Cavach Academy Driving your success with our passion!

By: Vijay Krishna | May 26, 2015

 

While growing up, I always noticed people in awe of anyone referred to as a ‘Chartered Accountant’. This stayed on my mind for long, without any idea even in my distant dreams that dots will be connected somewhere down the line in the future.


Having followed the crazy crowd, I landed myself in trouble with subjects like physics, maths and chemistry while pursuing high school. After a fair struggle, I scored a grade that allowed me to maintain my ‘studious & sincere guy’ image, but swore to myself not to follow the crowd again. I decided to choose something of my interest which will also allow me to prove my mettle.


I started my CA journey by walking into the office of a (stranger) practising CA just to know more about the two respected words, which were going to change my life. He appropriately guided me to a coaching centre in my small town. I must repeat these reverberating words on my first meeting with mentor -‘if you just want to do a degree or something don’t come here.. this requires 5 years of complete dedication, not everyone can do this. Think about this and if you are still interested come back to me, I will guide you’.


This was like a challenge thrown at me which shook me to the core. I knew the course was open to students of all streams ranging from science, arts, commerce (of course) and anything recognised as plus two. I also knew that clearing CA exams in the first attempt was next to impossible. However, the young chap within me was determined to achieve it.


This was the time when all the dots got connected!! Yes, I chose Chartered Accountancy because of the challenge it offered and the prestige this celebrated profession enjoyed!


As I progressed with CA studies, I started enjoying the course, unlike science subjects which I relatively found to be less practical. The laws of demand and supply, the rules of debit and credit excited me immeasurably. This love for the concepts, coupled with the determination and confidence of a chap who was put forth a challenge of his life, helped me clear all my exams in my first attempt.


To share a few words of advice to students, just take the words of my mentor seriously. Read them again and again. If you still feel that there is something in it for you, accept that challenge! Challenges are what make life interesting.. and overcoming those challenges is what makes life meaningful!


At Cavach Academy, we assure to make the task of conquering this challenge a fun, BUT please be mindful about the patient and determined efforts required to be put in for successive years.


I owe my success to my mentors throughout the stages of Chartered Accountancy, more so to my principals during articleship (internship for 3 years), who played a huge role in my journey. I am indebted to them for life, and I intend to repay it over the years to come at Cavach Academy.


Good luck!


CA Anand Shukla

Principal Mentor
anand@cavachacademy.in

By: Vijay Krishna | May 22, 2015



Don’t let anyone ever tell you that you can’t do it. You got a dream, you got to protect it!  – Pursuit of Happyness


I have lived by these lines from the movie all through when I was doing my CA. This little quote gave me the inspiration to go on.


Being a Chartered Accountant was never my first preference. It just happened. I wanted to do an MBA from a premier school. Well, call it my father’s dream.. But however it happened, I am grateful to God for whatever I am today.


The journey of CA was very tough for me. When I cleared my entry level of CA in the first attempt, I thought it would be a cake walk as I had a ‘shining’ history in school academics. All my over-confidence crashed when I failed my exams of PE-II (now called IPCC). Did I give my 100% was the question? I realised that CA has nothing to do with what I did in the past as a school/ college student.  It is all about dedication and your will power to overcome weaknesses.


I made up timetables, followed them ardently, did less of social activity and kept a lot of peace of mind. Also, having one definite goal higher than being a CA helped. For me, being a CA was only a stepping stone! After learning from my mistakes in PE-II, I sailed through Final in the first attempt which was quite a relief for me. I felt I finally got out of the “chakravyuh”.


For students who are confused and want to take up other courses as only a recourse assuming CA would be tough and unachievable for you, WAIT! CA is not unachievable. It needs patience, hard work and a little bit of luck. After that, you don’t have to look back… Ever! :)


The CA course is structured to give you everything – theoretical training on every finance/ commerce subject you can think of, three year of practical experience with a CA himself and a communication skills programme which is fun filled and exhilarating! After all the roller coaster experience, it is your choice what you choose… financial management, taxation, audit, consultancy, information technology… Your career, you decide!!


Like we said at Cavach.. The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet”.. I will stand by it as a mentor and tell you that the fruit is indeed sweet. The merits don’t finish at the knowledge that you gain during the course, but the person it makes you at the end of the journey.. Strong, composed, confident and determined to achieve!


My special message to girls is that this profession would give you immense respect and recognition. It is an investment for a lifetime.


If the thought that the going will be tough is keeping any student back, we at Cavach will help you to make that easier. We are there to inspire, lead and see you succeed.

So decide wisely! All the best..

 

CA  Aditi Bhardwaj

aditi@cavachacademy.in

Principal mentor at Cavach Academ