable and equivalent standard...", I'm kind of hopeful.

I'm still clueless about Fulltime/Distance Learning dilemma for my Semi-CA qualification.

Warm Regards,
PSR Sekhar


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